Edited to note that the Avia Napa is now the Andaz Napa. I have not had the pleasure of staying in the Andaz yet, so I can’t attest to the service or anything, but I can say its Napa location is fabulous!
I hope you enjoy this post regardless, and please be in touch with any questions on our travels to Napa or Sonoma!
Another travel post, I hope you don’t mind! I don’t always devote a full post to hotels and inns that we stay at, but our recent stay at the Avia Hotel in downtown Napa is certainly worth its own post.
As you probably remember, I was supposed to run the Napa Marathon until I decided not to. Prior to withdrawing from the marathon, I booked an amazing deal at the Avia Hotel in Napa, and since it was through hotels.com, we had to pay for the room whether we stayed there or not.
I am SO glad that we went ahead with our stay for so many reasons. Not only did we discover a love for downtown Napa, but this hotel was an incredibly priced true getaway place for us.
Upon check-in we were informed of a complimentary upgrade. I hadn’t shared my blog or anything, so the upgrade was pretty much “just because”, and we were very pleased. Check out that room! It offered a sitting area, free wi-fi, superbly comfortable bed, and a rain shower in the bathroom.
We also had a private balcony with a little café table.
The flat screen TV could be watched from the bed or the sitting room, just by turning it around.
The other side of the TV said this.
Amen Mr. Franklin!
The beauty of the hotel extended beyond our room to the terrace, which was lined with private porch swings.
On our first night, after an amazing (not photographed, but seriously, amazing) dinner at Bistro Sabor, we relaxed on one of the swings under the stars.
We also had morning coffee and juice out here the next day.
We didn’t eat in the Avia Hotel’s restaurant, but it was so cute that we will definitely be making a reservation next time!
The whole experience, from the comfortable lobby with chess boards and a fireplace, to the complimentary wine hour with Vic Bourassa from Bourassa Vineyards to the valet staff to the front desk, and on and on, was perfection. If we only stayed in Napa two days and went home, I would have felt this a completely wonderful vacation, with many thanks to the Avia Napa for being a wonderful wine country getaway in the middle of it all.
It didn’t hurt that we were within walking distance to many restaurants, tasting rooms, and the Oxbow Market. I would stay at the Avia Napa again in a heartbeat.