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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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“Perfection just minutes from everywhere you want to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Bardessono exceeds the highest expectations for well seasoned travelers. Smack dab in the middle of Yountville which itself is nestled in the middle of the greatest vineyards in California, Bardessono is also steps from Michelin rated restaurants.

The grounds are meticulous, the rooms well thought and technologically good for the environmental and for ultimate relaxation, and the staff gracious and accommodating. The hotel offers free to-go water thermoses, in room glass water bottles with fresh fruit slices, little bags of almonds and granola. The complimentary coffee rivals good ol' "5-bucks" ;)

We took advantage of an in-room massage for two right by the fireplace. Sweet. We never had the chance to check out the roof top pool or the spa itself.

The rooms themselves are spacious and intimate at the same time. We never heard anyone below us or to the side of us. The tub is large enough for two, just saying.

I want to say a special thank you to Camille for arranging dinner reservations and even accepting a package of gifts that I had pre-delivered to the hotel.

This property receives my highest recommendation.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 14, 2013
Dear Wendy Y,

Thank you so much for posting this glowing review. We're pleased you enjoyed yourselves here. And your kind words about Camille are deeply appreciated. She's wonderful, as are her fellow Concierges here.

Hope to see you back here ione day soon. We appreciate your friendship and support.

Warm regards from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed 1 night for business and called my fiancé the second I arrived to tell her I found a new Yountville get-away for us. The staff is genuine, friendly, thoughtful and accommodated an early check in. The property is absolutely beautiful, well laid out and the hotel is LEED certified. Rooms were over the top clean, well laid out, spacious and simply put… amazing. The bar is wonderful and the bar staff is great! The conference rooms for business meetings are conveniently located, comfortable and well supported by a friendly staff. Yountville has always been my gem of the wine country and Bardessono is now my version of heaven on earth!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 10, 2013
Dear Marc F.

We so enjoyed serving you and your colleagues here. Thank you. And thank you for this wonderful review.

You also wrote us a review on our restaurant's (Lucy) site for the group dinner you had. Food very good, service slow. That was a mix up on our part. We were expecting you at 8:30 and you arrived at 7:30, We simply weren't ready for you. Apologies. I spoke to John midway throught the dinner and just after the food finally arrived to apologize. So glad that one glitch in our service did not deter your enthusiasm for the hotel.

Do return with your fiance next time. We'll take great care of you both.

Warm regards.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I've been in a lot of hotels in my time, and I rank the Bardessono experience as one of the most phenomenal. There is so much thought and thoughtfulness in the experience, it is a marvel. Yes, it's clean, beautiful and comfortable. The thing that is incredible that every person and fixture there has a purpose, and it is flawlessly performed. The rooms are gorgeous and superbly appointed. The sustainability thought that went into building and maintaining the place actually demonstrates that this kind of attention to detail and the "smart" systems can make you more comfortable than a lesser design. But, best of all is the service. My example here is driving up with an old bike rack and bikes on the back of our car. We went in to register and the next thing we know, the bikes are in the bike shop, the rack is stashed with our names on it, the car is parked and the bags are ready to go. The front desk welcome is lovely, as is the fact that they walk you to your room, tour along the way. We had a couples massage in our room. That includes housekeeping showing up 15 minutes early to set up with tea candles and side-by-side tables (and a neck wrap), the body workers coming right on time and then just leaving you in heaven, asking only that you hit the housekeeping button on your way out to dinner so they can make the room back into its original form. Like another reviewer, we decided on our way out to make it an annual tradition. Really, really special place.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, February 6, 2013
Dear burkburk,

Now it's my turn to say......"wow". This is perhaps the nicest and most detailed review we've ever received. I'm so glad to read that we took very good care of you and extended some TLC to your bikes and their rack.

This is a beautiful hotel, no question. But for many of our guests it is no more impressive than their homes, in fact in a number of cases, less impressive. So highly personal and anticipatory service is what's going to impress here. Not bricks, mortar, and wood. This is our passion and focus. We hire truly wonderful people, train them well, then let them be themselves. We don't script them. They serve from the heart.

Thank you for recognizing our staff so positively. So glad we're going to be an annual tradition for you.

Look forward to meeting you in person.

All the best.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

First off, the service is A++ from top to bottom. We are fortunate to have traveled quite a bit & this level of warm, efficient, professional service is the best we've ever experienced. No exaggeration. We loved the welcome tour with wine glass in hand, valets who retrieved our car immediately with big smiles, outstanding concierges who assisted with last minute restaurant adjustments, & the outstanding bar & restaurant staff that struck the right balance between friendly & professional.

