Avia Napa

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.

Avia Napa

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.

Avia Napa

The flat screen TV could be watched from the bed or the sitting room, just by turning it around.

Avia Napa

The other side of the TV said this.

Benjamin Franklin wine quote

Amen Mr. Franklin!

The beauty of the hotel extended beyond our room to the terrace, which was lined with private porch swings.

Avia Napa

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.

Avia Hotel Napa

We also had morning coffee and juice out here the next day.

Avia Hotel Napa

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!

Avia Napa

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.

Avia Napa

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.

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  1. Megan’s avatar

    Oh my gosh. I would never have wanted to leave. Those swings are such a nice idea and look like the perfect spot to relax after dinner. And rain shower? Sign me up!

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    This place looks GORGEOUS! We had a TV like that at MGM Grand and we couldn’t get over how cool it was.

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  3. Jessica Maillet’s avatar

    What a beautiful place to stay!

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  4. Jean | Delightful Repast’s avatar

    Mind? What’s to mind about another travel post?! I definitely want to check this out for my next trip to Napa. LOVE those porch swings. Very clever idea! The reversible TV is cool too. Glad you had a lovely time in spite of your change of plans.

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  5. JL goes Vegan’s avatar

    That’s where we stayed in January! Totally agree, will definitely stay there again! We were able to walk to Ubuntu for dinner and on our last morning walked to an AWESOME no-frills diner! The hotel is positively fabulous!

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  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Wat a beautiful hotel! I love reading your travel posts as much as I love the food posts :) I really have to go to Napa soon!

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  7. Heather’s avatar

    That looks like a gorgeous hotel!

    I have never been to Napa but it is high on my travel list – my husband has never been to California!

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  8. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    That looks like a beautiful area. Very nice of them to give you the upgrade.

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  9. Elizabeth’s avatar

    The decor is so elegant and relaxing. I can see why you enjoyed it so much!

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  10. alicia’s avatar

    That looks like a wonderful hotel. I got all relaxed just looking at the pictures. The decor is so beautiful!

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  11. Daisy’s avatar

    Id love to stay here! how beautiful and relaxing.

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