(Closed) Where to Stay in Wine Country CA?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love Yountville, Healdsburg, and Calistoga.  All three have cute walkable downtowns with restaurants (Yountville has GREAT restaurants) and shops so you have other things to do besides wine tasting.  Keep in mind that Healdsburg is in Sonoma valley whereas the other two are in Napa.  Most tourists go to Napa so if you’re looking for a more quiet weekend then you should stay in Sonoma valley.  You could do both of course depending on how many days you’ll be here. 

Since I live in the region I don’t stay overnight so don’t have personal experience, sorry.




Post # 4
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Definitely stay in a bed and breakfast – they’re the best, especially in wine country.  The fairmont is more fancy and less country than a B&B.  If you’re looking for a hotel with everything, go to Fairmont.  Although the rooms aren’t that exciting, but the one in San Jose has a sushi bar in the lobby, giant tv screen, piano and live music, etc.  It depends on your style.  Some of the hotels are real nice but personally I like the feel of the B&Bs.

If you’re coming up here and you have time, definitely see if you can go to Big Sur and/or Carmel/Monterey.  You can whale watch, and wine taste there too.  I like driving down there and just staying for a night in a cheap hotel near downtown.  It’s fun.  Enjoy Northern California! 

Oh, and I’d stay in Napa…more to do. 

Post # 5
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Villagio Inn

Aubuerge de Soliel

Post # 6
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’ve stayed at Roman Spa in Calistoga a couple of times and really liked it.  They have a room with a giant whirlpool we snagged once which was awesome.  Calistoga’s a fun town to walk around – a few bars, some good restaurants, etc, all on the one main street.  I don’t have much experience with the rest of Napa or Sonoma, though… need to find another time to go up there.

Post # 7
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you checked tripadvisor? Sometimes I’ll even pick where in an area we’re going based on the best hotel or B&B. You’ll definitely have to pay for your wine tastings in Napa, you may get away with some free ones in Sonoma. Make sure you’re not driving so you can winery hop safely.

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re booked at the Fairmon for our honeymoon in June. I can’t tell you if its good or not yet – but the customer service while booking was great and I read a ton of positive reviews before booking.

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