Review: Napa Winery Inn
By Kathy Chin Leong

When you are hankering to visit wine country, and you don't want to break the bank on lodging, the newly remodelled Napa Winery Inn is a sure bet with the right amount of amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Formerly the John Muir Inn, the property features 59 rooms and includes breakfast each morning.  Priced at about $105 per night on weekdays, and $229 for a two-night Wine Country Weekend Getaway package with a $50 gift card for a restaurant meal, it is an excellent place to drop off your bags while you go wine tasting for the weekend.  

The over $1 million that has been spent on upgrades meant fresh paint, carpeting, and furnishings throughout.  Rooms are comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated in crisp white bedding, mustard curtains, and cream walls,  a carpet in brownish earth tones that make you cozy and warm. Each abode boasts a flat-screen TV, table and chairs,  and coffee maker, and in the premium king, double, and whirlpool king rooms, you also get a wet bar and refrigerator.  I love the refrigerator which stores our leftovers nicely!

The three-star hotel offers continental breakfasts that are hearty and satisfying, swimming pool and jacuzzi, in-room Internet, free parking on the premises, and free local calls.  It is next to the highway, so request a room away from the street so you will be away from all noise.  You will need your car during your time here, since it is away from downtown and not walking distance to shops or restaurant row. Nonetheless, you cannot beat the price,  and if you just need a place to settle in after a day of shopping and winetasting, this is a sure bet for a family vacation or a couple's retreat.

****

DETAILS:
Napa Winery Inn
1998 Trower Ave.
Napa, CA
707.257.7220
www.napawineryinn.com

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