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Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Calistoga
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Rocklin, California
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3 reviews
“Third visit and more planned!”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I love this place. This is our third stay and we will continue to come back. When we made our reservations to celebrate my birthday over the December 6-8 weekend, the staff member taking the reservation accidentally misquoted the rate on the room we requested. Not only did Mark ensure that we got the room we wanted he graciously honored the lower rate with no hassles. Truly a sign of someone that cares about his customers.

As for the resort, the mineral pools are outstanding. There are three of them; one of which is indoors and kept at 103 degrees. It is large enough that you can enjoy the experience with your loved one without having to listen to everyone else's conversations. The middle pool is outdoors and kept at about 90 degrees. The 90 degree pool felt awesome on the cold December nights that we were there.

The resort is older, but is well maintained, and the rooms are very nice. We stayed in one of the Superior rooms that had been upgraded as Mark mentions in several of his responses below. The furniture was nice, the TV was a flat screen and got the full compliment of DirecTV non-movie channels, and the bed was great; we slept awesome. The nice touch of providing wine glasses and a corkscrew made it easy to enjoy wine in our room.

We love the location being right on the main street (Lincoln St). We parked our car and only had to use it when we wanted to go to an out-of-town winery. You can walk to everything you need, and we especially like the CalMart grocery store right next door. The store sells wine, a good selection of cheeses, and has a nice deli. This is our go to place when we come to Calistoga.

Finally, my only wish of the resort would be to add the ability to have a couples massage with my wife. Unfortunately, this is not offered by the resort as of this time.

Thanks again Mark. We hope to make it back to the resort this Summer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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los gatos
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3 reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2013

This Hotel is Vintage and I love it!!!! Has a family run feel and non corporate.
The swimming pools were great and my facial was wonderful by the most caring
and kind staff.

I love the history the spa has with pictures on the walls.

Mark Wilkinson truly cares for the quality of your stay something you do not see
anymore.

Cheers to Hot Springs resort!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Dear Janjack,

Thank you so very much for the kind words! I am so happy that you enjoy your visits here and of course, love the personal comments! Indeed, we are family run and much of our staff has been here for a number of years happily greetng and looking forward to seeing our return guests and meeting new ones!

We are always doing something to subtly upgrade the property without taking away the "feel" of the resort. We just recently replaced most of our televisions with great new flat screens to enjoy after a soak in a pool or a great massage!

Again, my thanks.
Mark Wilkinson
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

My mom, aunt, sister, cousin, and I had a girls getaway at Dr. Wilkinson's. The hotel is very clean but very old. The hi-lo carpet and avocado countertops reminded me of my childhood in the 70s. We were comfortable except for the bright light outside our door at night. I wish there were black out curtains or blinds. The grounds were very nice and the warm pools/hot tubs were nice, too. We set up our own wine and cheese picnic in the courtyard after our fabulous spa day. The staff is constantly walking around making sure the guests are comfortable..."Do you need a towel?" "Would you like bubbles in the hot tub?" It was the best customer service I have received in a long time.

The spa was clean and the staff courteous and professional. I took "The Works" package and it was well priced and delightful. I would do it again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here with us and hope to see you again soon.! We are always in the process of redoing our rooms and counters and carpets have been changed in many of our rooms. Our King Superiors and Double Queen Superiors have all been redone and wonderful new flat screen t.v.'s have been added!

Hope to see you again soon!

Mark Wilkinson
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for one evening and were happy with the room as the bed was comfortable but the hotel could definitely do with a little update. Carpet had a couple of stains on them around the sink area that have obviously been there for awhile.

We looked at booking at the spa for a mud bath but were looking for a couples offering as we were on our honeymoon. We decided to go to another spa for our treatments so I can't comment on baths or spa.

Overall - average hotel, comfortable bed but could do with an update.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mark W, Owner at Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your comments are well taken and we are in process of redoing many of our rooms. I hope that you give us another try and perhaps stay in one of our King or Double Queen Superior rooms, all of which have been recently renewed with new counters, fixtures, carpeting and flat screen televisions.

Best wishes,
Mark Wilkinson
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a great place to stay but it is a motel. If you are not a fan of motel rooms then book a room in the Victorian cottage. Our room was very well furnished - a cut above the motel rooms - and we appreciated being able to share a bottle of wine on the verandah in the evenings. Both the indoor and outdoor pools are excellent and we both had an enjoyable experience at the Spa, albeit separately, so our one suggestion is that when they renovate they make an area for couples.

The location is very good being at the end of Calistoga's main street, close enough to walk in and out of town. This was our first trip to the Napa Valley and we were delighted to see how different Calistoga is from the other town we stayed in, Yountville. Both places have their own special appeal.

Room Tip: Book a room in the Victorian cottage.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saratoga
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Yes, this motel is dated but, I found it clean and a convenient place to stay. The staff was friendly and was in walking distance of town. It was hard to get a wifi signal from our room which was disappointing. We had The Works and it was heaven. Great relaxing trip. Autumn is the perfect time to visit! Lots of great wineries nearby.

Room Tip: The road noise starts at 6 a.m. Try to get a room away from the road.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, California
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I recently took my daughter to Dr. wilkinson's for some much needed R &R....we stayed 2 nights and on the second late morning we got 'the works'! Mud baths, mineral whirlpool bath, steam, wrapped in blankies and then therapeutic massages. My daughters massage therapist was awesome in her words, mine was much more cautious even after I told her that I get deep massage on a regular basis. So I was a little disappointed, however the overall experience was just what we both needed. The attendants are all very nice and very service- oriented.

Our room was very pleasant, clean and updated. We both enjoyed our stay very much and will return again !!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort

Property: Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
Address: 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515-1331
Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Calistoga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Calistoga
#5 Family Hotel in Calistoga
#9 Romantic Hotel in Calistoga
#9 Spa Hotel in Calistoga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Calistoga landmark offering contemporary lodging and wonderful treatments and pools! Contemporary rooms with easy access to three sparkling mineral water pools. Located in the heart of historic downtown Calistoga within steps of numerous restaurants, shops and tasting rooms. Dr. Wilkinson's is a mid-century modern icon in the Napa Valley. ... more   less 
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