A sun-soaked Napa getaway

322 Rooms / 12 Suites

As you make your way to The Meritage Resort and Spa in the Napa Valley, you’ll get a glimpse of the surrounding hills covered with vineyards, and most notably, the town's iconic Grape Crusher statue. The Meritage Resort creates a sense of its place in wine country that starts with elaborate metal gates out front with cutouts of a man working an old-fashioned wine press.

The resort spreads its 322 rooms between two buildings that offer modern amenities and soothing neutral color schemes. You could spend all your time on the property, since there’s a café offering breakfast and lunch; a sports bar and lounge where you can enjoy a burger and cocktail as well as a game of pool or bowling; and a fine-dining restaurant called Siena that serves Italian-influenced fare in the evening.

But Napa is all about exploring, and The Meritage Resort and Spa makes a comfortable home away from home.

Our Inspector’s Highlights

• The Napa hotel features the Trinitas Cellars tasting room in its Estate Cave, where you can sample wines or enjoy a wine-and-chocolate pairing. 

• No matter where you are on the sprawling property, you’ll be bathed in beautiful natural sunlight that’s so abundant in the Napa Valley.

• By contrast, Crush Lounge, a causal restaurant and bar with six lanes for bowling, has a retro-modern vibe with art glass pendant lights and a bright cobalt-blue bar top.

• Unwind in the serenity of the 22,000 square foot Estate Cave – 40 feet underground – where Spa Terra soothes with natural stone and copper accents, blended with old-world Florentine architecture and furnishings.

• The Napa resort sports two gorgeous outdoor pools — one adults only venue and a family-friendly choice — and three whirlpools for ultimate relaxation.

Things to Know

• One of the more unusual features of the Napa hotel’s décor is the cave that's hidden under nine acres of hillside vineyards and houses a tasting room and the resort’s spa.

• While the resort is a destination in itself, it does offer shuttle service to downtown Napa so you can experience the city’s restaurants, tasting rooms, entertainment venues and art galleries.

• The Meritage Resort and Spa will make your furry friend feel at home with dog-friendly amenities like plush beds, water bowls and a special amenity bag full of delicious treats.

The Rooms

• The resort features 322 guest rooms and suites divided between two buildings with exteriors painted in warm tones that evoke Tuscany.

• The guest rooms share a neutral color scheme of beige, rust and cream and include balconies or patios.

• All rooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions, DVD players, a pair of plush robes, coffee makers and mini-refrigerators.

• The tiled bath suites are spacious and offer amenities by Fresh.

The Restaurants

• Located in the main building is the signature restaurant, Siena, which specializes in Italian fare.

• Start your dinner at Siena with a glass of prosecco and then indulge in house-made pastas, just-caught seafood, fresh meats and divine desserts.

• Blend is a good choice for a casual breakfast or lunch with its menu of coffee drinks, white hot chocolate, pastries and steel-cut oatmeal in the morning; cobb salads, turkey panini and wraps at midday; and frozen yogurt or wine by the glass for an afternoon snack.

• If you’re looking for a festive place to have a meal or a martini, head to Crush Lounge. The beverage menu features an impressive international collection of wines, beers and spirits, which complement casual dishes like short rib sliders, burgers, fish tacos and entrée salads.

DETAILS - Insider Information About This Hotel

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