4.4 on October 30, 2011
The Ambrose Bierce house was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious and the tips they gave about dining and attractions were spot on. The afternoon reception was lovely, and a great opportunity to visit with our hosts and other guests. The only downside was that our room was warm, and didn't seem to cool off well. Not a big surprise in an older house. The location was great and we could walk to many excellent restaurants.
3.2 on August 17, 2011
The Innkeeper Chris was very nice and helpful with recommendations for meals and wineries. Breakfasts were very good. Overall, the inn was nice; rooms are a bit tight; maid service was acceptable but not exceptional; beds are firm; bathrooms and tubs are nice; outside hot tub is great and can be used 24/7; wine and cheese at 5 pm. Location is excellent, close enough to restaurants and shops, but in a quieter part of the town.
4.8 on July 27, 2011
My now-husband, our son and my immediate family stayed in this beautiful property for the night before/of/after our wedding in July, 2011. Everything was just perfect. The rooms were beautiful, the setting and location amazing and the hospitality perfect! The included breakfasts were UNBELIEVABLE and gourmet!! We loved our stay and would happily stay again.
4.0 on June 04, 2011
Our stay at the Ambrose Bierce house was perfect. It is located in St. Helena walking distance to many restaurants and a few wineries. The northern part of Napa is definitely the place to stay and the views are beautiful in this area. The house is priced very reasonably and the breakfast was terrific. Mimosas every morning too!
4.2 on April 01, 2011
What a sweet spot. Clean, friendly with a lovely historic air to it. The staff couldn't have been nicer or the facilities more inviting. Highly recommended...
4.4 on March 30, 2011
The house is extremely nice, well maintained, and felt private even with 6 guest staying over the weekend. We enjoyed the breakfast and the host was very helpful in providing guidance for wine tasting, restuarants, and other attractions. We would definitely stay again.
3.4 on March 24, 2011
Didn't get to meet the innkeeper or have breakfast because of my schedule, but everything worked out well.
4.0 on February 19, 2011
We enjoyed our stay for our family reunion during the lunar new year's holidays. The service was great, wine was awesome, breakfast a feast, and John guided us to wonderful wineries!
4.0 on February 16, 2011
The room was very nice and comfortable. Breakfast was very good as well. We stayed in the Molly Day rom, which has a private entrance and we enjoyed that. There is a nice outdoor sitting area that we didn't use this trip but when the weather is nice it will be wonderful and very private. The hot tub is right outside the room, but unfortunately there is no gate from the Mollie Day patio, so you have to go around to the front of the house to enter. No big deal. My one nit is that I ordered a package of roses and champagne and chocolates to be in our room on arrival and that was forgotten. Since we were there for 2 days I mentioned it and it was corrected that day. The downside is we had one less day to enjoy our lovely roses before leaving. I would recommend the Ambrose Bierce House, and we would stay there again. If you do stay here, don't miss Market, just a short 2 block walk south on Main St. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. Cheers!
4.0 on November 14, 2010
We had a fantastic stay at Ambrose Bierce House. We were there to celebrate my 40th birthday. John and Lisa were both very nice, we shared wine and cheese both nights with them and enjoyed great conversation! I loved John's wine too;)
5 on November 07, 2010
The Ambrose Bierce House was intimate and cozy. Breakfast was delicious!
5 on November 02, 2010
This is one of the nicest places my wife and I have ever stayed. The house was clean and wonderfully decorated. The rooms were beautiful. The hosts were kind and gracious and we felt right at home. Wonderful champagne breakfast with the world's greatest and largest croissants. We will go back again. Thanks Ambrose Bierce House. Doug and Dawn Mozealous Miami, Florida
4.0 on October 28, 2010
A great little get away. Extremely comfortable, great location and close to many vineyards and restaurants. Outstanding breakfast. Owners were also extremely helpful.
5 on October 25, 2010
John and Lisa went out of their way to make sure our stay was the best. It was our 20th anniversary-they made reservations, suggested winerys we might enjoy, and other places to eat. We brought champagne to share and Lisa graciously served it and visited with all the guests. John's breakfasts were to die for and our room was lovely. Thanks so much, RT and Denise Tillery
4.2 on September 23, 2010
Ambrose Bierce House is very cosy. The rooms are rather small but gorgeous. It feels like coming home to your parents place. The breakfast is celebrated every morning at 9am sharp. This also gives you the chance to get to know the other guests as it is only one big breakfast table for all 10 guests. Carlos, the manager is looking well after everybody and has a recommendation for everything you want to do. Additionally they organising taxi services for the guests as the normal black cab in Napa is ridiculously expensive. It was a great experience and I can only recommend it to everybody. Book early as it is booked out fast. I was lucky to get a room as they had one cancellation.
4.6 on August 26, 2010
We brought friends from Minnesota and wanted a comfortable and cozy place to stay at a reasonable cost. We found it. Carlos was very attentive, the breakfast was delicious and the wine, made by the owners was a special treat.
4.0 on August 17, 2010
Breakfast was excellent. The house and room/bathroom was very clean.
5 on July 16, 2010
Location was ideal and within walking distance of everything in town. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful in restaurant and vineyard recommendations. We could not have been happier and would highly recommend.
5 on July 11, 2010
Just spent three fantastic days and two nights in Napa Valley, all made possible by the great folks who run the Ambrose Bierce House B&B in St. Helena. First they were thoughtful enough to call us before we even arrived in Napa Valley to see how they could help. They suggested some great spots to stop for lunch and to see on our way up. Once we got there, they took the time to listen to our interests and not only made great suggestions, but went out of our way to make the necessary arrangements making the entire trip in Napa effortless. The rooms in the inn were charming, comfortable and clean. The afternoon wine and cheese was a joy, and the breakfasts were the highlight of it all.
4.4 on December 07, 2009
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ambrose Bierce House. Our room was sunny, charming, comfortable, and a great value for the area. We loved being walking distance to all the downtown St. Helena shops & restaurants. Carlos, the innkeeper, was exceedingly friendly, welcoming & helpful. Breakfast was great, especially the homemade croissants! We would be very happy to return.
4.6 on October 19, 2009
We had a wonderful three days here. Carlos was an excellent host and kept us up to date on the area wineries and restaurants. Cindy's restaurant, Rutherford Grill and Tre Vigne are outstanding.Breakfast each morning was a real treat. We'll be back next year for another trip. Thanks Carlos K & MJ
5 on February 10, 2009
What a find in the Napa Valley. Ambrose Bierce House was a fantastic place to spend our honeymoon. Thr ooms were perfect and the breakfast was to die for. We could walk to town and even walk to restaurants. The Innkeeper Carlos could not have been nore helpfull. He new all about the wineries and helped us get into some small out of the way places. WE will come back again and again.
5 on June 01, 2007
Ambrose Bierce House was such a great place to stay in downtown St. Helena. WE could walk to all the restaurants and shops in town and even to Beringer Vineyards. The place was perfect and the breakfast was to die for. Carlos was a great innkeeper and helped us all over the Valley. We will be back again and again