Four Seasons Napa Valley Now Open

Four Seasons Napa Valley Now Open

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The much anticipated Four Seasons Napa Valley has officially opened after a significant delay, and will no doubt quickly become one of the region’s best luxury hotels.

Basics of the new Four Seasons Napa Valley

The Four Seasons Napa Valley Resort & Residences has started welcoming guests as of November 2021. The Four Seasons is located at 400 Silverado Trail in Calistoga, in the base of Mount Saint Helena. The hotel is surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards, and is Napa Valley’s first resort set within a working winery (specifically, Elusa Winery).

Four Seasons Napa Valley pool

The resort features just 85 guest rooms and suites, ranging from the entry level 480 square foot resort room, to the 3,400 square foot free-standing villa. As far as the Four Seasons’ amenities go, guests can expect:

  • Spa Talisa, a stone-clad spa sanctuary with signature outdoor treatments featuring local mud
  • Several dining options, including TRUSS (a signature farm-to-table restaurant), Campo Poolside (a California-Mexican poolside open-air restaurant), a wine tasting room (with consulting from winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown), and in-room dining
  • Two outdoor swimming pools — one for adults and one for families
  • A fitness center
  • A kids program
  • Complimentary self parking, or valet parking for $28 per night
Four Seasons Napa Valley TRUSS Restaurant
Four Seasons Napa Valley spa
Four Seasons Napa Valley pool

As far as getting to the Four Seasons Napa Valley goes, the closest commercial airport is Santa Rosa Airport (STS), which is about a 30 minute drive away. Alternatively, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about a two hour drive away.

Four Seasons Napa Valley rates & how to book

As you might expect, the Four Seasons Napa Valley isn’t cheap, which kind of reflects the overall state of the United States leisure hotel industry, especially in the luxury sector:

  • Napa Valley is under a two hour drive from San Francisco, so it’s very close to one of the largest concentrations of wealth in the country
  • Many Americans who would usually vacation abroad are instead choosing to travel domestically, given constantly changing travel restrictions, as well as concerns about having to test in order to return to the United States (what happens if you test positive, etc.)
  • As a result, hotel rates in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, etc., have been setting new records
Four Seasons Napa Valley property

With that in mind, rates at the Four Seasons Napa Valley seem to start at around $1,800 per night. Personally I wouldn’t expect rates to get much cheaper anytime soon, given that it’s a boutique hotel, and that people are willing to pay these prices. This pricing is in line with what Auberge du Soleil charges, which is otherwise regarded as one of Napa Valley’s best hotels. The area has some other good properties, like Solage, or the Montage, though the latter is in Healdsburg.

If you’re going to book the Four Seasons Napa Valley (or any Four Seasons), you absolutely should book through a travel advisor who is affiliated with Four Seasons Preferred Partner. With this program, eligible travel advisors can add value to your stay without it costing you extra. They can add perks like complimentary breakfast (including via in-room dining), a hotel credit, an upgrade subject to availability, and more.

Four Seasons Napa Valley suite

Best of all, Four Seasons Preferred Partner can generally be combined with any rates you’ll find directly on Four Seasons’ website. For what it’s worth, the upgrades through this program are also prioritized over upgrades through other programs, so you’ll want to use Preferred Partner over a program like Virtuoso or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. Ford is always happy to help with Preferred Partner bookings, and can be reached at [email protected]

Four Seasons Napa Valley guest room
Four Seasons Napa Valley guest room

This Four Seasons Napa Valley looks great

While pricey, the Four Seasons Napa Valley looks like a gorgeous property, and I imagine it will do very well:

  • Staying in an active winery is really cool, and something you don’t often get to experience
  • Four Seasons is known for its consistent and exceptional service, and that should be reflected at this property
  • Napa Valley is a luxury destination, but ultimately doesn’t have that many luxury hotels, especially when you consider the increase in demand for domestic travel

If the Four Seasons is out of your price range (as it is for a vast majority of us), consider the Alila Napa Valley, which can be booked with World of Hyatt points. This is a phenomenal property as well, and a great use of points. For what it’s worth, paid rates at that hotel aren’t much cheaper either — they start at well over $1,000 most nights, and often even much more than that.

