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  • The 12 Best Hotels in St. Helena, CA: Napa Wine Tasting Lodging Guide

    The foliage-covered wall of a Napa Valley Hotel_The Best Hotels in St. Helena

    For wine lovers, the attraction of Napa Valley wineries is second-to-none. V. Sattui calls the town and AVA of St. Helena home, situated in the heart of Napa’s world-renowned wine scene between Calistoga to the north and Rutherford to the south.

    Whether you come to visit for a San Francisco to Napa Valley team building trip with your colleagues, for a romantic weekend getaway, or for a family picnic on our beautiful grounds, we hope you stay a while.

    And if it’s for a longer time, these are the best places to stay in St. Helena, at the heart of Napa wine country.

    If you have your travel vision ready and just need the perfect place in a hurry, here are some quick guides to help:

    Lodging by Experience

    1. Best for families: Inn St Helena, Napa Farmhouse Inn, Southbridge, Spanish Villa Inn, Vineyard Country Inn
    2. Best for adults-only: Alila
    3. Best for honeymoons / anniversary: Harvest Inn, Auberge du Soliel
    4. Best in downtown St. Helena: Wydown Hotel
    5. Best for a historic Napa stay: The Ink House
    6. Best value: El Bonita Motel, Inn St. Helena, Vineyard Country Inn
    7. Best for luxury experiences: Harvest Inn, Auberge du Soliel, Meadowood
    8. Best for dog-friendliness: Harvest Inn
    9. Best for vineyard views: Vineyard Country Inn, Harvest Inn, Alila, Wine Country Inn and Cottages, Ink House
    10. Best for business travel: Southbridge, Vineyard Country Inn, Inn St. Helena
    11. Best all-around: Rancho Caymus Inn, Harvest Inn


    Lodging by Price

    $$$$ ($1,000+/night)

    1. Auberge du Soleil
    2. Meadowood
    3. The Ink House
    4. Alila


    $$$ ($500-$1,000/night)

    1. Harvest Inn
    2. Rancho Caymus Inn


    $$ (Under $500/night)

    1. Wydown Hotel
    2. Wine Country Inn and Cottages
    3. Southbridge
    4. Napa Farmhouse Inn
    5. Inn St. Helena
    6. Spanish Villa Inn
    7. Vineyard Country Inn
    8. El Bonita Motel


    Lodging by Proximity*

    (*nearest to farthest from V. Sattui – but all are close!)

    1. Harvest Inn (1 min drive)
    2. Napa Farmhouse Inn (1 min drive)
    3. El Bonita Motel (2 min drive)
    4. The Ink House (2 min drive)
    5. Vineyard Country Inn (3 min drive)
    6. Southbridge (4 min drive)
    7. Rancho Caymus Inn (5 min drive)
    8. Inn St. Helena (5 min drive)
    9. Wydown Hotel (6 min drive)
    10. Alila (6 min drive)
    11. Auberge du Soleil (7 min drive)
    12. Wine Country Inn and Cottages (9 min drive)
    13. Spanish Villa Inn (10 min drive)
    14. Meadowood (10 min drive)


    Regardless of which of our friends you choose to stay with in St. Helena, we hope you visit our V. Sattui family at our beautiful Italian estate – come and stay a while with us!

    Your Guide to the Best Hotels in St. Helena

    1. Alila Napa Valley

    The foliage-covered wall of a Napa Valley Hotel_The Best Hotels in St. Helena


    • Walking distance/short drive to St. Helena proper, on Main Street
    • 6 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $1,000/night | 4.6 Stars – Google | 5-Star Hotel


    Alila is the World of Hyatt group’s adults-only St. Helena offering, uniting vineyard views with 64 modern suites, all outfitted for a luxury Napa estate experience.

    The estate’s oversized balconies and wraparound terraces blend seamlessly with private outdoor soaking tubs, fire pits, and al fresco dining options, overlooking the vineyards of Beringer Estate.

    Traditional yet contemporary, Alila offers over 2,200 square feet of event space for weddings, reunions, and more, and is close to the lively restaurant, boutique retail, and wine scene of St. Helena’s Main St.

