by Lissa Poirot
Located just blocks from downtown Napa in the heart of Napa Valley, the Westin Verasa is a relaxing resort for families. A pet-friendly property, the Westin provides many amenities families seek when getting away, from kitchenettes to baby-friendly gear to Wi-Fi to onsite dining to a host of entertainment options when not touring the area.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites with kitchenettes
- Pet-friendly hotel
- Saltwater swimming pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
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All but traditional rooms offer a kitchenette, and most rooms feature a balcony or patio. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Cribs are available at no additional charge.
The Westin features 180 contemporary-styled rooms. The most basic offering is a traditional room with a king bed. Deluxe rooms feature a king bed, as well, but more space and a sleeper sofa to sleep more guests.
The best rooms for families are one-bedroom king suites, providing a separate king bedroom and a living room with sleeper sofa. The living area adjoins a dining area and kitchenette with stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher and cooking and eating utensils. These rooms range from 657 to 825 square feet. Traditional rooms are 446 square feet in size, while deluxe rooms are 503 square feet.
For larger families, two-bedroom suites are also available, ranging from 1,118 to 1,212 square feet. These feature two king bedrooms and a larger living and dining area with sleeper sofa. A kitchenette also is available in these suites, which include stereo equipment in upgraded rooms.
We stayed at the Westin Verasa Napa. It was an ideal location in downtown Napa. The hotel had two onsite restaurants. Bank Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Terrific breakfasts especially the Mexican and Spanish breakfasts. Staff was very courteous and provided great service.
Also, a fine dining restaurant, La Toque, is also located onsite, an outstanding restaurant Michelin Star 2019. Staff and chefs were terrific!
The Marriott Napa hotel concierge, Royce Ann Hawkins, is a gem. Royce suggested and arranged tours to boutique wineries and a private driver / tour guide to drive us to wineries of our choice, since we didn’t have a car in Napa. She also arranged a great driver to drive us back to San Francisco Airport.
All the hotel staff, front desk, cleaning staff, management, concierge were excellent. It made our trip and stay at the Marriott in Napa wonderful. We’ll definitely come back to your hotel the next time we’re in Napa.
by Tracy L
Very good location close to the Oxbow Market, a trendy collection of small restaurant spaces within a large building. Walking distance to downtown Napa but there is plenty of free parking in that area if you don't want to walk.
There is a $20/day resort fee that includes valet parking with in/out privileges. There is no self-parking even though you can park out on the street without charge, if you don't want to wait for the valet. It also includes a daily wine tasting in the lobby. During our stay, moderately priced wines were featured (around $30/bottle) so it's not cheap Gallo wine but it's certainly not Duckhorn Vineyards either.
One star off for charging a resort amenity fee, period. I think that is a very unscrupulous trend within the travel industry to do this, especially when the majority of people do not make use of most of the resort amenities. Also, Hilton and Hyatt both specifically suspend resort amenity fees on award redemptions but the Marriott chain does not, so no way to get around that. This hotel is not much of a resort. The small pool and spa area gets so ridiculously crowded on a summer weekend day it was basically unusable.
This hotel started as a condo-hotel (not sure if it still is) so the units all have a kitchenette with microwaves and small fridges, even the "studio" units which are basically the size of a hotel room.
We were upgraded to a 1-bedroom suite (Thank you to Experience Specialist, Jorge Llamas!!) so it was quite spacious, though we faced the front of the hotel directly over the lobby so kinda noisy.
A resort-style saltwater swimming pool is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and overlooks a Bocce court and lawn where families can gather to play. A hot tub is also available.
LaToque is the Westin's onsite restaurant, serving locally sourced foods from the chef's on-property garden and area wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma County. The Michelin Star restaurant is open every night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
BANK CafÃ© and Bar
BANK CafÃ© and Bar is the all-day cafÃ© serving LaToque's chef's more casual offerings. This cafÃ© provides indoor and outdoor seating, as well as lounge dining off of the lobby. Open from sunrise to 11 p.m., in-room dining menus feature foods from the cafÃ©.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The resort provides a complimentary house car to provide rides within Napa on a first-come, first-served basis.
A pet-friendly hotel, the Westin provides dogs with a dog bed upon request, as well as dog treats. Dogs must weigh 40 pounds or less.
Workout equipment and gear can be borrowed through the Westin New Balance Gear Lending program, including running shoes, yoga mats and hand weights.
A dining package can be purchased with your room reservation providing a $60 gift certificate towards dining at either BANK CafÃ© or LaToque.
Complimentary valet parking is available at the hotel.
The Art of Smart Timing
Napa Valley is often visited on weekends, and due to the popularity of weekend stays, the Westin requires a minimum of two- or three-night stays on weekend reservations. For more room availability and no minimum requirements, staying on weekdays is recommended.
The closest airports to Napa Valley are San Francisco International Airport, about 60 miles away, and Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, about 50 miles away. The Westin can arrange transportation from the airport for an additional fee.
Families visiting Napa will want to have a car to explore the area attractions and wineries. Napa's Vine service is a bus line that operates from early morning to early evening.
For Mom and Dad
Parents can enjoy the Gloria Curry Day Spa for massage treatments between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.