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Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

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1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
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#12 of 14 hotels in Calistoga
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Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs is an iconic resort and spa destination located in the heart of the charming town of Calistoga, offering time-honored mud bath and spa treatments, healing mineral pool soaks, and the best of Calistoga right outside its doors. The resort is currently closed for a complete renovation, and slated to debut in fall 2020. Upon reopening, the transformed resort will honor its iconic past while looking toward the future with a new mid-century inspired design, 50 completely refreshed guestrooms, a brand new restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a completely re-imagined spa, and the same proven mud bath treatments first shared with the world over 65 years ago. Best-in-class yet playful and approachable, the spa will make the art of mud bathing accessible for all.
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Cocosmom10018 wrote a review Jan 2020
Boca Raton, Florida74 contributions3 helpful votes
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I travelled to Calistoga with my dog to get a bit of R&R. The hotel staff was super friendly and gave my dog lovely treats and cuddles. The hotel is walking distance to restaurants, wine tasting rooms and unique retail shops. I also got a massage the following day from Jonathan who I highly recommend. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. So happy I stayed at Dr Wilkinson’s and I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from KingMud, General Manager at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Jan 17, 2020
Dear Candice, Thank you for your recent visit, and for the great review of our hotel! Very happy to hear you left relaxed and rejuvenated. Next time you visit we will have a newly renovated hotel, and will be happy to welcome you back. Sincerely, Jose O.
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Robert S wrote a review Dec 2019
Lawrence, Kansas2,671 contributions491 helpful votes
We did not stay at the hotel. We came for the mud bath, massage etc..We really enjoyed the experience, However -wWe recommend that you do stay overnight, because when we drove home we seemed to have melted into the shape of our car seat - we were so loose and relaxed from the treatments.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from KingMud, General Manager at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Dec 13, 2019
Dear Robert, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Jose O.
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passportready wrote a review Nov 2019
San Mateo, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here last year. We were looking for good value—to pamper ourselves for a weekend without going overboard. What we found was far worse than what you'd expect. By that, I mean that you expect a place to put its best face forward by showing flattering photos, to possibly not be quite as good as the photos (or even likely?), but this was extreme and felt more fraudulent, because the place was dirty, smelled badly and looked and felt run down. What's worse, is that when the masseuse cut my massage 10 minutes short and I told the management what happened, he did and said nothing to help. He looked at me blankly and said he was sure that it didn't happen because spa staff have a clock system they follow etc. The implication is clear, and the non-help and complacency in the
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from KingMud, General Manager at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Nov 20, 2019
Dear 1119travel, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. I am troubled to hear about your experience for the first time, and I would like to personally hear more about your recent experience. Please feel free to contact me at the hotel directly, and I will be happy to address the issues you encountered. We work really hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our other guests have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. Sincerely, Jose O.
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Brian S wrote a review Nov 2019
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The pool area very old and it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. Area where the mineral spa is, doesn't look very appealing. Room was big, air-conditioned but dark. Just one window. The carpet has a big stain on it and the room looks old and tired. Certainly needs renovating. They need to look at rooms like Calistoga Motor Lodge. Based on other reviews this place is in dire need of a refurbish.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from KingMud, General Manager at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Dec 13, 2019
Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of. Sincerely, Jose O.
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David A wrote a review Nov 2019
Berkeley, California1 contribution
From the hot springs, mud/mineral baths, whirlpool mineral soak, relaxing by the pool, it was all good. And centrally located to all the places I have come to love in Calistoga. From the supermarket, next door, to the restaurants - too numerous to mention here. The CBD massage and soak was absolutely the highlight of the 2 night stay in calistoga. Absolutely worth every nickle and we will do it again and again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from KingMud, General Manager at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs
Responded Dec 13, 2019
Dear David, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Jose O.
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PRICE RANGE
$152 - $1,164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dr. wilkinson`s hot springs hotel calistoga, dr wilkinsons hot springs resort, dr wilkinsons hot springs hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaNapa ValleyCalistoga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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