Westin Verasa Napa Valley, A Night In The Heart Of Wine Country

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A Visit to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a little getaway to Napa Valley. Home to over 400 wineries Napa Valley is a wine lover’s paradise and has a culinary scene to match. Every adventure needs a home though, and for my stay in Napa Valley I choose the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel. It’s centrally located in the town of Napa, has all the amenities you could wish for and it’s located directly across from the Napa Valley Wine Train. It’s my wine country home base and I can’t wait to sleep away in one of their famous Heavenly Beds after a glorious day of wine tasting and eating. 30 Days In SF is a tough life but someone has to do it.

Pool side at the Westin Verasa Napa Valley

As I’ve already shared, the Westin Verasa Napa Hotel is located right in the town of Napa at 1314 Mckinstry Street. A large sprawling property, you can’t miss it when you pull in off the highway. It may not snow in Napa but that hasn’t stopped the Westin from lighting up the property to help put you in the festive spirit. Pulling into the hotel driveway starts off our stay just right, every car is valet parked so all we have to do is pull up and unload our luggage.

Westin Verasa Napa Valley all lit up for arrivals

Westin Verasa Napa Valley entrance is all about Vallet

Inside the hotel lobby to the right is the registration area where we were fairly quickly checked into our rooms. Already I know I’m wine country, just look at the massive wall of wine bottles behind the registration desks. Once we’ve gotten our keys we are invited to take part in the welcome wine tasting that happens in the lobby lounge area from 5 to 7pm each day. Not a bad way to start the evening if you ask me, but the wine will have to wait as I need to unload my bags and freshen up.

Welcome to the Westin Verasa Napa Valley

Welcome Wine reception daily at the Westin Verasa Napa from 5 to 7pm

My room is located on the 1st floor and is just a short walk from the lobby past the fitness club. It’s nice to know there is a gym but I highly doubt I’ll be sweating during this stay. I open the door to my room and my jaw drops, this isn’t a room it’s a suite, complete with living area, kitchenette and a separate bedroom. It’s massive and a perfect place to unwind after a day of wine tasting. In fact I could hold a little wine tasting here if I knew people to invite.

Inside a 1 bedroom suite at the Westin Napa Valley

Suite view of the kitchenette at the Westin Napa

Heavenly Bed at the Westin Verasa Napa

The bathroom is also massive and boasts a soaker tub and a separate shower. My only complaint about the room is that the tiled floor is freezing! Apparently Napa isn’t used to the cold snap that is happening while I’m here so I had to wear socks otherwise my feet may have frozen and fallen off.

Westin Verasa Napa 1 bedroom suite bathroom

The Westin Napa has a soaker tub and a separate shower

Now that I’m all settled I meet my friends back in the lobby for a glass of wine or two. While there they also had complimentary chair massages on offer, yes please!

Selfie with wine at the Westin Verasa Napa

After unwinding from the drive with a glass of wine I head out to check the back deck. At night it’s beautiful with the fire pit lit but the daytime view of the salt water pool is even better. I may have to slip on my swim trunks and go for a dip.

Back courtyard of the Westin Verasa Napa at night

Daytime view of the Westin Verasa Napa courtyard and saltwater pool

Pool side at the Westin Verasa Napa Valley

The location of the Westin Verasa is perfect and if you are a fan of the Heavenly Beds you won’t be disappointed but the attention to details at the Westin was a bit lacking during my stay. I’m not sure if it was a bad night or the norm but this Westin didn’t live up to the outstanding service I’ve received at other Westins during my adventures. For a four star property my stay was a three star. Will I go back, yes because the beds are just that good and you can’t beat the location.

30 Days In SF Over the course of 30 posts I’m exploring Where to Stay, Where to Eat and Drink and What to Do in San Francisco and the Bay area. I won’t get to everything awesome but I welcome your suggestions and if I don’t get to it on this visit there is always the next time!

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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