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Heading to California’s famous wine country ? You can stay free by redeeming points at one of the 16 hotels in Napa Valley across 8 different hotel chains.
16 hotels in Napa Valley that you can stay free
These 16 hotels come from eight different chains, giving you a variety of options. Most hotels require two night minimum stay on weekends, especially during the busy summer and fall harvest season. But over the years I have learned to book when schedule opens (about 12-16 months out), as the system would let me bypass the minimum stay requirement and book only Saturday night! Occasionally last minute availability also pops up for just one night over the weekend, so it never hurts to check frequently.
|Hotel Chain||Hotel Name||Town||Points per night|
|Starwood||Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel||St. Helena||30,000|
|Starwood||Westin Verasa Napa||Napa (near downtown)||20,000|
|Hyatt||Andaz Napa||Napa (downtown)||20,000|
|Marriott||Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa||Napa||40,000|
|Marriott||SpringHill Suites Napa Valley||Napa (south)||35,000|
|Marriott||Fairfield Inn & Suites Napa American Canyon||American Canyon||30,000|
|Hilton||Hilton Garden Inn||Napa||50,000-60,000|
|Hilton||Hampton Inn & Suites||Napa||50,000-60,000|
|Choice Hotels||Napa Winery Inn||Napa||30,000|
|Choice Hotels||UpValley Inn||Calistoga||30,000|
|IHG||Holiday Inn Express & Suites||American Canyon||30,000|
|Best Western||Elm House Inn||Napa||32,000|
|Best Western||Inn at the Vines||Napa||24,000|
|Wyndam||Silverado Resort & Spa||Napa||15,000|
My 2 favorite hotels in Napa Valley
The two hotels in Napa Valley that I have stayed the most in the past few years are the Andaz Napa and the Westin Verasa Napa. The Andaz Napa is located in the middle of downtown Napa, within easy walking distance to many restaurants and tasting rooms in the area. If you like to hang out by the pool during your stay, the Westin Verasa Napa would be a better choice. It is on the other side of Napa River and right next to the Napa Valley Wine Train and the popular Oxbrow Public Market. One night at either hotel will cost 20,000 points for a room with 1 king-bed only. If you need rooms with two beds, you will have to pay cash for it at both Andaz and Westin.
Hotels for a family of 5
While most people might argue against bringing kids to Napa Valley, my husband and I have taken our kids many times. Our kids love being in the wine country!. The challenge though is finding a hotel room that fits the five of us, so that I don’t have to pay for two rooms. Choices are limited but nonetheless exist:
- Embassy Suites by Hilton in Napa
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Napa
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in American Canyon
- Holiday Inn Express by IHG in American Canyon
Among the four hotels, Embassy Suites is the closest to the center where most wineries are located. The other three are really at the south tip of Napa Valley. It will take at least 30 to 40 minutes to get to any of the wineries on Highway 29.
So next time you head up to Napa Valley, see if you can use points for a free stay at any of these 16 hotels.