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The Meritage Resort and Spa
Ranked #12 of 30 Hotels in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We stayed at the Meritage Resort and Spa for two nights at the beginning of our vacation. We found the location a little strange. The hotel is located in some sort of a business park off the highway. Our room was nice, the bed comfortable, the view... in some sort of a backyard and staff access. There's nothing really great and nothing bad I can say about the place. Most probably there are nicer places to stay in and around Napa but it served our need for a two night stay.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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MeritageResort, General Manager at The Meritage Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2011

Thank you for choosing the Meritage Resort to spend your time in The Napa Valley. I’m disappointed we did not meet your expectations and would like to personally discuss your experience with you. Please contact me directly so I can ensure you receive a beautiful view and an enjoyable stay when you decide to return.

Michael M. Palmer, CHA
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

I've stayed at many resort hotels. The Meritage did not come close to resort hotel accommodations or service experience. Even though we had booked months in advance, we were originally put in a handicapped equipped room (which is fabulous if you required those conveniences). It also had very little natural light. When we asked for a different room, we were put right next to the stairwell and within earshot of the lobby. At 2:00 in the morning, I was awakened by the sound of vacuums, which I assume was coming from the lobby. The service in the restaurant was terrible and the food just average. It is in the middle of nowhere and with very limited restaurant options and conveniences, such as a coffe shop, on the property. I would never stay there again and certainly would not recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 8, 2012

Thank you for reviewing us! We apologize for any inconveniences you may have gone through while staying with us. Your comments have been addressed, and we hope that you'll try us again to get the full and accurate experience we intend to portray to our guests. Please join us again soon!

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Reviewed June 1, 2011

We were looking forward for this trip!!! We save some money, scheduled a baby siter to watch the kids and fly to SF, drove to Napa al cheer up. Well, this hotel is nothing but a little hotel. Why $300/night, I don't get it. We din't get what promised and were very upset. The cave Spa which is promoted in every brochure and in the hotel's name "The Meritage Resourt and Spa" is a falls information. The spa we were told by Piter from the front desk is a SEPERATE BUSINESS!!! as a guest of the hotel we could not get an appointment nor come and join the facility, such as the steam room or Jacquzi. We were told by the Spa Host that we could not come on the weekend because its booked by out side guest...and there were NO ONE in the SPA. Michael, the manager said the sam thing, the Spa is a seperate business and not part of the hotel!!! The councier keep calling our room looking for us to give us a "welcome gift"...it ends up she was trying to have up come to a 3 hour meeting to buy a time share...6:30 am Monday morning we heard this horrobile sound, looking at the window, we saw the mini people blowing pestasice all over the vines across the hotel.
Well people, save your money and go to another hotel!!!!

Room Tip: get the pool view, there is constraction site fros
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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MeritageHotelManager, Manager at The Meritage Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2013

Thank you for your review. We apologize deeply if we were not able to live up to your expectations or if any information you were given was misleading. We hope that you'll give us another chance, and we look forward to your return. Please come again soon!

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Reviewed May 19, 2011

I just returned from a weeks vacation in Napa and San Francisco. During our stay in Napa we stayed at The Meritage Resort and Spa. We arrived at the hotel were immediately upgraded to a "room with a view" and a bottle of wine. Our room was spacious - two double beds with a flat screen TV. They also offer complementary DVD's and a bag of popcorn to go with it. Our room was spotless and the bathroom worked well with double sinks and a separate area for the toilet. The hotel offers a complementary shuttle which we used nightly to take us to either a restaurant or to the Napa Wine Train. They have their own vineyard with a beautiful spa and wine cave we enjoyed a complementary tasting during our stay. I have to say that the staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly return.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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MeritageResort, General Manager at The Meritage Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2011

The title says it all. I thank you for your positive feedback as we do have a wonderful staff here at the resort and it’s always reassuring to hear it from guests as we so often do. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities and will look forward to your return stay in the near future.

