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Known for its world-class wineries and stunning scenery, California’s Napa Valley region is fast making a name for itself for the quality of its accommodations. In addition to offering superlative food and drink experiences, luxury places to stay in Napa Valley include everything from charming inns and B&Bs to chic boutique hotels right up to exquisite 5-star hotels and resorts.

These luxury Napa hotels range from adults-only to family-friendly affairs boasting luxe amenities such as geothermal spa pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and fine dining experiences with menus prepared by renowned chefs using locally sourced items. Many have well-appointed guest suites and villas for those seeking privacy, and just about all have options for those looking for a romantic ambiance.

Specialized wine-tasting events and proximity to restaurants and shopping are other bonuses. Casual, upscale, and country chic aptly describe the vibe at these outstanding properties. Travelling with your fur baby? No problem, as many are pet-friendly.

Here to help you find your way are some of the best luxury hotels in Napa Valley, CA.


The Best Luxury Hotels in Napa Valley


Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley, Calistoga
Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley bedroom living area Bodega 2 bedroom suite at one of the best luxury hotels in Napa Valley CA
Four Seasons Napa Valley is a 5-star oasis of luxury (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley)

The Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley offers the epitome of luxury in one of the world’s finest wine regions. This plush 5-star hotel’s accommodations blend sophistication and relaxation with a mix of opulent villas and estate homes, each embodying the refined ambiance of a private vineyard estate. Whatever your preference, you’ll enjoy sumptuous living spaces, private terraces, outdoor showers, and heated plunge pools, all while enjoying panoramic views of the sprawling vineyards and picturesque mountains.

As lovers of large accommodations, we really like the estate homes. These exquisite, spacious units feature services such as personal estate hosts, dedicated chefs, and private wine tastings, all of which elevate the experience, taking luxury to unprecedented heights.


Four Seasons resort Napa Valley luxurious bathroom with view
Even the washrooms reflect the Four Seasons’ attention to luxury (Photo courtesy Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley)


Your luxury retreat experience includes options such as personalized wine tours. Curated by the resort’s in-house sommelier, you’ll journey through some of the best-known vineyards of Napa Valley. You can also partake in private cooking classes, learning to prepare gourmet meals using locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients.

In need of some pampering? The exclusive Spa at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley offers indulgent treatments inspired by the healing powers of the local flora and the time-honored wellness traditions of winemaking. Signature treatments, such as the Wine Barrel Bath or the Crushed Cabernet Scrub, integrate Napa Valley wines to provide an immersive and rejuvenating experience.

LuxuryUnited States Recommends: For the latest details about one of the best luxury hotels in Napa Valley, CA, including rates and to make reservations, visit Four Seasons Resort & Residence Napa Valley.


Archer Hotel Napa
Archer Hotel Napa - Bed and lights of luxury napa hotels suite
Archer Hotel’s Napa location is located in the heart of the town (Photo courtesy Archer Hotel Napa)

The Archer Hotel Napa is one of the best downtown Napa hotels and will appeal to urban hipsters. A dream for foodies, it is a quick walk to Oxbow Public Market and the Napa Valley Wine Train. It is also close to top-of-the-line restaurants and in-town tasting rooms.

Sleek, luxe rooms come with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and minibars, as well as Wi-Fi. An upgrade adds a furnished balcony. Spacious, industrial chic suites have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, and some have fireplaces, four-poster beds, and wine fridges.

Amenities include the Charlie Palmer steakhouse, Sky & Vine rooftop bar with stunning valley views, and a fitness studio. The property is dog-friendly, as long as your furry friend is under 50 lbs.

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Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford
Auberge du Soleil pools and loungers at one of the best luxury hotels in Napa CA
The pools at Auberge du Soleil offer stunning Napa Valley views (Photo courtesy Auberge du Soleil)

Looking for luxury hotels in Napa, California that are adults-only? You’ve found it at Auberge du Soleil. Inspired by the cuisine and sensibilities of southern France, this sunny hotel has panoramic views of the valley and is about five miles from downtown St. Helena.

The polished, high-country-style rooms come with terraces, fireplaces, and soaking tubs. All feature flat-screen TVs, sophisticated sound systems, Wi-Fi, and in-room complimentary snacks and beverages. Suites have a separate living room and an oversized terrace, and some offer an outdoor soaking tub and rain shower. There are also two villas.
The Restaurant is a legacy Michelin star gem that draws fine-dining aficionados, and there is also the Bistro and Bar for more casual dining. Other amenities include a spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Breakfast is complimentary.

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Hotel Yountville
Hotel Yountville luxury king room at one of the best luxury hhotels in Napa Valley, CA
Hotel Yountville offers plush accommodations along with sp treatments (Photo courtesy Hotel Yountville)

If top-end restaurants are on your list, the Hotel Yountville is a spa resort that certainly fits the bill. Located on the south end of Yountville’s Washington Street restaurant row, the property is just 10 miles from Napa. The Silverado Trail with its many vineyards is also nearby.

Light-infused, all-suite accommodations have four poster beds, fieldstone fireplaces, oversized sunken tubs, minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Some have patios and you can order room service to eat al fresco.

The resort restaurant prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also a bar, pool, and spa. On-site activities include wine tastings, plus there are bicycles and iPads available. Meeting space can also be booked.

