Five stars? No, that's reserved for only those properties that make me say to myself, "Wow!" Did not feel that way with Chablis Inn and, in fact, if the motel (not hotel) was in any city other than Napa, an overall rating of '3' is plenty generous. Now, having said that, the price was so reasonable that I spent the difference buying a handful of bottles of wine on the road. I'd rather come back home with glasses half full rather than memories that are half-empty. It's a deal!
Also, my adult children (in their 20's) joined us for a rare family excursion and, thus, we paid for two rooms. Double the cost per night makes the Chablis even more of a value.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, except for the middle-aged man, who said 'tomahto' when I said 'tomato'. We did not communicate ear-to-ear, but Darcy, the young assistant, was gracious and helpful, in addition to listening to my needs with a caring ear.
Room was small, but clean and accommodating. The TV was purchased when Dan Rather was doing the CBS Evening News (or so it seems). Shower control was odd, but after a few moments of playing around with the funky knob, it worked.
Downtown Napa was very close and there is a gourmet market across the street that is simply the most wonderful little European style market you will see in the states. Starbucks is across the street and the neighborhood is quiet. Although I would rather be in downtown Napa, I found the Chablis to be very accommodating.
All in all, a smart place to stay, if you can live without 'luxurious'.
Spend the difference on a nice cabernet or chardonnay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hospitality, Pure and Simple. Value Hotel in the Heart of the Napa Valley. Conveniently located to Wineries, Restaurants and Shopping. We offer "Green" cleaning products and natural amenities as well as upgraded linens and towels to make your stay comfortable. We have a friendly and informative staff to help you discover the gems of the Napa Valley. As a guest of the Hotel you can also relax in our year round heated pool and hot tub after a hard day of wine tasting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chablis Hotel Napa
- Chablis Motel Napa
- Chablis Inn Napa, Napa Valley, CA