My wife and I stayed at Auberge du Soleil for a long weekend for my 40th birthday. We booked a valley-view suite through AmEx platinum travel service. The hotel and grounds are beautiful, and the hotel is ideally located for exploring wineries in Oakville and northern Napa Valley. The room was excellent, with working fireplace, deep soaking tub, and nice terrace. The pool was also great, as were the hot tubs at the main pool and at the spa. However, given the room rates, we expected the service to be better than it was. Examples: 1) I sent several detailed requests to the concierge to arrange winery tours and tastings and was told that a couple of the wineries that I requested were not available, but in contacting the wineries directly I was able to make appointments; 2) my wife and I asked two different staff the name of an interesting plant and was told by both that they would find out - neither did, and I had to go to the desk to find out; 3) we were running late to dinner one evening and asked the front desk to call the restaurant to advise them - they did not, and we ended up waiting 30 minutes for a table at the restaurant; 4) I left my iPod in the room, and we called the hotel to ask them to mail it back to New York for us - they did but charged the $5 postage to my credit card! All told, these are nitpicks that are not major issues, but these type of details are what makes the difference between my perception that $800 per night for a hotel is worthwhile and my perception that the hotel is somewhat overpriced. Would I stay again? I probably would for another very special occasion, just because it is the best hotel in Napa valley. For my next long weekend in Napa, I'll likely stay elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge Du Soleil provides the quintessential Napa Valley adult getaway. Nestled within a 33-acre sunlit olive grove, with spectacular valley views, the property offers 50 of wine country's most luxurious rooms and suites and a Michelin Star restaurant and bistro with unparalleled outdoor dining. The hotel also features an award-winning spa, adult pool, fitness center, yoga pavilion, extensive sculpture garden, walking paths and a tennis court. A complimentary Mercedes-Benz drive program allows guests to explore the Napa Valley's picturesque landscape in comfort and style. The property also provides outstanding culinary and wine programs for private events with beautifully appointed indoor/outdoor spaces for weddings, social and corporate events. Indulge in the good life at Auberge du Soleil! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge Du Soleil Rutherford