Set back on a vineyard and just minutes from downtown St. Helena, the newly opened ALiLA Napa Valley is one dreamy hotel. Hyatt Hotel’s 1000th hotel opening, the welcome of this hotel to California’s iconic wine country is exciting.
Having the chance to spend two nights at ALiLa, I found myself wishing it was longer. Overlooking the vineyard, the hotel felt private and intimate. With all of the amenities one could ask for, I was ready to settle in for a few nights of rest and relaxation.
For me, any trip to Napa Valley has elements of rest, whether it be a day at the spa or time spent lounging poolside. At ALiLa, you could do all of this plus have epic views over the vineyards. A luxurious yet refined hotel, it’s one that you’ll want to book for your next trip to St. Helena.
With an unbeatable location, rooms to impress, and memorable food, the ALiLa is a place to call home for a special weekend away. Read on to learn more about the hotel and what you can expect from a stay.
*For those looking for more travel tips on St. Helena, reference this travel guide.
| This blog post is sponsored by the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce & ALiLa Napa Valley. Everything shared in this blog post is my own opinion and I only recommend places that I truly love. |
The ALiLa Napa Valley Review
Rooms: 68 rooms and suites.
Amenities: Pool, spa, gym, and complimentary WiFi.
Dining: Yes, restaurant onsite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cleaning Protocols: Yes, enhanced cleaning for safety. More information.
Affiliation: Hyatt Hotels
The Hotel + Amenities
As you make your way up the sprawling driveway, you arrive into the heart of the hotel. A cozy outdoor lounge area greets you where you await to check-in. At the heart of the property, is a large grassy area that meets the pool.
One of the lovely amenities of ALiLa is the gated pool area that sits up against the vineyards. Plenty of lounge chairs are set up, so if you choose to spend the day by the pool, you have everything you need. Just adjacent, you’ll find the spa that has been recently renovated. You will definitely want to book a massage in advance in this serene space.
On the property you’ll also find bikes to rent to use around town, you’re a very short walk or ride into St. Helena’s downtown. There is also a well-rounded gym available.
One highlight that is worth mentioning is the easy access to Beringer Vineyards. They’ve made a small bridge that connects the two properties, making it very easy to walk over to a tasting. I’d highly recommend booking in advance and calling the concierge at ALiLa and asking about their options that are available to guests.
Right on the property, Acacia House is ALiLa’s restaurant available to guests. Headed up by chef Chris Cosentino, the menu offers an innovative take on American cuisine and seasonal, local ingredients. We had the opportunity to dine in for both breakfast and lunch. You can order breakfast in the room, which I’m always a huge fan of and recommend during your stay.
The lunch at Acacia House, which is situated in the historic Georgian farmhouse, is blissful. The wrap-around veranda offers shade and a perfect place to eat outdoors. On the menu, don’t forget these highlights: their innovative take on a margarita, the crudités, and their Caesar fried chicken sandwich. Though honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices.
ALiLa’s rooms and suites are nothing short of private, intimate escapes. Each is thoughtfully designed to have modern yet warm interiors, where neutral colors compliment the surrounding landscape. Some even have their own outdoor soaking bathtubs.
Checking into their Vineyard View Suite, the 1464 square foot room was a dream. It is set with a wrap-around porch with several lounge areas, like a firepit, four chairs, and its very own outdoor dining table. Plus, the views over the vineyards and into the mountains are the ideal Napa Valley setting.
Inside the suite, it had everything you could need for a weekend away. A half bathroom and coffee + tea station and a lounge room separated from the bedroom. Then a king-size bed had floor-to-ceiling drapes that opened via a remote. The mornings were some of my favorites, waking up to the sun beaming in through the tall windows.
You can’t forget the spa bathroom — a soaking tub that is divine, a rain shower, and a separate toilet. The suite was a highlight of our stay.
Contact + Booking
Address: 1915 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574