As someone who spends as much time as possible in Wine Country it seemed fitting to share a list of some of my favorite hotels to stay at in California’s Wine Country. The hotels are sorted by region so depending if you’re visiting Napa, Sonoma or Santa Barbara there are plenty of options.
Also if you’re looking for winery suggestions check out my Top 10 lists including Top 10 Wineries in Napa, Top 10 Wineries in Sonoma, Top 10 Wineries in Paso Robles, Top 10 Wineries in Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara), Top 10 Wineries & Restaurants in Anderson Valley, Top 10 Tasting Rooms in Lompoc & and Top 10 Tasting Rooms in Healdsburg.
Best Hotels in Anderson Valley
Boonville Hotel and Restaurant
The Boonville Hotel is an incredible spot in Anderson Valley where guests can find kind staff, to die for food and the cutest hotel rooms. This spot couldn’t be more beautiful as the Boonville Hotel delivers with its rustic and rural charm. Each hotel room is individually unique and there are many options from a cottage style to a standard hotel room. Read more about my incredible stay at the Boonville Hotel and Restaurant. 14050 CA-128, Boonville, CA 95415
Best Hotels in Napa Valley
The Solage, an Auberge Resort
The Solage is a fabulous hotel in Napa Valley that is full of small town charm and elegance. The modern country feel is the perfect spot to relax after a day full of wine tasting. Make sure to also visit their pool and dine in the fabulous Solbar restaurant to enjoy a cockail or a delicious meal.
Read more about Solage Restaurant here and their fabulous culinary experience. 755 Silverado Trail Calistoga, California 94515
Alila Napa Valley
This is one of my favorite hotels in Napa Valley. Not only because it has one of the best restaurants in town, Acacia House within the hotel (which is for sure a plus), but also because of the intimate vibe of this small hotel (approx. 50 – 65 rooms I would estimate) with an incredible Spa, The Atrio, read more about my Spa experience here, the fabulous Acacia House Restaurant from the talented Chris Cosentino and read my interview with Chef Christ Cosentino here. See my full write-up about this incredible Napa luxury hotel here.
The lovely rooms which have a modern style yet still super elegant and classic. And I loved how our room overlooked the vineyards. This was for sure one of the most incredible hotel room views I have experienced in Napa Valley.
Indian Springs Resort & Spa, Calistoga, California
Another incredible wine country hotel in Calistoga is Indian Springs Resort & Spa located in Calistoga. This hotel has a very zen-like feel to it with its on-site Spa, its huge pool (one of the largest in California) and the relaxed vibe of Calistoga living. They also have an incredible Restaurant, Sam’s Social Club which I suggest visiting even if you don’t get to stay at the hotel. Read about my stay and the luxurious Indian Springs Resort & Spa here.
Best Hotels in Mendocino County
The Elk Cove Inn is perfect for romantic getaways (which is what I went for to celebrate my boyfriend Robert’s birthday), girlfriend getaways, stays with pets, singles, and everything in between. This bed and breakfast has a one-of-a-kind ocean view on the Mendocino Coast. 6300 CA-1, Elk, CA 95432
Check out my blog, The Charming Elk Cove Inn to learn more about my stay.
Photo Courtesy of Elk Cove Inn
The rooms are quite charming and have a cozy feel to them… They also have the most amazing views! When we first arrived you know we had to open a bottle of wine and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Staying here truly feels like a little getaway since Mendocino can sometimes feel like it isn’t California. Speaking of which, Elk and Mendocino have featured on my blog The Cutest Towns in California You Must Visit. There is so much to take advantage of when starting your day here since there is so much breathtaking scenery to see.
Getting Robert’s birthday celebration started with some champagne with breakfast. You really can not beat these gorgeous ocean front rooms and Mendocino County views!
Best Hotels in Sonoma County
The Farmhouse Inn
One of the most magical hotels I have ever experienced is Sonoma’s Farmhouse Inn. The Farmhouse has been voted #1 Best Resort in California, 2017, #3 Best Hotel in California, and #12 Best Hotel in the World by Travel & Leisure. See my full write-up from my Farmhouse Inn visit here.
Harmon Guest House
Healdsburg has a new fabulous guest house which recently arrived and trust me, you’re going to want to visit! The Harmon Guest House located just steps from the downtown Healdsburg Square, is chic, modern and pretty well priced (for Healdsburg that is). I absoluely adore the vibe of this place and their rooftop area is hard to beat. Read more about my time at the Harmon Guest House in Healdsburg here.
