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“Impeccable Base for Napa”
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The Inn On First
Ranked #2 of 22 Napa B&B and Inns
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Sandia Park, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
“Impeccable Base for Napa”
Reviewed October 24, 2009

As noted on the other reviews, Jim and Jamie are gracious hosts for this outstanding respite at the end of a long day of touring and tasting. Both really care for their guests well being, something that is all but gone in any Inn or Hotel today. When they say, "come back home soon" at the end of the stay, you get the sense they mean it. Their home is your home when you are there. The Inn has supremely comfortable rooms, large and with all the touches you would expect from the best Inn in the valley (or anywhere else for that matter.) The location is perfect and leads you to easy access to all the highways in the valley. Mercedes is a a wonderful person as well and seems genuinely interested in helping each set of guests with their unique desires. Each question we asked of them was always met with a successful response and with grace. Booking anywhere else in Napa would be a mistake. The only nit I would pick is that the beds are quite firm. If you are used to a pillow top softie, these will give you a firm-a-thon that may not be to your taste. Other than that, run, don't walk, to the Inn on First for a stay you will remember forever.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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long island, new york
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

My husband and I visited Napa for the first time, from New York; and spent three days at the inn on first. After reading all of the excellent reviews, we were not disapointed. Jim and Jamie are gracious, friendly inn keepers. Their attention to detail is evident throughout the inn, from the delicious breakfasts to the beautifully decorated rooms. We stayed in room #9. It was absolutely gorgeous. The homemade truffles and complimentary champagne was a sweet surprise. Both Jamie and Jim were very helpful in recommending great wineries and spots for dinner. Bottega in Yountville is NOT TO BE MISSED! My husband and I hope to return to Napa in the future and will only stay at the inn on first, and I'm a very picky person. lol

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, England
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2009

My husband and I stayed at TIOF for two nights in October.

Before our visit, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of all the positive reviews - how can a B&B be THAT amazing? Surely the glowing reports were a little exaggerated? But you know what - this place deserves all the five stars it has received.

I will not repeat what everyone else has said (all true, by the way), but will sum it up in one sentence: book this place, you won't be sorry.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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jacksonville, florida
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

Just returned from a week long exploration of Wine Country. The Inn on First was my beginning point. It was fabulous in every way. Specifically, Jim and Jamie make every guest feel so welcome and so valuable. Their attention to detail as well as their genuine and warm hospitality make it a TREAT to stay there. The accomodations are lovely and immaculate. This is not granny's b and b.The breakfast was THE BEST of my entire trip. The last night of my vacation was open so I returned to the Inn on First (easy decision) and it was like coming home! I would have come back for the chocolate cookies ALONE!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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VA, USA
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

The Inn on First is perfection! The hosts are warm and wonderful and the food is fantastic. No hotel could compare for the same price! The chocolate chip cookies are to die for! We cannot wait until we can return with friends!

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Memphis, Tn
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3 reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

What a great place, with wonderful hosts and exquisite food! The Inn on First was a perfect place for our party of 5 couples to stay, taste wine, eat wonderful breakfasts and come back to after bike riding and/or just touring the Napa wine region. The rooms are fabulous, clean, well equiped and way better than even the photos show them to be. The breakfasts were among the best food I have ever had. The overall facilities are wonderful - fire every evening, port wine for after dinner, fresh baked cookies each afternoon, internet access, etc. These "details" that Jamie and Jim provide are superb. Overall, it was these things PLUS the extra details (truffles in the room EVERY DAY, wine, water bottles replaced each day, etc.) that make the place way above our expectations. Thanks Jamie and Jim!

We will return and highly recommend The Inn on First to anyone traveling to Napa.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Houston
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101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2009

Thank you Jaime and Jim for creating an amazing B&B. You have prepared everything – even down to the night light in the bathroom – for your guests comfort. Loved all the fresh cut fruit and variety of hot rolls each morning, and that's just for starters. The breakfast was beautiful and the afternoon chocolate chip cookies we're John's fav. Oh, and thank you Jaime for saving my wine posters and postcards that I left behind. I knew you would find them. No stress at this B&B.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Inn On First
Address: 1938 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2351
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn On First 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef's creative innovation each morning, one of his 130 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S'mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows.WARNING: we do not cater to people who want to stay connected to the television. We purposely removed all televisions so that couples can enjoy the intimacy of whirlpool tubs in the rooms with gas fireplaces, or sit out in the garden sipping on wine and enjoying great conversation. Yes, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. ... more   less 
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