dealchecker's guide to Napa Valley

  • The cheapest hotel rooms in Napa Valley can be found from November to March
  • Budget conscious travellers can find affordable accommodation outside the main towns and cities

Hidden in the lush California countryside is glorious Napa Valley. A haven for nature lovers, wine connoisseurs and foodies, Napa Valley is home to several of the top Michelin starred restaurants in America. Journey to well-known wineries and sip Cabernet Sauvignon as the sun sets over the grapevines, or head to charming nearby towns for shopping and fine dining. For those wishing to mingle with locals, Napa Valley hosts lively outdoor music concerts, country fairs and festivals throughout the year. The area also has some of the best hiking and cycling trails in California.


Where to Stay in Napa Valley

If booked early, cheap hotels in Napa Valley can be found close to popular tourist towns. Yountville, the culinary capital of the Napa Valley, is the ideal place to partake in a cooking class. Further north, Calistoga’s old west ambience and laid back atmosphere captures the hearts and imaginations of all visitors. Alternatively, be seduced by the charms of St. Helena, the gateway to many of the region’s prominent wineries.

If you prefer the lively buzz of an urban location, you can find cheap hotels in Napa. The bustling town set next to the Napa River features vibrant cocktail bars, art galleries, incredible shopping and fine dining.

Those wishing to combine their stay in the Napa Valley with a holiday in California may consider hiring a car. You won’t pay a premium for Napa Valley hotels if you stay a few miles outside the major towns of the famous wine region.


How to get a Great Deal on Napa Valley Hotels

Napa Valley hosts millions of visitors each year, so if there’s no flexibility with your dates, be sure to reserve rooms well in advance. To source cheap Napa Valley hotel rooms keep your eyes open for dealchecker special offers and book early.

The annual grape harvest between August and late October can render hotel rooms very expensive. If you can only travel during this time, opt to stay further afield and hire a car to keep costs down.

Budget conscious visitors can explore Napa Valley between November and March – the temperature is mild, there are diminished queues for the main attractions and some upmarket accommodations can be snapped up at budget rates.


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