Fodor's Expert Review Wydown Hotel

1424 Main St., St. Helena, California, 94574, USA Fodor's Choice

This smart boutique hotel near downtown shopping and dining delivers comfort with a heavy dose of style: the storefront lobby's high ceiling and earth tones, punctuated by rich-hued splashes of color, hint at the relaxed grandeur owner-hotelier Mark Hoffmeister and his design team achieved in the rooms upstairs. In an older building retrofitted to suit 21st-century tastes, the hotel has rooms furnished with plush king beds and contemporary art; bathrooms, stocked with deluxe bath products, have tile floors and marble counters. Other perks include Nespresso coffeemakers, complimentary sodas, flat-screen TVs, and quality sound systems in guest rooms, plus free on-site parking and passes to the gym at a local spa. The three largest rooms occupy corners; those facing Main Street pick up some street noise, so if that's an issue, ask for an atrium room—they're smaller, but quieter and almost cocoonlike.

PROS

  • well run
  • eclectic decor
  • downtown location

CONS

  • lacks the amenities of larger properties
  • large corner rooms pick up some street noise
  • two-night minimum stay on weekends

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-963–5100

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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