St Helena California is known for wine, hospitality, and cuisine. Many visitors
come to town during a Napa vacation to visit the Culinary Institute of America
and are sure to be pleased by the selection of St Helena hotels. Keeping with
the tradition of hospitality in Napa
Valley, St Helena has a range of accommodation options that all make the
visitor feel right at home. Whether you’re looking for a place to drop your
bags while you explore the wineries, history, and cuisine of the town, or are
looking for a luxury retreat to relax, this area of Northern
California has a choice to suit you.
A popular luxury hotel in St
Helena is Meadowood
(pictured). This hotel has it all: a Michelin award-winning restaurant, talented
chef, private golf course, and spa treatments. Of all the St Helena accommodations,
visitors are often especially impressed by the 85 cottages, suites, and lodges
of Meadowood. Secluded among 250 wooded acres, this resort lures hotel guests,
foodies, and the media, who all want a glimpse of the luxury. The best St Helena
hotels also include a little wine education, and Meadowood will prepare interested
guests for tours of local wineries, ensuring that you make the most of your
days away from the hotel.
For guests who are looking for a bit of charm, the town's main street delivers for an intimate hotel in St Helena. There are seventeen rooms and one suite at the Hotel St Helena, an antique rich, Victorian-inspired accommodation option. Some of the local hotels date back to the nineteenth century and are still privately run. Victorian-style inns like the Hotel St Helena are popular throughout the town, and many visitors to Napa choose to infuse a bit of history into their vacation with their St Helena accommodations. Hotels along the main street provide a great location for exploring the culinary talent of the town while staying within an easy distance of your lodging.
Bed and breakfasts provide another option for a hotel in St Helena. These choices definitely deliver a bit of history, and often the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; in addition, B&Bs often allow visitors to easily get travel advice from the knowledgeable local owners. Offering the intimacy of a small inn, these bed and breakfasts are also known for their cuisine. Expect fresh, tasty breakfasts to start your day exploring the Napa Valley. If you’re looking for even more privacy in St Helena accommodations, look into properties that have detached cottages or lodges. For instance, The Wine Country Inn overlooks vineyards and provides guests with the privacy of free-standing cottages.
Of all the downtown St Helena hotels, the Inn at Southbridge is well known for its luxury. With just 21 rooms, this romantic hotel provides vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. Guests may not want to leave the cozy fireside to explore the restaurants of the town, but it is highly recommended. History, cuisine, and welcoming hospitality keep visitors returning to St Helena. For the adventurous traveler, options for biking, hiking, and hot-air balloon rides provide an adrenaline rush during a relaxing vacation, and a lovely hotel balances the day with a comfortable place to rest your head.