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Calistoga Spa Hot Springs 3.0

Calistoga, California, United States

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Pros

  • Near the base of Mount St. Helena in downtown Calistoga
  • Recently renovated rooms with kitchenettes
  • Heated outdoor mineral spring pools and whirlpool tub
  • Full-service spa with volcanic ash mud baths 
  • Big fitness center with aerobics, yoga, and Pilates classes 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • No restaurant, bar, or breakfast offered
  • Outside guests allowed in pool, giving it a neighborhood pool vibe
  • Rooms have exterior entry
  • Dated fitness equipment 

Bottom Line

The Calistoga Spa Hot Springs is a mid-range hotel located on the site of geothermal mineral pools that feed into a whirlpool, a soaking pool, and large lap pool. Day visitors are allowed, although the hotel puts a limit on how many outside guests can enter. The 57 motel-style rooms were updated in 2015, and all have kitchenettes with two-burner stovetops and coffeemakers. There's no food offered here other than a snack bar, though it's walking distance to restaurants on main street. Visitors may want to compare rates with the Roman Spa Hot Springs Resort, which has older decor but more room options along with an indoor pool. 

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Scene

Motel-style building surrounding a courtyard with mineral pools 

The rooms at this motel-style hotel are built around a central courtyard with four different mineral pools. Outdoor areas have attractive walkways lined with native plants and sitting areas under pergolas, but the interiors have a dated, almost clinical decor. The lobby's long front desk is covered in a pink laminate with a mix of rubber flooring and carpet throughout the common areas. And white plastic ceiling fans and foam ceiling tiles add to the corporate feel.

Location

Near the main street in downtown Calistoga

The hotel is located in a semi-residential area, but it's two blocks from Calistoga's main thoroughfare, home to shops, restaurants, and antiques dealers. The town is surrounded by Napa Valley vineyards and the Palisade Mountains at the foot of Mt. St. Helena, and there are numerous wineries within a short drive away. California’s Old Faithful Geyser, the Petrified Forest, and state parks are all nearby. San Francisco is about a two-hour drive to the south.

Rooms

Recently renovated rooms with tasteful decor, kitchenettes, and outdoor entry

Renovated in 2015, the 57 rooms have a tasteful modern palette of gray textiles with dashes of orange highlights. Shuttered windows look out into the central courtyard. Streamlined, espresso-colored furniture, framed photos, and ikat-fabric bolster pillows add decorative touches. All rooms have cushioned benches, king or queen beds with reading lights, and small sitting or dining areas with tables and pairs of chairs. Amenities include 40-inch flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, alarm clocks, irons and ironing boards, and free Wi-Fi. The kitchenettes have microwaves, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and two-burner glass stoves. Updated bathrooms in neutral tiles have sizable, granite-top vanities, toiletries, magnifying mirrors, hairdryers, and large walk-in showers with glass partitions and handheld showerheads. All rooms have outdoor entry with benches by the front door.

Features

Geothermal pools and hot tub, plus full spa, patio with barbecue grills, and fitness center with classes

The hotel's central outdoor courtyard has four different heated geothermal mineral pools, including a small soaking pool, a multi-lane lap pool, and kids' pool. There's also a gazebo covered whirlpool hot tub and a large sun deck with covered lounge chairs. A patio with parasol-shaded tables and barbecue grills give excellent picnic spots, and the hotel has a snack bar, but there's no full restaurant or breakfast service. The full-service spa has the usual range of massages and treatments, as well as warm mud baths that use locally harvested volcanic ash. The fitness center is huge, but much of it is filled with dated weight training equipment. There's also an attached fitness studio with weekly yoga and Pilates classes. 

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Address

1006 Washington St, Calistoga, Napa Valley 94515-1436, United States