    Alila’s Unique Amenities:

    • Adults Only (18+)
    • Vineyard Views
    • On-site restaurant (Acacia House – seasonal, fresh, local, organic, sustainable fare in a restored Georgian farmhouse) and Lounge (light bites, wine by the glass, views)
    • couple or group reservations allowed
    • 1906 farmhouse; vineyard bridge; full private estate buyouts, special wedding room rates
    • Meeting and Event Space
    • 120 guests indoor/200 guests outdoor accommodation
    • Complimentary Bike Rentals
    • EV Charging
    • $65.00/night Resort Fee


    2. El Bonita Motel

    the classic, art deco-style El Bonita motel off of Main Street in St. Helena, CA


    • 195 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
    • 3 minute drive South of St. Helena proper, on Main Street
    • 2 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $150/night | 4.3 Stars – Google | 2-Star Art Deco Motel


    Don’t let the “motel” moniker fool you – this local treasure is among the best valued stays in St. Helena. More of an art deco boutique getaway, both reminiscent of a classic Napa yet with all the modern amenities and personalized curation of a modern hotel, El Bonita is a tried-and-true favorite.

    The hotel features many favorable amenities, a beautiful view of the surrounding area, curated grounds, and proximity to Main Street, St. Helena, golf courses, and vineyards.

    El Bonita Hotel’s Unique Amenities:

    • Charming art deco style
    • Close to bustling Main Street, St Helena, and closer to V. Sattui Winery
    • Updated, clean, and cozy rooms
    • Manicured grounds and public lounging areas
    • Pool and hot tub
    • Pet-friendly (additional fee)


    3. Harvest Inn

    A hotel room with vineyard views at Harvest Inn, a dog-friendly and luxury amenity-focused hotel in St. Helena, CA


    • On Main Street, near St. Helena proper
    • 1 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $375-$675/night | 4.5 Stars – Google | 4-Star Hotel


    If you love brick accents, dog-friendly room options, or vineyard views (or all three), Harvest Inn is your Napa dreamscape, from a weekend getaway to a fantasy Napa wedding.

    The 81-suite inn offers two modern, spacious room types, both with excellent views of either the nearby vineyard and redwood groves or curated gardens, lawn, and beautiful grounds.

    Each suite is styled refreshingly with a bespoke synthesis of the country-chic and traditional Napa farmhouse accents, featuring private patios with panoramic vineyard views and rustic, signature brick fireplaces.

    Harvest Inn’s Unique Amenities:


    4. Inn St. Helena

    Inn St. Helena, a boutique Napa bed and breakfast located on the Main Street of St. Helena


    • In St. Helena Proper, on Main Street
    • 5 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $390/night | 4.8 Stars – Google | 3-Star B&B


    If you’re looking to stay within walking distance of St. Helena’s Main Street like a local, the winsome Inn St. Helena offers a boutique, bed-and-breakfast Napa stay.

    Historic, neat, and modern, this charming inn is updated yet cozy, offering a home away from home for Napa wine adventurers and explorers of nearby St. Helena’s downtown, which is within walking distance.

    Inn St. Helena’s Unique Amenities:

    • *Current Featured Partnership with V. Sattui – 10% off Best Available Rate
    • CIA (Culinary Institute of America) Attendee Discount (3 minute drive to CIA at Greystone location)
    • Concierge & Wine Shipping Services
    • Room Gift Packages for Special Occasions


    5. Meadowood Napa Valley

    Meadowood Hotel, a country-chic, modern hotel in St. Helena featuring luxury amenities and a Napa hotel club membership


    • 8 minute drive North of St. Helena proper
    • 10 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $1,000/night | 4.7 Stars – Google | 5-Star Hotel


    Visitors will find Meadowood nestled in its own private valley in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, just a short drive from St. Helena’s Main St, though its serene environment feels worlds away – perfect for a retreat-style getaway.

    Meadowood offers a unique balance between the worlds of relaxing in nature, understated luxury, and classic, rustic Napa charm. The 36-suite property features elegant, country-chic stylization, from its multiple suite types to its sparestaurant, and Wine Center.

    Meadowood’s Unique Amenities:


    6. Napa Farmhouse Inn

    Meadowood Hotel, a country-chic, modern hotel in St. Helena featuring luxury amenities and a Napa hotel club membership


    • 5 minute drive south of St. Helena proper
    • 1 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $425-450/night | 4.2 Stars – Google | Boutique Inn & Gardens


    This airy, light-filled inn was formerly an actual 1860s Napa farmhouse, fully renovated with premium modern amenities and rustic charm reminiscent of the French Riviera.

    Napa Farmhouse Inn features 3 acres of organic, sustainably grown farm-style gardens, with guests enjoying the fresh produce and as close of a farm-to-table experience as one can get!

    Napa Farmhouse Inn’s Unique Amenities:

    • Organic Gardens and Curated Grounds
    • Farm-Fresh, Organic Produce & Cuisine On-Site
    • Select Rooms with Fireplaces, Outdoor Balconies


    7. Southbridge Napa Valley

    The interior courtyard of Southbridge Napa Valley, a St. Helena hotel featuring ivy-covered walls and clean, modern rooms


    • In St. Helena Proper, on Main Street
    • 4 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $275-$350/night | 4.6 Stars – Google | 4-Star Hotel


    Southbridge is a mainstay of premium Napa lodging at the heart of Main St St. Helena, with an alluring, verdant environment that emanates from the garden courtyard to the ivy-covered walls.

