We stayed here for 2 nights in a Premier Garden Cottage. Upon arrival, I was dismayed at the uniform compound-like layout of the resort, as well as the closeness of the cottages. However, after spending a bit of time at the hotel, I was won over by the great facilities & truly excellent service. I generally find service at US luxury hotels to be sub-par relative to global counterparts, so this was a truly pleasant surprise. I would note, however, that we got the cottage with the largest garden on the property as well as several test features that are not standard in the other rooms in this category (as the operations manager told us later), & if I had paid this price for the standard cottage, I might have been a bit less impressed.
We saw both a standard cottage & the one we ended up with. Both rooms were long & narrow, with only a rather awkward small clearance between the end of the bed & the French windows opening onto the garden, but quite spacious given the length of the room. The standard garden felt a bit claustrophobic, especially with its high corrugated tin walls (which separate all of the gardens), but our garden was fantastic - large & inviting enough to want to throw a party there for 20-30 people. Our room was very comfortably furnished, with a deep cushy bed (a bit short for my tall husband) with great pillows & sheets; leather chairs with comfy blankets in front of an enormous flat screen TV with a flexible arm wall mount & terrific speaker system (not standard apparently); a fireplace; & a large bathroom with lovely rustic floor tiling, underfloor heating, soaking tub, indoor/outdoor shower, separate toilet cabin, & coffee & espresso machines. There were separate thermostats for the bedroom & bathroom, both of which worked perfectly. The decor was simple & tasteful. The speaker phone came in handy & the generous bath amenities were very nice.
Our cottage, like all the others, had a small porch with chairs out front & a porch light, giving it a homey feeling. Inside, a large set of french windows opened onto our huge garden, which had a table with 4 chairs & 2 chaise longues, a heater, a bar with 2 bar stools, an outdoor wine fridge (ready to be stocked up with your own wines), & our very own gas fire pit - a smaller version of the one in the Farm bar. We really loved this feature, which was great to hang out beside on the chilly nights when we were at the hotel. This garden felt made for gatherings.
Our spa treatments were very good, as were the facilities themselves, which included bath spa rooms looking out into the sky & a great steam room. The outdoor heated pool was warm enough, large & overlooked a beautiful view of the rolling countryside, while the attached jacuzzi was heated well enough to enjoy on a cold day. As for the food, our only experience was with in-room breakfast one morning; it was adequate, but unfortunately a bit of a disappointment. The complimentary wi-fi worked perfectly in our room.
The service throughout was friendly, highly professional, & efficient - some of the best service I have encountered at a US hotel. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a full-service place to stay in Napa with plenty of facilities on-site, within a 20 minute drive of both Yountville & Sonoma.
- 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