Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

Unique Hotels in California’s Napa Valley

 

In California’s Napa Valley, you’ll find no shortage of relaxing fun and entertainment, whatever your preference and your budget. Napa County is best known for its wine industry and the fantastic boutique travel experiences built around it. Millions travel to Napa each year to see and sample the fruits of this fertile valley.

Idyllic Wine Country | Image via Flickr by Urban_Integration

Many Napa visitors make time to ride the Wine Train, a rolling restaurant that takes diners on a tour of the vineyards of Napa Valley in an antique train with authentic Pullman cars; others wake up early to take in the sunrise over the valley from a hot air balloon with a glass of sparkling white wine. Cyclists ride the easy trails of the scenic valley floor, while hikers hit the hills for commanding views from the surrounding peaks.

Whatever your plan, you’ll want to find a hotel that fits your travel style. When making your booking, consider these five choices, with a range of prices and amenities to cater to any taste.

A Spacious Resort

To treat yourself to a few nights of quiet luxurious pampering, play a round of golf on a world-class course, or work on your serve with a tennis pro, visit the full-service Silverado Resort and Spa. Choose your accommodations in one of four resort neighborhoods — from the Mansion Estates in the center of the action to the quiet gated community of Oak Creek East — and choose your itinerary from the long list of activities on offer.

Riverside Luxury

For a conveniently located, high-end room looking over the beautiful Napa River and the Oxbow Preserve nature park, book your stay at River Terrace Inn – A Noble House Hotel. After breakfast, borrow one of their Courtesy Cruiser bicycles for an easy ride down the Napa River trail and to the shops, museums, and wineries in the village. In the evening, unwind with a complimentary wine hour.

Cheers! | Image via Flickr by akash.mehra

In the Middle of the Action

For a convenient and affordable hub from which to launch your Napa adventures, stay at 3 Palms Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. From your comfortable room in the heart of Napa village, explore the restaurants, shopping, and attractions within easy walking distance and book your day trips out into the Napa Valley countryside.

Breakfast in Bed

With luxuriously furnished rooms overlooking the river and next door to the historic Napa Mill — a hip gathering of boutique restaurants, shops, and microbreweries — Napa River Inn should be on your list. This affordable favorite is also locally famous for its complimentary breakfast in bed program: Fresh, hot meals from a nearby bakery are delivered to your room every morning, so you can stay in your robe as late as you please.

For Budget Travelers

For the budget-conscious traveler looking for an inexpensive, comfortable place to stay, Napa Discovery Inn is the perfect choice. This low-cost, high-value hotel just outside Napa village center is highly recommended for hikers, cyclists, ballooners, and outdoorsy tourists looking to fill their days with adventure afield.

With your rooms booked, you’re ready for your Napa Valley adventure! Just don’t forget to bring your appetite for good food and delicious wine.


Cory Hanson is an American travel writer specializing in American and European travel. This is part of a series of American destination posts sponsored by travel search and booking service Hipmunk. Find more Hipmunk posts here, and a full sponsored content disclosure here

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