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Bardessono
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Yountville
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San Francisco, California
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is in my top 5 of favorite hotels I've ever stayed at. The architecture is beautiful and the interior design tasteful: modern, serene with a cosy feel. They've paid attention to detail on every level. Great service: friendly and welcoming. The room itself was amazing. I loved the fireplace in the bedroom as well as the oversized bathroom with hot tub and shower.

The hotel is located in one of the best parts of Napa Valley. Yountville is a cute town with some of the best restaurants in the area. We rented bikes and went on a 10 mile loop, which brought us along some great wineries such as Cliff Lede and Silver Oak.

I'll definitely come back to this place for romantic weekend. Though I can see that it's also a great spot for a work off-site.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear XtelBoom,

Thank you for stay with us and posting this wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that we earned our way on to your top five hotels list.

Please return soon and often. It was our pleasure to have served you.

Best wishes from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I went to Napa for his 40th birthday. We decided to splurge on the hotel and stay at the Bardessono. We were not disappointed! This hotel is top-notch. We pulled up in our rental car and were immediately greeted with a "Welcome and Happy Birthday Mr. Sanders" from the valet, the luggage porter, the check in desk where we were given glasses of wine, etc. Our room was absolutely stunning, on the second floor, and with all the King Spa Suites, it had a huge spa bathroom, amazing tub, giant outdoor balcony with lounge and dining area, an indoor fire place, and views of the hotel garden and the hills beyond to the west.

We loved the environmental design to the room and the hotel in general. The bar is very nice, both indoors and out on the patio with fire pits and fountains. The rooftop pool is awesome, we were able to get a covered cabana every time, no wait. The menu at pool bar is really great and the service good. Room service food is amazing, including breakfasts and the cheese plate. The only aspect of the hotel we were not totally impressed with was dining in the restaurant Lucy. It was fine, nothing special.

The concierge was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and scheduled us for a private tour and tasting at Contessa, which I highly recommend. Another day, we took advantage of the complimentary hotel bikes and rode the Stag's Leap loop while stopping at several wineries. We were even able to get the hotel's complimenatary Lexus (which is first-come, first-serve) out for a test drive on my husband's birthday, which he loved! The location of the hotel is prime; it is literally in the center of Yountville, which is a small, easily walkable town. You are within walking distance to many restaurants and wineries/tasting rooms.

We have been lucky to stay at some classy hotels in our travels, and we can't wait to get back to the Bardessono-absolutely loved it. Maybe my 40th birthday...and stay even longer??!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear littlemtngirl (Mrs. Sanders),

We're so glad we were the venue for your husband's 40th birthday celebration, and we really appreciate this review. You certainly experienced a lot of what we and the Valley have to offer our guests and visitors.

I'm sorry, though, that Lucy didn't delight you. When and if you return, please give Lucy another try. I promise a better experience there next time.

All best wishes from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Napa Valley with a group of friends and really enjoyed our stay at the Bardessono. We went in celebration of a friend's birthday and the entire experience could not have been better. Andrew, the concierge, went above and beyond what was expected when helping plan our itinerary. The public spaces of the hotel are quite beautiful and our room was outstanding. We loved the automatic shutters and the private balcony! The bed was so comfortable. Although I did not bring my dog on this trip I like the fact that the hotel is pet friendly. The location is also another plus. You are in downtown Yountsville and within easy walkng distance of some of the best restaurants in the country. We loved everything about our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear ddwj,

Thank you for such a nice review.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. And Concierge Andrew (whose real name is Harris :)) will appreciate your kind words, as do I.

We look forward to your return. Look forward to meeting you in person.

Best.

Jim
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

What a wonderful place! The eco-friendly decor is serene and Zen-like. The grounds with the landscaping and water fountains are lovely; the rooms are supremely comfortable; the service is excellent and the food is delicious.

The hotel is perfectly located in Yountville to all of the best restaurants in town. We could easily walk everywhere. The bicycles are a very nice touch. We enjoyed cycling to some vineyards one afternoon.

We never actually swam in the pool but we enjoyed relaxing in a cabana beside it. We had an in-room massage by our fireplace which was wonderful, followed by a soak in the fabulous bathtub.

There was a black-out in town one evening while we were dining at a restaurant in the area. The restaurant had to send everyone home and we were all too happy to return to Bardessono for the wonderful food. They had candles lit everywhere and it was very romantic. We enjoyed the tasting menu, as well, one night at dinner. The service and the food were terrific.

