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“A nice get away”
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Hideaway Cottages
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A nice get away”
Reviewed August 1, 2008

Hideaway Cottages is a collection of small cottages located in "downtown" Calistoga, just a block off the main street. It's an easy walk to restaurants, shops and mud baths. We spent two relaxing days here. There are no pets or kids allowed, and they are located in a residential area so it is QUIET! The cottages are nicely appointed and ours had a real, working kitchen. There is a nearby grocery store, wine shops and a bakery, so we were able to stock up and then spend our time around the pool, reading and relaxing. The TV in the sitting room had real cable with a ton of channels, but we never used it. Everything was clean and there is daily maid service. This place is a find for an old fashioned relaxing summer get away.

  • Liked — Relaxed pace and comfort
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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English first
Orange County
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Reviewed July 1, 2008

Our cozy cottage was perfect for a relaxing weekend! Bedrooms are nicely decorated in a modern farmhouse style with high quality linens. The cottages have small kitchens and guests can pick up a takeaway tote containing a breakfast of freshly baked pastries and juice each morning. We also enjoyed having our own private patio area - perfect for sipping an evening glass of your favorite wine from that day's vineyard tours. Easy walking distance to excellent downtown restaurants and spas, and the service from the staff was uniformly friendly and accomodating. Hideaway Cottages was the perfect place to fully relax and feel right at home in Napa Valley!

  • Liked — Fantastic Location, Nice Rooms, Relaxing Ambiance
  • Disliked — Loved it All!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank BritgirlOrangeCounty
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Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2008

We could not have been more pleased with the accomodations. We spent time trying to find a place to stay that would sent a laid-back, calm and relaxing tone for our trip. We found it.

Compared to most hotels/motels/B&Bs in the area, these cottages are conveniently located. They are just two blocks from the main street. (Calistoga only has one main street with one red light.) It was a very easy walk to the far end of town. If you need supplies, the grocery is on the corner. Because you are off the main road, the area is quiet and peaceful.

The cottages are dated. Built in the 40's. Think 50's ranch house for interior, especially kitchen and bath. This is not a sleak, modern hotel. It's a charming alternatives to the motels and B&Bs in the area. We stayed several days and found the cottage quite comfortable.

Our room had a kitchen, bath, bedroom, and a den with couch and TV. Plenty of room.

They are very clear that the office will not be staffed overnight and that they routinely walk the property. If the staff has to leave the property for any time, they post this information. They even put a note on our door that they had to leave early due to illness. Honestly, once we checked-in we did not need the staff until check-out.

Parking is not adjacent to the cottages but is very close. With rolling luggage, this really wasn't an issue.

They do not have phones in the room. They do have wireless internet.

Breakfast is delicious - fruit, juice and pastries from a local bakery. The coffee in the room is from the local coffee house and is excellent. Most mornings we took our breakfast outside. They provide outside table and chairs for each cottage.

The staff was very helpful. Great resturant and winery recommendations. Even gave us discount coupons.

This is the "sister" property to Dr. Wilkinson's (best massage in Calistoga) and is an all-adult property. That might have added to the peaceful nature of our stay.

Our room was close to the pool. The pool area is lovely. The only complaint we had was that the maintenance shed was next to the pool and the grounds keeper and housekeeping started early - before we wanted to wake up. Given how clean the place is and how comfortable the beds are - this is a small inconvenience.

  • Liked — Great location
  • Disliked — Early maintance crew
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank MaxGA
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Harper, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

Called Dr. W motel and referred here because they were full. Traveling with my mom for wine country visit. This hotel has lovely grounds, comfortable beds. We paid $205 (I hope) for a one night stay this past weekend. We had a one bedroom unit with a living area and full kitchen.

We liked:
*comfortable beds, nice bedding
*free wireless internet (call desk for password)
*very well kept and clean
*didn't use the pool/hottub, but it looked very inviting

We didn't like:
*erratic furnace--two speeds: high and off
*not staffed at front desk a lot of the time, couldn't find anyone to check us out, hence I hope I was charged the quoted $205
*can't park adjacent to cottages, although this did enhance the overall ambience of the grounds--made loading and unloading a little difficult
*no phone, which, if you have a cell isn't much of a problem I suppose

I'd stay again, but probably not for just a one-night visit. You hate to pay for amenities you don't use, such as the kitchen. But this hotel was competive price-wise with regular motels in this area. Breakfast is included, but you have to walk to the front office and pick up a bagged assortment of rolls and juice. There's a coffe-maker with one bag of coffee included. Closest restaurant about 4 blocks and there are several nice ones within 4-5 blocks. No vending machines or gift shop, so be sure you have everything you may need before settling in for the night.

Would recommend for a family, a group of friends, anyone who wants to save a little by preparing some meals. There are a few steps up to the front door--I'm not sure if every unit though, so ask if accessibility is an issue.

  • Liked — Although only a twin, the mattress was really good with choice of pillows.
  • Disliked — But sleep interrupted when it got too hot, had to turn furnace off, then too cold in a.m.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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california
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2007

Very pleasant accommodations in calistoga. The unit was immaculate, neat, nicely furnished and met our needs. Of course you must realize that these are units from the 1940's at least, and the plumbing/appliances were probably updated in the early 60's at best. But everything works, so it is fine. We loved the pool and spa area, nice shade trees and very comfortable. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Guides to restaurants/ wineries etc. were made available to us.
Set back from the main street, the cottages are nestled in a residential neighborhood and just a short walk from the town grocery and the Wilkenson spa.
Would have liked to take a spa at night past 10 PM but understand the limits, to ensure the quiet enjoyment for all.
Other guests were quite nice and engaged in easy conversation.
A couple of updates would be nice, new kitchen cabinet/stove, It needs more counter space. A new vanity in the bath would be a nice addition too. They need to add some hooks/towel bars too. The new bed frames are quite nice but alittle too big for the room, so walking around the bed is a bit of a challenge. These are small things. We will return for a weekend in the future.

  • Liked — privacy of the cottages, quiet lovely pool area
  • Disliked — kitchen needs an update
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank gardengalCalifornia
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SF Bay Area, CA
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2007

I did not love this place. The cottages look cute and they have kitchens, the property is pretty, and the pools are nice. However, parking is not convenient, there are no phones in the rooms, and staff, while friendly, weren't easy to find. I've stayed in Calistoga a number of times and was looking for something different. That it is--and I won't come back.

Stayed July 2007
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1 Thank love2bake
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Santa Rosa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 10, 2007

There is a group of us gals that have been coming every year for the past seven years. We normally get three cottages right across from the pool. We love sitting outside in the mornings, drinking mimosa's and saying "good morning" to every one that passes. We also invite them to join us in a mimosa. We have met some wonderful people over the years, who are also staying there. People have told us they envy us for the fun we are having. The staff provides us with a BBQ, and one night while we are there, we BBQ outside our cottages and eat at the picnic tables provided. It is an absolute perfect getaway. Our group consists of six to twelve gals who love to get together and come from all over the bay area. When we found this place we could not believe our luck, and as I have said, we have been coming here for at least seven years now.....So please, do not hesitate to make your reservations. And if you happen to be there at the same time as a bunch of "young broads," come join us in the morning for a mimosa........

Stayed July 2006
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1 Thank CallieSantaRosa
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Property: Hideaway Cottages
Address: 1412 Fairway, Calistoga, CA 94515
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Calistoga
#10 Spa Hotel in Calistoga
#13 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hideaway Cottages Hotel Calistoga
Hideaway Hotel Calistoga
Hideaway Resort Calistoga

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