send to printer

Avia, Napa

Editor's Pick
1450 First Street
Napa , California
Tel: 866 644 2842 (toll-free)
Tel: 707 224 3900's insider take:

While the famous up-valley hotels and resorts charge through the nose for their agrarian settings, you can almost always get better rates by staying in downtown Napa. And Avia, which opened in 2009, definitely feels more city than country. Rooms have nine-foot ceilings, wood-grain paneling covering the wall behind the flat-screen TV, a burgundy velvet swivel chair at the desk, and (best of all) bathrooms clad floor-to-ceiling in white marble, complete with dual showerheads and Japanese-style benches. The 141 rooms also have the requisite bells and whistles—king beds, iPod docks, and plush linens. Though the new construction feels slightly sterile, with many hard angles (and chances to stub your toe), an interesting mix of textures and fabrics adds some softness. The downtown location also puts multiple restaurants within walking distance, meaning you can have a third glass of wine without thinking twice.—John A. Vlahides

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.