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Inn St Helena
Ranked #2 of 12 St. Helena B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Enjoyed the stay! The room was great, location very convenient, friendly service, tasty wine and cheese and of course breakfast! Got great suggestions about located places to eat at and visit. Thank you Bruce! A bit expensive for one night, but a great experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great location! Right in the heart of St Helena...in walking distance of shopping,resturants,etc. The rooms are quaint...a little out dated. The air conditioning in our room was not very good which made it uncomfortable in the August heat. Breakfast was outstanding and Bruce the innkeeper was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We were there for five nights and our stay was memorable. The room was clean and well maintained. The breakfasts were great and the location was very convenient. We enjoyed walking to dinner and around town. We really liked the Market. The fire alarm was heard but not a problem. Chris was full of area knowledge and very helpful. We highly recommend Ambrose Bierce B & B.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, and the fire station alarm went off at 1:30am and it is really loud. I wouldn't recommend any lodging on Main street since it is so noisy with trucks, cars and big riggs going by all day and night. What bothered us was that there is no lock upstairs, and anyone can just walk into the place at anytime from the outside and walk in from the outside stair case.
We stayed in the Ambrose Bierce suite and the bed is so creaky and lopsided. We paid $793 for two nights for nothing that was relaxing.
The place is very clean and the breakfast was great. Never saw the owner John, and there was no cheese with the 5:00pm wine hour as advertised. Should have listened to other reviewers about this place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Michael E
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

what I will say right off is that the inn was very clean, which should appeal to most guests. the location was good for us since we had dinner plans at Cindy's Backstreet which was very close. nice area to walk through even in the evening. I thought the Ambrose Bierce suite was quite comfortable.
I would have thought that the innkeepers would have stopped by, at some point, to welcome us. information was printed and left at the front door so that we could get into the home. then we met Chris, who manages that location, who showed us to our room. there was wine set out in the upstairs parlor and we tasted the red - the label removed so we did not know what we were tasting - and it wasn't very good.
Chris is a delightful guy, hospitable and accommodating. however, my husband and I were very disappointed with the breakfast prepared for us and another couple staying there. yes, the croissant was good, but the baked apple left much to be desired (not done, no scooping but rather cutting and eating) and the "egg" benedict was really mediocre. I think having a croissant and an English muffin (even though it was just HALF) was too much about carbs. perhaps a croissant with some style of eggs with some other "something" to adorn the plate would have been appetizing and maybe "tasty". we are not big eaters, but that was just not appetizing at all.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank xquzme99
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed two nights in this very charming B&B in St. Helena. Innkeeper John was exceptionally helpful in organizing everything from balloon rides to medical assistance. The breakfast is great. House has a lot of charm, so can definitely be recommended.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Ambrose Bierce House B&B in St Helena has 4 large and well furnished beautiful rooms and I stayed there by myself visiting Napa Valley Wineries. I had a good stay and was treated very well. For sure recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Inn St Helena

Address: 1515 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1851 (Formerly Ambrose Bierce House)
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Location: United States > California > Napa Valley > St. Helena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in St. Helena
Price Range: $198 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn St Helena 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast! We invite you to experience the romantic charm and "warm and enthusiastic hospitality" of our 1872 Victorian bed and breakfast inn. This California bed and breakfast is in a perfect location... right in the center of the finest wineries of Napa Valley. You can walk to fine and casual dining, historic Beringer Vineyards... and unique shopping in beautiful and quaint downtown St. Helena. ... more   less 
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