Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Avia Hotel Napa

The Avia Hotel Napa is a trendy hip boutique hotel located in downtown Napa, in the heart of California's wine country. The hotel's oversized wrought iron doors open to a modern and spacious lobby with a wine bar providing a convenient place to relax after a long day of wine tasting. The hotel website advertises "complimentary wine tasting every night in the lobby wine bar" however, it's actually a representative from a local winery offering a limited number of tastings. The night we stayed, he ran out of wine within 30 minutes.

The 5-story hotel offers 141 stylish guestrooms and suites with hardwood floors and 9-ft. high ceilings.  The rooms and suites vary in size and luxury. We booked the Master Tub Suite via the hotel's website. Initially we were given the wrong room, the Lux Suite, upon check-in and had to go back to the lobby with our confirmation email pulled up on our iPad to get the correct room. I recommend booking the upgraded Master Tub Suite. The Lux Suite is really just a large room with a too small haphazardly placed wall dividing the living space from the bedroom, whereas the Master Tub Suite had an actual wall dividing the two rooms. The Master Tub Suite included a comfortable king size bed, 42" flat screen television, iPod docking station, coffee maker and organic gourmet coffee, fluffy bath robes, a waterfall shower and an oversized tub located in the bedroom to soak in. The mini-bar is stocked with Dean & Deluca snacks and an assortment of beverages. When you check-in ask the front desk to "unlock" your mini-bar, it took us about ten minutes of fighting with the thing to figure out we had to call the front desk to open it up!

Overall the Avia Hotel Napa is a great hotel for couples staying in Napa. Its conveniently located downtown so you don't have to drive to get a meal or glass of wine. The hotel is contemporary and stylish and quiet which is nice after a hard day of wine tasting.

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