Hotel Les Mars
For one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Healdsburg, plan a stay at Hotel Les Mars. This 16-room hotel is located just a block off Healdsburg Plaza and is incredible. Among all the lovely touches the hotel offers for guests such as a glass of champagne welcome, to turn down service with chocolate truffles, to breakfast in bed from their in-house restaurant, Chalkboard, Hotel Les Mars is the best! Read my full blog post here about my stay here and check out my Best Healdsburg Restaurants here. 27 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
The lovely champagne welcome upon checking in at Hotel Les Mars, Healdsburg.
The chocolate that was left on my bed while I was at dinner and returned home to with the fire lit and burning was one of my favorite touches of my stay at Hotel Les Mars. It’s these little touches that make a luxury hotel so special.
The Hotel Healdsburg
Those of you that read my blog know how much I adore Healdsburg. If I had one place to live outside of San Francisco, I would pick Healdsburg. It is beyond charming, has an incredible culinary scene, check out my Top 10 Healdsburg Restaurants post here, and also has amazing wineries. Check out my Top 10 Healdsburg Wineries & Bars here. If you want a centrally located hotel that’s high-end, chic, and overall fabulous check out The Hotel Healdsburg. Read about my stay and the incredible Hotel Healdsburg here. 25 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448.
The newest hotel on this list is Madrona Manor, which just opened Spring of 2022 and I’ve already had the pleasure of staying there and falling in love. What’s not to love the talented Designer + Co-Owner Jay Jeffries and Hotelier + Co-Owner Schisler have created a beyond magical experience that’s not only gorgeous but a luxurious experience in every aspect. Be sure to also check out their fabulous restaurant when you visit. 1001 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448, United States
Photos courtesy of Madrona Manor by Matthew Milman
The most fabulous and newest LUXURY Hotel in Healdsburg is Montage Healdsburg. After spending a night there and visiting their fabulous restaurant Hazel Hill a bunch I can say this is the epitome of Luxury! 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Located in the heart of Sonoma with views of the fabulous Sonoma Valley sits the Olea Hotel. The Olea Hotel is an incredible spot in Glen Ellen that has an elegant feel in an intimate setting. Their hotel rooms are incredible, the staff is so friendly and their food is absolutely divine. I enjoyed breakfast every day as I relaxed outside to enjoy the valley views. Make sure to find some time to stay at this incredible hotel, its hard to beat. And did I forget to mention that they are dog-friendly? That meant I was able to spend time with my French Bulldog, Ernie, which is always a win. 5131 Warm Springs Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
I will say it once and I will say it again, these views are just incredible!
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma California
One of the most iconic and historical hotels in Sonoma is the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. I have stayed here and it’s lovely. The hotel has been in this location for years so has a very historic, elegant charm to it. For those who like pools, there are 3 pools, 2 in the spa and 1 for hotel guests so plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy a lovely getaway. I also recommend a day at their spa. Read about my stay at Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa here and my heavenly day at The Fairmont Inn Spa here. 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476.
The sparkling wine welcome guests receive upon checking into The Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa
I recently stayed at The Madrona and wow, I don’t think I’ve been to many hotels that are this architecturally stunning in my life! This is one of my latest Healdsburg discoveries and possibly one of my best.
The decor of this gorgeous estate is everything you could want and more. I spent plenty of time in the lobby just taking in all the details.
Not only is this hotel beautiful but it also boasts a gorgeous pool and amazing restaurant.
Best Hotels in Santa Barbara County
Fess Parker Inn
The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn is located in the charming town of Los Olivos. It is one of the smallest, most quaint towns in California as I like to describe it as. The boutique and home-like feel of the hotel was incredibly comforting during my stay. Of course, I adored their pool and spent some great relaxing moments there. Read more about my time at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn here. 2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos CA
The Santa Barbara Four Seasons, Santa Barbara California
Adored as one of the most intimate hotels in Santa Barbara, The Four Seasons Resort, Biltmore Hotel is one of the most picturesque and stunning hotels in the area. With an old-school elegance and charm, this hotel is a must-try in Santa Barbara. Read about my hotel stay and their full post here. 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
The Landsby Hotel, Solvang California
One of the most charming boutique hotels I have stayed at in the Santa Barbara region is The Landsby. With a very modern, chic Scandinavian style decor and a great location in downtown Solvang, it is hard not to love this hotel. The rooms are well decorated, chic, spacious, and best of all guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Read about my stay at The Landsby Hotel here. 1576 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463