The 6 Best Hotels in Calistoga

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The 6 Best Hotels in Calistoga

By Abby E. Wilson February 19, 2024

Napa Valley is known worldwide for its prized vineyards, but it’s the charming town of Calistoga at the region’s northernmost tip that offers its own alluring reasons to visit—rejuvenating natural hot springs, boutique-lined shopping strips, stellar hiking trails, and irresistible eateries.

Beyond its geothermal geysers and relaxing spas, Calistoga has a plethora of swanky resort-style retreats, so no matter how you define relaxation, this collection of hotels has got you covered.

Hot Springs Retreats

After a day of sipping and seeing, slip into a state of deep relaxation at these Calistoga retreats’ detoxifying hot pools and mud baths—some of Northern California’s most-prized and best-kept secrets.

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

1507 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-4102

Operated by the same family since 1952, Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs has welcomed guests with the same iconic neon sign for more than six decades. Renovated accommodations have a comfortable, mid-century modern feel, and groups can even reserve a restored 1924 Victorian house that sleeps 15. Millions have experienced its spa, which boasts three geothermal pools brimming with natural mineral water, and many guests enjoy the indoor mineral pool as well, which is kept at a balmy 103°F.

Insider Tip: Sink yourself deep into a mud bath in one of the garden’s open-air spa tubs—their proprietary mud mixture includes organic Canadian peat mixed with volcanic ash from nearby Mount St. Helena, topped off with warm natural mineral water.

UpValley Inn & Hot Springs
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UpValley Inn & Hot Springs

1865 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-9400

Named after Calistoga’s advantageous northern placement within the Napa Valley, the UpValley Inn & Hot Springs is a boutique wellness destination and Napa fan-favorite. UpValley’s pool and hot tub are 100% natural mineral water—fed by the on-site geothermal well and the steam room is refreshingly scented with eucalyptus essential oils. Make it a day at any of the surrounding wineries, take a complimentary cruiser bike for a spin, or hike the Oat Hill Mine Trail that’s a quick five-minute walk away from your room.

Insider Tip: If you prefer a more secluded accommodation with all the hotel amenities, book UpValley’s “Hidden Apartment”—a private, smartly furnished one-bedroom space that’s away from the après-winery hubbub.

Boutique Hotel Charm

Surround yourself in elegance at these quaint Calistoga gems, each offering stylish accommodations and personalized service to make for a restful, unforgettable Wine Country retreat.

Embrace Calistoga, an Inn in Napa Valley, CA
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Embrace Calistoga

1139 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-9797

Treat yourself to a five-star stay at the historic, adults-only Embrace Calistoga, a luxuriously renovated 1873 bed and breakfast in the heart of Napa Valley Wine Country. Here you’ll experience unmatched hospitality from owners Brent and Chris, including plush bathrobes, generous wine and cheese happy hours, and delicious bedtime chocolates. You’re sure to feel like family when you sit down for freshly squeezed orange juice, bottomless French-press coffee, and Chris’s gourmet breakfasts on Embrace Calistoga’s beautiful wraparound porch.

Insider Tip: Make sure to grab yourself a complimentary snack pack and area map from Embrace Calistoga before you leave for a long day of Napa wine tasting and touring.

The Bergson
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The Bergson

1010 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-5755

What The Bergson lacks in size, it makes up for in elegance—its luxurious rooms and suites feature fireplaces, feather beds, jetted tubs, and private balconies. Take breakfast outside on the intimate garden patio or eat in your room, cocooned in a fluffy bathrobe. Just minutes from downtown Calistoga, The Bergson offers many guest-exclusive specials for local restaurants, spas, wineries, and activities.

Insider Tip: Planning a quick getaway? The Bergson doesn’t require a two-night minimum stay like many of the surrounding Calistoga hotels

The Inn on Pine
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The Inn on Pine

1202 Pine Street, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 942-6829

The Inn on Pine is surrounded by vineyards but is still just a hop, skip, and a jump from Calistoga’s enchanting downtown scene. Each of the Inn’s 13 comfortable guest rooms are quaintly decorated and many include a jetted whirlpool tub, as well as a gas fireplace. Outdoors, a pool and hot tub boast epic mountain views—perfect for grabbing that bottle you bought during the day’s wine tastings and soaking it all in. Our favorite part? The generous continental breakfast and fresh cookies daily.

Insider Tip: Hit up the detoxifying FAR Infrared Sauna at The Spa at EuroSpa next door—it uses heat energy to relax muscles, reduce stress, and relieve joint pain.

Luxe Resorts

World-class hospitality meets iconic vineyard views at these premier Napa Valley resorts with amenities and delicacies that are straight from pages of your most sumptuous storybook.

Four Seasons Resorts
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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley

400 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515, (707) 709-2100

Plan a legendary Wine Country getaway—the kind that only the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley can deliver. As the only Napa Valley accomodations with an on-site winery, organic working vineyard, and Michelin-starred restaurant, Auro, the Four Seasons offers unparalleled fine dining and grape-to-glass experiences. Select from stylish guest rooms, expansive suites, or private, multi-bedroom villas and do stop by the grand stone Spa Talisa to unwind with a mud bath or vineyard scrub.

Insider Tip: The Four Seasons can arrange for a private chef to prepare a dinner party for you and your group, so you can sit back and worry only about memory making.

Solage Calistoga
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Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection

With its sophisticated guest suites, massive outdoor swimming pool, award-winning Spa Solage, and geothermal pools with mountain views, the Solage Calistoga epitomizes Up Valley luxury. You’ll truly be living the good life in Wine Country as you ride complimentary bikes around town, take a cold plunge and revel in a eucalyptus steam room session, savor farm-to-table fare at Solage’s top-rated restaurant, Solbar, and sip whiskey by firelight.

Insider Tip: A meal or two at Solbar is certainly worth your while, but for something on the more casual side, don’t miss the tacos at the resort’s poolside bar, Picobar. Pair it with guacamole, featuring whipped avocado, seeds, nuts, and goat cheese, and you’re set.

Honorable Mentions

Best Western Stevenson Manor
Best Western Stevenson Manor

Location is everything and the Best Western Stevenson Manor has classic guest rooms and suites within steps from it all. Start your Napa adventure with a hot breakfast buffet, call it a day in the heated pool and hot tub, and have yourself a nightcap from the in-room wet bar.

Calistoga Inn
Calistoga Inn

If you want a cozy, economical Wine Country option with on-site dining, look no further than the historic Calistoga Inn. Get the most bang for your buck at this centrally located inn, complete with live music from the inn’s own restaurant and brewery right outside your front door.

Indian Springs Calistoga
Indian Springs Calistoga

This self-proclaimed “modern bohemian retreat” comprises diverse Mission Revival-style accommodations on 17 sprawling acres lined with palm trees and lush gardens. Plus, there’s plenty to do while on the property: spa treatments, lawn games, children’s play areas, and even one of the largest natural thermal pools in California.

Calistoga Spa Hot Springs
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs

Though situated in the middle of downtown Calistoga, this hotel’s rooms and amenities are as tranquil as any far-flung Napa Wine Country retreat. Adding to its appeal is the spa, which features volcanic ash mud bath treatments and a mineral water-filled hot tub that could tempt you away from traveling anywhere beyond the resort.