California Wine Country, United States

North Block Hotel

Rates per night from$350.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD350.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Cali-Mediterranean mix

Setting

Wine country’s culinary capital

North Block Hotel in Yountville brings together the best of the wine, food and serenity that make California’s Napa Valley so special. Tucked between the city of Napa and the scenic northern vineyards, Yountville is perfectly placed to taste cruise Route 29 or the Silverado Trail by car or the hotel's free bicycles. Yountville is also renowned for its restaurants, and North Block has its own stylish destination, Redd Wood. As for relaxation, the Mediterranean-style retreat has a cooling pool for after a day visiting wineries, and a spa with treatments inspired by wine.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Twenty.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $350.00, excluding tax at 15.2 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $40.32 per room per night on check-in.

More details

Rates include a Continental breakfast of Bouchon Bakery pastries, Greek yogurt, seasonal fruit, cheeses, made-in-house charcuterie, quiche and breakfast potatoes.

Also

Take off for a Napa cycling tour on the hotel’s GenZe bikes, which are free for guests’ use.

At the hotel

Gardens, on-site parking, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, free bottled water, coffee machine, signature bath products. Many rooms have a fireplace.

Our favourite rooms

Opt for an upstairs Deluxe or Superior room with a balcony for the ideal spot to take in the quiet misty mornings. On chillier nights, the fireplace in the Superior and Premium rooms is the ideal backdrop for a great Napa cabernet.

Poolside

The heated lap pool is surrounded by a lounge area and sun chairs, with a nearby hot tub.

Spa

The tranquil Francis & Alexander Spa offers massages, facials, scrubs and couples’ treatments sourced in and inspired by the surrounding Napa Valley. The Un-Corked, for example, is an exfoliation and massage that uses ground grape seeds and wine corks.

Packing tips

Bring an appetite: Yountville is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, so you’ll eat well within an easy stroll of the hotel.

Also

The public areas are wheelchair accessible, and the pool has a motorised lift. There’s no elevator access for the second-floor rooms, but there is one ADA ground-floor guest room with a roll-in shower.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs are welcome for a charge of $150 per night; they’re treated to gourmet dog treats from the legendary Bouchon Bakery, with use of food bowls and a plush bed during the stay. See more pet-friendly hotels in California Wine Country.

Children

Leave them at home. Though children are technically welcome, there are no kid-friendly activities, and only one room has two beds.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Take a table in the courtyard, for starlit dinners.

Dress Code

Hip, but casual, just like the food. Opt for a jumpsuit or maxi dress with light layers for chillier Napa nights.

Hotel restaurant

Redd Wood, from renowned local chef Richard Reddington, is a hip casual bistro specialising in wood-fired pizzas, wood-roasted meats and vegetable dishes using local produce. The pizzas, including a version topped with bacon, asparagus and red onion, are especially good with Napa cabernets, and a nice complement to the rich, more formal dining options around town.

Hotel bar

There’s a bar within the restaurant, with a fantastic selection of local wines and classic cocktails.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10am, lunch from 11.30 to 2pm and dinner from 4 to 10pm.

Location

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Address
North Block Hotel
6757 Washington St
Yountville
94599
United States

North Block Hotel is situated in beautiful Yountville, in the heart of Napa Valley.

Planes

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the nearest major airport, a 68-mile drive from the hotel. Direct flights are available from throughout the world, including Heathrow (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United), New York (Delta, United, American Airlines) and other major national and international hubs. Contact Smith24 for assistance with transfers.

Trains

There is no major train travel to Napa — the nearest Amtrak station is in Martinez.

Automobiles

Hiring a car is advisable for anyone eager to explore the valley or nearby Sonoma and the California coast. The hotel’s a block off Route 29, with abundant free parking.

Worth getting out of bed for

Blame wine hangovers or the valley’s restorative fresh air, but Napa is notorious for its slightly later start to the day. If coffee on the balcony and pastries from world-famous Bouchon Bakery – available as part of the breakfast buffet – don’t fully restore you, book a massage in the wine-inspired spa or nab sunloungers by the pool. When in Wine Country, designate a driver (or hire one for the day) and hit the nearby tasting rooms. Yountville is home to Jessup Cellars, Hope & Grace Wines, Priest Ranch Winery, Domaine Chandon… Please drink responsibly – and if you can't do that, hop on the wine train through Napa Valley.

Otherwise, you can take to the skies in a hot-air balloon and follow the Yountville Art Walk.

Local restaurants

Yountville is renowned for its fantastic food, thanks to Thomas Keller’s trio of destinations. Tables at The French Laundry are nearly impossible to come by, and require reservations the day tables become available, but those lucky enough to land a table can enjoy inventive seasonal fare often using produce plucked from the massive garden across the street. Bouchon Bakery is great for pastries and casual lunches. Keller’s Ad Hoc was not meant to be a permanent restaurant, but the prix-fixe family-style dinners became so popular that it’s become a firm fixture on the Napa Valley scene, especially on Mondays for fried chicken. Redd, by Richard Reddington, may have gone, but sister property Redd Wood is still going strong, wood-firing up on-point pizzas and serving a judicious edit of pastas.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in California and unpacked their cabernets and chardonnays, a full account of their wine country break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside North Block Hotel in Napa Valley…

Napa Valley is all about good wine, good food and utter relaxation… and North Block Hotel is available to help with all three. Set in the heart of Yountville, Napa’s gourmet headquarters, the hotel is well positioned to access the best of the valley’s famed wineries. And when it comes to food, Yountville is world famous for its restaurants, including Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry and Richard Reddington's Redd. Reddington’s more casual second restaurant, Redd Wood, is part of the hotel, serving wood-fired pizzas and seasonal dishes that are ideal to pair with local wines. Breakfast pastries come from Keller’s Bouchon Bakery each morning. And as for relaxation, North Block has created a tranquil escape of lush gardens, a cooling pool and a top-tier spa that sources wine-inspired ingredients for rejuvenating scrubs and massages. At night, retreat to crisp, simply furnished rooms that are designed to turn attention to the beautiful views of the Mayacamas Mountains and vineyard-dotted valley from their private balconies and large windows.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in North Block Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The King Room with Fireplace was very spacious, comfortable and the bed was amazing. It was really nice to sit by the fire in the slightly chilly evenings. The hotel has a nice vibe, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the welcome drink on arrival is a nice touch. The pool was a great place to relax.

Rating

Stayed on 30 Apr 2019

We loved

The pool, the hospitality, the location and the staff. 

Don’t expect

Very large rooms.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Mar 2019

We loved

People there are nice. Room was upgraded with a nice fireplace. The restaurant Redd Weed is perfect and nice for either lunch and dinner even though there are much nice restaurant available in town.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Feb 2019

We loved

It is an honor to be the first to review this hotel. It is a boutique hotel that has everything you need or want for a long weekend. The room is perfect with a small secluded patio and nice bathroom. On-site is a Yountville quality restaurant that is casual. The breakfast meets all expectations and the world-class Bouchon Bakery pastries make it an extra treat. Add in the bikes to ride to the vineyards and the complementary wine tastings at two high-end tasting rooms and the hotel has everything you want or need. Oh I forgot, when you check-in they offer you a full pour glass of a nice wine or a glass of fine whiskey. The fact that it was only 11.30 made me reluctantly go with the wine. And finally, the staff was truly professional and there to help with any request. A wonderful stay!

Don’t expect

Expect it all.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Dec 2018