The Best Luxury Hotel in Napa California – The Auberge du Soleil
Napa Valley, California is a special place to visit for any wine and food lover. The entire valley is spread out across many towns and there are tons of options of where to stay to enjoy your vacation. There is one spot that stands out from the rest as the best luxury hotel in Napa Valley, California and that is the Auberge du Soleil. Perched on a hill overlooking vineyards, the Auberge du Soleil is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring all that the Napa region has to offer.
Driving up to the entrance of the Auburge du Soleil you are immediately reminded that you are in the heart of wine country by the big corkscrew. After checking in – and of course offered some complimentary wine – you are then whisked off to one of the property’s 50 rooms via a golf-cart. With views from nearly all rooms and suites of the vineyards below, you might think that you are in the South of France. The hotels aesthetic clearly takes its cues from this with lots of European influence throughout. My room had one of the most comfortable king beds I’ve ever slept in at a hotel along with a fireplace, desk, a gorgeous bathroom with soaking tub, and a balcony with views for days. Complimentary snacks and drinks are regularly stocked in the room as well.
In addition to having a room that one doesn’t want to leave from, the amenities of the Auberge du Soleil are second to none. Relaxing by the beautiful pool is a great way to spend an afternoon after a morning of wine-tasting. Cabanas and lounge chairs are readily available along with a delicious menu if you need some snacks. If you need to relax even more, the Spa at the Auberge du Soleil is the perfect place to get some extra pampering. With a full spa menu, steam room, and plunge pools the Spa
The food at the Auberge du Soleil is another reason to visit. With a Michelin starred restaurant on-site, aptly named The Restaurant, the food at the Auberge du Soleil is an experience. From steak to seafood, The Restaurant exceeds expectations. This is especially true at dinner on the terrace overlooking the Napa Valley with the sun setting – it is magical. I would be remiss to not mention the complimentary a la carte breakfast. Delicious options are available and a great way to start the day before heading out for some wine-tasting.
Located outside of the town of Rutherford, the Auberge du Soleil sits between the towns of St Helena and Yountville. This location is perfect for exploring some of the best wineries and restaurants in the Napa Valley. The concierge at the hotel can help you plan your outings from wine tours, restaurant reservations, bike tours, and more.
Whether it is your first visit to Napa or you are a regular visitor, there isn’t a better place to stay in the Napa Valley than the Auberge du Soleil. The amenities and location would be enough to make the Auberge du Soleil a great place to stay. What puts it over the top though is that it is an intimate hotel thanks to the small number of rooms with an amazing staff that ensures that the luxurious expectations that Auberge hotel’s set, is met. If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Napa Valley, California, then the Auberge du Soleil should be at the top of your list.