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Bardessono
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6526 Yount Street, Yountville, CA 94599   |  
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“Relaxing and luxurious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We got into Bardessono around 11:30pm after a 6 hour flight and 1.5 hour drive. From the minute we drove up to the lobby we were in a permanent state of relaxation. They poured us a very good wine and walked us around the Zen inspired property. The rooms are a great mixture of technical innovation and minimalist/zen design. They have everything you need but look like a spa room.

We ate breakfast at Lucy's on-site almost every day and they made one of the best eggs benedict we have eaten.

We had spa treatments as well, and it is a nice touch for them to show up and turn your own room into a day at the spa.

They are located in Yountville which is a great little town in Napa. If you are a foodie, you are at home base for the best restaurants in the country. It is only 30 minutes all the way to the top of Napa so it is also a great starting point for any wine tours or site seeing.

Room Tip: Almost all of the rooms are the same. The entire property was quiet.
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Green Features: They put a huge effort into a small footprint. I think we were told they produce a lot of their own electricity, they filter their own water, and they really make an effort to keep the property running smoothly with as little impact as possible.
  • Stayed June 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, June 24, 2013
Dear aroe,

Thank you for staying with us and posting this great review above. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves, and took advantage of our in-room spa services. Your kind words about our facilities, amenities, and location are deeply appreciated.

Yountville is the epicenter of the Valley (and epicurean center....). We are 30 minutes from Calistoga at the north end of the Valley, and 15 minutes from the city of Napa at the south end. Great location from which to headquarter, when visiting Napa Valley.

We hope you'll return....soon and often. It was our pleasure to have served you.

Best wishes from all of us at Bardessono.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had an absolutely fabulous three nights at Bardessono to celebrate our anniversary and my husband's birthday. We were completely pleased with every part of our experience. Our room was beautiful and completely quiet and the public areas and artwork were fabulous. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and South Beach-style cabanas so much that we didn't even bother to try spa treatments. The location is excellent for its proximity to local (and totally fabulous) restaurants. Since we live in EST, we were awake early and took the hotel's bikes out for ten-mile rides when traffic was minimal and the air was cool. The concierge staff was very helpful in making recommendations and building a wine-tasting itinerary. While not inexpensive, we felt Bardessono was very much worth the splurge. We cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed April 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, June 15, 2013
Dear SouthernExposure,

Thanks so much for staying with us a posting this wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and a planning a return trip. We have a little internal mantra....in the form of an acronym....IGTR. Inspire guests to return. We're pleased to know we did.

When you do, return, promise us one thing.....that you will have a spa treatment or two. We have great therapists and they do really good work. (Sorry for this commercial....)

We look forward to serving you again.

All the best from all of us.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Just want to say to everybody who is planning to visit napa valley California. First of all it is amazing place peaceful, beautiful and charming. If someone looking to complete and true joy from the say in Napa valley simply book with Bardessono Hotel it is true gem. place has incredible ambiance, great amenities, great food, settings is impeccable. Rooms are nice modern clean comfortable. The stuff of this hotel is just simply put one of the best I have ever seen. Concierge service is outstanding just ask and they arrange it no worries. They done every possible request from us from restaurant booking that was impossible to book otherwise to veranda sits at the restaurants that weren't available at that time, people truly great. Just example hotel has its own car crevice for driving guest to the local destination that are fairly close, it is free for guests, by the way the park of cars consists of brand new latest and fully loaded Lexus cars. Anyway we call for local car service and ask for the ride to the Napa downtown it was far and we suppose to use local car service cause hotel offers only as I have mentioned close proximity rides and down town Napa is around 25-30 minutes ride we called and request a van cause it were five of us so in fifteen minutes regular town car sedan arrived and offers us to ride so we refuse cause car has 4 people capacity. The next minute we asked front desk of the hotel to call car service again and send a van for us. Hotel concierge people said "Look we see that local car service giving you a problems with car., let us drive you to the napa down town" that was nice they offered us two lexuses and drove us there free of charge (we tipped guys) but that was a great move from their side. The people at the hotel were as our true friends that always helped us and guided us big thanks they done a great job i would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be treated right who wants to stay at right place in perfect comfort .