We look forward to returning to Bardessono. It has a wonderfully relaxing retreat vibe to it. I highly recommend it!

Room Tip: I think any room would be great!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 4, 2012
Dear Melody5,

So glad you had a great trip to our part of the world, and that you enjoyed your stay here at Bardessono, and thank you for such a nice review.

The power outage took the whole town by surprise. We tried to make the best of it with candles, our gas-powered kitchen, and help from our emergency generator. Thankfully, few of our guests were inconvenienced.

We hope we'll see you back here soon.

All the best.

Jim
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Collegeville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our five days at the Bardessono were perfect. We stayed in a steam spa room, which has a steam shower with a door to a private outdoor shower. The steam shower was perfect after a full day of "wining". The bed was luxurious and the room was large enough to get a couples' massage in front of the fireplace. We had a private patio with a table and chairs where we had several occasions to sit outside and enjoy even more wine than we enjoyed during our numerous tastings.

We spent a few hours at the pool, which was surrounded by covered cabanas and water heated to 80 degrees- perfect.

The location in Yountville is not only centrally located between St. Helena and Napa, it is also located in the center of town and walking distance from several wonderful restaurants.

Nick, one of the front attendants, gratiously drove us to and from dinner at Mustards (my favorite) which was closeby but too far to walk. To say the staff is polite and welcoming is an understatement. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there.

Dinner at Lucy was very comfortable on a chilly evening outside with heat lamps closeby and stars overhead. Our waiter was knowledgable and attentive. Complimentary breakfast with Bouchon danish and Peet's coffee is served in the bar lounge- delicious!

The property is beautifully designed and meticulously kept.

When we return to the region, we would stay there again.

Thank you to the Bardessono staff for making a rarely taken vacation wonderful!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Birches" section which was a secluded first floor room close to everythi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Maschmidt,

We really enjoyed having you all here. So glad you enjoyed your stay and shared it with other travelers via TripAdvisor. Thank you so much.

Best.

Jim
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Orange County, California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The rooms are environmentally high tech with automatic shutters that sense when you are in the room. Decor is contemporary and a bit spartan, but very comfortable. The staff is friendly and responsive. Located in quaint Yountville you are only steps away from a stroll down Main Street. It right off the main highway through Napa Valley. This time of year, you get the aroma of grapes ripening.

Room Tip: They all seem to be similar. Quiet. You might stay away from rooms right on the road like number 2...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Karxprt,

It was great having you here. Thanks so much for this review.

We all look forward to your return.

Best.

Jim
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

While most of the hotel on the west coast have a traditional style, Bardessono is ultra chic, luxurious yet informal. We loved the room design while the restaurant (though beautiful designed interior) felt a bit cold for a romantic dinner.
Service is good with a relaxed ambiance. Breakfast and pool snack are very fresh and tasty. For dinner we expected a bit more, the restaurant was also nearly empty while many other restaurants very fully booked that night.
We had a nice sunny room on the upper floor with a big terrasse, next to the entrance. From the pool, we saw some rooms on the ground floor which seemed to be rather dark with no view. The hotels best part in my eyes is the pool with the great cabanas. On both days, the pool - even it was hot- was nearly empty. No problem to find a lounger or cabana. Nice touch is the complimentary sun cream and water at the poolside. Yountville is a small lovely town with some excellent upscale restaurants (dress up for dinner!) in walking distance to Bardessono, and close to many wineries. If you love sparkling wine and french chateau, visit Domaine Carneros.
Would definitely stay at Bardessono again and recommend it!

Room Tip: upstairs for a bright and sunny room
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear Luxuryvoyage,

Thanks so much for staying with us and writing this review. I'm so sorry our restaurant was not a hit with you. Delighted that you enjoyed your room and our pool, though.

We hope to see you back here again one day.

All the best,

Jim
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Address: 6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Yountville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Yountville
#1 Spa Hotel in Yountville
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yountville
#1 Family Hotel in Yountville
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yountville
#1 Green Hotel in Yountville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bardessono 4.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bardessono is a newly defined experience in hospitality that weds “deep green” with luxury, a subtle aesthetic, privacy and graciousness. This 62-room hotel with its 68-seat restaurant and bar, and in-suite spa butler program models hospitality after the enduring expressions of land and family that fostered and sustained the original Bardessono family farmstead. ... more   less 
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