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The Meritage Resort & Spa

by Megan DuBois
Photo: Courtesy of the property
by Megan DuBois
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A trip to Napa Valley is one for the books, and The Meritage Resort & Spa is among the region's top hotels — and for good reason. The stunning property boasts vineyard views, a serene spa, and gourmet dining options for guests to enjoy. Keep scrolling for our full review. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of The Meritage Resort & Spa

It's All in the Details

The Meritage Resort & Spa looks like it was plucked straight out of a Tuscan village. From the outside, this stately resort features large white columns and beautiful stonework around arched entryways, which contrast nicely against the terracotta-colored structure. Once inside the lobby, you're greeted by a roaring fireplace, cozy lounge chairs, and dark wood accents that only enhance the Tuscan vibe. Plus, the spacious guest rooms and suites — all of which face the hillside vineyard or courtyard — are well-appointed with stately headboards, cozy beds, and natural stone bathrooms.  

The Vibe at The Meritage Resort & Spa

While children are welcome here, the serene property was especially designed with adults in mind, and all grown-ups will appreciate the tranquil ambiance. The adults-only pool offers awe-inspiring vineyard views and seasonal poolside service from the nearby Napa Valley Bar. For some much-needed pampering, head to Spa Terra, which is located beneath the vineyards inside the underground Estate Cave. 

Who Will Love The Meritage Resort & Spa

Couples and adults traveling in groups will love The Meritage Resort & Spa. The property is renowned for its keen attention to detail, spectacular restaurants, and, of course, the wine offerings. For a true treat, order food from Blend Café and take it out to the vineyard for a romantic picnic.

Who Might Not Love The Meritage Resort & Spa

While the hotel does allow children, many of the activities and amenities are geared toward grown-ups. As such, families should check out the resort's sister property, Vista Collina

Best Amenity at The Meritage Resort & Spa

Your stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa includes access to different tasting rooms at Vista Collina, which is just across the road. The rooms (some of which offer outdoor tastings!) offer samples of boutique wines and brews. Alternatively, those who don't want to leave the property can partake in a virtual wine tasting from their guest room through a partnership with Trinitas Cellars.

Money Matters

What's Included at The Meritage Resort & Spa

All guests gain access to Spa Terra, the fitness studio (including wellness classes), on-site restaurants, two pools, nine acres of vineyards to stroll through, and admission to nearby tasting rooms.  

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at The Meritage Resort & Spa

The nightly resort fee ($35 plus tax) includes bottled waters, a bottle of Napa wine, hand sanitizer, wifi, in-room coffee and tea, and overnight parking.

How to Get a Deal at The Meritage Resort & Spa

The Meritage Resort & Spa offers a handful of deals and discounts through its website. The hotel also offers a best rate guarantee: If you find a better rate somewhere else, let the property know so they can match it and provide you with extra perks. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of The Meritage Resort & Spa

Napa Valley offers tons to see and do. Don't miss a train tour of wine country via the Napa Valley Wine Train. Meanwhile, adventure enthusiasts can embark on a hot air balloon ride or fly fishing excursion. The destination also boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene; for a one-of-a-kind experience, sign up for an art class with celebrated local artist Tim Howe

Nearest Airport to The Meritage Resort & Spa

The nearest airport to The Meritage Resort & Spa is Sacramento International Airport, which is about an hour away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to The Meritage Resort & Spa

The Vine, Napa Valley's public bus system, offers daily routes throughout the city and surrounding areas. Click here for more information. 

The Bottom Line

The Meritage Resort & Spa is a beautiful wine country hotel where adults can relax and indulge while staying close to some of Napa's best wineries and tasting rooms. 

It's All in the Details