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“Holy freaking cow total splurge awesomeness!” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“Holy freaking cow total splurge awesomeness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Everyone from Antonello to Nick valet guru to front desk to concierge this was fabo. Perfection at every turn. Room awesome, service awesome, great breakfast. Must stop if you are celebrating something special.

  • Stayed February 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, February 16, 2013
Dear PackRules,

Nick told me the story of getting you an autographed Charles Woodson photo. It was totally his idea, as he saw your Green Bay Packers license plate holder. His high school football coach is in business with Cahrles Woodson, as you heard.

At the risk of sounding immodest, we have incredible empolyees here - each empowered to do pretty much whatever they think will create a memory (-ies) for our guests.

Go Packers (and Forty NIners and Seahawks.......)

All the best.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Can a place be more beautiful? The resort is just tranquil - beautiful decor, great room, bed and huge bathroom. The bathroom is meant as an in-room spa, so if you book a massage they come to your room. The drinks and food where suberb! Great service and staff - very helpful with making reservations at different vineyards. I would go back any day! Loved this hotel!

  • Stayed March 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
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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Inger A,

Thank you for this nice review, and for staying with us. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and all that we have to offer. Pleased our Concierge Team took good care of you, too, with good winery recommendations and arrangements.

We hope to see you back here one day soon.

Warm regards.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My friends and I travel to Napa every so often for a girls weekend, and each time we go we try a different hotel. We have stayed at many of the best hotels in Napa Valley (Auberge, Calistoga Ranch, Meadowood etc), and this time we chose Bardessono because we had heard from a few friends how much they enjoyed it. Even with the positive word of mouth our experience exceeded expectations. The hotel aesthetic is modern but warm, the staff was friendly and accomodating, the food was fantastic, and the spa was exceptional. The location is a convenient stroll to fun destinations around town (Bottega, French Laundry, Bouchon, Maisonry) but the property sits back from the Main Street and feels quiet and serene. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, and attractive, and we loved having the back patio to sit out and enjoy the cool evenings. The concierge put together a fabulous day of wine tasting for us at several gorgeous small production wineries. While we do not normally do repeat visits to any hotel as we love trying new places, we will seriously consider staying at Bardessono again. Very highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 16, 2013
Dear Jen M,

Thank you for staying with us. Hong Kong isn't exactly nearby.....

What a nice review. There are several world class hotels here in the Valley, so the competition to be the best is intense.

So glad you got to experience our Spa services and restaurant, too.

We do hope you'll return.

Warm regards.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Exceedingly friendly staff. Rooms and grounds were quiet, tranquil and every detail covered. An amazing escape. We love that the hotel is only 1 of 3 in the world that is LEED platinum, most estimates say that there are over 200,000 hotels worldwide, so that's a pretty big bragging point. Rooms were very clean and spacious. They treated us like family and like we've been there 100 times, even though it was only our second time. Love this place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 Matthew W,

We are so glad you enjoyed Yountville and Bardessono. Within Napa Valley, Yountville is the most central town to everything that is so wonderful about this area. And it's a wonderful destination in itself.

And, yes, we are fiercely proud of our U.S. Green Building Counsel LEED Platinum certification. When we were developing this hotel, there were some naysayers, believing the marriage of luxury and sustainability in a hotel was simply not doable. Our goal from day one was to be a very good luxury hotel, as well as the "greenest" on the planet. We care about the environment, our guests, and our employees equally and passionately.

Hope we'll see you back here soon. Thank you so much for staying with us.

Jim
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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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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 Green Hotel in Yountville
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yountville
#1 Romantic Hotel in Yountville
#1 Business Hotel in Yountville
#1 Spa Hotel in Yountville
#1 Family 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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