The 15 Most Luxurious Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

Daniel Mangin | February 02, 2018

These 15 Wine Country luxury inns and hotels—some rustic, some urban, some resortlike, some intimate—win our loyalty for their distinct personalities, indulgent service, and commitment to fulfilling their well-heeled guests' every desire.


Andaz Napa

Why it made the list

Downtown Napa's first entrant in the rustic-but-hip lodging sweepstakes remains a favorite. For a luxurious stay, book a room or suite with a deep soaking tub and a double-sided fireplace.

Part of the Hyatt family, this boutique hotel with an urban- Read More


MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

A few blocks south of Sonoma Plaza, the verdant and secluded MacArthur Place supplies luxury in the form of a tranquil spa, a first-rate steakhouse, and a classy bar known for martinis. The splurge here and well worth it is a Garden Spa Suite.

Guests at this 7-acre boutique property five blocks south of Read More


Archer Hotel Napa

Why it made the list

Suave design and a see-and-be-seen atmosphere ensure round-the-clock glamour in the New York City–based boutique chain's downtown Napa edition. Archer's Den suites seduce one and all with luxe fabrics and surfaces and superlative amenities.

A hybrid of New York City and Las Vegas glamour infused down Read More


Vintage House

Why it made the list

The rooms and suites at this spiffed-up Yountville hotel are among the Napa Valley's most aesthetically pleasing accommodations. The feel in the rooms and public areas is ultracontemporary.

A 2017 makeover transformed the former Vintage Inn into a sn Read More


Hôtel Les Mars

Why it made the list

Don't be surprised if on your first morning you awake thinking you're in a Paris mansion, not a Healdsburg hotel. Totally understandable. Old World glamour pairs well with haute casual California style here.

This Relais & Châteaux property takes the prize for opulence Read More


Ink House

Why it made the list

A restored 1885 Italianate with a porch that wraps around the entire structure, the inn contains four lavishly furnished rooms with custom-made furniture, chandeliers, and other accessories. A Bentley whisks guests to dinner and other appointments.

The goal of the Castellucci family, which lavishly refurbish Read More



Why it made the list

This Yountville hotel achieves LEED Platinum status year after year, proving without a doubt the compatibility of luxurious facilities and eco-friendly practices. Bathrooms with built-in spa tables for massages and other in-room treatments rank high among the cherished amenities.

Tranquility and luxury with a low carbon footprint are among Read More


SingleThread Farms Inn

Why it made the list

The term "curated experience" suffers from overuse in the hospitality biz, but it really does apply to the proceedings at this five-room inn above SingleThread's highly praised destination restaurant. Everything from the linens to the European coffee makers was chosen with the utmost deliberation, but the hospitality comes off genuine and relaxed.

A remarkable Relais & Châteaux property a block north of Hea Read More



Why it made the list

Expect casual but caring service at this Calistoga resort that emphasizes health and wellness with a large spa and bathhouse and a packed schedule of fitness activities. The feel is upscale yet California casual in the guest rooms, many with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplaces.

The aesthetic is Napa Valley barn meets San Francisco loft a Read More


The Farmhouse Inn

Why it made the list

The fifth-generation owners of this Russian River Valley inn and their concierges share their deep knowledge of Sonoma County with guests, particularly regarding wineries and restaurants. Plan on at least one evening meal at the inn's romantic farmhouse dining room, though.

With a rustic-farmhouse-meets-modern-loft aesthetic, this lo Read More


Carneros Resort and Spa

Why it made the list

This southern Napa Valley stalwart caters to upscale travelers—families, wedding parties, couples seeking romance—with stylish, privacy-oriented rooms that make the most of the 28-acre resort's pastoral setting. There's plenty to do on property and the concierges can arrange visits to exclusive area wineries, or you can just sit by the hilltop infinity pool and bask in the vineyard views.

Freestanding board-and-batten cottages with rocking chairs o Read More


Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Why it made the list

A full-service St. Helena resort with a spa that wows, a vineyard-view pool, and a destination restaurant helmed by a Food Network star, Las Alcobas pampers guests from the second they arrive. The best rooms include two second-floor vineyard-view suites with fire pits on their L-shaped balconies, but all the options here satisfy.

Upscale-casual luxury is the goal of this hillside beauty th Read More


Poetry Inn

Why it made the list

This hillside Yountville property puts a premium on discreet service, but the entire experience of staying here is sublime. Take privacy and romance to the max and have the five-room inn's accomplished chef prepare dinner served in your room or on its balcony, or head to The French Laundry and other iconic restaurants less than 10 minutes away by car.

All the rooms at this splurgeworthy hillside retreat have fu Read More


Auberge du Soleil

Why it made the list

On many Wine Country visitors' bucket list, Auberge epitomizes Napa Valley luxury. The hillside retreat's staffers—at the front desk, in the spa, or on the destination restaurant's valley-view terrace—provide effortless service. From the landscaping and the room decor to the flavorful cuisine, everything impresses at this Rutherford classic.

Taking a cue from the olive-tree-studded landscape, this hot Read More


Meadowood Napa Valley

Why it made the list

Like the region's wines, Napa Valley style represents a fusion of high-quality ingredients and casual elegance, and no place pulls it off quite as well as mellow Meadowood, whose restaurant rivals The French Laundry for top Wine Country honors. Posh, private, and perfect, this 250-acre resort always ups its game, doing so in 2018 with revamped pool and fitness areas set to debut by summer.

Founded in 1964 as a country club, Meadowood evolved into an Read More

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