    This boutique hotel offers the warmth of bright, country-manor-style rooms, featuring private fireplaces, high ceilings, and Juliette balconies.

    It also boasts the only full-service Spa in the Napa Valley, as well as a lap pool, steam room, and fitness classes.

    Southbridge’s Unique Amenities:


    8. Spanish Villa Inn

    The secluded Spanish Villa Inn, a Mediterranean-style St. Helena Bed and Breakfast



    A short jaunt from St. Helena proper, the Spanish Villa Inn offers a quiet getaway via its secluded grounds.

    The property features common eating and lounging areas, a fireplace, rose garden, and tall windows flooding the homey, Mediterranean-style interior with ample natural light.

    Perfect for couples or small groups, the villa may be leased for more long term stays as well.

    Spanish Villa Inn’s Unique Amenities:

    • Mediterranean/Spanish-style design
    • California king beds in all rooms
    • Private library, rose garden, and living room with a fireplace
    • Long term rental of entire villa available


    9. The Ink House

    The Helios Room in the historic home of Theron Ink, The Ink House, a hotel in St. Helena where Elvis stayed in the Napa Valley


    • 5 minute drive south of St. Helena proper
    • 2 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $1,000-1,200 | 4.6 Stars | Historic Inn


    The Ink House is a one-of-a-kind icon among all the options of Napa Valley lodging. The 2-story, 4-room boutique inn is the beautifully restored home of storied Californian agriculturalist Theron H. Ink, who built the original property in 1885.

    The restoration kept the Italian style imparted by Ink at the home’s creation, infusing it with luxurious Californian charm and custom amenities.

    Unique features include a secret basement-speakeasy-entertainment-lounge and Elvis Room, complete with Elvis memorabilia in commemoration of Elvis’ stay at the property during his 1960 filming of “Wild in the Country.”

    Boutique yet well-furnished and well-connected,The Ink House offers an array of events and Napa experiences, from hot air balloon rides, to private wine tastings, culinary classes, sip & cycling, and spa treatments

    The Ink House’s Unique Amenities:

    • Private Vineyard Views
    • Basement Speakeasy
    • Wraparound Porch
    • Private Garden
    • Numerous Curated Napa Experiences Offered


    10. Vineyard Country Inn

    The pool at the Vineyard Country Inn with beautiful vineyard views, located in St. Helena, CA


    • 201 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
    • 4 minute drive South of St. Helena proper, on Main Street
    • 3 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $230/night | 4.6 Stars – Google | 3-Star Bed & Breakfast


    The Vineyard Country Inn transports visitors to the charm and comforts of a modern estate along the French riviera, at an affordable rate.

    All 20 suites offer private sitting rooms and access to the Inn’s cozy common area and grounds. Guests can relax in the heated pool or jacuzzi, enjoying beautiful views of over 100 Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the neighboring vineyard.

    Vineyard Country Inn’s Unique Amenities:

    • Sitting room with wet bar and fireplace in every room
    • Heated pool and hot tub with vineyard views


    11. Wine Country Inn and Cottages Napa Valley

    Looking through the vineyard at Wine Country Inn and Cottages, a St. Helena hotel in the north of the St. Helena AVA


    • 5 minute drive to Main Street, St. Helena
    • 9 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $300-350/night | 4.5 Stars – Google | 4-Star Hotel


    The 3-story main buildings of the Wine Country Inn peek through the vines of nearby Freemark Abbey’s vineyards, the main house’s elegant weeping willow swaying gently next to the outdoor spiral staircase.

    Locally-owned, the tranquil estate is among the most northerly in the St. Helena AVA, near the border with Calistoga. 29 rooms, a mix of modern, updated suites as well as private, standalone cottages, overlook the vineyards. Though there’s no restaurant on-site, it’s only a few minutes from lively Main Street.

    Wine Country Inn and Cottages’ Unique Amenities:

    • Vineyard Views
    • Dog-Friendly Room Options
    • Group Reservations and Meeting Rooms
    • Pool and Hot Tub
    • No Resort Fee


    12. Wydown Hotel

    The frontage of the Wydown, a luxury St. Helena Hotel located in the heart of Main St, St. Helena


    • In heart of St. Helena Proper, on Main St
    • 6 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $350-400/night | 4.8 Stars – Google | 3-Star Hotel


    Wydown is a 12-room boutique hotel born of owner Mark Hoffmeister’s vision for an artful, luxury enclave in the heart of St. Helena’s downtown. Located on Main St in the midst of the restaurant, wine, and retail action, Wydown offers a tasteful retreat from the day’s adventures that is both aesthetic yet cozy.

