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Cabernet House, an Old World Inn
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas
1 review
“B & B Delight”
Reviewed October 15, 2007

The wife and I decided on a last minute trip to Napa Valley as a long weekend get away. I fortunately stumbled onto the Old World Inn while searching the internet. Everyone raved about the inn and the service they received. Typically most people only write reviews when they are not happy with their stay but I didn't see any of them concerning the OWI. Due to the lateness of our booking we were not able to stay in the same room for our entire stay. We stayed in a different room each of the three night stay. We thus has a good opportunity to sample more of the OWI than others. Although we had to live somewhat out of our suitcases, the staff made it work by moving everything to our different room each day. Just like any successful company they are only as good as the people that work there. This is truly the case with the OWI. The people and services offered to the guests is A one. We were given recommendations on restaurants and wineries and were pleased with each one. Thanks for an enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2007

I can't say enough great things about the Old World Inn in Napa! The inn itself and the innkeepers were amazing! They really helped us plan our whole wine country trip and made reservations for tours and dinner. I must have emailed back and forth with Vic about 6 times and he was always helpful and pleasant and all of his suggestions were perfect! We actually stayed in the "Artist's Retreat" which was across the street, but our room was beautiful (Painter 2) and they left wine, food, desserts, and baked goods for breakfast in our own personal fridge. They could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

  • Liked — The innkeepers were so helpful and friendly
  • Disliked — everything was great
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank soxchik
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 8, 2007

Yes, at the Old World Inn I felt like the staff went out of their way to make sure that I had a memorable experience. I was greeted warmly upon arrival, guided up to my beautiful "Chocolat" room, and told about all of the interesting things to see and do in the area. Later I enjoyed my complimentary wine in the courtyard under a lovely lime tree surrounded by the scent of honeysuckle vines and the sound of the water in the fountain. Later, more wine, and an excellent assortment of cheeses, and chocolate desserts that were mouth-watering. There were so many things I loved about The Old World Inn, but mostly I loved that I felt pampered, rested, and refreshed after my stay there. I can't wait to go back!

  • Liked — Beautiful room, excellent food.
  • Disliked — The street noise
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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1 Thank Suz88
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san jose
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2007

Welcome to a taste of the past where simple pleasures and small touches add up to huge experiences. Our reservation started online and they followed up with a phone call and email. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly smiling faces and a plate of cookies. Our introduction started in an unhurried tour and explanation of what to expect. We were offered tips and reservations were made for us. The very accommodating staff went the extra mile. Just the right amount of interaction made us very comfortable. At 5:30 we were treated to a small spread of cheese and dried fruit and a private tasting by Judd's Hill Winery. Chilled wine and real glasses in our room was very thoughtful. Our Night in Paris was charming and felt like we were on a true vacation far from home. At 7 pm chocolate goodies and topping off the evening a caraff of wine was available to abide by the cozy outdoor fire pit. In the morning hot coffee and ready to steep french press coffee pots greeted us. The breakfast was souflet eggs, juice& yogurt. Music in the background was fitting to the era of the Victorian home. This was a true treat to experience again and share with friends.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — No cross walk in front on street
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank terri v
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Newtown Sq.,Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed September 27, 2007

The B & B Experience - To 'B' or Not to 'B'
Definitely to 'B' at the Old World Inn!
Our family decided to stop giving Christmas gifts and birthday gifts to each other a few years ago and in exchange opened a savings account and made deposits on every occasion. It became known as the 'Birthday fund'! We decided to put our fund to good use upon our mother-in law's 60th birthday(which was this August). We just had to decide on a destination-Napa.
The next step was to research the best possible place to rest
ourselves during our tour of Napa. We searched and kept coming back to the Old World Inn. In comparison with several other B&B's available ,Old World Inn always shined. Due to a great website, personable friendly staff, which whom I spoke
with on several occasions, it became quite clear that picking the
Old World Inn was the best choice! Our trip has come and gone and it was truly special in every way! It was so pleasant to wake up in such a beautiful and cozy environment ! In addition to the beautiful ambiance, it was great to return from a day of wine tasting only to go to bed in complete comfort with a belly full of delicious treats from their very qualified and capable chef. I am
truly returning home looking extremely well rested and with a feeling of complete satisfaction that your inn helped to make our Napa experience a perfect one! Thank you!

  • Liked — The overall decor
  • Disliked — can't say
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Thank jaybirdjill
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OK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2007

We spent 2 nights at the Old World Inn after reading great reviews online. The inn exceeded our expectations for our first B&B experience. The innkeepers were friendly and helpful from the time we made our reservation to the end of our stay. They gave us great recommendations on which wineries and restaurants to visit and how to get there. Our room, La Biblioteca, was cozy and comfortable. The bed was great. We really felt like we were staying at a friend's house while we were here. The breakfasts were fabulous and the outdoor seating area was great for relaxing after a long day of wine tasting. We enjoyed talking to the other guests about their trips and to the innkeepers to get the local choices. All of the recommendations of where to go were great. The inn is conveniently located within walking distance to great Napa restaurants and easy access to Hwy 29 and Silverado Trail. We highly recommend staying here for your trip to Napa. We were sad to have to leave!

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank pokes05
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2007

My wife and I concluded our honeymoon with three nights here. What an amazing stay. The owners could not have been friendlier, even agreeing to ship wine home for us via UPS after we left.

We stayed in the small cottage behind the house and had a lovely time. The King bed was acutally a temperpedic, and so comfortable, not to mention the DVD projection system at the edge of the four poster. (The house has several hundred DVDs, you just pick out your choice for the night and put it back on the shelf in the morning.)

The main house was quite lovely also, with plenty of space to read. We really enjoyed the breakfasts that were prepared. Couldn't find one negative about the entire time.

  • Liked — Our room
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
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Thank jslotter2004
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Property: Cabernet House, an Old World Inn
Address: 1301 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 94559-2412
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cabernet House, an Old World Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1979 in a historic Landmark building built in 1906, Old World Inn's Cabernet House was one of the first small hotels in the Napa Valley. Choose from 8 rooms or a Private Cottage, all with fireplaces and featherbeds. Discover tips and secrets of the Napa Valley from innkeepers who are locals and love sharing their favorite spots. Enjoy a gourmet "wine taster's" breakfast each morning, come back and relax in our wine cellar at the afternoon wine reception at our sister property (Hotel Napa Valley, just one block away). Walk to dinner (choose from 50+ restaurants!), Then stroll back to find handmade chocolate nibbles waiting for you. Discover the Napa Valley from a different perspective! ... more   less 
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