Four Seasons Napa Valley property

Bottom line

The Four Seasons Napa Valley has finally opened as of November 2021. The property looks spectacular — it features just 85 rooms, and is the only resort in Napa Valley located within an active winery.

If you’re going to book a stay at the Four Seasons Napa Valley, I’d recommend maximizing value by going through a Four Seasons Preferred Partner agent.

To Four Seasons and/or Napa Valley fans, what do you make of the new property?

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  1. SFOer Guest

    Ben - regarding getting to Napa, OAK is generally more convenient than SFO if the flight routing works. It's probably 20-30 minutes closer with no traffic, but if you're coming at high traffic times, it can save you an hour or more.

  2. Scott Guest

    Ben, the Montage you mention is in Healdsburg, which is Sonoma County, not Napa Valley, as you say. Healdsburg (and Sonoma in general) is amazing and I would highly recommend it, but just pointing out that it's not in Napa Valley.

  3. Pam Guest

    I drove by the property sev months ago before opening - the curb appeal was non-existent, & the location is odd. I couldn’t believe THAT was a 4S! The Alila on the other hand was gorgeous & easy walking distance to plenty of services & other restaurants.

  4. Kbulo Guest

    The us hotel just sold for $175M. Second highest ever for a hotel. So yeah, don’t expect room rates to drop.

  5. Omar Guest

    Will be staying here next week. Prices are absurd, but it is what it is.

  6. Anthony Diamond

    Lucky, would love your thoughts on how these high luxury room rates will impact redemptions. How long can Hyatt for example offer redemptions at Alila Napa Valley for 30,000 (or even 35,000, Cat 7 peak, or 45,000, Cat 8 peak if they change categories) when rooms routinely cost $1,500 a night. Same with other brands. Something has to give. Maximizing Chase Freedom for a couple of quarters, then get a night at a $1,500 or $2,000 hotel seems too easy

  7. Daniel Guest

    If someone can afford $1,800 per night I don't think they are worried about a free upgrade or a free breakfast so I don't think they need to do the hotels travel agency. Things that your husband is providing I think it's just a ruse on your part to get people over to your husband's business which is okay but at least be honest about it and upfront about it like I said if you...

    If someone can afford $1,800 per night I don't think they are worried about a free upgrade or a free breakfast so I don't think they need to do the hotels travel agency. Things that your husband is providing I think it's just a ruse on your part to get people over to your husband's business which is okay but at least be honest about it and upfront about it like I said if you can afford $1,800 a night for a room you're not worried about a free breakfast or those other things just my two cents it's like someone that buys a $50,000 new car or whatever and gas goes up $0.25 a gallon LOL LOL thank you

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Daniel -- I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree, and that doesn't match my experience or Ford's. Most people who are paying a lot to stay somewhere still want to maximize value. Why would they want to turn down a $100 daily breakfast, a $200 room upgrade, and a $100 credit per stay, when it doesn't cost them anything extra? That simply doesn't make sense...

      And keep in mind, not everyone spending this much for...

      @ Daniel -- I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree, and that doesn't match my experience or Ford's. Most people who are paying a lot to stay somewhere still want to maximize value. Why would they want to turn down a $100 daily breakfast, a $200 room upgrade, and a $100 credit per stay, when it doesn't cost them anything extra? That simply doesn't make sense...

      And keep in mind, not everyone spending this much for a hotel has endless money and spends like there's no tomorrow. There are all kinds of people celebrating special occasions, who splurge on stays like this.

    2. Omar Guest

      Not meaning to be snarky at all, but if someone is reaching out to you from this blog they are by definition not in the top tier but more wealthy value hunters (and that's OK!). So both of you can be right. There are different segments of customers for every product and that's why they offer the program not expecting 100% of their clients to use it, but more to attract those at the margin.

      ...

      Not meaning to be snarky at all, but if someone is reaching out to you from this blog they are by definition not in the top tier but more wealthy value hunters (and that's OK!). So both of you can be right. There are different segments of customers for every product and that's why they offer the program not expecting 100% of their clients to use it, but more to attract those at the margin.

      Those who are even more value oriented know these programs are rarely the cheapest way to book top tier hotels. But it's an easy way to get some perks if you were going to book from the hotel's website anyway.

