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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!