As the year is coming to a close, I realized it was time for a quick trip to Napa Valley. So with our contributor Natasha, we packed our bags and made the journey.
Searching for a place to stay is always the challenge. Searching for a place in Napa - an even greater challenge. Look no further as this lovely hotel is the perfect retreat when heading to wine country. Conveniently located right off Highway 29, Senza Hotel welcomes you to the Napa Valley in a modern yet cozy way.
Upon entering the suite we were instantly drawn to the vibrant fireplace that seemed to call our names, inviting us in from the outside chill. Large sliding glass doors bedside, allowed you to experience the spectacular views of Napa Valley while keeping a look out for the occasional hot air balloon in the early morning. A large soaking tub, walk in shower, and heated floors created an equally inviting and relaxing bathroom making it almost impossible to leave the room altogether. I think this was the first time, I really had no greater desire to leave, the room was that incredible.
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With a heated pool, quaint spa, exercise room, and complimentary wine hour - the amenities are nothing short of amazing. Different wineries from around the valley come to Senza to offer complimentary tastings complete with hors d’oeuvres, taking the Napa Valley experience just one step further. However it does not end there. Breakfast is to be enjoyed with pastries from Bouchon Bakery, without ever having to leave the property — I may have had an extra croissant or two each day!
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We ventured out one day to stop by a few lovely wineries nearby like Robert Biale Vineyards and Hall Vineyards, two places not to miss for wine tasting. At Robert Biale Vineyards, we were greeted with the friendliest welcome, and adored the opportunity to try their smooth Zinfandels and take a peak at the barrel room — we felt like we were with family here. At Hall Winery, we wandered the grounds with a wine glass in hand, learning about the process behind the wine, all the way gazing at the art collection. These two wine tastings were each unique, and made for a good blend of experiences.
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About an hour and half from both Sacramento and San Francisco, this boutique hotel offers an ideal location without sacrificing luxury. Senza Hotel utilizes each space to create the relaxing environment to call home during your stay in the Napa Valley.
Bon Traveler's Tips:
+ Book a vineyard suite room for stunning views of the grounds
+ Wake up early to watch the hot air balloons take flight or book a room package that includes a hot air ballon tour!
+ Enjoy the complimentary wine hour in the lobby
+ Concierge is your best friend, be sure to ask for assistance in any of your wine tasting plans as they have special relationships with wineries in the area!
Senza Hotel, 4066 Howard Lane, Napa, CA 94558
Book at (707) 253-0382
*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of Senza Hotel. As always, all opinions are my own.