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“Blissful, Zen Experience!!” 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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“Blissful, Zen Experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

For our 23rd wedding anniversary we enjoyed this beautiful, Zen inspired property. The grounds and property are incredibly luxurious, giving it a vibe of upscale and high-end without being pretentious. We stayed in a Spa Steam Suite and from the moment we arrived, we were pampered to the max! It's a very peaceful place that offers healthy and delicious food. Our room was beautiful large and modern with a spacious balcony area and completely quiet. We felt like we were the only people there. The public areas and artwork were fabulous. The concierge staff was outstanding and really makes the Bardessono a must stay while in Napa. From making the reservations to helping us with our itinerary once we arrived they went above and beyond. We had dinner one night at Lucy's and Redd the next. We LOVED both restaurants. I can go on and on about the Bardessono and all they have to offer but do yourself a favor and GO THERE and enjoy!!!. The only other place we have stayed that is in the same league would be Post Ranch Inn, in Big Sur. We look forward to returning and this time taking the time for some SPA treatments.

  • Stayed October 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, July 3, 2013
Dear Marla57,

What a nice review. Thank you so much. We're delighted you enjoyed yourselves here and dined in our Lucy Restaurant. There are so many world-class restaurants in Yountville to choose from. You picked two of my favorites - Redd and our very own Lucy.

We hope it won't be too long before we see you again here.

Thank you for your support, friendship, and wonderful recommendations to Trip Advisor readers.

All best wishes from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This should be your first and only consideration when staying in the area. From the moment we drove in and were welcomed by Arran to the moment we checked out we were treated like royalty. The majority of the staff were excellent and the standard of the rooms and amenities are first class. Attention to detail and extras surprise and delight throughout your stay. The restaurant is excellent as is the food and wine. We ate at the French Laundry (they drive you there and back as part of the service!) but we preferred the hotels food! The pool area is amazing and Robbie couldn't have been more attentive. WiFi was superb as was room service, housekeeping and all areas of service. The General Manager should be very proud of his team and hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 28, 2013
Dear TigerMoth 1969,

This is high praise, indeed. For our food to be compared favorably to the venerable and outstanding French Laundry's food is a wonderful compliment. And your kind words about Aaron and Robbie are deeply appreciated. They are wonderful employees.

Hotels can't be great without fanatical attention to detail. We're no exception. It's in our DNA.

Thank you for staying with us and posting this great review.

We look forward to serving you again.

Warmest regards.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Loved, loved, loved our stay at Bardessono. The hotel has a soft spoken elegance about it that draws you in from the moment you arrive. It's a very peaceful place... loved star gazing at night from the hammock! It is extremely well situated to all the mouth-watering eateries in town... we walked to all the restaurants in town, even though the hotel would graciously retrieve you at any time. Used their bikes to go for a spin to some wineries.... lots of fun.

  • 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 28, 2013
Dear passportcarrier,

Your review above is wonderful. Thank you so much. Our... "soft spoken elegance that draws you in from the moment you arrive" ....looks like advertising copy, but it's not. It's who we are and what we do, which you so graciously pointed out.

We're glad you enjoyed our hotel and the convenience of our location. And we all look forward to your return. Our hammock awaits.

Warm regards from all of us at Bardessono.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed in a Spa Steam Suite in February. Room was perfect ... and outdoor shower ... ummm ... interesting! Staff was great. Nice bar. Great meal in the restaurant. Bike ride into the vineyards was fun. A very well-run property and quite enjoyable stay. But one does have to pay for this. Did I mention the outdoor shower?

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 27, 2013
Dear sazeracker,

We really appreciate you staying with us in February and posting this nice review. We're delighted you enjoyed both our service and our facilities.

As a "heads up" to all readers of this review, the four or five top tier luxury hotels in Napa Valley are all expensive.... and we are in that group. We rank among the top hotels in the U.S. Further, Napa Valley hotel price points are similar to New York City's. The cost of doing business here is high, as it is in NY.

I'm glad you raised this issue. It comes up in other reviews, as well.

All best wishes from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We just returned from a 3 night stay at Bardessono and it couldn't have been better. The trip that I thought was just for relaxation turned out to be an engagement trip! The hotel staff is knowledgeable, professional, and will go out of their way to make sure all your needs are satisfied. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. After we had initially turned down a glass of wine at check in the attendant later caught us at the concierge and served us a glass there. During check out your folio is emailed to you immediately, and its very nice that the paper isn't wasted. The spacious rooms are extremely clean, modern, and efficient. The bathroom is massive! The spa tub is unlike any other I've used, the shower is oversized and there are his/hers vanities. The spa service we had in our room was very relaxing. The large balconies are very appreciated. The pool on top of the roof is very nice and the pool attendants are extremely attentive. The entire property is just so fantastic and Yountville is just a fantastic city. The entire city is just pristine! Just walking around in the evening is lovely, although I wish local shops were open later in the day (most closed ~5). We'll definitely be back, 3 nights were not enough! It is a wonderfully relaxing and romantic getaway in wine country!

Just a couple negatives for some: Our room was next to the street so street noise could be a bother, but I'm a light sleeper and it didn't bother me. The black out shades didn't black out enough light for me, but I didn't miss out on any sleep because of them.

Green Features: Extremely green hotel, filtered water in recyclable glass containers delivered to your room everyday, energy saving lighting that is motion sensored... its nice to see their environmentally friendly efforts.
  • Stayed June 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, July 3, 2013
Dear JMuedog,

Thank you for staying with us and posting this detailed and thoughtful review. We're glad you enjoyed our facilities and appreciated our staff.

With respect to street noise, there is some from time-to-time, due to our location right in the middle of the Town of Yountville. But for an in-town retreat, it is remarkably quiet and peaceful here....as others have described us....Zen-like.

Our blinds are on the outside of the windows, which is a better way of keeping the room temperature at the desired setting. Very little light gets through when they are down and shut, but there is a gap between them and the exterior siding.

Please return. Soon and often. It was our pleasure to serve you.

Warm regards from your friends at Bardessono.

Jim.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

From the time we arrived, we were pampered to the maximum. The service is outstanding, the room was great, food delicious and healthy, and spa treatments so relaxing and calming. Plus Yountville and Napa Valley - great place to just get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 25, 2013
Dear Paula M,

Above sums up the guest experience here at Bardessono nicely. Relax and Enjoy. That's what we're here for - to facilitate the relaxation and enjoyment of our guests, while visiting Napa Valley, Yountville, and us.

Thank you for staying with us and posting this nice review. We appreciate your kind words, particularly about our service. We're glad your stay here was good and hope you'll return soon and often.

Warmest regards from all of us.,

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