Room Tip: I would recommend the room in which we stayed first floor with back yard perfect and comfortable but...
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  • Stayed June 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, June 13, 2013
Dear Nikolas888,

Thank you for staying with us and writing such a glowing review. We're so glad you liked our hotel and enjoyed the services we offered.

We're fortunate to have been selected by Lexus to be one of their seven hotel partners worldwide. They were attracted to us by our quality and commitment to the environment.

The high-end Lexus hybrid SUVs and Sedans are a great way for us to shuttle our guests in and around Yountville. We also make them available for our guests to "test drive" for up to four hours at a time.

We do hope you'll return....soon and often.

All best wishes from all of us at Bardessono.

Jim.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We came here as part of a few weeks delayed wedding anniversary and wanted to splurge on what was clearly the highest rated hotel in Napa Valley. I will say up front it did not disappoint. We were greeted with wine and a tour of the hotel and our room, and the room is one of the most spacious and beautiful spaces I have ever seen in a hotel, the zen like ambience makes everything feel even bigger too I think. The bathroom alone is the size of our apartment! The pool is amazing, we spent a lot of time just lounging in the cabana beds and the restaurant was phenomenal (better than the Keller ones we tried nearby), and very affordable given the cost of the room. I also need to go off about the bed. This was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on, it was the perfect balance of softness and firmness. If I had one possession I could wish into life it would be this bed.

Everything about the place was classy and beautiful and if you want a splurge here, its definitely worth it. The one hesitation I have from giving 4 over 5 stars is not a reflection of any problems with the place, it was just tiny touches, which may seem irrelevant but when you are splurging (and this kind of thing isnt typical for you, like it isnt for us) I think that there should be nothing left. For example, when you come into the room there is probably the most gourmet food basket you have ever seen, but each thing in it is like 8-16$. We have splurged a few times around the world at top end places like this, and typically the additional frills you would see would be something like this phenomenal food basket, but it would be a complimentary gift for the room (even as a one time only per visit, and not replenished every day). Similarly, in Santorini and France, a wonderful breakfast usually comes included in a room like this and is served to you in room, while here there was just coffee (which was good quality for sure) and a few pastries out in the lounge area. We have stayed at a few estate wineries in the northwest and they would bring a breakfast platter to your room every morning with frittata and fresh baked muffins, things like this, so thats the frame of reference I am using, and all of those places were still cheaper than here (although I can respect that real estate in this area is astronomical). So, its not a criticism of the hotel or the grounds, just that these little tiny details shouldnt be noticed when you are dropping in the ballpark of 1500$ (with taxes) for two nights. That being said, I would still fully recommend it to anyone who wants to come and splurge.

  • Stayed June 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, June 13, 2013
Dear Orshatt,

What a detailed and thoughtful review. Thank you. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and recommend us to others.

You raise an interesting point. One that is a dilemma for us. How much should we "throw in" with our room rate? Luxury hotels that offer free breakfast and lots of in room goodies, build the cost of these amenities into their room rates. We opt to offer the lowest rates we can (although they are still pretty high) for those who shop hotels on the basis of rate alone.

Having said this, we are constantly evaluating our value proposition here. The last thing we want is for guests to leave us thinking they did not get their money's worth.

We take your comments to heart. Comments like yours guided us to first offering complimentary coffee in the morning, then adding muffins and pastries to that.

We hope you'll return soon.

Warm regards from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim.
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Bardessono for 2 nights on our recent trip to wine country and loved every second of it there! From the glass of wine at check in to the drive out of the property upon checkout, the small touches are everywhere. Service is second to none (as it should be at a property in this price range). We loved the large, modern room and spacious balcony area. While we did not eat dinner at Lucy, we did have breakfast on the property both mornings and it was superb. The concierge(s) are very helpful with dinner reservations and recommendations. We ate at Redd one night and Bottega the next evening and both were excellent (and a 5 minute walk to both).