The rooms are very private & spotlessly clean. The bathroom was huge. However, the decor and technology might not be for everyone. I like modern but this was bordering on a bit stark . A few added touches might be helpful to warm things up a notch.The light and window blind switches were challenging at times & we found it to be fun and sometimes amusing. We are pretty decent when it comes to the latest gadgets, but I'm guessing that some guests might find the room technology frustrating. Every time you open the door the four blinds that you've adjusted go back to their original position!

The grounds are soothing and the landscaping beautiful....even without grass. How nice not to be disturbed by the sound of mowers. Getting around Yountville is a cinch as the hotel is perfectly located pretty much in the middle of town.

The restaurant was delicious and we enjoyed our breakfasts and especially our lunch. Lucy's is excellent and we will return next visit for dinner.

Make sure you visit the bathrooms outside of the restaurant/bar area!! The different controls on the toilet are a scream. Try not to keep your significant other waiting too long.....

Thanks again Jim. Bardessono was a great start to our anniversary trip.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 4, 2013
Dear migFL,

What a nice review. Thank you so much. So glad the start to your anniversary trip was good for you both.

And thank you for your praise of our staff and the service we deliver. I'm very proud of each and every employee. Our collective and individual passion is creating memories for our guests.

Hope we'll see you back here on future anniversaries.

Warm regards,

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were welcomed with wine and a tour, and on tour we met up with the resort manager who was introducing a new, and totally ridiculous Maloof Brothers 'red velvet' flavored vodka, so we did a shot. Funny and fun. Made our to the GORGEOUS room, had an introductory tour and finished our wine on the patio of our room.

The rooms are lovely and deeply relaxing. The staff are so friendly, but not intrusive. They were so wonderful that even though they don't offer car service in the town (which is about the size of an NYC city block) they sent a car to pick us, unrequested, from French Laundry at 1:00 am.

There were many naps, great in-room treats, and I will definitely stay again. I highly recommend this to any Yountville traveler.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floors have lovely views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 31, 2013
Dear Shelley D,

I remember meeting you two when you were on your orientation tour just after checking in. Bartender Brady and I were tasting an interesting, cake-frosting-flavored vodka, when I offered you both a taste. We opted not to stock it here. It is much better-suited for Las Vegas, not Napa Valley.....

Thank you for posting such a nice review. And thank you for staying with us.

We hope to see you back here soon.

All the best.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a long weekend in Napa where we visit each year and decided to change our plans this time and stay someplace new. Thank goodness we did as we will never go back to another place aside from Bardessono in that area. The hotel was fabulous - clean, luxurious, beautiful. No detail was ignored, nothing was left out. The service was amazing, the property stunning and the location perfect. We ate at the hotel the first night and it was amazing, ate at Bouchon just a block away which was amazing as well. It seemed as though each room was well appointed so you can't go wrong no matter which one is selected. We just loved absolutely everything about our stay there. Biggest tip: avoid crowded wine tastings and get a bottle to be enjoyed by the fabulous pool instead!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 31, 2013
Dear skitownlover,

So glad you and your husband enjoyed your Bardessono experience. Thank you for posting this detailed and glowing review.

And your tip to travelers about avoiding crowded tasting rooms is a good one. Our pool is a wonderful place to relax and sip good wine.

Our concierges can set up our guests at wonderful, highly-personalized wineries, though. There are lots of superb tasting room experiences to be had here in Napa Valley, and Yountville, in particular. One of my favorites is right around the corner - Hill Family Estate Winery. And Fleury, up Highway 29, is a must experience , as well.

All the best from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Absolutely enjoyed our 1 night stay here...in fact, we didn't even book a room until about 5 minutes before we showed up at reception, as it was a last minute decision to stay in Yountville. The staff were welcoming and charming and were even given a glass of wine as we waited for them to process our room. It has been a long day, so we had a quick drink outside by the fireplace and pool and then retired to the room. In the morning, check-out and valet were extremely smooth and efficient. Next time we are back in Yountville, we would for sure stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 31, 2013
Dear JB_Trips22,

Thank you so much for staying with us and posting this nice review. Next time, please stay longer so you can experience all Napa Valley, its center - Yountville, and Bardessono have to offer.

We enjoyed serving you and appreciate your business.

Warm regards from your friends at Bardessono.

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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yountville
#1 Business Hotel in Yountville
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yountville
#1 Family Hotel in Yountville
#1 Spa Hotel in Yountville
#1 Green Hotel in Yountville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bardessono 4.5*
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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