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North Block Hotel

Yountville, Napa Valley

North Block Hotel offers just twenty modern rooms set around a pretty courtyard in the heart of Yountville, the culinary heart of the Napa Valley. North Block is houses its own renowned eatery Redd Wood, Reddington's acclaimed Italian-inspired eatery.

At a Glance

  • Intimate boutique offering an unpretentious, friendly wine country stay

  • Short stroll from wine tasting rooms and Napa's best restaurants including French Laundry

  • Partnered with renowned Italian-inspired eatery Redd Wood who look after the hotel's pool & room-service

  • Complimentary bike rental for exploring wine country

  • Small stylish Spa by Francis & Alexander from liquid facelifts to couples massage services

  • Book to stay mid-week for an excellent value stay with fewer crowds

Couples, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Road trip

Insider's View

Let us pre-book some of the Valley's best restaurants for you, whether you dream of a 9-course tasting menu at French Laundry or prefer the casual atmosphere of Ad Hoc, we can make sure you make the most of your Napa Valley culinary experience!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

North Block is a true gem, an intimate stylish boutique hotel in the most fantastic location without the conventionally high price tag. If you book to stay mid-week, which works perfectly as part of a road trip, it is even better value!

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

If your budget does not stretch to the French Laundry try Thomas Keller's Brasserie next door - Bouchon. But book!

Jules Maury

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to North Block Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

North Block offers couples and honeymooners a chic, understated stay in Yountville, the culinary heart of the Napa Valley. A dream destination for foodies and wine connoisseurs, Yountville has an abundance of tasting rooms within walking distance of the hotel and restaurant choices from casual farm-to-table dining to the Michelin-starred French Laundry. Located at the end of the Yountville 'strip', we think that North Block is one of Napa's best kept secrets, excellent value guestrooms overlook a pretty courtyard and some feature private patios or balconies. Decor mixes old-world wine country charm and modern design, with hand-painted tiles and softly lit lanterns contrasting with the hip lobby lounge and slick modern in-room amenities.

The hotel has a sizeable outdoor pool, where dining services are provided by Redd Wood, the acclaimed pizzeria by Richard Reddington. Mouth wateringly good pizzas, house-made pastas, in-house charcuterie and cured meats make Red Wood an off-duty treasure for locals and visitors alike.

The hotel's friendly front desk staff also offer a knowledgeable concierge service for restaurant reservations or bookings for wine tasting. They also have some sporty bikes for complimentary use to explore the rolling vineyards, with the added touch of a rear hub motor ideal for the post-lunch cycle! Failing that, there are the hotel's complimentary cars for dropping guests off within the Yountville area for dinner reservations.

Accommodation

North Block Hotel has twenty chic, well appointed guestrooms, all centerd around a communal courtyard. All rooms feature beautiful custom bath products, espresso machines, flat screen TVs and complimentary wireless internet. Room choices include deluxe rooms at 350 square feet with one or two queen size beds or a larger size with a king bed; superior rooms with cosy fireplaces and balconies above the courtyard; premium rooms overlooking the pool with larger patios and the premium king with fireplace offers it all, with a cosy fireplace and large garden patio with views of the Mayacamas mountains in the distance.

Facilities

Checking into North Block you'll be welcomed with a glass of champagne or wine of your choice from the Napa Valley from the lobby drinks trolley. For dining, famed chef Richard Reddington's casual outpost is part of the North Block Hotel, open from 11.30am-10pm Monday to Thursday and earlier for breakfast from 8am Friday through Sunday. The restaurant also provides room and pool service to North Block Hotel guests.

Activities

The culinary capital of Napa, Yountville is a Mecca for gourmet enthusiasts. North Block Hotel is a 5-minute walk, if that, from French Laundry where Thomas Keller's team create a unique 9-course tasting menu daily and bookings are to be made months in advance. The renowned Bouchon Restaurant and the Bakery are adjacent, as is a wonderful V Marketplace, a gourmet food market where shops like artisan chocolate maker Kollar sit alongside quirky homeware stores and galleries.

Wine tasting rooms are plentiful within Yountville and bikes are also a fun way to get around the vineyards, they are also great for working off any after effects from the night before. If you prefer not to self-drive we work with knowledgeable wine-connoisseurs to hand-pick exclusive vineyards and tailor the wine tour to your interests for a half or full day of chauffeur driven wine tasting.

Services

The North Block Spa by Francis & Alexander is bijou, using luxurious, sustainable products with innovative treatments including the Un-Corked treatment that uses grape seeds to renew the skin and wine corks to simulate reflex points!

The front desk staff also serve as a concierge service; this small team are in the know regarding the best activities, vineyards and restaurants to book in the Napa Valley.

Location & Directions

Yountville, Napa Valley

North Block is located on Washington Street in Yountville, just a short walk from some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and wineries.

When to go

Like most California destinations, you can’t go wrong when picking a time of year to visit. Being inland, Napa Valley benefits from much higher summer temperatures than the cool coast, and is a year-round destination but best from April to October. At the vineyards, September is typically the harvest month, although some varieties may be picked through October and November. Vineyards will be bare from December through February, with new buds returning in March and coming into full bloom by June.

Summer temperatures reach up to around 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and cool off to about 50 in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Winter highs are around 60 degrees with lows occasionally just below freezing. The region averages around 200 days of sunshine per year, so you should have plenty of good weather to enjoy the outdoors.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to North Block Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to California

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