Archer Hotel Napa

A boutique wine country escape with urban flair

Having long been considered a pass-through to other popular wine country locales, downtown Napa now finds itself the region’s darling new destination. World-class cuisine and shopping, public art, live entertainment venues, wine tasting rooms galore and chic lodging options have elevated the town’s status as the place to be.

At the heart of this burgeoning scene is Archer Hotel Napa, where the best of wine country tradition and boutique hotel hospitality come together to provide an authentically NoCal experience.

A stay at this boutique hotel provides you with a front row seat to the urban energy that has redefined this quaint town and its vibrant riverfront. As the anchor for a historic, lifestyle destination featuring retail, dining and public art, Archer Hotel Napa is at the center of downtown Napa’s renaissance.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The First Street entrance belies an expansive and welcoming lobby lined with seven glass-fronted curio cabinets showcasing retail items and winery partners. Further inside, a central, circular bar takes center stage.
  • Artistry abounds. From the laser-cut iron-ceiling entry, to the custom grapevine chandelier inset into the lobby sky light, to quarried Napa stone walls, every detail is curated to reflect the hotel’s wine country setting.
  • A large, custom-made topographical map lines one entire lobby wall and details the valley’s AVA districts.
  • Each of the five floors in the Napa hotel features in-room and corridor art by local craftsmen and collectives, and public spaces spotlight important works in a range of mediums.
  • More than 17,000 square feet of beautifully designed indoor-outdoor event spaces allow for a variety of functions, but the crown jewel is the 9,000-plus-square-foot rooftop that showcases 360-degree views of downtown and Napa Valley while also offering a shallow water deck, an indoor-outdoor fitness studio and a small spa for ultimate relaxation.
  • Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar, with curated bites from celebrity chef Charlie Palmer, is the ultimate gathering spot for guests and locals alike.

Things to Know

  • Archer is allegedly a real person, and though his identity remains a mystery, his taste, personality and voice are exhibited in whimsical touches, such as Archer’s Playing Cards, a house deck featuring timeless courtesy tips from which hotel staff takes its cues.
  • Every room in each Archer hotel nationwide features bedside reading: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Archer’s favorite book) and a tome representative of the hotel’s location. At Archer Napa, it’s 24-Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson.
  • Asignature element of the Archer brand is the nightly turndown ritual spanning an eight-item rotation of locally curated treats. The destination-specific Napa offerings include regionally made chocolates, cookies and bars.

The Rooms

  • Six distinct room layouts and design palettes allow for differing experiences. Wall coverings, headboards, artwork and furnishings — all in shades of cream, gray and gold — vary from room to room.
  • All rooms feature walk-in showers, while the suites also include a large soaking tub and glass mosaic vanities.
  • Forty-nine guest rooms and suites offer private balconies and/or fireplaces with lounge seating and signature Archer blankets to ward off nighttime chill.
  • Fully stocked in-room refreshment bars feature local partner Clif Family Kitchen treats, such as smoked paprika pimento toasted almonds and nut-butter-filled Clif Bars.
  • Each accommodation includes little touches of luxury, like plush mattresses, Frette bathrobes, Malin and Goetz bath amenities, whimsical slippers, Nespresso coffee machines and temperature-controlled wine coolers.

The Restaurants

  • The Charlie Palmer Collective, led by Palmer and executive chef Francisco Lopez, oversees the hotel’s culinary aspects, including the marquee ground-floor restaurant, a lobby lounge, a rooftop bar, poolside and in-room dining and private events.
  • Located on the ground floor and flowing seamlessly into the hotel’s lobby is Charlie Palmer Steak. The menu features classic American dishes with a straightforward approach inspired by Napa’s agricultural and viticultural regions.
  • Menu highlights at the hotel's signature steakhouse include robust cuts of beef served with a choice of sauces and regional seafood dishes. Don’t miss out on the sensational salads and raw bar offerings.
  • The lobby lounge surrounds the circular bar and features smaller plates, craft cocktails and a variety of local wines by the glass.

24-hour room service
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
1230 First Street, Napa, California 94559
SFO (1 h-1 hr 15 min)   OAK (55 min-1 h 10 min)   SMF (1 h 5 min-1 hr 15 min)  
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