What to Look for in Magnificent Calistoga Hotels before Booking a Stay


Do you already have an idea where to go for summer vacation? If you haven’t yet decided, you may want to consider visiting Calistoga, CA. According to an article from the Napa Valley Register, Calistoga was recently named one of the top small towns to visit:

“Napa Valley’s northernmost city was named Thursday in a Top 10 list of America’s best small towns to visit.

Fodor’s Travel, which has been influential in the travel guide field for 75 years, included Calistoga in its second annual list of America’s Best Small Towns.

Fodor’s looks for a geographical variety in its list and wants places that are “vibrant on their own,” he said, adding that they shouldn’t be known as a college or resort town.

They also want places that can be enjoyed year-round, have cultural or outdoor activities and a good selection of dining and lodging options.

“We received about 65 and whittled it down to 10,” said Michael Connelly, editor at Fodors.com.”

From wineries to spas to horse-drawn carriage rides, Calistoga offers tourists a variety of quaint attractions, making it one of the more fantastic places to stay in Napa Valley for couples and families. The best part is that, as it is a small town, you don’t have to face long lines or bouts of claustrophobia.

calistoga on list of fodors best small towns

Before you book a stay in one of the many magnificent Calistoga hotels, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for. After all, comfortable accommodations can easily enhance any vacation. With that in mind, try choosing a Napa Valley hotel that offers the following:

In-House Restaurant

Having a restaurant right in your hotel works wonders for your trip, especially if you’re the type who strictly follows sightseeing schedules down to the minute, or if you get hungry during odd hours of the night.

The more restaurants a hotel has, the better! This gives you a choice of restaurants based on your situation. Luckily, the more luxurious hotels in the area, like Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, also house some of the more charming wine tasting restaurants in Calistoga, CA.

Entertainment Options

Even when on vacation – and especially long ones – there will be days when you don’t really want to leave the comfort of your hotel. If you know you’re prone to feeling this way, try looking for hotels that offer a variety of in-house entertainment options like live music or a casino.

(Source: Calistoga on list of Fodor’s best small towns; Napa Valley Register; June 12, 2014)