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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is hard to beat, rooms are large, very quiet. Decor and amenities are similar to an older Holiday Inn --rooms were clean, but the baseboards were falling off, faucets on backwards, etc. for the price and location, it is definitely a good choice in Yountville.

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Traveling_with_baby8, Just a brief note to say thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Glad you found the rooms clean and the price right. We will review the guest room you stayed in regarding your comments on both the faucets and baseboards. We do apologize for this. Please know this is the first that we... More 

Litchfield, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found the Railway Inn by chance, and was so happy I did! Location couldn't have been better! Can walk to several restaurants and the Bouchon bakery is right across the street! (A Must!) Thought I was going to have to stay outside of Napa when I started seeing the prices of most places, but the rate here was reasonable. Room... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Patricia S, Thank you for all the positive feedback regarding your recent stay. And yes the hot air balloons do take off each morning right behind the hotel. A cool sight indeed. When you next visit the Napa Valley we look forward to having you back. Best regards, Hotel General Manager More 

Carmichael, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The rooms are actual railway cars that have been remodeled into comfortable quarters. We've stayed there multiple times because the hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of restaurants and shops and also within short driving distance of other wine valley destinations. And the last room in the hotel is a espresso/coffee shop, very convenient. Most importantly, the... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michelle0425, Thank you for being a loyal repeat guest. We really do appreciate. And yes we do have the most affordable prices in Yountville which leaves dollars in your pockets for great dinners and wine tasting. Looking forward to having you back. Best regards, Hotel General Manager More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We always try to find that little different experience in picking bed & breakfasts. Although the inn did not offer breakfast, it did offer the experience that we had hoped for. How often do you get to stay in a refurbished railcar with all the conveniences of home? The location is both central to all the restaurants of Yountville, but... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jim J, So glad that you found your stay at the Railway Inn "every thing we hoped for"! The guest rooms which are the refurbished railcars are unique and nicely appointed and as you pointed out the location is centrally located to all that the Napa Valley has to offer. When you next visit Yountville we look forward to... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was excited that I had reserved the Caboose and I was aware of what people had wrote about its location next to the coffee shop. No problems. I was looking forward to being in the Caboose and thought this would be one of the highlights of my vacation. However, when we arrived, there was desk clerk at the hotel.... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jolene S, Thank you for being a recent guest of the hotel. We do apologize for your recent experience as a guest. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms and the friendliness of our staff. While the Railcar Rooms are indeed larger than the caboose rooms and to some an upgrade it appears your heart was set... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed in the caboose and had a lovely stay! The room was charming and quaint. PLUS it was so conveniently located in the center of Yountville that we were able to walk to dinner every night. It was also fun to watch the hot air balloons take off through our caboose skylights over the bed! Would return in a... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear masonsgalpal, Great review-thanks so much. Glad you found the Caboose room so charming and quaint. Also was great to hear about you laying in bed and being able to watch the hot air balloons take off through he skylights. It really is a fun thing to watch as the balloons take off every morning right behind the hotel. Thank... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stayed here with my family last week and it was the PERFECT location. In the heart of Yountville, there are plenty of restaurants just outside the hotel's doors. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a large group, as you can all congregate and meet in the hallway/outside seating areas. The rooms are large and clean, although I will... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Barri R, Thank you for being a recent guest of the Railway Inn. And yes a great place for a family gathering or other group getaway as the communal patio offers a great location for a glass of wine or morning coffee. Sorry about the central AC not meeting your needs. We will inspect all of the rooms to... More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

You would have to say this was a quirky place to stay, how often do you get to stay in your own railway car! This does not take away anything for spotlessly clean and well appointed accommodation that was perfectly placed for everything in Yountville. It may not have the facilities of some hotels (basically just your room with free... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Craig A, So glad you found everything spotlessly clean and well appointed. All the guest rooms were renovated in the past year and we have received great feedback from all of our guest. And like you say when will you next stay in a refurbished Railway Car. Thank you for being a guest. We look forward to your next... More 

California
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed in the caboose, it has a skylight over the bed, bear that in mind for the morning. They are all renovated with modern touches and a little seating area outside your room that's a great place to relax after wine tasting and before dinner. There's a small cafe stand that has great frozen coffee drinks. It's near the... More 

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rosa S, Just a brief note to say thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your recent stay. Glad you took advantage of the patio outside your room- a great place for an evening glass of wine or morning cup of coffee. And yes the skylights do add some charm to the Caboose... More 

Sydney, Australia
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354 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Iconic, certainly but so well placed to reap the benefits of the valley, home to my fav eatery the French Laundry. Our spacious converted rail carriage offers plenty of old fashion charm making a stay here a novel and very appropriate memory-jogger of gypsy caravan-stays in France and Romania. We loved the experience, highly recommended

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Hotel M, General Manager at Napa Valley Railway Inn, responded to this review

Dear shasha b, Thank you so much for the great review. So glad we were able to spark your love for your gypsy caravan stays throughout Europe. And yes our location can not be beat- walking distance to French Laundry and all of the other wonderful restaurants in Yountville as well as the dozen wine tasting rooms. Looking forward to... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Wine Country in the center of the sophisticated town of Yountville, the Napa Valley Railway Inn provides the perfect Napa Valley getaway. Let the Railway Inn's converted 100-year old train cars provide you with memorable accommodations walking distance to Thomas Keller's 'The French Laundry,' 'Bouchon,' and 'Ad-Hoc,' as well as Michael Chiarello's 'Bottega,' and 'Napa Style.' Comfortable, contemporary and convenient, relax outside your room in the evening on our patio with a glass of wine or in the morning enjoy a specialty coffee and fresh pastry from the Java Hut Too located right at the hotel. Outside your doorstep stroll to any of the 11 wine tasting rooms, boutique shopping or world-class dining located just steps away. A mix of history with all the modern conveniences for today's traveler, make the hotel an ideal destination when visiting the Napa Valley. In room amenities include complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV's, inviting luxurious linens and refrigerators for that just purchased bottle of Chardonnay. Hotel guest rooms consist of eight steam-era railcars permanently parked in the center of downtown Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley. Each of the guest cars offers few hints of their former function: you'd never guess that No. 4 used to carry cattle or that the skylight in No.9 was once a hatch for ice-block deliveries. Providing the best location for your wine country escape, the hotel offers the convenience of not having to get into your car to enjoy an evening out in the best restaurants in the Napa Valley as well as great views of the surrounding mountains and adjacent vineyards during the day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Napa Valley Railway Inn

Address: 6523 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1309
Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Yountville
Price Range: RM1,134 - RM1,387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Napa Valley Railway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“All rooms are the same! Only one with two double beds though- so book early!”
 of 5 bubbles barrir2015, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If sleeping in late or needing a dark room to sleep in is your thing, don't rent one of the cabooses get one of the other rail cars.”
 of 5 bubbles jkgolf10, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to book if you think you are interested. It is a small property (10 rooms I think) and rooms go fast.”
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  • King Caboose Room
 of 5 bubbles ColoBrewers, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Tip: Tell them to get your room cool ahead of time for those hot nights.”
 of 5 bubbles FeliciaG367, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose a car in the middle, away from office and from coffee wagon at other end. But only room 8 has king bed I think.”
 of 5 bubbles GregA59, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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