We were in a rental car and valet parking (free) is your only option here. The valet guys are top notch and were on top of everything - they even placed water bottles in the drink holders every time we needed the car for something. The property is unbelievable in every way. I can't add much to the other reviews that are already here. We booked after we saw the reviews here and they are spot on. Next time we are in Yountville, we will be staying at the Bardessono for sure. One of the nicest places we have every stayed. Book with confidence!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 11, 2013
Dear BagbosRichmond,

Thank you for staying with us and posting this very nice review. "Phenomenal" is high praise indeed, and the reaction we try very hard to elicit from every guest.

We're in the business of creating wonderful memories here, and we work hard and enthusiastically to understand our guests and the purpose of their visit, usually R&R and often a third R....Romance, and, of course, the entire Napa Valley experience.

You said a number of good things about us, but what stands out in my mind is "service second to none" followed by.....it should be at our price points. You are so right. And all of us have that firmly implanted in our pysches. Our guests are paying a lot. Let's be sure to give them their money's worth.....and more.

We hope to see you (as well as Elaine D, my previous response, whom I forgot to urge another visit....) back here soon.

Warm regards from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Wow, where to begin?! This place is just simply amazing. My husband and I spent a long time researching where we wanted to stay in wine country for our 10th anniversary trip. We are so happy we chose the Bardessono. Katie helped us make our reservation by answering our many, many questions and we were so pleased with the room chosen for us. It was just spectacular - I'd go so far as to say it was the nicest hotel room in which we've ever stayed. From the customizable lighting & window treatments, to the comfortable bed & seating areas (indoors & on the private patio), to the amazing bathroom - it was all perfect. The Bardessono itself is an amazing property, perfectly situated in Yountville (by the way, we'd definitely recommend staying in Yountville vs. Napa) within walking distance to many awesome restaurants: ad hoc, Redd (best meal I've ever had...the new dining benchmark!), Bottega & Hurley's (which was an unexpected gem). Sadly, we did not get a chance to eat at Lucy, the Bardessono's restaurant; however, we spent every evening sitting outside Lucy on the the patio and can say that the Lucy wine list and bar food choices were top notch (as was the staff). In all, I really can honestly say we wouldn't change a thing about our stay at the Bardessono, other than staying longer!

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JBTYountville_CA, General Manager at Bardessono, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Elaine D,

What a wonderful review you did of us above. Thank you. And thank you for staying with us. So glad you enjoyed our rooms. They're spacious and comfortable, with oversized bathrooms that double as treatment rooms for in-room spa services.

And we really do have a wonderfully convenient location in the heart of Yountville, as you pointed out.

Redd is a wonderful restaurant, a nice 5-10 minute walk from us. But,at the risk of sounding self serving, we believe our Lucy is every bit as good. Please give us a try next trip.

All the very best from all of us at Bardessono.

Jim.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We spent 2 nights here on our vacation at Napa Valley. It was the right choice we picked Bardessono. The staff are lovely and very help full. The room is spacious as well as the baht room. Our room has a large balcony but too bad there is no view here so we did use it. Yountville area is great. We can walked around with many good restaurants.

The hotel also has bike for us to borrow which we took out for an hour. It was very nice. We did not have a chance to try Lucy, the restaurant there. But I am not it is good as I saw many people are dine there.

It was a very nice hotel and we will love to come back again. This time is a little bit too short, 2 nights surely not enough.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, June 4, 2013
Dear Belle40,

Thank you for staying with us and posting this nice review. We, too, are sorry you only spent two nights with us. Next trip, please stay longer.

We're also sorry you didn't try our restaurant Lucy for dinner. I think you would have been very pleased.

Thailand is a long way away, but we hope it won't be too long before you return.

All the best 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 ( 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 Romantic Hotel in Yountville
#1 Business Hotel in Yountville
#1 Family Hotel in Yountville
#1 Luxury Hotel in Yountville
#1 Spa 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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