The Andaz Napa … A Hip and Vibrant Hotel In Downtown Napa



As a designer
I have the utmost appreciation of 
beautiful hotels
especially those with well appointed rooms.

The Andaz Napa
a boutique hôtel
located in the heart of downtown Napa 
exceeded even my expectations
with their  luxuriously sized
and 
well appointed rooms.

You can feel the local flavor of Napa
by even simply stepping into the lobby
of the Andaz Napa
and
then
the rooms!



I was most taken
 upon opening my door
to my stunning room
to find not only a plate of strawberry rocky road
but a hand written welcome card as well.

The welcoming presentation
gave me a pinch me moment
to be on such a fabulous blogging trip
and
 staying at such a gorgeous hotel!


My room was a suite
with an ample living room 
with a pull out bed
and
a two sided fireplace.
There was also a coffee bar
and refrigerator
providing the comforts of home.


The bathroom was elegant
 and 
generous in size.
I actually took this picture 
inside
the grand shower.
Just stepping inside this  utterly luxurious shower
had me immediately
planning a bathroom renovation at home!


Then there was the 
immense soaking tub
so beautiful
it almost felt like a 
sculpture in the room
and 
 it became even more of an incredible luxury once inside the tub
filled with bubbles.


The bed called out a siren song
for lounging 
and
 cozy retreating
after amazing whirlwind days
in Napa Valley!


The rooms are done with a zen like spender
that made coffee in bed in the morning
another  endeavor in luxury.


Knowing we would be having 
a full day of wine tasting
I opted to order a healthy breakfast
in room.
I was truly tickled 
with the inventive and fun  presentation
done  by the Andaz Napa.

I can't wait to work some of their styling ideas
into my own home

like
~ the heavy weave napkins 
tied with twine

~ smoothies and water
served in lidded mason jars

~ butter and jam made in house
served in recycled jars
and
~ food served on artisan level stoneware dishes.

For me
Taking  innovative styling ideas home from traveling
is always such a fun reminder of a trip
and always
 one of my favorite souvenirs!


I appreciated how  almost every corner
in the Andaz Napa is addressed.
From stepping out of the elevator into the hallway ...


to the sumptuous Mercantile Terrace
with not one fire pit
but two!


The Terrace proved to be the perfect  place 
for our evening cocktail gathering
of friends and bloggers.

The round fire pit
surrounded by rockers
is such a poetic space to relax
and
 sip some of Napa's finest wines.


I was inspired to see their abundant use of citrus in planters
as well as their use of drapes outside
both ideas I am hoping to incorporate more of in
my outside spaces at home.


The welcoming lobby of the Andaz
is replete with a charming and helpful staff.
From being checked in via an iPad
while being offered a welcoming glass of wine
to the clean finish of 
an online checkout 
with a cheerful concierge
who so kindly printed out my boarding pass
for the trip home.

Within the personalized lobby area
is a breakfast bar by day
and a cocktail bar by evening.


Also within the lobby is a water station 
which in the morning truly speaks to the local flavor of Napa
with the offering of fresh juice blends
as well as iced and flavored water.


A perfect way to get out and see the downtown Napa neighborhood
is to rent one of the bikes
or 
do like I did
and
 get up for an early morning stroll
to take in the breathtaking splendor
found in downtown Napa neighborhood
as the sun makes it's rise gently above.

I so enjoyed taking in the local sites
before heading out to the wineries.
This trip to the Napa Valley
was truly filled
with immense beauty at every turn.


The Andaz Napa is perfectly located
for the most beautiful walks through the historic downtown neighborhood
as well as the riverfront.

The Napa Valley has so much to see and do
and the Andaz Napa
was the perfect home base to see it from.

I am so absolutely taken with not only the hotel
but the Valley as well …

I can't wait to return to 
the Andaz 
 and 
Napa Valley 
for a romantic getaway with my husband!

This blogging trip
and the
beauty and friendships
involved
will be forever with me.
My heart is full of
such gratitude for the opportunity!


As always my friends

I wish you love
as you style your life



Disclaimer : Andaz Napa generously sponsored my stay for two nights.
 As always all opinions are my own.

All photos … as always
are my own.




