The Carneros Inn, A PlumpJack Resort

4048 Sonoma Highway | Napa, CA 94559 [See Map]
#5 in Best Napa Valley Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 663 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 86 rooms, 1 floors
Style Rustic
Best For Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

Sitting just a few miles southwest of Napa, California, The Carneros Inn is often described by recent travelers as charming and quiet. Accommodations consist of suites and cottages. Many previous visitors recommend reserving a cottage for an added sense of privacy and a little extra space. (Guests also suggest requesting a room that's not near the highway for a more peaceful night's sleep.) But no matter which type of lodging you choose, you'll find yourself with a fireplace, indoor and outdoor showers, heated floors and a private deck or porch. When you crave a change of scenery, take some time to explore all 27 acres of Carneros's property — you'll find two pools, a general store, three restaurants and The Spa at The Carneros Inn.

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Critic Reviews


“Freestanding board-and-batten cottages with rocking chairs on each porch are simultaneously rustic and chic at this luxurious property.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

“Sophisticated cottages with outdoor showers and decks amid one of the area's most pastoral landscapes: the rural Carneros wine region.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“The surrounding landscape of vineyards and apple orchards makes a beautiful backdrop to your vacation ...”
Award: Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 663 guests have reviewed the The Carneros Inn, A PlumpJack Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 663 reviews)

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

Location & Parking

The Carneros Inn is located in southern Napa Valley, situated near the Napa River and close to the town of Napa, without being too far removed from the vineyards that make Napa Valley famous. There are four vineyards and wineries within a 2-mile radius of the hotel alone, making it an ideal lodging option for guests looking to sample the various wines of the region.

  • Oakland International Airport is about 50 miles south; San Francisco International Airport is around 60 miles south
  • Napa town and the Napa Valley Wine Train are 6 miles north

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

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

The Carneros Inn's accommodations are private cottages and suites. The cottages may appear rustic, but they are outfitted with modern amenities, including fireplaces, heated slate floors in the bathrooms, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Crisp white bedding and sleek, contemporary furnishings complete the decor.

  • Fireside butlers are on staff to light outdoor firepits and fill outdoor bathtubs in Harvest cottages
  • Daily resort fee of $25 covers Wi-Fi access, all in-room amenities and pool use

Standard room size:

400 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


The Carneros Inn offers a variety of dining venues, available to both hotel guests and the general public alike. FARM is the hotel's signature upscale restaurant that focuses on using regional ingredients to create dishes while The Boon Fly Café is a casual spot for burgers and other comfort food. The Market is a general store-style spot with deli sandwiches and other gourmet treats to go. The Hilltop Dining Room is the only restaurant not open to the public.

  • Poolside snack shack serves salads, sandwiches and treats

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

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


There are two pools at The Carneros Inn. The Hilltop Pool is for adults only and has a whirlpool in addition to its swimming pool. Otto's Pool is designed for families and can be used as a lap pool.

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


This spa takes advantage of the valley's picturesque surroundings, featuring outdoor treatment areas in addition to indoor relaxation rooms. Pampering and beautifying treatments are both represented on the menu.

Services offered:

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


The Carneros Inn's cottages and suites (which are two cottages together) are a good size for families. Additionally, the resort's Otto's Pool is intended for families to enjoy together.

  • Pack n' Plays also available

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The 24-hour fitness center is a 3,000-square-foot facility with strength-training equipment, cardio machines and Pilates equipment. Towels, bottled water and headsets are also provided for guests.

  • The resort has bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis for guests 14 and older
  • Complimentary fitness classes on weekends
  • Personal training sessions available by appointment through the spa

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


There are two ballrooms and the Hilltop Dining Room that can be reserved for indoor events, while outdoors events may be held in the apple orchard or the courtyard.

  • The Inn can only host a maximum of 175 people for an event
  • Business center open 24 hours per day

Number of meeting rooms:

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


The hotel allows only one dog per room and charges a one-time $150 cleaning fee.

  • Guests must sign a waiver upon arrival

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


There is a course nearby.

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


The Carneros Inn has both indoor and outdoor venues that can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can choose from two ballrooms or the apple orchard for a scenic spot.

  • Bridal hair and makeup services available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

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

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