- Dec 20, 2005
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- San Francisco Bay Area
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WKORV OFD (Maui)
WSJ-VGV (St. John)
We just got back from our stay at the Westin Verasa in Napa (CA) and I'd better respond before I get too busy and forget.I am looking forward to hearing what you think about the new place in Napa.
Overall we had a great time - as we always do - go figure... (disregarding our Friday from Hell trying to get home from STT last June).
The location of this Hotel/Condo is great - you don't even need a car if you are happy with shopping, eating, wine-drinking, listen to music, walks around an old town (CA relative), running, biking, night-life (moderately) - but the area is so beautiful it is so worth just going here and there. It is a short walk (~3-4 blocks) to 1st and Main in oldtown Napa across the river.
We got an 'upgraded' room (deluxe studio) - which was a studio with a kitchenette and a very small balcony. Overall - I very nice room with the usual Westin design w/ KS Heavenly Bed, Heavenly shower, flat sceen HD TV, a regular sofa w/ matching chair, desk. Brand new since it just opened - the hotel has a pool, large jacuzzi, workout roon, and Bocce Ball court.
Also a nice wine/beer bar and eating area. They also have a very upscale restaurant (which we were under-dressed for) - La Torque. We heard they moved down from St Helena.
Our room faced the West and was on the 3rd (top) floor - good for sunsets, but bad for noise (although good construction kept most out) - the Napa Wine Train is close by and the train sits for about 45 minutes idleing twice a day and is somewhat noisy (plus Soscal Ave is close by) - not a big issue but I will ask for a room that faces the creek (in the back) next time.
The hotel was less than half-full easily - we didn't see any kids at all while there, but a few wedding were going on (guests staying at the hotel). It had just opened a couple of weeks ago. All the workers were on their best behavior.
Nobody tried to get us to do a sales thing, but we were pretty under-dressed compared to most. (Robin pointed this out as I would be clueless about this - I guess there were lots of expensive shoes/purses - lol). You are almost forced to valet when first arriving - I do not like having a valet for my car - so after we got it out I parked on the street out front (then again - I am okay with carrying own bags but that wasn't happening)
There was a $20/day charge for valet, and other amenities That I didn't know until we checked in. The service people were way nice and definitely work for tips.
They had fitted sheets on the beds (thrilled Robin) - which was nice because we normally bring our own. Also - super-fast talking elevators, or there was no 2nd floor - lol - they were warp speed fast. Hotel is big and hallways long. We generally do not have house-keeping for short stays, but they come in twice per day (for turndown at night). Very clean, and good furnishings (shhets/towels). We didn't use the pool, but we didn't see anywhere to change and it would be weird walking thru the lobby area in bathing suits. We didn't look around that much - maybe there was a changing room in the Workout gym, but didn't see one.
Overall - we can't wait to go back and spend a extra couple of days - there is so much to do in the area we could easily blow off tons to SPs. We need to be better prepared next time.
btw, it was 10K SPs per night for a room that runs at ~$400 per night.
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