LuxuryUnited States Recommends For more details, visit the Hotel Yountville.


Silverado Resort, Napa
Silverado Resort and Spa king room at one of the best luxury napa hotels
Silverado’s king rooms offer quality accommodations in a pleasing setting (Photo courtesy Silverado Resort)

Are you a golf or tennis lover? The Silverado Resort is one of the upscale Napa resorts that will appeal to your heart. Situated on lovely grounds behind majestic white entrance columns, the resort is close to the William Hill Estate Winery and a quick drive to the Napa Valley Opera House.

Accommodations are tucked in neighborhoods called the Mansion Estates and Cottage Drive. More private are The Grove (a favorite for golfers) and Oak Creek East (close to golf, pool, and tennis). Rooms and suites have clean, sophisticated décor – some with balconies, kitchens, separate living areas, and fireplaces.

There are two championship golf courses at this top luxury Napa hotel, as well as tennis courts, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Appetites can be sated at The Grill restaurant, Forno Pizza, or Market & Bakery.

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Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel bedroom with cork mural
Hotel Indigo’s wine-themed rooms are a great base from which to explore Napa Valley (Hotel Indigo Napa Valley, an IHG Hotel)

Outdoorsy types and foodies will appreciate the location of the Hotel Indigo Napa Valley. This top luxury Napa hotel is close to biking and hiking in Alston Park, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and dozens of other wineries.

Rooms are contemporary with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemakers. If you need to stretch out or accommodate children, suites have living areas with pull-out sofas. Some have wet bars and striking wine-themed décor.

Amenities include a bar, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel is pet-friendly, and parking is free. Nearby restaurants pride themselves on localized menus, and at Oxbow Public Market you can get everything from cheese to oysters.

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Hotel Villagio at The Estate, Yountville
Hotel Villagio at The Estate, Yountville bedroom with guitar
Hotel Villagio offers classy rooms and suites in Yountville(Photo courtesy Hotel Villagio at The Estate)

The 22-acre Hotel Villagio is one of three premiere accommodations offered at The Estate in Yountville. The 22-acre property features lush, landscaped grounds, shops, and restaurants, as well as the Vintage House (see below) and a private villa.

At Hotel Villagio, sleek rooms and suites have white walls and woodsy décor with shuttered windows, private balconies or patios, wood-burning fireplaces, generous seating areas, and sunken tubs. Rooms come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is a sumptuous, complimentary buffet with many locally sourced items. There’s a heated pool and a fitness room, plus a spa with outdoor relaxation area and fireplace.

Dining options include Perry Lang’s BBQ cuisine, Bottega (Italian/Napa Valley), Coqueta (Spanish), and ottimo (mercato). Bicycles are complimentary and there are on-site electric vehicle charging stations.

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Vintage House at The Estate, Yountville
Vintage House at The Estate Yountville at one of the best luxury hotels in Napa Valey CA
Romance is on the cards at the elegant Vintage House (Photo courtesy Vintage House at The Estate)

This romantic retreat is one of three hotels located on the 22-acre property known as The Estate. Just under 10 miles from Napa, The Estate is a self-contained haven of luxury and repose.

Vintage House has five guest rooms, one loft suite, and a small bungalow that sleeps two. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemaking machines, wood-burning fireplaces, and private patios. Some have wooden, vaulted ceilings.

A heated outdoor pool, an exercise room, and a spa are available to guests. Breakfast buffet, valet, and valet parking are complimentary. Local, curated activities can be arranged by the concierge.

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Vino Bello Resort, Napa
Vino Bello Resort best luxury napa resorts
Vino Bello offers condo-style accommodations in Napa (Photo courtesy Vino Bello Resort)

Family-friendly, the Vino Bello Resort is a condominium-style hotel that is handy for Trinitas Cellars and Rocca Family Vineyards. Wine lovers can easily drive to the Napa Valley Wine Train, about five miles away. For luxury shopping and first-class dining, downtown Napa is a short drive away.

Accommodations include studios and one and two-bedroom suites with kitchens or kitchenettes, washer/dryers, whirlpool tubs, and private patios or balconies. All have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. If you opt for a one-bedroom suite, you’ll also get a fireplace.

There is a heated outdoor pool, a children’s splash playground, and a gym. Parking is complimentary, as is morning coffee in the lobby. Banquet rooms can be booked for special occasions.

LuxuryUnited States Recommends For more information, visit Vino Bello Resort.


Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa 
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa swimming pool
Fairmont Sonoma features plush amenities and luxe pool areas(Photo courtesy Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa)

Golfers and shoppers will appreciate the location of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, one of the top luxury hotels in Napa. This elegant Mission-style resort is close to Sonoma Golf Club and Sonoma Plaza.

Some rooms have a fireplace or balcony, but all come with flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and Wi-Fi. Suites have sitting areas, coffee machines, and balconies or patios, and some have 4-poster beds and whirlpool tubs. Three Legacy suites have unique Sonoma décor, two with a Jacuzzi tub and fireplace.Dining options include an elegant restaurant, a bistro, and a wine bar. Soak in the geothermal mineral bath at the spa after a treatment or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Classes and guided hikes are available for guests at the fitness center.

LuxuryUnited States Recommends For more information, visit Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.




Contributor Maureen Littlejohn is a Toronto-based travel writer and editor whose curiosity about food, culture, and creativity has fueled adventures in four corners of the world.