DISCLAIMER: I stayed here 2 nights for free because my wife was working for one of the sponsors of the Napa Valley Wine Auction. We did pay for our food, but the lodging was free (well, she was working the event, so she earned it in my eyes.)
That being said, this is a really nice property. Secluded. Quiet. Upscale goes without saying given the price tag. But not pretentious -- I have a low tolerance for going places where people are there to be seen: this is not one of those places (but when you tell locals you're staying here, they always say, "oh how nice!" as they raise their eyebrows).
To get the most out of this place, you really need to stay probably 4-5 nights and use the pool, spa, tennis courts etc. We didn't have a chance to do any of that since we had a full schedule with the Wine Auction and attendant gatherings (dinners, lunches at local wineries and restaurants).
Staff was very friendly and helpful. NEVER got any attitude from anyone on the property.
Room itself was very nice -- like having our own little bungalow. Having said that, do I think it's worth $800+ a night? Eh, I dunno about that. But it was spacious, had a GREAT bed (seriously, the most comfortable bed I have EVER slept in a on vacation - I was tempted to ask what brand bed it was!), nice bathroom amenities, and a nice little patio overlooking the golf course.
Yeah, the TV is small...but who comes to Napa to watch TV in their room? If you do, I pity you.
The in-room breakfast brought to us was good, but frankly I've had a similar breakfast at the San Francisco Marriott that was just as good at half the price. Staff was great though: they forgot my orange juice and brought us 2, one on the house. Nice.
Only gripe: we left our room the second day in the morning. When we got back at 3:30 p.m. to take a break and freshen up before dinner, the staff was still cleaning our room, so we had to wait in the lobby/lounge area for about 45 minutes until they were done. This kinda thing shouldn't happen on a property like this.
Like another reviewer said: if you have cash to burn, by all means, stay here. If you're like my wife and myself and prefer to throw down $$ on food and going out and seeing the sights instead of where you hang your head, you can probably find just as good a room for much less in Napa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meadowood is a center of social, cultural and viticultural life in Napa Valley and a second home for those who enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the wine country. The property features championship croquet lawns, seven tennis courts, a nine-hole walking golf course, hiking trails, swimming, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa, wine experiences, an annual cultural affairs calendar, guest rooms, suites and cottages and Michelin three-star dining in The Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meadowood Napa Valley Hotel St. Helena
- Meadowood Napa Valley Resort
- Meadowood Napa Valley St. Helena, CA