5 of the Most Luxe Napa Hotels: Fora’s Full Guide

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Looking for an indulgent retreat in Northern California’s most coveted wine region? You’re in the right place. We have five luxurious Napa hotels for you. 

Better yet: want to VIP your stay at the top Napa Valley hotels? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip. Not only will we take the trouble of booking your accommodations (and almost anything else) off your plate, but we can unlock awesome complimentary perks, help you build your ideal Napa Valley itinerary and act as a lifeline in the rare event that something goes awry during your travels. What’s not to love?

Is Napa Valley worth staying in? (Yes!) Is a Napa trip expensive?

First off, yes! Napa Valley is indeed a ritzy destination for oenophiles and travelers who want to indulge in luxury spa treatments. There are also many high-end golf courses, scenic hiking trails and, if you know where to look, a thriving arts scene. Our 3-day Napa Valley wine itinerary — as well as our alcohol-free — cover many of the interesting and luxurious things one can enjoy here.

As for Napa Valley being expensive: this is generally true. There are more affordable vineyards and places to check out — or if you don’t mind a (nice) drive, you can always stay in Sonoma County (see our local's guide to Sonoma County) — but overall, Napa does have a bit of an affluent reputation.

(Exploring Napa Valley also makes for an easy day trip from the Bay Area. If you’re curious, here are the best hotels in San Francisco.)

5 of the most luxurious hotels in Napa Valley

Read on for five of the most luxurious Napa hotels. 

Or, connect with Fora to plan and book your stay in Napa with tailored recs and access to all sorts of cool hotel perks — like resort credits that can be put toward on-property dining or spa treatments — at no extra cost (seriously).

1. Alila Napa Valley: a lavish & relaxing spa retreat in St. Helena

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Surrounded by vineyards and only a short walking distance from Downtown St. Helena and its many fine restaurants, Alila Napa Valley is an adults-only retreat that captures the romantic spirit of wine country. At this five-star Napa hotel, couples (or solo travelers) can enjoy exceedingly spacious rooms or suites, unwind and recharge at Spa Alila and sample high-end, farm-to-table American cuisine at Acacia House. 

There’s a clear focus on wellness at Alila Napa Valley, and the overall vibe is serene. 

Fora Perks at Alila Napa Valley:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley: a bespoke resort set in Calistoga

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Of all the Napa hotels we’re covering, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley (it’s a lot to say, we know) is the only choice with an on-site and operational winery — and a highly reputable one at that. The hotel also features a Michelin-Starred restaurant, Auro, which pairs fine wines with a seasonal menu that draws inspiration from around the world. 

Regarding the hotel’s accommodations, guests have plenty of options. There are spacious guestrooms, huge suites and multi-bedroom villas — all of which feature classy, contemporary decor, stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and a bevy of high-end amenities to enhance your Napa vacation. 

Level up your stay at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley when you book with Fora.

Wondering what to do once you arrive? Check out our guide to things to do in Napa Valley, as well as our Napa and Calistoga itinerary

Fora Perks at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley:

  • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

3. Archer Hotel Napa: a sleek urban hotel in Napa’s quaint, but buzzing downtown

Whereas Alilia and Four Seasons are set in rural-leaning Napa Valley towns, Archer Hotel Napa brings the best of wine country to the semi-urban setting of Downtown Napa. Likewise, Archer’s theme blends California vineyard decor with a sleek, contemporary look. The result is crisp and new, yet still feels true to a wine-country vacation. 

This trendy Napa hotel is surrounded by upscale boutiques, tasting rooms, art galleries and restaurants. And when you’re done exploring you can lounge at Archer’s rooftop bar or indulge in the hotel’s rooftop spa services.

(Sidenote: love to check out local art when you travel? See our art lovers’ guide to Napa Valley.)

4. Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection: one of the best Napa Hotels for travelers seeking relaxation above all else

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Inspired by the natural hot springs of Calistoga, Solage focuses on wellness and relaxation. The Napa hotel’s award-winning spa features exclusive geothermal pools (as well as several additional options), revered Calistoga mud & mineral-water therapies and much more. 

Solage also features a variety of fitness classes, a state-of-the-art fitness center and Solbar, a local favorite for its craft cocktails, leisurely setting and delicious brunch offerings. 

Check out our Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection review for more deets. Or connect with Fora to customize your trip and stay.

Fora Perks at Solage:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

5. Meadowood Napa Valley: one of the most famous Napa hotels & a St. Helena landmark

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A favorite among celebrities and VIPs going back generations, Meadowood Napa Valley backs up its stellar reputation with world-class service and accommodations. The resort maintains a much more traditional vibe — perhaps best described as rustic luxury — compared to the aforementioned Napa hotels (which certainly lean toward contemporary themes), but that’s also its appeal. 

Here you can get pampered at the resort’s award-winning spa, sample regional cuisine and wines at Forum, hike through scenic on-property trails and more, all in the name of a relaxing wine-country vacation.

(Never been to Napa before? Read our first timer’s guide to Napa Valley.)

Fora Perks at Meadowood Napa Valley:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Want to VIP your experience at the best Napa hotels? Book with Fora

Want personalized recs for Napa hotels that fit your travel style and budget? Connect with Fora to book and plan your trip. We’ll help you pick the perfect accommodations per your preferences. Even better: we can score you awesome perks and VIP status at the best Napa hotels at no additional cost. 

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This article has been fact checked by Pro Fora Advisor Mandy Wieker, an expert on travel to Napa Valley, California.

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