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Cabernet House

1301 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559-2412
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 30 hotels in Napa
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Established in 1979 in a historic Landmark building built in 1906, Old World Inn's Cabernet House was one of the first small hotels in the Napa Valley. Choose from 8 rooms or a Private Cottage, all with fireplaces and featherbeds. Discover tips and secrets of the Napa Valley from innkeepers who are locals and love sharing their favorite spots. Enjoy a gourmet "wine taster's" breakfast each morning, come back and relax in our wine cellar at the afternoon wine reception at our sister property (Hotel Napa Valley, just one block away). Walk to dinner (choose from 50+ restaurants!), Then stroll back to find handmade chocolate nibbles waiting for you. Discover the Napa Valley from a different perspective!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Special diet menus
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Meris S wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California42 contributions16 helpful votes
We recently stayed here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday--it was our second time staying here, but the first time we spent many days. We choose the private cottage this time, which was wonderful with the huge 4-poster bed, fireplace, indoor jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, and TV with a DVD player. Also has a nice little outdoor table next to the parking lot. The room is super quiet and very clean. I had also asked that the room have a cake, cheese plate, and champagne on ice waiting for us, and not only did the Inn staff ask us about our arrival timing so they could plan everything accordingly, but the food was incredible and a LOT of it for a super reasonable price. The champagne was also a nice brut Chandon :) Because the Inn isn't serving breakfast right now or hosting wine happy hours due to COVID, they gave us a free bottle of wine, varietal of our choice--a nice cabernet. What I also thought was lovely was that the Inn has a huge porch with an attached bathroom open to guests, and because the day was super hot and we wanted to relax with our friends who were also staying at the Inn, they had no problem letting us set up all of our bottles, food, and a portable speaker on the porch and hang out for a few hours. The Inn really does have a lot of nice outdoor spaces where you can just sit and relax. Of course, the Inn is also centrally located in downtown Napa, so you can walk to all the shops and restaurants. Couldn't recommend more highly and will be back in the fall :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The private cottage is worth it!
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Margaret B wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ohio1,358 contributions169 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in the Starry Night accommodations at the Cabernet House in Napa. All the rooms are romantic. Our bed was very comfortable. When the staff was cleaning the rooms—we got to peek in the doors. It is well situated within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The home is lovely with beautiful accommodations. Very nice staff. Good breakfast. Nice wine and cheese in the afternoon. We highly recommend it to others!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Dolly King, Owner at Cabernet House
Responded Mar 6, 2020
Thank you for such great review... Our goal is to impress our guests with clean rooms, so we're thrilled to know we accoplished this during your visit. It's great to hear that our location was perfect for your trip and our staff will be so pleased you appreciated their friendly assistance. It would be a pleasure to host you again should you be back in the area. A recommention to others are appreciated. Regards, Dolly
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Susan B wrote a review Nov 2019
Winnipeg8 contributions
This Old World Inn is beautifully situated i the town of Napa, close walking to everything, including Oxbow market. The rooms are lovely. The reception/manager Dolly is the best, sweet, helpful, and engaging. Love the 4:30 wine reception each day. Breakfasts were amazing! 5 star
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Date of stay: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from laydeedoll64, General Manager at Cabernet House
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Thank you for giving us the 5 star!!! Our goal is to impress our guests with our service, we're glad that you had enjoyed our breakfast, and our unbeatable location. I can't wait to share your wonderful comments to the rest of the staff. Regards, Dolly
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THOMAS D wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom1,046 contributions157 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights and couldn’t fault it. Lovely decor in the rooms really comfortable beds and great air con as it was hot! The breakfasts in the mornings were delicious and the wine in the afternoon from 4.30 to 5.30 was a great way to meet some of the guests. Would stay here again happily!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from laydeedoll64, General Manager at Cabernet House
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Thank you for the review. We're glad that you had enjoyed your stay with us and lived our super comfy bed... We look forward of welcoming you back soon. Regards, Dolly
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James L wrote a review Sep 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina80 contributions13 helpful votes
Friendly staff, great breakfast and great location. Everyone was very nice at the Cabernet house. We stayed in Biblioteca and it was great. Very old house but renovated with lots of style. We could walk downtown for dinner. We used Uber to visit all the wineries and had no problems.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Dolly King, Owner at Cabernet House
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us.... We hope to see you again the next time you are in Napa area. Regards, Dolly
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabernet House
Which popular attractions are close to Cabernet House?
Nearby attractions include John Anthony Vineyards (0.3 miles), PureCru Wines (0.3 miles), and Robert Louis Stevenson Monument (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabernet House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabernet House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabernet House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cabernet House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill Napa Valley, Norman Rose Tavern, and Oenotri.
Is Cabernet House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Napa.
Are there any historical sites close to Cabernet House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Napa Valley Opera House (0.4 miles) and Napa 9/11 Memorial Garden (0.4 miles).