If you have some extra cash to burn or if you make a good buck, definitely check into this place. The only thing I was worried about before checking in was whether the staff would be pretentious, which is a huge turn off. They weren't at all, but rather were extremely friendly and bent over backwards to try to do whatever they could to make our stay the best possible. While we didn't get upgraded to the Lee Suite like one reviewer (that would have been a definite plus), we had a "hamburger" garden cottage in the interior. Hamburger means that the door is in the middle; hotdog means that the door is on the end. That should pretty much sum up that while the place is extremely nice, there is no attitude whatsoever.
The only negative about the cottage was the nonexistant view. It would have been nice to have one of the vineyard views, but whatever, the cottage itself was great. One reviewer said that if he hadn't have been upgraded to the suite, he would have felt cramped. Wow. You must stay in some huge hotel rooms when you travel. I guess if you expect the cottage to have a living area other than the outside deck and garden, you may be dissapointed, but the cottage isn't lacking in size by any means.
The bathroom is fantastic, and the shower is by far my favorite shower ever. It has four showerheads that are all adjustable and you can open the door that leads to the "al fresco" shower outside. If you open the door 90 degrees, it locks into the al fresco shower to create about a 12-15 foot shower stall, half inside and half outside. Pretty sweet. I think I took the longest shower of my life.
The plasma TV w/ DVD and VCR were also great, and the fireplace was a nice touch, though the "firewood" (it's not real wood, but rather a pile of firestarter logs I think) only lasted for about 15 minutes before it went out. We might have done something wrong, I don't know.
The staff are fantastic...really, really friendly and also very knowledgeable of the surrounding wineries. I would recommend taking a trip up to Alexander Valley and the Russian River areas of Sonoma. Also, if it's a nice day out, the view from the Artesa winery is amazing, and that winery is also only a couple of miles from the inn.
It's a great place to stay, and I definitely look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the midst of the beautiful Carneros winegrowing region is Carneros Resort and Spa, a luxurious Napa Valley retreat designed to make absolutely everything feel better. Carneros Resort and Spa was created to provide an intimate atmosphere of Napa Valley hospitality reminiscent of its unique surroundings. Nestled among 28 acres of seemingly endless rows of grape vines, bucolic Napa farmland and scenic apple orchards, Carneros Resort and Spa's design was based on cues from the local countryside - including barns, silos and ranchers' cottages - combined with stylish resort accommodations and modern interiors to capture the region's distinct charm as well as the needs of our sophisticated guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Hotel Napa
- Carneros Inn
- Carneros Resort And Spa Napa, Napa Valley, CA