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“A beautiful craftsman-style inn” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blackbird Inn
Ranked #17 of 23 Napa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Rosa, CA
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162 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
“A beautiful craftsman-style inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

Despite the poor breakfast (not enough protein) and afternoon hors-d'oeuvres (old veggies), there are many wonderful aspects of the Blackbird Inn. The style of architecture (craftsman) is ideally represented in the furnishings and types of wood. There are eight rooms to choose from, each with its unique touch. Of course the upstairs room with balcony is highly sought after and is consequently more expensive. But there are enough on-line specials to help amortize the somewhat high prices, unless the film festival in Napa or the tourist crunch begin. Many guests stay here as a base from which to explore the various wineries, and the staff eagerly provide personal assistance and several brochures and coupons. We decided just to stay in Napa and leave our car parked in the small but charming parking area off of Jefferson (no one mentioned the parking lot!!). It's a delightful 15-minute stroll down First Street to the Oxbow Market, modeled after the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Along the way are countless restaurants from which to choose. Having dined at both Martini House and Campton Place, we were eager to try Todd Humphries' Kitchen Door in the Oxbow Market. It's not really a restaurant in the style most of us recognize, but rather a kind of food emporium. There are tables and one does order at the counter and wait for the food to be delivered. Good wines and eccentric food (i.i. Armenian Fold).

Actually quirkiness sums up our stay at Blackbird Inn, but I mean this in a positive way. The cook trying to heat up breakfast fare managed to set off the fire alarm so that we could all meet the local fire department from a couple blocks away. The inn is locked from 8 PM until 8 AM, and guests are given keys with a set of explanations as to how to use them. But I must save the best for last: Elise. Rarely has either of us ever received such a cheerful welcome. She went out of her way to explain the inn's history, attractions in the area, the room's features. I might expect such service at the Four Seasons. If some find the inn a bit dark, there are plenty of lights to help. And since we are dealing with Craftman-style architecture, it really isn't feasible to brighten woods with a stain or paint. Now if only the manager could work on those food presentations...

Room Tip: Both rooms #2 and #8 have private terraces or balconies.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

I was given a $500.00 gift certificate for any "Four Sisters" inn. We had never done Napa, so decided to check this out. We are also from the Pasadena, CA area and have an appreciation for homes built in the Craftsman style/era. The inn is located strangely on a very busy corner across the street from the offices of the "Wine Spectator". Entrance to the small parking lot is only from one side of the Inn - not the front, so it took a couple of u-turns to get there (look them up on Google Maps Street View if you are curious). The actual house has been completely refurbished and is quite nice. The common area includes a fireplace, sofas, and small round tables/chairs, where they also serve the afternoon wine/snacks/cheese and breakfast. The atmosphere is quite dark with all the wood, and in my opinion additional light would be a great touch. The staff are very young, albeit friendly and eager to please. Our room was upstairs and had a balcony that was fully covered by some kind of climbing vegetation, so there was complete privacy. Furnishings were comfortable, but honestly not the most luxurious. I expected a little more in terms of amenities in the bathroom, but the offerings were pretty standard. There were nice robes, which proved handy while enjoying our wine on the balcony. While I can understand why there was vegetation covering the balcony - it just was overlooking the small parking lot - but it was kind of claustrophobic if you were hoping for some kind of expansive view. Breakfast was definitely a let down. It was basically a frittata of some sort that was generally cold or needing to be replenished, fruit, and pastries/bread. If you are like us and enjoy a nice brunch, skip the continental breakfast and enjoy one of the many great restaurants. The location is within walking distance of the downtown area, although I was not that impressed as it seems like the recession has really shut a lot of the small businesses down. To really see the winery and more restaurants, you have to drive down the road a bit. There is no jacuzzi or pool, so be advised. Also, this would be a very boring place for kids as there really is no space to accommodate. Overall, this place was comfortable and clean, but didn't deliver based on how much we paid for it. To me, it is the attention to the little things that really make something that is good, exceptional.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

I am not a big B&B traveler but I decided to give this one a shot. I was very surprised as to what I found. The rooms are very spacious and quiet, I don't think I ever heard anyone through the walls. Breakfast was great and the staff was friendly, and you can park out back.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ontheroadagain002
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Texas
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our room was very nice and we enjoyed the wine, snacks and breakfast. The staff was so helpful and conversational and even made reservations for us. This bed and breakfast is just a few blocks away from downtown Napa and we enjoyed our walks every day.

Room Tip: I chose the "quiet room" and was glad I did because the other rooms bordered the street.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gnassauer
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

The Blackbird Inn is centrally located in Napa. The property is beautiful inside and out. The room was very comfortable and quiet. On the downside, the breakfast lacked any creativity and panache based on what we paid, parking was challenging because the lot is located on a one way street off of other one way streets and can be confusing to get in to and overall the price seemed very high all things considered.

Room Tip: hard bed, awful pillows
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Blackbird Inn

Property: Blackbird Inn
Address: 1755 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2437 (Formerly Blackbird Inn - A Four Sisters Inn)
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Region: United States > California > Napa Valley > Napa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Napa
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,118 - ₹ 21,895
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blackbird Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in historic downtown Napa, Blackbird Inn offers the intimacy of a vintage hideaway, yet is an easy walk to many shops and restaurants. With its spacious front porch, huge stone fireplace and liberal use of fine woods, Blackbird Inn creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blackbird Inn - a Four Sisters Hotel Napa
Blackbird Inn - a 4 Sisters Inn
Blackbird Inn Napa, CA - Napa Valley

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