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
Rooms & Rates
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.
by Julie T
I took my niece to Napa for her 21st birthday. The people at the Westin were wonderful. I called the concierge's desk a few weeks before our trip. Jennifer helped me with planing our stay from wine tours to dinner plans. She figured out our whole trip while in Napa. When we arrived there was a small birthday cake and a bottle of Champagne waiting for me niece. All the tours and restaurants we went to knew it was my niece's birthday and they made it very special. Jennifer was amazing. She also hooked us up with a driver for the day. The company is Legacy Wine Tours, owned by Sammy Davis. Great company! If you need a driver he is your guy. Everyone else we encountered at the Westin couldn't have been nicer. The chauffeur they have on sight was such sweet man. Westin you are doing a great job in Napa!
The Westin was in a great location to walk about town. The staff was courteous and friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel.it also had a great outdoor area. We also had a balcony which was quiet and beautiful.
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.