POSTED ON January 16, 2007 | IN Lodging | BY joe

We travel so often to the wine country that our travel budget only allows us to stay at a fancy hotel or B&B a few times a year for special occasions. The rest of the time, we look for something reasonable in price but it must be clean and comfortable. The Stevenson Manor in Calistoga fits perfectly into this category. It is a Best Western motel, well maintained and immaculate throughout.

Like most lodging establishments in the Napa Valley, the Stevenson Manor has some specials for the off-season. We lodged at the Stevenson Manor in November and that entitled us to a special promotion for returning guests. We received two coupons, each good for a one-night stay during mid-week to the end of March for a measly $77 per night. The regular rates vary from $100 to $125 midweek and $140 to $150 on weekends during the off-season. Prices jump up the beginning of April to $180 and more.

stevenson manor Calistoga

One thing we like about the location of the Stevenson Manor is the proximity to the restaurants and downtown area of Calistoga. It is only a half-mile walk into town. We would rather not have to drive to a restaurant. This way we can enjoy a full bottle of wine with our dinner.

The Stevenson Manor has a hot tub and heated pool, which we took advantage of on both days in the early evening. The continental breakfast is more than adequate and not just your usual pastry and bagel choices. The motel also provides free high-speed Internet access to all rooms.

The Good: Reasonable price, very clean and comfortable rooms, Internet access, walking distance to restaurants. Some rooms have a gas fireplace.
The Bad: Continental breakfast area is small and crowded.

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