Hotel Review: Alila Napa Valley

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The Alila Napa Valley is located in Saint Helena, CA and is new to the Hyatt family only recently opening on March 15, 2021. Previously, the resort was known as Las Alcobas part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection. The property was closed for several months during the pandemic, however it doesn’t appear any major renovations took place during the closure.

The Alila Napa Valley has just 68 guest rooms and suites and recently and is a World of Hyatt Category 7 property, meaning free night awards start at 30,000 points per night. Paid rates are on the higher side ranging from $700-$1,000+ night for a standard room, making points a great redemption here.

Flying into San Francisco, the hotel was just under an hour and half drive from SFO. One benefit here for all guests is that valet parking is included. Due to the pandemic, guests had an option for self parking, which was also included.

a white building with columns and a door

Alila Napa Valley reception area

As a Globalist, I was welcomed upon check-in, and received the 2 Queen Beds with Balcony room I reserved. At check-in, all guests are offered a complimentary glass of wine.

a room with two beds

Alila Napa Valley guest room

a coffee maker and other appliances on a counter

The guest room features two separated bath areas each with a sink, however one is more of a power room with a toilet, and the other with the shower and tub.

a bathroom with a mirror and sink

Alila Napa Valley vanity

a shower with a white robe on a wall

Alila Napa Valley rain shower

a bathroom with a glass shower and tub

Alila Napa Valley tub

a sink with a mirror and a towel on the counter

Alila Napa Valley powder room

a group of green tubes of shampoo and conditioner

Alila Napa Valley Votary bath amenities

a fire pit on a deck

The  room features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the vineyard. The highlight of our room was the balcony which had two chairs, a bench and a fire pit.

a pool with people sitting on it

Alila Napa Valley swimming pool

a pool with lounge chairs and a building with a balcony

Alila Napa Valley

a group of chairs around a fire pit

Alila Napa Valley

a group of bicycles parked in a row

Alila Napa Valley bicycles

a room with treadmills and exercise machines

Alila Napa Valley fitness center

a gym with weights and exercise equipment

Alila Napa Valley fitness center

a bottle of liquid on a table

Due to the pandemic, the hotel’s restaurant Acacia House was only open to hotel guests during our stay. It offered a limited menu for both breakfast and all-day dining. There was plenty of tables both inside and outdoors.

a room with tables and chairs

Acacia House restaurant

a room with a bar and chairs

Acacia House restaurant

a bar with bottles of alcohol

Acacia House bar

a menu on a table

Acacia House breakfast menu

As a Globalist, I was never formally told how much the breakfast benefit was, but each day our total was over $80 with tip, and there was no breakfast charge on the folio upon check-out.

a building with a lawn and grass field

Bottom Line

This was my first time staying at an Alila property, and I look forward to checking both Ventana Big Sur and Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, which are also in California.

Given rates here are routinely over $1,000+ a night, using 30,000 points is a great option for those with Hyatt points. Despite the hotel being sold out for the weekend, with only 68 rooms it never felt crowded with just a few other tables at breakfast and a couple people by the pool in the afternoon.

I thought this resort was great, but there wasn’t much in terms of Globalist recognition, with the exception of breakfast. Even though a welcome amenity isn’t technically a Globalist benefit, I feel for this caliber of hotel, a small amenity would go a long way.

This property is one the few that I’ve stayed at during the pandemic that still offers daily housekeeping service and turndown.

If you’re looking for some restaurants in the area both The Charter Oak and Brasswood Bar + Kitchen were great!

Have you had a chance to experience the Alila Napa Valley?  Feel free to comment below on your experience. 

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  1. A few glass of wine isn’t an amenity !!?? I’ll take that over a piece of chocolate.

  2. Have stayed there 3 times when it was a Marriott! Enjoyed the balcony views and the special Margaritas.. Tried to book a points stay with Hyatt points but could only book standard queen room vs King tho you could book cash pay for a king room for$1400++

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