The Best Napa Hotels for Meetings & Leisure

June 20, 2022

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Are you looking for the best Napa hotels for meetings, events, and leisure? If so, then you clicked on the right blog!

I’m Danielle Gibson and I have been living in Napa since 2012 and in the Bay Area since 1997. I own Danielle Gibson Events, an event company that plans, designs, and produces corporate events, social celebrations, and weddings in Napa Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond.  We are continually scouting out new hotels, restaurants, wineries, and activities which keeps us dialed into the best Napa has to offer. If you are looking to have an event in Napa, California we are the event planning company to plan and design it for you!

Over the years we have only given our industry insight to our dear friends and clients. However, now we want to open the vault and share what we truly love about the beautiful Napa Valley with everyone that is eager to visit.

To book the best Napa hotel, read this!

You don’t want to be spending more time driving than tasting wine! If you are visiting Napa to taste wine at a specific winery that you have already booked or plan to book, we recommend you search for a Napa hotel relatively close to your tasting appointments. Are you more interested in staying in a certain town? In that case, book a hotel in that town and arrange wine tastings (we have over 400 wineries!) within 20 minutes of your hotel. Careful planning and attention to travel times between wineries will enhance your overall experience in Napa.

Where are the best Napa hotels located?

Napa Valley is a California wine-producing region that is 5 miles wide by 30 miles long located about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Napa Valley basically runs north to south with Napa located at the south end and Calistoga at the north end. When you drive up from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Oakland International Airport (OAK) or San Francisco Bay area, the town of Napa will be the first town you will approach on your drive into the area. Most hotels in Napa are located in the towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. We recommend using the Napa Winery Map to help navigate the area. (click to enlarge and download).

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Napa Valley Wine Map

Looking for recommendations on restaurants with event space for your next party? Overwhelmed by how many wineries there are to visit in Napa? Confused about how to navigate Napa Valley? Then check out our other blogs:

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Napa-Guide
Napa-Outdoor-Wine-Tastings

Driving in Napa California

I highly recommend having a car. You can easily drive to wineries during the day, as long as you have a designated driver who isn’t drinking. If you need a driver to take you to your selected wineries or need an itinerary I recommend Napa Valley Wine Excursions and RAM Wine Tours. Contacting an Uber or Lyft to travel from winery to winery isn’t very reliable. At night, I would recommend leaving the car home and walking or grabbing a Lyft or Uber to get around.

Quick tips about our list of the best Napa hotels

Our details are short and sweet, but our list is the only list that makes it easy to figure out where you want to stay! What is most important to my readers?

  • How much is the price of the hotel room
  • What town is the hotel located in Napa Valley
  • Does the hotel have event space for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Are local restaurants within walking distance

The pricing guide we are using is in USD from $-$$$$$ (from the least expensive $ to the most expensive $$$$$). Keep in mind prices will fluctuate depending on the day of the week and time of the year. Also, some hotels ask for a 2 or 3-night minimum stay.

The best Napa hotels list below navigates from south (Napa) to north (Calistoga).

Best Napa Hotels – Downtown Napa

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Andaz Napa

Andaz Napa $$$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Rooftop dining
  • Small event space for planning a corporate event, meeting, social celebration, or wedding
  • Small city feel
  • Walking distance to Napa downtown restaurants
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Archer Hotel Napa Events

Archer Hotel Napa $$$

  • Charlie Palmer Steakhouse restaurant on-site
  • Rooftop dining
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Small city feel
  • Walking distance to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
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The Westin Verasa Napa

The Westin Verasa Napa $$$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Located on the Napa river next to Oxbow Market and Riverstage
  • Walking distance to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Best Napa Hotels (outside of downtown Napa)

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Carneros Resort and Spa, Napa

Carneros Resort and Spa $$$$

  • Restaurants on-site
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • 10-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
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The Meritage Resort and Spa & Vista Collina, Napa

The Meritage Resort and Spa & Vista Collina $$

  • Restaurants on-site
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • 8-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Bowling alley
  • Winery tasting rooms
  • Spa
  • Wine caves
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Senza Hotel, Napa

Senza Hotel Napa $$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • 10-minute drive to Yountville restaurants, a 10-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants, or a walk to Bistro Don Giovani next door
  • Small event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Vineyards views
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Country feel
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The Setting Inn, Napa

The Setting Inn $$

  • 7-room inn
  • No restaurant on-site
  • 5-minute drive to Yountville restaurants, 10-minute drive to downtown Napa downtown restaurants
  • Backyard property and a small barn for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Vineyard views
  • Country feel
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Stanly Ranch Resort and Spa

Stanly Ranch $$$$$

  • 130-room resort, newly opened in 2022
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • 12-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants and a 20-minute drive to Yountville restaurants.
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Best Napa Hotels – Yountville

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Bardessono, Yountville

Bardessono $$$$

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Hotel Yountville

Hotel Yountville $$$

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North Block Hotel, Yountville

North Block $$$

The Estate Yountville

Hotel Villagio, the good and oh-so-social, and its sophisticated counterpart, Vintage House, a chic and tranquil sanctuary are both part of The Estate Yountville.

