Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Road | Rutherford, CA 94574 [See Map]
#3 in Best Napa Valley Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 351 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 50 rooms, 3 floors
Style Rustic
Best For Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Situated in the quiet town of Rutherford in the heart of Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil beautifully showcases the area's stunning vistas. But there's more than scenery to boast about here. This Auberge property also offers a well-equipped fitness center and spa, and you can arrange additional off-site activities, such as hot air balloon rides and golf outings, through the concierge. Should you prefer to stick around the resort, you can lounge away the hours by the pool, tour the Ma(i)sonry Sculpture Garden or enjoy some private meditation in La Pagode. Foodies adore the gourmet meals served at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and expert wine pairings. For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can grab a bite to eat at the Bistro & Bar. At the end of the day, luxury-seekers love the spacious guest rooms, which boast private balconies and fireplaces, as well as contemporary artwork, Italian linens, hardwood floors and custom bath products. But keep in mind that a stay at this bit of heaven on earthas it is often described by visitorsdoesn't come cheap.

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Critic Reviews


“Taking a cue from the olive-tree-studded landscape, this hotel with a renowned restaurant and spa cultivates a luxurious look that blends French and California style.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

“The first modern boutique resort to open in Napa Valley — back in 1985 — is still one of the area's best.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“The sun-drenched sanctuary Auberge du Soleil is perched on a quiet, 33-acre hillside olive grove in Rutherford.”
Award: Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards 2014

Other Awards:
  • Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Lonely Planet Top Pick

Guest Rooms

The guest rooms are Auberge du Soleil are all suites, decorated with a warm French countryside spirit featuring wooden floors, fireplaces and French doors that open out onto private terraces. Each room has views of the surrounding vineyards and features cozy, high-end comforts including a wood-burning fireplace, a refrigerator stocked with regional wine and cheeses, and a bathroom with a deep-soaking tub, skylight and its own 22-inch flat-screen TV.

Standard room size:

520 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 351 guests have reviewed the Auberge du Soleil, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 351 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Auberge du Soleil is one of the original Napa Valley hideaways, functioning as the first fine dining restaurant established in Napa Valley, and then turned into a luxurious inn. It rests on 33 acres of olive groves in the town of Rutherford in northern Napa Valley. The property is situated near Lake Hennessey and is within walking distance of a handful of wineries, making it a popular retreat for those looking for a little peace, relaxation and lots of wine.

  • Hotel is part of the Mercedes test-drive program and can lend the cars to guests for up to four hours
  • Oakland International Aiport is 69 miles south; San Francisco International Aiport is 80 miles south

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Auberge du Soleil began as a destination restaurant and eventually added an inn to accommodate overnight visitors who came to taste the blend of Mediterranean cuisine and California wine country cooking. The restaurant remains a standout for its menu of dishes made from local ingredients and its extensive wine list. The Bistro & Bar is the casual alternative and also features outdoor dining on the wraparound deck.

  • Room rate includes breakfast in the restaurant (not room service), exclusive of alcoholic beverages

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

American, French


Michelin Star, Forbes Star Rating
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The 24-hour pool and deck functions as an outdoor living room for resort guests. Styled with the sophistication of the French Riviera in mind, the pool area offers large chaises and daybeds for a relaxing atmosphere.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Auberge du Soleil's spa is a 7,000-square-foot facility. From three temperate springs overlooking the property's surroundings to an open-air pagoda and custom made essential oils and products, this spa envelops guests in comfort and relaxation.

  • Spa hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Private couples/group suite has a fireplace, private outdoor garden and a private hot spring
  • No salon services other than waxing

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna



The hotel maintains a 24-hour fitness center that features cardio machines and weight-training equipment. There are also multiple nearby hiking and biking trails that the concierge can recommend to guests.

  • Complimentary yoga classes
  • The resort has one tennis court available for guest use
  • Personal training sessions available upon request

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Auberge du Soleil is able to handle corporate retreats for a maximum of 50 guests. There are four rooms to choose from, as well as the unique La Pagode, an Asian-inspired indoor-outdoor facility suitable for 10 guests.

  • Catering and audiovisual support available
  • Business center is open 24 hours

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available



There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


The hotel has indoor and outdoor spaces available, including the Terrace with views overlooking the surrounding vineyards and olive gardens for up to 120 guests. The Cedar and Vista rooms are available for more intimate gatherings and receptions, with the Cedar Room able to hold 40 seated guests, and the Vista room able to accommodate 120.

  • All event dining sourced from on-site restaurant

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Auberge du Soleil

180 Rutherford Hill Road | Rutherford, CA 94574 [See Full Map]