Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wine Country: St. Helena, Wydown Hotel


Wydown Hotel  1424 Main St., downtown, (707) 963-5100.  12 rooms.  Continental breakfast.  Free parking.  No pets.  Located at the edge of the town’s main shopping street and next door to the town park, this outwardly dark-grey 1886 Victorian building has been gutted so you might be a bit surprised to find inside a lighter edgy, contemporary style.  The lobby is particularly spacious, with several couches and a table bearing newspapers and magazines.
exterior of Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
exterior of Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California


lobby at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
lobby at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California


upstairs hallway seating at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
upstairs hallway seating at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California

All guest rooms are on the second floor, and an elevator helps lift any luggage up there.  Beds are made with smooth, ironed white cotton linens and duvet cover, and topped with a posh faux fur throw.  Unfortunately, no bathtubs are available, but a mini fridge is stocked with complimentary still and sparkling water plus fruit drinks.
guest room at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
guest room at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California


guest bath room at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
guest bath room at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California


A complimentary breakfast is served in The Tea Room adjacent to the lobby.  In the evening, many good restaurants are within walking distance, and additional stellar Wine Country establishments are a short drive away.  A complimentary pass to Health Spa Napa Valley (it is 3 blocks away) is provided to guests and allows access to their fitness center and a 25-yard outdoor heated lap pool and hot tub, as well as to eucalyptus steam rooms and a discount on spa treatments.




The well-curated resale shop La Boheme operates adjacent to the hotel and can be entered through the lobby.  It is filled with nicely curated merchandise that includes bargain treasures, and proceeds benefit Napa Valley Hospice and Adult Day Services. 


La Boheme resale shop operates off the lobby at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California
La Boheme resale shop operates off the lobby at Wydown Hotel in St. Helena, California


More things to do in St. Helena.

More things to do in the Wine Country.

More ideas for exploring Northern California. 

images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

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