12 Trendiest Hotels in Napa and Sonoma

Daniel Mangin | February 02, 2018

Hipness is always in the eye of the beholder. For some folks, it's all about design, with others focusing on the party scene or artsy elements. With a few exceptions, Wine Country hotels don't strive for Vegas cool or Manhattan chic, but these dozen places pair a keen sense of style with an upbeat vibe. These are the best hip places to stay in Wine Country.


AutoCamp Russian River

Why it made the list

Can't get much cooler than having s'mores around the campfire under towering Guerneville redwoods before repairing to a plush bed inside a tricked-out Airstream with all the comforts of home.

Guests at this spot along the Russian River that debuted in Read More


boon hotel+spa

Why it made the list

This motel-style mini resort kickstarted Guerneville's reputation as a hipster haven when it debuted in 2008. A decade later its aesthetic still feels au courant.

Redwoods, Douglas firs, and palms supply shade and seclusion Read More


Senza Hotel

Why it made the list

A boutique hotel between downtown Napa and Yountville, Senza oozes style with haute fabrics, finishes, fixtures, and furniture. After a splashy 2017 renovation, the several-building complex's oldest structure, the 1870 Parker Mansion, contains the most tech-bedecked rooms.

Exterior fountains, gallery-quality outdoor sculptures, and Read More


The Astro Motel

Why it made the list

Santa Rosa's fun midcentury-modern motel opened a few weeks earlier than expected to accommodate refugees from October 2017's wildfires. This well-run reboot of a 1963 property is as cute as a button. The price is right, too.

The Sixties are back splashier than ever at this tastefully, Read More


Hotel Villagio

Why it made the list

A spa hotel receiving a 2018 facelift, downtown Yountville's Hotel Villagio is poised to become the happenin' sister to nearby Vintage House, renovated in 2017 and pretty groovy on her own.

A multimillion-dollar renovation will transform this formerl Read More



Why it made the list

The quintessence of hip when it opened in 2012, this Healdsburg hotel known for environmentally friendly practices continues to entice eco-conscious travelers yearning to dispense with formality without sacrificing service and style.

Eco-friendly touches abound at this hotel, from the plant-co Read More


North Block Hotel

Why it made the list

Unpretentious style and offhand luxury are the hallmarks of this 20-room Yountville boutique hotel. Design grace notes abound, with plants in the rooms adding a homey touch. The on-site Redd Wood restaurant for casual Italian is an added plus.

A two-story boutique hotel near downtown Yountville's northe Read More



Why it made the list

Guests at this resort for active types socialize at the main pool and Solbar restaurant and bar, then unwind at the spa with a "Mudslide." An update of Calistoga's traditional mud bath, it concludes with a power nap in a sound-vibration chair.

The aesthetic is Napa Valley barn meets San Francisco loft a Read More


Archer Hotel Napa

Why it made the list

This downtown Napa newcomer's wall-mounted Napa Valley topographical map pays homage to the area's ag roots, but nearly everything else about the place screams "let's party," from the open-concept lobby to the rooftop pool and bar set to debut in Spring 2018.

A hybrid of New York City and Las Vegas glamour infused down Read More


SingleThread Farms Inn

Why it made the list

The owners of this Healdsburg inn atop their ground-floor destination restaurant provide sleek luxury in five spacious rooms. The design's divine, and with Control 4 automation systems the technology is state-of-the-art.

A remarkable Relais & Châteaux property a block north of Hea Read More


Las Alcobas Napa Valley

Why it made the list

A canny pairing of old (1907 mansion) and new (2017 concrete, stone, wood, steel, and glass structures), this St. Helena hotel woos sophisticates with understated interiors and vineyard-view rooms. Touches like the handmade soaps guests receive on arrival only increase the allure.

Upscale-casual luxury is the goal of this hillside beauty th Read More

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