    3. Steve Diamond

      People dont get rich by throwing away money or spending more for something than they dont have to. What logic do you have to not go through an agent for a booking like this? Why would a rich person pay extra, receive less benefits, and have to spend the time themselves to make the booking rather than have someone else do it. Haha.

    4. pstm91 Diamond

      @Daniel I speak from a lot of experience working with ultra-high net worth clients in both the financial and hospitality/travel industries - there is nothing the ultra wealthy appreciate (and expect) more than free stuff. It's ironic, but the more money you have, the more you tend to get for free. My clients love knowing they've received a complimentary upgrade, and likewise, will complain if they don't receive certain amenities/perks that they are used to.

    5. Luke Guest

      Nothing special about a 50k car btw that's almost average now :)

    6. Steve Diamond

      Seriously. The average new car sold in the US was $42k last month.

    7. Mark Guest

      You sound just like someone who's never had a lot of money.

    8. Eskimo Guest

      LOL, comparing to a $50,000 car.
      By any chance your parents are worth $2 million and you fly Frontier?

      You know, wealthy people do complain about gas prices.
      But unlike you, who thinks you have to pay $3-4 more at the pump. That $0.25 per gallon will affect 1-2% of their millions in investments. Or to dumb down for you, that $0.25 will cost them several of your $50k car.

      You probably confuse wealthy with gold diggers.

    9. dee Guest

      In Calif it is $5.29 a gallon or more now!!! that is something we should all complain about!!!

    10. JetSetGo Guest

      Some of the richest people I know will absolutely not stay at $1800/ night room unless they are there with their family. A billionaire I know would not spend $1k on a Moncler jacket. That’s like normally people would not spend .01 on a jacket. It pains him to spend that much and had not been his wife insists on places like Four Seasons Napa, you will find him at motel 6. So yes, he...

      Some of the richest people I know will absolutely not stay at $1800/ night room unless they are there with their family. A billionaire I know would not spend $1k on a Moncler jacket. That’s like normally people would not spend .01 on a jacket. It pains him to spend that much and had not been his wife insists on places like Four Seasons Napa, you will find him at motel 6. So yes, he would absolutely not want to pay for $50 per person daily breakfasts and he would absolutely take advantage of $100 spa credit that comes with a virtuoso booking…. Well, his wife would. Rich people love freebies….sometimes more than your avg Joe!

    11. Greg Guest

      I think you're losing the distinction between people who have worked for their money and those who were given the money. You may be right with regard to people who were born or married into money, but those of us who have worked for our money tend to be pretty thoughtful about not wasting it when it's just as easy to save a buck. Two rounds of breakfast at a four seasons can easily be...

      I think you're losing the distinction between people who have worked for their money and those who were given the money. You may be right with regard to people who were born or married into money, but those of us who have worked for our money tend to be pretty thoughtful about not wasting it when it's just as easy to save a buck. Two rounds of breakfast at a four seasons can easily be $150-200. In Napa, that's a very nice bottle of wine. Why wouldn't I want that?

      FWIW, I drive an extra 1/2 mile to put gas in my $95K car for $0.20 less per gallon.

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pstm91 Diamond

@Daniel I speak from a lot of experience working with ultra-high net worth clients in both the financial and hospitality/travel industries - there is nothing the ultra wealthy appreciate (and expect) more than free stuff. It's ironic, but the more money you have, the more you tend to get for free. My clients love knowing they've received a complimentary upgrade, and likewise, will complain if they don't receive certain amenities/perks that they are used to.

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Steve Diamond

People dont get rich by throwing away money or spending more for something than they dont have to. What logic do you have to not go through an agent for a booking like this? Why would a rich person pay extra, receive less benefits, and have to spend the time themselves to make the booking rather than have someone else do it. Haha.

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Ben Schlappig OMAAT

@ Daniel -- I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree, and that doesn't match my experience or Ford's. Most people who are paying a lot to stay somewhere still want to maximize value. Why would they want to turn down a $100 daily breakfast, a $200 room upgrade, and a $100 credit per stay, when it doesn't cost them anything extra? That simply doesn't make sense... And keep in mind, not everyone spending this much for a hotel has endless money and spends like there's no tomorrow. There are all kinds of people celebrating special occasions, who splurge on stays like this.

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