The Meritage Resort and Spa
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... whirlwind of winery visits, tastings, hiking hillsides, collaborative cooking, and general revelry and camaraderie.
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... NZ chocoholics, not coming straight home so no presents.
The sun had set just after five as we queued with the other tourists watching or listening to the buskers trying to extract a few coins from ...
... to use the lift to get to the 180 feet top. Bus 39 down to Fisherman's Wharf . A shrimp sandwich to share before heading back on the F streetcar. Converse shoes for Rachel and an interesting centre piece in the Converse store. A quicksilver tee shirt for Phillip and some Skechers to keep me happy. A bus trip on 27 to Bryant left us short of Frascati at 1901 Hyde St so it was a walk uphill then down as we arrived at 1091 instead is 1901 which was a brisk walk. ...
... to walk on the road, there is a path with steps to either side. Unfortunately, we have a stroller, so there are times where it is simply easier to just walk out on the road and around the bend to get down the next set of steps. Reaching the bottom, the kids are jumping around again, we have to watch them carefully so they don’t jump out in front of a car. Another couple of quick photos, and we decide to keep walking down to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Meritage Resort and Spa Napa
Overall, a disappointment. The location is in a warehouse district and not appealing whatsoever. The beds are nice and the room was clean, but not what you would expect from a 5-star hotel. The staff was nice, as was the concierge--but the rooms were no bigger than a typical 3-star hotel and the view of construction still going on was ridiculous.
Horrible experience + false advertising
I thought "new" would be a good thing. Didn't figure on a corporate park w no view + inattentive staff + a long drive to the wineries. This is not anyone's imagination of a wine country hotel. My big mistake. Decent rate, good bed, but that's all. Might be a good hotel for the many businesses nearby, but not really a wine country experience. There are many other better choices.
Would never stay at this hotel again
Here is a breakdown of my recent stay at the Meritage:
Location: One of the worst located hotels I have ever stayed at in the Napa region. Looking for an idyllic little oasis in the wine country? Forget it. This hotel is in a corporate park next to the freeway. Driving up to this hotel is a total disappointment.
Rooms: Totally overpriced for what you get! Similar to a Best Western with upgraded linens. (The bedding is very nice and the beds are comfortable) The views are not good, as the hotel is located essentially in the middle of a parking lot. These rooms are far from luxurious.
Service: Actually, I found the overall service to be good and the concierge service to be the one bright spot in this otherwise subpar establishment.
Extremely comfortable beds and wonderful fluffy towels! Very important to my family, We were there for a soccer tournament and found the resort an oasis from our schedule. The food at Siena was excellent. Room service missed one thing on our order, but they were prompt and the food was good. I found all the staff friendly and trying their best. They rushed us excellent food in the restaurant when we only had 1/2 hour - and they did it with a smile. I don't know where the bad service was from that others are commenting. The pool and jacuzzi are big and the lounge chairs were very comfortable. The bar is small but cool. We had three kids with us and felt very comfortable. A lot of events were going on on our weekend, but it didn't seem to affect us. I would highly recommend the hotel if you don't mind staying so far out of town, We found the accesibility to silverado trail and the sonoma area nice. And, they provided a chilled bottle of wine and water in the fridge - a very nice surprise!
I do NOT recommend you wasting your money here. The service is terrible, though they boasted that they hired help from the nearby Villagio Resort (which is excellent, by the way).
No merit in the Meritage
We just returned from weekend at the Meritage....and would not return. Overall, the decor and furnishings come off like a glorified, and overpriced, motel. The furnishings are spare, and not luxurious. Case in point, the bathtub is fiberglass.
It certainly does not help that the hotel is located in a corporate park, and the entire frontage of the hotel is the parking lot. The "view" from our room consisted of a pile of dirt on the hillside. The wineries are a good 20 minute drive.
The staff is young and their inexperience shows...Our room service orders were completely off on two occasions and check out was bumpy.
The best part of the hotel was the concierge staff, all of whom were pleasant and helpful.
Resort is great - and Siena (restaurant within the hotel) is exceptional
Loved the resort. Found the staff very helpful and the decor very nice. Was traveling with a client and we had the opportunity to stop in Napa. Was able to get a last-minute room. Had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Exceptional dinner menu. I had the scallops which were beautifully presented and tasty. Sample the heavenly tiramisu for dessert.
Not sure how it got in the Napa Valley Guide Book, but nothing was true as advertise. It in a corporate park and really not in Napa Valley. The A/C is very loud and construction started at 6:30 a.m., so the first night I didn't get any sleep, so we complain and move us to another room, not even a upgrade. Again the A/C very loud and construction begain this time at 7:30a.m. I came because I wanted to use the Spa and Hot Springs as advertise in the Napa Valley Guide Book, it stated it had Mud Bath or Wrap and Mineral Bath/Pool (Pool is next to the contrstuction site) Hot Steam Bath, Herbal/Hot Blanket Wrap,Massage ( in room only) Facials, etc., none was there. I needed to have my hair done, so they sent me a salon in town, after I was done she didn't take credit cards or out of state checks. We brought this to the manager and our bill was 450.00. It should of been free, but he did take 100.00 off the bill.
The place is still under construction. The staff is relatively new, and still learning, but extremely helpful and more than willing to do whatever is needed to correct any problems. I had a problem with my room and they quickly corrected the issue. The place still does have some kinks to work out, but once worked out, I believe it will be a top notch place to stay.
this resort is on the outskirts of Napa (barely in napa city limits) in a corporate park so the location is not ideal. As such, it's not close to many wineries - the carneros region is closest and it's within 5-10 miles of downtown napa but napa closes at 6pm so it is limited. The hotel is not complete - the spa will not open until 2007 and the restaurant just opened on the 18th. This information should be clearly outlined on their website.