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Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Napa
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Shalimar, Florida
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great place to be based for Napa valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

An interesting hotel in an historic and newly renovated complex of stores and restaurants. Friendly, attentive but discrete staff. Beautiful rooms. Great location.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2009

My husband and I just returned from Napa where we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We were looking for something romantic and unique and we definitely found it with the Napa River Inn. The staff was great and very helpful. A big Shout Out to Renee Chaney, concierge and Armando. They were quick with suggestions and answered every question. They made us feel special and always took time to help us no matter how mundane a request.

Our room was clean and very comfortable. We had a room overlooking the patio but noise was never an issue.

Overall this was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2009

For my 40th Birthday, I planned a trip to Napa Valley with a bunch of girlfriends. I came across this hotel on the Internet and thought it looked pretty nice so I went ahead and booked it. I was beyond pleasantly surprised...beautiful hotel, great location, phenomenal service, great value (including breakfast)...I just loved it. And Renee the Concierge was incredibly helpful with setting up dinner reservations and wine tours. My girlfriends were also impressed...one of them even said the hotel and the trip were far beyond her expectations. I have nothing but fabulous things to say about this place. I highly recommend it and would return again and again!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2009

We just came back from our stay at the Napa River Inn. We had an "amazing" vacation. The staff was friendly, the hotel was perfect. Great location, walking distance to several restaurants. Renee the Concierge helped us ahead of time with planning our wine tour, she was great. We would love to stay again. We could not have asked for a better experience.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2009

My wife and I spent four days here during our honeymoon and had an outstanding experience. The inn offers a full range of guest services ( with the notable exception of a pool) but the friendly staff, excellent service and close proximity o downtown Napa more than make up for the relatively small grounds. On site are two excellent restaurants and Renee, our concierge, was always available to help us find tables at other restaurants (as well as organizing our bike tour and hot air balloon ride).

While those seeking farmhouses and country side will find Napa River Inn's downtown setting a bit urban, if you like walking home from dinner to a very quiet and romantic bedroom, you will love this place.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

My husband and I recently returned from 10 nights in California - spent at 4 different lodgings. The Napa River Inn was a nice hotel, centrally located in the heart of downtown Napa. Many restaurants were within walking distance, a plus in my book. We stayed in the Embarcadero Building for 2 nights, on the 2nd floor, in a room with a fireplace, balcony and river view. The view was not noteworthy, but we enjoyed eating our breakfast on the balcony. The room was not large (considering this was called a deluxe room) and the queen-sized bed was about a foot from the wall, making it difficult to exit. Our bathroom sink had drainage problems, filling almost to the brim while waiting for hot water to emerge from the faucet.

The turndown service was a nice touch, especially since they left 2 champagne-shaped chocolates on the bed. The concierge was very helpful, making reservations for us, as well as assisting us in our wine touring itinerary.

We ate at Angele, one of the on-site restaurants, and were extremely disappointed. It was ordinary food, ordinary service, and overpriced. There are too many great restaurants in Napa and the surrounds to eat at this one.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2009

The staff greated us promptly and were very friendly. The hotel was gorgeous and the rooms were quite spacious and decorated beautifully. The breakfast was awesome, freshly baked goods. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill
Address: 500 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3353
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Napa
#1 Spa Hotel in Napa
#3 Business Hotel in Napa
#3 Family Hotel in Napa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Napa
#5 Green Hotel in Napa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Napa River Inn at the Historic Napa Mill is the perfect central location in Downtown Napa! Just one hour north of San Francisco, experience Napa Valley charm, luxury, and convenience at this romantic Napa Valley historic hotel, nestled in the heart of Napa Valley wine country. Established in 1884 by Captain Albert Hatt, the Historic Napa Mill, a registered Historic Landmark, boasts live entertainment, fine dining, wine tasting, spa, and shops. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, this downtown Napa historic inn will surprise and delight. Explore all of the attractions near the Napa River Inn, including: restaurants, wine tasting, shops, galleries, and the Wine Train. ... more   less 
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