When you’re done with a day of Napa Valley wine tasting, sometimes the last thing you want to do is drive around in the evening for a great meal and maybe one more glass of wine. When you make your home base right in downtown Napa at the Andaz Napa, you can leave the car parked and hoof it in style.
The boutique-style hotel has 141 guestrooms and suites, all which seem perfectly roomy for a Napa Valley escape. The rooms have hickory hardwood floors, plush rugs and king-size beds with dark leather headboards. Room furnishings keep to an earthy palette of burgundy, gray and moss green. The bathrooms include Eastern White marble and an oversized walk-in shower with waterfall showerhead.
Additionally, each room has a 42-inch flat-panel TV, in-room refreshment bar, coffee maker, laptop safe and complimentary wired and wireless Internet. Some rooms have private balconies, so if that’s on your checklist, make sure you ask when making your reservation. My room had a luxurious soaking tub that will fit two people, but again, they’re not in all the guestrooms. If you’re a bath person, they’re worth it. Rates start at $169 per night (not including tax), and vary depending on time of year and type of room.
When you’re not relaxing in your spacious room, you can dine in-house on farm fresh food at the Andaz Farmers Table restaurant, which provides daily breakfast and dinner. Its Barista Bar will keep you revving all day with espresso-based drinks, organic coffees, teas, fresh seasonal juices and a grab-and-go menu. For an afternoon break between activities or in the evening, grab a glass at the Mercantile Social bar.
During your stay, play it like a local and spend plenty of time outside on the terrace if the weather’s good. There’s always a fireplace seat if things get a little chilly.
See more at the official website for the Andaz Napa.
Article and photos by Jill K. Robinson of Danger Jill Robinson.