There is no shortage of great hotels in Napa. But if you love traveling with your dog like I do, the real question is whether or not there are great pet friendly hotels in Napa. So, if you’re thinking of whether or not to bring Fido with you to wine country, I wanted to create a list of awesome hotels that love dogs just as much as we do.
Calistoga is at the northern end of the valley and is a quaint little town that offers a good selection of walkable shops, wineries, and restaurants. It’s definitely the most laid back of the valley cities, and is perfect for a relaxing getaway, especially if you enjoy spa treatments.
Solage, an Auberge Resort- $150 pet fee (awesome restaurant called Solbar on property).
Calistoga Motor Lodge- $50 pet fee
St. Helena is probably my favorite of all the Napa Valley cities. Main St is very charming and offers a variety of restaurants and cute shops to peruse (including Fideaux- a boutique pet store). Also, if you are in the area in October, St. Helena hosts an annual harvest festival and pet parade on the third Saturday every year. It’s an awesome event that features a carnival for kids, local wine and food vendors, pet adoption, and of course the pet parade where families and their pets get dressed up and walk the streets and compete for best in show !
Harvest Inn – $150 pet fee
El Bonita Hotel – $20 per pet, per night (They offer a free continental breakfast, who doesn’t love that!)
Home to the best restaurants in Napa Valley, Yountville does not disappoint foodies or Thomas Keller fans, being that TK boasts 6 different dining options (including Bouchon Bakery) in Yountville’s downtown area. The great thing about Yountville is there is something for everyone. Of course for upscale dining at it’s finest there’s The French Laundry, but you can’t bring your dog with you so you would have to book with Paws Out to get your dog tuckered out while you’re enjoying your seven course meal. If you’re looking for great food but want a relaxed environment you have R&D kitchen (best dog friendly patio in Napa Valley) and Ottimo, and if you’re trying to have some late night fun, Pancha’s Bar is all you need to know (cash only).
North Block Hotel – $150 pet fee per pet
Bardessono – $200 pet fee (If you love to pamper your pet with the finer things in life they have a food menu just for dogs).
Napa has a lot of great options for pet-friendly hotels and they are all located in the heart of downtown. Napa is different from the other towns of the valley in a lot of ways. For one, it’s bigger and you’ll find more big name stores like Target, Walmart, BevMo, etc. There’s also more options in terms of things to do, places to eat, and nightlife. But, you kind of lose some character and history, and with more options come more decisions on where you should really go to get the “best.” I absolutely recommend the Oxbow Public Market on First St. as the best one stop shop for most, if not all of your indulging desires. But, the best thing about staying in Napa with your dog is that Andaz Napa has partnered with Paws Out to give guest’s staying with their dogs the best deal on the market. By booking a 1 hour excursion with Paws Out, hotel guests receive 50% off the hotel’s pet fee dropping it from $150 to $75. The excursion is $45 and includes both a walk and a bath so that your pup is returned to you clean, tired, and most importantly happy! So, if you do the math, even after booking with Paws Out to make sure your dog is having just as awesome of a vacay as you, you’re still saving $30 with the pet fee discount.
Andaz Napa – $150 pet fee ($75 by booking with Paws Out).
Napa River Inn – $25 per pet, per night
Westin Verasa – No pet fee, just make accommodations ahead of time (pretty awesome).
The Archer Hotel – $150 pet fee