North Block Hotel
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, United States of America
based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
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
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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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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.
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.
North Block Hotel has twenty chic, well appointed guestrooms, all centred 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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Salmon (Staff)
As soon as you arrive at North Block it is very apparent that youve arrived somewhere special when you are greeted with the large stone archway, the gateway to this magical twenty room boutique hotel. You are a short walk away from world renowned fine dining restaurants such as Thomas Kellers The French Laundry, more casual offerings such as Bouchon Bakery and a plethora of bars and tasting rooms - you can also cycle there on one of the complimentary bikes! However, if you want to stay put, North Block has a beautiful pool surrounded by cabanas, a luxurious spa and a great on-site Italian restaurant.
Holly Brightwell (Staff)
One of my top hotels in the whole of California! Incredible spot on service but not overly fussy, the staff wear laid back informal clothes and are completely on point. From the glass of wine of your choice when you arrive to the impeccable room service to the pool music being turned on when you arrive everything says quality and thoughtfulness. A real highlight for any stay in the Napa Valley area.
Jules Maury (Staff)
A hideaway in charming Yountville. More like a miniature Tuscan hamlet - North Block is a perfect place to explore Napa and Yountville boasts not only the famous French Laundry over the road from the hotel but North Block's own restaurant Redd Wood is fantastic. Sit in front of their fire pits after dinner at Redd Wood sipping local Napa wine and share in the vibe from this charming little town. Wine tasting, fabulous restaurants and bars are all a minute or two from this super little hotel and Yountville is one of the most charming towns in the Napa Valley.
Chef Richard Reddington's new casual pizzeria holds its own in an intimidating, if picturesque, neighbourhood (French Laundry is just down the street). The menu changes daily but always includes a mix of house-cured meats, homemade pastas, and wood-fired pizzas. The recipe for a perfect afternoon; a seat in the alfresco stone courtyards, a slice of pie, and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon grown nearby. Must Try Dish: Bucatini pasta, topped with tomato, guanciale, and black pepper $14.
Napa Valley is unquestionably adept at setting a high bar for excellence. So it is no surprise that it is home to some of the best hotels weve ever had the pleasure of checking into. Forgive our pun in advance but this chic boutique was a welcome new kid on the Yountville hotel scene. Intimate and packed with photo-ready details, a stay at this 20-room, Redd Wood-adjacent spot appeals to all the senses. A twinkling courtyard is the heartbeat of the North Block, a buzzy artery connecting the restful rooms to downtowns main drag.
Fly High above the Napa Valley
Soar 2000 ft above the sun-dappled valley during a sunrise hot air balloon ride. After a wake-up coffee and pastries, board your colourful balloon for a guided tour with a difference - your pilot will point out Napa's best vineyards and places to visit.
Napa Valley Sip and Cycle Experiences
The Napa Valley Sip & Cycle tour is a fun and unique way to experience the beautiful wine country. Each tour can be customised to include a hike into the hills, a stop or two at various wineries and accommodate varying degrees of difficulty.
Napa Wine Train
Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car on a three-hour, 36 mile round trip through the sun-dappled vineyards of the Napa Valley.
Wine Tasting In Napa
Napa produces some of the world’s most notable new world wines, and spending time in the Napa Valley, the Russian River Valley and Sonoma is very rewarding for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
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Location & directions
Yountville, Napa Valley, California, United States of America
North Block is located on Washington Street in Yountville, just a short walk from some of Napa Valley’s best restaurants and wineries.
How to get there
Yountville is located 60 miles north of San Francisco. San Francisco is well connected with international and domestic flights.
If you prefer not to self-drive we can organise a driver to transfer you into wine country and accompany you throughout your trip. We work with knowledgeable wine-connoisseurs to hand-pick exclusive vineyards and tailor the wine tour to your interests.
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