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The Inn On First
Ranked #2 of 22 Napa B&B and Inns
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Palo Alto, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great B&B”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Awesome stay. Jim's recommendations for wine tasting were spot on and fantastic. Jamie's cookies in the evening and breakfast in the morning were the best. Highly recommend the Inn on First!

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We can't say anything that hasn't been already stated. A great place to stay, and we will undoubtedly return on our next trip to the valley. Absolutely awesome.
Stay here -- you'll find yourself returning to the Inn earlier in the day, and reluctant to leave in the mornings.
Thanks, Jamie!!

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Ray T., you are most welcome, and thank you for the props! With so much to do here in Napa, it's nice to hear that you particularly enjoyed being at the inn. We're very grateful. Jamie
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

My husband and I first decided to stay at the Inn on First based on excellent reviews. The inn far exceeded our expectations. We just stayed there for a second time and were equally impressed. Jim and Jaime are wonderful hosts and seem to genuinely care about us having a great experience. Each time, Jim has prepared the most delicious breakfast and even prepared a breakfast to go on the mornings we had to leave early. We really enjoy the freshly baked cookies and port that are out in the evenings. Both Jaime and Jim have given us great recommendations to wineries and restaurants each time and have not disappointed. The location of the Inn is great- it is just a short walk to many great restaurants and tasting rooms in downtown Napa. I can't think of one negative thing to say about the inn. Each stay has been so great- Jim and Jaime have made each visit unique and enjoyable. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed January 2012
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Thank you, and we're happy to hear both experiences have been positive for you! We're not going to sugar-coat it, we honestly do care that every guest has a great experience both at our inn and here in Napa Valley in general. We truly want people to return to Napa as often as they choose to, and the best way to ensure that is to give every guest exactly what they want, so we'll continue to do what we enjoy most, making the best of your visit. As always, thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is greatly appreciated.
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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

I found The Inn On First street through Google. We decided to stay because 1) We only had 1 night and lots of B&Bs require two. 2) The room had a heart shaped tub and private access. 3) The decor of the B&B was contemporary and not overly "foo foo". We loved the personal touch you immediately experienced by receiving an email asking about food allergies/preferences (and Jim remembered when he met us too). The restaurant recommendations were great and I appreciated that reservations were made for us (to Celadon). The subtle touches I also loved were: the split of champagne left in our room, use of a picnic basket and water bottles, and the opportunity to purchase additional snacks for your room. Breakfast was delicious with homemade mini donuts, granola and a large breakfast nacho which was so fun to eat! It rained during our trip and I'd like to go back when the weather is warmer so we can get a better appreciation for the outdoors.

Room Tip: Two rooms have a heart shaped tub!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
I've said this before, but "can't wait to go back" is music to our ears! You'll definitely enjoy breakfast on the patio if you return between mid-May and the end of September, weather permitting of course, and it almost always does! Jim really enjoys preparing the breakfast, and that's why we do everything from scratch. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review, it's always appreciated, and we can't wait to serve you a new breakfast next time! No repeat guest is served the same breakfast twice! That's our commitment to you! Jamie
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

This is the perfect place for a weekend retreat in Napa. Great central location within walking distance to everything. Elegant, clean, charming, comfortable, romantic. The adjective are endless. Jaime was the perfect host. THe breakfast was delicious.

My partner and I took the in-laws here for a weekend getaway in wine country. It was perfect. I would recommend this B&b to anyone!

Room Tip: Sound carries in the main house (typical for any house that is old), but everyone was quiet and resp...
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tiofinnkeeper, Owner at The Inn On First, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
A perfect host? Those are mighty shoes to fill, but I'll continue to do my best with every guest who walks through the door. We look forward to sharing more winery experiences with you, it's one of the benefits of hosting guests who come to the valley with frequency, we all learn so much in the process! Thanks for taking the time to post a review, it is very much appreciated. Jamie
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Property: The Inn On First
Address: 1938 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2351
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Price range (per night): $319 - $703
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn On First 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef's creative innovation each morning, one of his 130 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S'mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows.WARNING: we do not cater to people who want to stay connected to the television. We purposely removed all televisions so that couples can enjoy the intimacy of whirlpool tubs in the rooms with gas fireplaces, or sit out in the garden sipping on wine and enjoying great conversation. Yes, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. ... more   less 
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