Without getting too much into detail, we had booked a 4 day trip to Napa and had booked a B&B in the countryside, which ended up not happening. Our flight had arrived 30 minutes later than planned, at 12:30 AM, and the car rental agency was crowded and slow. Needless to say, by the time we found out our B&B wasn't going to happen, it was 3 AM. We were exhausted, driving around Napa for another hour, checking in with every hotel in the area, no vacancy anywhere.
We called up one hotel I found via google maps on my phone, who wanted something in the tune of $300 for the night, which we were heading to, because we were at the point of delirium. As we were driving down the road, there were the magical words "Vacancy" without a NO in front of it. Wine Valley Lodge, an oasis in those twilight hours, had not only the night available but our entire stay! For only $100 more for the entire stay than our planned B&B, we were ecstatic.
The room was an average motel room, but clean, and the bathroom was small, but we were ever-grateful for it! The outdoor pool was nice, though keep in mind, that while it may be 80 degrees outside during the day, once that sun sets, the temperature drops FAST, even in July!
The continental breakfast area was nice, with some good self-serve offerings. The breakfast area gets crowded around 8-9 AM, but clears out in 30 minute bits.
The location is EXCELLENT, right off of major roadways that get you to the wineries, nature trails (go to Muir Woods!!) and wasn't horribly far from San Fran for a day trip into the city (bring a hooide with you for San Fran, even if it is July!)
The staff was excellent, and the hotel was overall in good shape. Don't expect a high end hotel, it's a traditional motel with good offerings. The wifi was a bit spotty, but if they upgrade to some wireless N networks, that should be easily fixed.
Overall, if and when we go back to Napa, we are going to book the Wine Valley Lodge FIRST this time!
PS - If you're looking around for wineries, go to the Castillo di Amorosa, best experience ever, blows everything else away!
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- Also Known As:
- Wine Valley Hotel Napa
- Wine Valley Motel
- Wine Valley Lodge Napa, Napa Valley, CA