by Lissa Poirot
Nestled on 250 acres in Napa Valley, this expansive and luxurious resort features hotel rooms, suites, and lodges to accommodate families of all sizes. Family Suites and Lodges can be from one to four bedrooms in size with living areas both indoors and outdoors.
Included with your stay is car service to downtown St. Helena and Yountville, daily wine reception, bottled water, parking and Wi-Fi. The resort features outdoor sports, from tennis to croquet to golf and hiking on the resort’s 4 miles of trails. A Children’s Sports Camp is offered in the summer months from 9 a.m. to noon or until 2 p.m. with lunch. During these camps, kids work with the resort’s pros to learn about the sports available. Swimming is available in a family pool and a hot tub.
Onsite dining is also featured poolside, in-room and at the resort’s Restaurant and its Grill. Picnics can also be prepared for you to take on your journeys across or off resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Sprawling estate in St. Helena
- One- to four-bedroom suites
- Children's camp in summer months
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
We had been really excited about staying at Meadowood -- having been to the restaurant a few years ago, we were keen to get a chance to spend more time at what is admittedly a beautiful property.
We booked a night through Hotels.com and selected an option where we could pay at the hotel. There was no cancellation policy cited and we were never told we had to cancel by a certain date.
Unfortunately, the devastating fires in the region precluded us from making the trip. We called Meadowood and told them we needed to cancel. They told us we were not within the window and would have to call Hotels.com as it was not up to them, it was up to Hotels.com because we should have cancelled four days sooner. I was surprised because it was the first I had ever heard regarding a required cancel-by date.
We called Hotels.com, and they called Meadowood multiple times. Despite what Meadowood had told us on the phone, it was MEADOWOOD--not Hotels.com--who controlled the cancellation and MEADOWOOD who ultimately charged us $1,000 for a hotel room we could not use for circumstances beyond our control.
Be very careful about EVER making reservations here--they clearly care far more about making any buck that they can than building any sort of customer loyalty.
There is certainly nothing wrong with Meadowood. It's a nice place and I'm reviewing it based on a 5 star hotel... ie it's just okay in relation to other 5 star places. The restaurant on property (not the super pricey one) is kinda dingy and food not that great. The location is pretty, but you feel more like you're in Tahoe than Napa... which, again is fine, but not what I was looking for. Service was great.