During a recent trip to Napa Valley, I got the pleasure of staying in the beautiful small town of Calistoga. This town is built on a series of underground geothermal areas which lead to the creation of places like the Old Faithful Geyser, Indian Springs and the Calistoga Hot Springs becoming attractions. I was able to stay at the latter and the location to town, the four different hot springs pools and the newly renovated rooms, made it a fantastic place to stay. Here is all the info.
Disclosure: This hotel was provided for me free of charge, all opinions are my own though.
- Cost – Check here
- Amenities – four pools for guests, half kitchens in the rooms, lots of tables and bbq’s around the property, work out facility, spa treatments (added cost)
- Location: 1006 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515
After checking into the hotel, I headed to my room and was pleasantly surprised by how nice and inviting it was. The room was spacious and inviting with a big king sized bed. It also featured two chairs, a half kitchen and a remote-controlled fake fireplace under the TV.
The bathroom was spacious as well with a large shower that had two separate shower heads with independent temperature controls.
It was nice and quiet the entire time I was there, even though the hotel seemed full whenever I went and walked around the property, especially the pool.
The property is in a large U shape with rooms on both sides and the four pools down the center.
In the back there is an adult only sun bathing spot that overlooks the pools and provides a great place to relax without children running around. The property also features a nice gym that I used and a collection of spa services that I didn’t use. Lastly, there are a lot of tables and BBQ’s that guests can use while they are staying on the property.
Of course the main reason to stay here is the access to the hot springs fed pools. I used all of them while I was here and can honestly say it was a pretty great experience. I sat in the adult only large hot tub and soaked for a while. Swam in the hot pool, which is a great way to work out since the pool is already really warm, and swam laps in the lap pool. The lap pool left a little to be desired though as there were lots of people just sitting in the lap pool lanes which stopped me from swimming laps.
There was a wading pool as well, which was a nice spot for kids to splash around in and it featured 1.5 foot deep water but I didn’t get in myself.
This hotel is within a 5 minute walk from the downtown area of Calistoga as well, which is where all of the restaurants and shops are, so it is a great spot to be at.
All in all, I really liked my time at Calistoga Hot Springs and have no problem recommending it. If you are in the area be sure to check out my food guide as well and visit a few of the wineries.