Michael M. Palmer, CHA
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

Joined a couple friends and wife in napa for 2 nights and made the mistake of staying here. The pros: Nice staff, and to our surprise offered a free shuttle service!
Cons: LOCATION!! You are 5-7 minutes out from downtown Napa, but drive through car dealers, home depots etc...to get anywhere. Just really was nothing special at all to the place, you feel like their goal was to be as large a resort as possible, and was nothing more than a glorified Holiday INN.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Management response:Responded July 8, 2012

Thank you for reviewing us! We appreciate your comments and feedback. We apologize if our resort did not live up to your expectations, and hope that next time you'll join us for dining at the Siena Restaurant or some bowling at the Crush Ultra Lounge. Please try us again, and we hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed May 16, 2011

We stayed at the Meritage May 12 to May 15th.

It appears the Hotel is lacking in overall management and Customer Focus. Here are examples of why I say this.

On the first night went to the lobby bar to have a drink, waited over 20 minutes without even an acknowledgement of the bartender. And the bar only had about 5 customers in it. We left and drove into Napa to get batter service.

Spent over $ 400.00 at the Spa, the attendants in the dressing rooms were great, however no hot water in the showers and only comment form front desk we are working on it and we will take a little off you bill, still have not seen that.

Went to the restaurant for breakfast, waited 10 minutes to be seated, again very few people eating at tables most of the tables were empty but still had dirty dishes on them. After being seated took 15 minutes to get have our order taken, then another 30 minutes for the food. This was a simple breakfast not full meals. Service very slow and not customer focused.

We decided to go to the wine tasting room. All over the hotel were notes (even on the room key) go to wine tasting 2 for 1 if you are staying at the hotel. The next day I noticed out invoice and they changed us for two wine tastings. I went to the front desk to ask about this and the front desk said…” I can print your invoice and you can walk over there and ask them why they charged your wrong”, once again lack of customer focus.
In the three days we were there we spent $ 1,600.00 for the room and Spa, defiantly not worth it. I would recommend staying at one of the hotels in downtown Napa and not out in the business park.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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MeritageResort, General Manager at The Meritage Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2011

Thank you for your feedback regarding your most recent stay. Each of your “customer service” experiences lacked attentiveness and in a few cases some “ownership”. I’ve shared all four of your examples with the appropriate staff members and will use this case as a great example of “service failures” during our next team member training. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us.

I would like to ensure that you did receive compensation for the water issue in Spa Terra on the day of your spa services. Please contact me directly at 707-251-1901.

Michael M. Palmer, CHA
General Manager

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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Visited the Meritage Resort and Spa in early September and really enjoyed it. We got upgraded to a suite which was beautiful and overlooked the pool. The free wine tasting was a nice touch- but would have been nice if it was offered to every guest rather than 2 for 1. However, they did have a complementary bottle in the room so it made up for it! The concierge was extremely helpful. She gave us free wine tastings at Jessup and Gerralds wine and was at our disposal for anything we needed. The free shuttle to town was a nice surprise and we took advantage of it the first night we were there. I would recommend staying at the Meritage and I would definitely return to this hotel.

Room: Clean, large and comfortable

Location: A bit far from everything, but they did have a free shuttle into town. We made reso’s at Redd and since the shuttle did not go there we had to take a private car which ended up costing about $100 for the round trip.

Tips: Ask for the upgrade. If you are celebrating a special occasion they might just give it to you!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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MeritageResort, General Manager at The Meritage Resort and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2011

The Meritage Resort and it’s staff appreciate your comments and constructive feedback and we look forward to serving you again in the near future.

All the best,
Michael M. Palmer CHA
General Manager

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Address: 875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558-7524
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Napa
#6 Luxury Hotel in Napa
#9 Business Hotel in Napa
#14 Family Hotel in Napa
#15 Romantic Hotel in Napa
Price Range: $237 - $477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Meritage Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 322
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set against the rolling vineyards of California's Wine Country, The Meritage Resort and Spa illuminates with gracious hospitality, unrivaled amenities, culinary delights, and a wine and spa experience that you'll never forget. Here you can enjoy the best of Napa Valley without leaving the hotel grounds - wine tasting, award-winning cuisine, rejuvenating spa treatments, bowling, and luxurious accommodations over on 32 acres of stunning real estate. The Meritage Resort offers the perfect blend for the perfect stay. After the resort opened in 2006 and the Estate Cave opened in 2007, it expanded with a $40 million enhancement in Spring 2012, followed by a revitalization of the main resort in early 2014, to deliver guests the ultimate Four-Diamond Napa Valley resort experience. We Are Napa. ... more   less 
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