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Reviewed January 20, 2017

My husband and I just spent two nights in one of the cabooses. It was a Boxcar Children childhood dream come true! I love the vintage charm of the structure. It was clean, cozy, and warm on two very cold nights. The location couldn't have been better. Bouchon Bakery and Bistro are right across the street, as are a number...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Katie S, Just a brief note to say thank you for being a recent guest at the Railway Inn. Was very pleased that we helped a childhood dream come true. We will share with our staff how you found the accommodations so clean and cozy. Looking forward to your next visit when you are in the Napa Valley. Best...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed January 19, 2017

These rooms are really cool railway cars. It was cute and spacious. It is really convenient and in walking distance to multiple restaurants and wineries. It is even next door to the V marketplace where we were picked up by the Napa Wine Trolley

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear eee950, Thank you so much for the five star review. Delighted you found the rail cars so cute and spacious. They really are great accommodations for those who like to be adventurous. When you next visit the Napa Valley we look forward to having you back as a guest. Best regards, Hotel General Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed December 30, 2016

What's not to love about old vintage railway cars turned into cosy, charming rooms, in the heart of Yountville? The rooms are lovely and huge, and literally steps away from all the restaurants and shops. We could walk to Bouchon bakery and get our goodies without waiting in line, and could walk to dinner. The husband was very happy as...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear pooja2912, Happy New Year to you. Thank you so much for the five star rating for your recent visit. We appreciate you being a guest and do look forward to having you back when your travels bring you back to Yountville. Best regards, Hotel General Manager

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed December 7, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights for our honeymoon.  Overall it was a positive and unique experience for us.  The best thing about the railway inn in my opinion was the fact that it was centrally located in Yountville and you can pretty much walk anywhere from the property.  The room was clean and it was fun...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear garofaloray, Congratulations on your recent marriage! Delighted we were able to be part of your special celebration. Glad you had a positive experience at the hotel. Looking forward to having you back on your one year anniversary!. Best regards, Hotel General Manager

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The location is hard to beat, rooms are large, very quiet. Decor and amenities are similar to an older Holiday Inn --rooms were clean, but the baseboards were falling off, faucets on backwards, etc. for the price and location, it is definitely a good choice in Yountville.

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Traveling_with_baby8, Just a brief note to say thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Glad you found the rooms clean and the price right. We will review the guest room you stayed in regarding your comments on both the faucets and baseboards. We do apologize for this. Please know this is the first that we...

Litchfield, New Hampshire
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Found the Railway Inn by chance, and was so happy I did! Location couldn't have been better! Can walk to several restaurants and the Bouchon bakery is right across the street! (A Must!) Thought I was going to have to stay outside of Napa when I started seeing the prices of most places, but the rate here was reasonable. Room...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Patricia S, Thank you for all the positive feedback regarding your recent stay. And yes the hot air balloons do take off each morning right behind the hotel. A cool sight indeed. When you next visit the Napa Valley we look forward to having you back. Best regards, Hotel General Manager

Carmichael, California
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The rooms are actual railway cars that have been remodeled into comfortable quarters. We've stayed there multiple times because the hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of restaurants and shops and also within short driving distance of other wine valley destinations. And the last room in the hotel is a espresso/coffee shop, very convenient. Most importantly, the...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michelle0425, Thank you for being a loyal repeat guest. We really do appreciate. And yes we do have the most affordable prices in Yountville which leaves dollars in your pockets for great dinners and wine tasting. Looking forward to having you back. Best regards, Hotel General Manager

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We always try to find that little different experience in picking bed & breakfasts. Although the inn did not offer breakfast, it did offer the experience that we had hoped for. How often do you get to stay in a refurbished railcar with all the conveniences of home? The location is both central to all the restaurants of Yountville, but...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jim J, So glad that you found your stay at the Railway Inn "every thing we hoped for"! The guest rooms which are the refurbished railcars are unique and nicely appointed and as you pointed out the location is centrally located to all that the Napa Valley has to offer. When you next visit Yountville we look forward to...

Reviewed September 30, 2016

I was excited that I had reserved the Caboose and I was aware of what people had wrote about its location next to the coffee shop. No problems. I was looking forward to being in the Caboose and thought this would be one of the highlights of my vacation. However, when we arrived, there was desk clerk at the hotel....

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jolene S, Thank you for being a recent guest of the hotel. We do apologize for your recent experience as a guest. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms and the friendliness of our staff. While the Railcar Rooms are indeed larger than the caboose rooms and to some an upgrade it appears your heart was set...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stayed in the caboose and had a lovely stay! The room was charming and quaint. PLUS it was so conveniently located in the center of Yountville that we were able to walk to dinner every night. It was also fun to watch the hot air balloons take off through our caboose skylights over the bed! Would return in a...

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Dear masonsgalpal, Great review-thanks so much. Glad you found the Caboose room so charming and quaint. Also was great to hear about you laying in bed and being able to watch the hot air balloons take off through he skylights. It really is a fun thing to watch as the balloons take off every morning right behind the hotel. Thank...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Wine Country in the center of the sophisticated town of Yountville, the Napa Valley Railway Inn provides the perfect Napa Valley getaway. Let the Railway Inn's converted 100-year old train cars provide you with memorable accommodations walking distance to Thomas Keller's 'The French Laundry,' 'Bouchon,' and 'Ad-Hoc,' as well as Michael Chiarello's 'Bottega,' and 'Napa Style.' Comfortable, contemporary and convenient, relax outside your room in the evening on our patio with a glass of wine or in the morning enjoy a specialty coffee and fresh pastry from the Java Hut Too located right at the hotel. Outside your doorstep stroll to any of the 11 wine tasting rooms, boutique shopping or world-class dining located just steps away. A mix of history with all the modern conveniences for today's traveler, make the hotel an ideal destination when visiting the Napa Valley. In room amenities include complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV's, inviting luxurious linens and refrigerators for that just purchased bottle of Chardonnay. Hotel guest rooms consist of eight steam-era railcars permanently parked in the center of downtown Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Each of the guest cars offers few hints of their former function: you'd never guess that No. 4 used to carry cattle or that the skylight in No.9 was once a hatch for ice-block deliveries. Providing the best location for your wine country escape, the hotel offers the convenience of not having to get into your car to enjoy an evening out in the best restaurants in the Napa Valley as well as great views of the surrounding mountains and adjacent vineyards during the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Napa Valley Railway Inn

Address: 6523 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1309
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Yountville
Price Range: $210 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Napa Valley Railway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Napa Valley Railway Inn Yountville, CA
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“The caboose has a skylight effect for great light, but no blackout curtains up there. If you want to sleep in & keep it dark, rent a boxcar.”
  • Caboose
 of 5 bubbles katiesP6263QW, Jan 20, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same! Only one with two double beds though- so book early!”
 of 5 bubbles barrir2015, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“If sleeping in late or needing a dark room to sleep in is your thing, don't rent one of the cabooses get one of the other rail cars.”
 of 5 bubbles jkgolf10, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to book if you think you are interested. It is a small property (10 rooms I think) and rooms go fast.”
  • Made me smile!
  • King Caboose Room
 of 5 bubbles ColoBrewers, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“Tip: Tell them to get your room cool ahead of time for those hot nights.”
 of 5 bubbles FeliciaG367, Jun 3, 2016 | Read review
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