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Hotel Villagio, Yountville

Hotel Villagio $$$$

  • Newly renovated in 2020
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Walking distance to Yountville restaurants, 15-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Vineyard views
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Small town feel
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Vintage House, Yountville

Vintage House $$$$

  • Newly renovated in 2019
  • Restaurants on-site
  • Walking distance to Yountville restaurants, 15-minute drive to Napa downtown restaurants
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Vineyard views
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Small town feel

Best Napa Hotels – Yountville (outside of downtown)

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Poetry Inn, Yountville

Poetry Inn $$$$$

  • Five-room resort located high above Yountville with vineyard views
  • Restaurant on-site for breakfast, private dining available
  • 5-minute drive to Yountville restaurants
  • Poetry Inn is available for whole-property rentals
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool

Best Napa Hotels – St. Helena

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Alila, St. Helena

Alila $$$$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Walking distance to St. Helena restaurants (about 1/2 mile)
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Vineyard views
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Small town feel
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Auberge du Soleil Resort and Spa, St. Helena

Auberge du Soleil $$$$$

  • A resort located off of Silverado Trail
  • Michelin Starred restaurant on-site
  • 10-minute drive to Yountville restaurants, 10-minute drive to St. Helena restaurants
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or a wedding
  • Vineyard views
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
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Meadowood Resort and Spa, St. Helena

Meadowood $$$$$

  • A resort located off of Silverado Trail close to the town of Saint Helena
  • Restaurant on-site
  • 5-minute drive to St. Helena restaurants
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Currently rebuilding The Restaurant at Meadowood, hotel rooms, and event space due to damage from the fires in 2020, so only partial areas of the resort are open at this time

Best Napa Hotels – Calistoga

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Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa $$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Walking distance to Calistoga downtown restaurants (Uber and Lyft don’t always operate in this area)
  • Event space for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Small town feel
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Cottage Grove Inn, Calistoga

Cottage Grove Inn $$

  • 3 cozy cottages are located within walking distance to Calistoga downtown restaurants (Uber and Lyft don’t always operate in this area)
  • No restaurant on-site
  • Event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Country, small-town feel
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Four Seasons Resort and Spa, Calistoga

Four Seasons Resort and Spa $$$$$

  • A resort located on Silverado Trail close to the town of Calistoga
  • Restaurant on-site
  • 3-minute drive to Calistoga downtown restaurants (Uber and Lyft don’t always operate in this area)
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Winery tasting room on-site
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Indian Springs Resort and Spa, Calistoga

Indian Springs Resort and Spa $$

  • Restaurant on-site
  • Walking distance to Calistoga downtown restaurants, (Uber and Lyft don’t always operate in this area)
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Large outdoor hot springs pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa
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Solage Resort and Spa, Calistoga

Solage Resort and Spa $$$$

  • Restaurants on-site
  • 3-minute drive to Calistoga downtown restaurants
  • Multiple event spaces for planning a meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding
  • Large outdoor pool
  • Spa (treatment rooms, pool, and hot tubs)
  • Fitness center

FAQ’s

How many nights should I plan to stay in Napa?

At least 3 nights is recommended because of the travel time getting to and from Napa. If you are flying in, most airports are 1.5 hours away without traffic, this could take up half of your arrival day and departure day just traveling. I recommend planning to have at least 2 full days for wine tasting and activities around the valley.

What hotels have the best event space for a real Napa experience?

When planning events in Napa, we think the best Napa hotels with event space are Stanly Ranch, The Estate, Four Seasons, Auberge du Soleil, Meadowood, and Indian Springs. Looking for a Napa full-service event planning company for your next Napa meeting, corporate event, social celebration, or wedding? Contact us today!

How different is the experience from staying in a hotel in downtown Napa to staying in the town of Yountville?

Downtown Napa has really changed over the past 10 years, it has more hotels, restaurants, winery tasting rooms, and stores than ever! (and of course Oxbow Market) If you are looking for a small city feel and less expensive accommodations, downtown Napa is for you. The town of Yountville also has many hotels, winery tasting rooms, and stores to enjoy (and of course Bouchon Bakery), but it is more of a quaint, small-town feel and much pricier than Napa.

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