My husband and I spent two nights at the Napa River Inn along with another couple. It was our first stay at this hotel and the first time for our friends in Napa.
Both rooms were ready upon our arrival and check in was friendly and efficient. The rooms looked out over the Napa River with small balconies with two chairs and a small table. The rooms themselves were furnished quite nicely - king bed, work desk, two armchairs and a side table - and much to our surprise, a gas fireplace. Though the daytime temperatures were in the low 80's, at night it was in the mid-40's, so we actually were able to enjoy a warm fire each evening and in the mornings to take a bit of the chill off. There was a coffee maker with coffee and tea service provided, along with 2 bottles of water provided each day in the mini fridge in the armoire. The bathroom was well supplied with towels and toiletries. We weren't thrilled with the showerhead - it was the type used to conserve water and the spray seemed to be more air than water. It was, however, adequate. Parking was plentiful and it was a short walk into the center of town.
We paid $225 a night, which included a scrumptious breakfast at Sweetie Pies bakery just downstairs. You could order breakfast to your room, but we preferred to meet our friends at the bakery, which seemed to be quite a gathering place for locals each morning. By going to the bakery, we had a larger selection of baked goods and could choose from a variety of coffees and teas that would not have been available through the room service. We all agreed that the portions were huge! Choices included an egg and ham or bacon croissant or bagel, fresh OJ, a tasty selection of baked goods (the Ana rolls and the scones were delicious) and coffee or tea as well as fresh fruit or a yogurt and granola parfait. Both days we ended up bagging the baked goods and snacking on them as we traveled throughout the beautiful Napa Valley visiting various winieries.
One evening we dined at Celadon, one of the restaurants in the Napa Mill complex. We stopped by during the afternoon to request a table on their patio for dinner and had a most enjoyable light meal. As the evening was cool, there were heat lamp poles and a beautiful fireplace on the patio for our comfort.
We had been lucky enough to reserve a table at the French Laundry our second evening and decided that we would like to engage a car and driver for the trip to Yountville (all the better to enjoy ourselves!) A gentleman at the front desk we spoke with made the arrangements for us, but, unfortunately,there must have been a miscommunication and no car was ordered. Instead, the bellman drove us to the restaurant in the hotel town car. He was a bit confused about the restaurant's location and because we were a bit late, the hotel didn't charge us for the trip. When we were finished with dinner, the hotel sent a cab service, again a town car, for which we paid $40, including tip.
I researched many accomodations in the Napa Valley for this trip. Given that it was harvest time and we didn't exactly want to break the bank, we all felt that this hotel provided great value and good service on our first stay. We would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and would definitely stay here again if in Napa.
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