And speaking of gratitude
I have the utmost gratitude 
to Adrienne of the 
for her tireless ability to arrange this
amazing blogging trip!

Thank you A
and 
much love to you 
dear friend!







15 comments:

  1. Wow! Your review was worth the wait. I couldn't wait to see the pictures from your trip. You absolutely captured the ambiance and luxury of the hotel. I was longing to get in that soaking tub!! How wonderful when a hotel puts such thought into every detail. I like to copy ideas from places I stay, also. There definitely is a lot of inspiration from the Andaz.

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    1. Thank you my dear for kindly following along on our adventure! I am so happy you enjoyed the photos … it certainly was my intent to share so many of the innovative ideas I found at the ever stylish Andaz Napa!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  2. What a simply glorious review!! Your pictures are stunning. I knew I loved the Andaz, but your pictures make me want to go right back for anoth stay' xoxoJennifer

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    1. Thank you my dear traveling companion! The photos remind me how much I miss you already my dear friend!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  3. Tamera you have such an amazing eye for detail. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed all these wonderful photos of your hotel. Wow, it looks like a scrumptious place to stay and I SO enjoyed the food presentation and styling touches. I also like to take mental notes when I go out, always looking for unique ideas. Somehow I never tire of seeing mason jars utilized in tablescapes and rustic twine wrapped around natural linens. Simple beauty is the best, thank you for remembering to get photos of all this. I felt like I was right there. I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time, I look forward to our little coffee chat too. We're heading out of town to my son's rowing finals but hopefully we can set a date soon.
    xo
    Leslie

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    1. Thank you so very much Leslie … I truly appreciate your comment! I do agree with you … simple beauty is truly one of the best beauties!

      I am very much looking forward to our coffee chat too, when your schedule permits! Enjoy the rowing finals!

      I want to say again, how much I enjoyed your inspiring post today!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  4. Wonderful pictures, Tamera, you have captured the true essence of the hotel, all those extra little details that make any stay magical.Makes me sorry we missed Napa Valley on our trip so many moons ago, hopefully one day.
    Quick photo question, I know you use Pic Monkey, for your great collages , do you then resize for your blog. My tech skills really lacking. Thanks, Jill X

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  5. Thank you dearest Jill for your kind words! I so agree about the details making a stay truly remarkable!

    Yes, I do my collages in PicMonkey … and then simply resize them for my blog. I choose to size all of my pictures 740 … that way they can be as large as possible and still fit in the screen in tact. Happy to help my dear!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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  6. Dearest Tamera ... your review of your stay has me wanting to book a flight and head to Napa.... you captured the beauty of both the hotel and local area wonderfully... wishing you a brilliant week.. hugs, C.(HHL)

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  7. Tamera, your post is gorgeous. You are the best photographer! The photos are really something and capture our trip so well. I am with you, I love the presentation and the details. Those little touches are what thrill me on a trip and like you I try to recreate them at home! I was already thinking of outdoor drapes too. Whomever designed the hotel and all their amenities did a super job. Of course the best was being with you all and how wonderful we got to know each other in such a beautiful spot. It went too fast!
    Missing you sweet Tamera! xx

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  8. I HAVE OUTDOOR DRAPES!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE THEM.........Now trying to add more to the inside where one steps outside.......having a hard time picking which color!
    Your stay and your BLOGGING friends all TO TOO MUCH!I would still be floating on cloud nine too!
    How ADRIENNE did what she did is beyond me!In this day and age that just is not heard of..................I think YOU will go back with your loved one and maybe drive this time then you can stop HERE!At my CASA for a delightful dinner and chit chat...............if NOT I will search you and MISTER B. out at HOTEL ANDAZ.You must rent the bikes with him!XOXOXO

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  9. Tamera dear-absolutely love seeing your take on the 'hip' Andaz Napa. Scott and I have stayed here twice before and I highly recommend it for a romantic getaway. I've lived in and near Napa off and on for 30+ years and I adore it. I'm so glad you glimpsed the beauty of a place that feels like home to me. Gorgeous post girlfriend.
    xx, Heath

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  10. I have LOVED all your travel posts x

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  11. Tamera, what great photos! Andaz Napa sounds just heavenly! I love all the little details that you included!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy

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  12. Confessing to just a little envy here...
    Simply beautiful.

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