    From Luxury Corner (large) to Premium (medium) room selections, all suites feature the highest degree of design detail, from bespoke artwork, to Restoration Hardware fixtures, marble countertops, walk-in showers, and in-room luxury refreshments.

    Wydown Hotel’s Unique Amenities:

    • *Current Partnership with V. Sattui – 15% off Best Available Rate
    • Proximity to downtown St. Helena
    • Bespoke common areas and room design
    • Art-filled Tea Room
    • Gifting Options
    • Daily, fresh continental breakfast
    • Free on-site parking


    Technically, Not St. Helena Hotels – But Close Enough for An Honorable Mention:

    13. Auberge du Soleil

    An aerial view of adults-only hotel Auberge du Soleil and its Terrace Restaurant, one of the best hotels in St. Helena featuring luxury hotel offerings and amenities


    • 9 minute drive to Main St, St. Helena
    • 7 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $1,000-$1,600/night | 4.7 Stars – Google | 5-Star Hotel


    Translated to “The Inn of the Sun,” Auberge du Soleil’s 50-suite luxury resort complex perches among the terraced foothills of the Vaca Mountains, offering one of the most luxurious stays in the Valley.

    The resort is redolent of the sunny ambiance of the French Riviera, both from its light-filled, vista-focused room designs as well as its culinary excellence.

    The goal of the owner, restaurateur Claude Rouas, was to bring the epicurean and sun-filled luxury of a retreat in Provence into every aspect of the resort experience.

    Looking out over the vineyards of the Napa Valley from the Terrace Restaurant, toasting the sunset from the tableside champagne cart while enjoying chef Robert Curry’s curated prix fixe dinner, it is easy to feel that vision come alive.

    Auberge du Soleil’s Unique Amenities:


    14. Rancho Caymus Inn

    The beautiful courtyard of the Rancho Caymus Inn, a spanish-style hotel in Napa Valley, one of the most historic and luxury hotels in St. Helena


    • 9 minute drive to Main St, St. Helena
    • 5 minute drive to V. Sattui Winery
    • $450-$1,400/night | 4.9 Stars – Google | 3-Star Historic Hotel


    The Rancho Caymus Inn is a unique, hand-crafted boutique hotel between the worlds of Rutherford and St. Helena. The Inn’s immaculate Spanish style immerses any guest in a stay deeply historical and Californian, echoing the beautiful attention to detail from the pioneering Mission era.

    Artisanal elements such as stained glass window accents, wrought iron, and exposed 1800s wooden beams weave each room into one tapestry of rustic elegance and old-world leisure.

    The Inn also offers a 2-story Casita for longer stays, allowing guests the tranquility of an even more intimate escape into Napa wine country.

    Rancho Caymus Inn’s Unique Amenities:

    • *Current Featured Partnership with V. Sattui – 15% off Best Available Rate
    • Made-to-Order Breakfast
    • Complimentary Evening Wine Tastings from Local Vintners
    • 2 Private Event Spaces for Meeting or Groups


    Staying in St. Helena? Come Home to a V. Sattui Wine Tasting

    Our home is yours during your visit, and we welcome all, especially families – here at V. Sattui, we are proudly family-owned and operated ourselves.

    We also pride ourselves on offering the most authentic Napa wine and the most welcoming Napa wine tasting experience.

    A major reason we offer our wines exclusively on-site at our Napa estate winery is that we believe our wine offers a unique connection to St. Helena, and to our rich family history here in the Napa Valley.

    Tasting our wine at our beautiful Napa Italian estate is a fun, unrepeatable experience – to enjoy great Napa wine in the placwhere it is from, with the makers that lovingly crafted it (us!), and with each other.

    We also lovingly craft fresh, artisan sandwiches, pasta, charcuterie, homemade gelato, and more in our deli every day.

    Even if not for a tasting, feel free to come relax with friends and family in our beautiful picnic grounds, open to all (no outside food or wine though – we have plenty we’d love to share with you here!).

    You can also bring a piece of our home back to yours, whether it’s back to your resort, to sip a glass while looking out over the vineyard in the evening, or to wherever your travels lead you.

    So, wherever you stay, come and stay a while, and visit us!

    P.S. – New to Napa or St. Helena? Check out our Know-Before-You-Go Guide to Napa Wine Tasting, Travel, and more to delve deep into our rich home region.

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