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La Belle Epoque

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very comfortable and a quite stay. Nestled in the heart of Napa! Mrs. Tracy made some fabulous breakfast items. The poached apple dessert was scrumptious. I would recommend any traveler to this lovely residence.

My friends and I stayed at the inn when we went on the B&B holiday tour. Out of all the inns, La Belle Époque was first class! Tracy was there to greet all of her guests, which made it so personal, and welcoming! What a treat it was to be staying at the top notch B&B in Napa! She made all of the food, and it was amazing!!! We will definitely be back next year! It was a great way to start the holidays! Every room is beautifully decorated, and with such attention to detail. The cookies, and champagne were a treat! The sheets are like butter; you just melt in the beds. The grounds are beautifully manicured, and the breakfasts are decadent! It is within walking distance to town, which was very convenient. It is a great place for any occasion. Tracy is the best!

Had the best time at La Belle Époque. The owners were extremely sweet and we rented the whole house! Souvenir mugs and a dinner that was to die for! If your going to Napa, this is the only place you want stay at! A beautiful memory forever!

Our stay here was wonderful! This B&B is delightful from the inside and out with the Victorian architecture and decor. Tracy warmly welcomed us with champagne and pecan delights. We had access to a variety of teas, coffee and Prager port 24/7! Our room was spacious and comfortable with a fireplace, A/C and lovely seating area to relax and unwind after a long day. The impeccable attention to detail both large and small made this a special and memorable visit for us! Can't wait to be back!

I was not able to travel out last summer.The owner was very courteous, efficient and generous to postpone my stay.I am looking forward to enjoying this hospitality in early january 2018 I have stayed here before and was very impressed with the location and friendly service as w ell as the charming decor.

My wife and I stayed at La Belle Epoque for a few days to celebrate her birthday. The house is beautiful, and the inside is even more so. The owner, Tracy Mahr, has decorated the house with fall decorations. I would guess the decorations change with the seasons. Tracy herself fixes breakfast, and is both innovative and unique. She creates little wonders from her trove of recipes. She is also a fascinating conversationalist, and despite being in Napa only a few years, has learned a great deal about the area and tried everything she recommends. We took a Platypus Wine Tour (separate review) at her suggestion, and absolutely loved it. The room was comfortable and just as beautiful as the house itself. Decorations throughout the house are reminiscent of the Belle Epoque in Paris, roughly from 1871 to 1919. We will definitely be staying here again.

Stayed for 9 nights in October across the road from the main building with a balcony and a garden to sit outside. Great location - quiet but walking distance to restaurants downtown and easy access to highway 28. Breakfasts were the best we have had at any B & B, anywhere, and Tracy was very gracious in providing early breakfast at 8:00 am so we could attend our cooking school events. One evening we entertained friends in the garden with wine and cheese and Tracy, unasked, brought over a lovely plate of bruschette for us. Highly recommended. We will be back!

It is a pretty Victorian building on a quiet street, decorated to the period it was built. First off, let me say that this is one of very few properties in Napa that allows a one night stay and, while no stay overnight in Napa is inexpensive, this B&B is more affordable than most. We stayed in the Zinfandel room. It is nicely decorated, adequate size, super soft bedding. It was a bit dark and got pretty warm in the late fall afternoon (a ceiling fan helped a little). Delicious chocolate chip cookies at check-in -- nice touch. Breakfast is served at 9am. It fit our schedule, so no issue for us, but I can see how others might want some flexibility. The owner, Tracy, came table to table to welcome everyone and say hello. The stuffed poached pear was very good, the egg frittata not so much. Mine was nearly cold. Coffee was fresh and good and they poured a small glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. It was a quick overnight stay and i would stay here again. The B&B experience is so much nicer than a standard hotel.

Stayed at this little gem for 2 days over the weekend, and could not have been more pleased. The inn is decorated in a classically Victorian style, as befits the nature of the home and the surrounding area. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the Merlot room where I stayed was quite large, wth gorgeous stained glass windows and sheets so soft you could stay in bed all day. Breakfast is an elegant affair, served promptly at 9am; one day we had banana pancakes and the following southwestern egg omelettes- delicious and filling, just the right balance. Amenities abounded-cookies and champagne awaited my arrival in my room, mouth-watering cookies and port were in the front sitting area, and a huge selection of unique teas, tasty coffee and lemon water were available 24/7, particularly welcome after a day spent wine tasting. Tracy was kind and gracious in all my interactions with her, and was ready to make dinner reservations for me at a very late notice and also arranged for 2 different wine tours for both myself and my friends (who were also staying at different inns!!). I called Tracy to let her know I was arriving an hour and a half before check-in and was able to leave my bags with her, no issue there. I will definitely be returning here and highly recommend this place to any and all looking for a peaceful, charming retreat during their stay in Napa.

La Belle Époque This grand and historic Victorian property is traditionally furnished as you'd expect, however it's almost too much, a pastiche to the Victorian era and feels a bit like a child's Dolls House or a museum as its so twee and quant. Style over substance comes to mind. The owner Tracey is friendly enough and makes her guests feel welcome, however she is very strict with check in at 3pm and not earlier, not even just to drop your bags off and leave them in a corner until the rooms are ready! The same strict approach applies with breakfast, which is served at 9am punctually for all guests. The breakfasts are an interesting affair matching the style of the house. Other than checking for dietary requirements, everyone is served virtually the same food and at the same time. The are no options or choices, for example of you just wanted toast and a cup of tea. We were served a poached pear, with tea, orange juice and a luke warm version of Eggs Benedict which was sadly not palatable. Afternoon tea is served with homemade cakes for those wanting to partake. No champagne was offered on arrival as mentioned in other reviews but this could be for those staying longer than just the one day we stayed. We stayed in the Cabernet room and our friends in the Chardonnay. Both rooms are of a similar size, ensuite and with electric flame effect-style fire places. There are cookies in the rooms. The Cabernet room was very gloomy with little natural light, it actually felt quite oppressive. The ensuite had no window. Price wise La Belle Époque is not cheap but it's comparable to other similar B&Bs in Napa. Over all our stay at La Belle Époque was a little disappointing. It's a homely, grand old dame of a place but I'd question its suitability as a B&B in the modern day and it's ability to fully meet all the needs of its guests.

1386 Calistoga Ave Napa CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services

La Belle Epoque places you within a 10-minute stroll of Quent Cordair Fine Art Gallery and Napa Opera House. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast has 10 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Uptown Theater and Napa Valley Wine Train are also a short walk from this Napa B&B.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All 10 air-conditioned rooms feature free bottled water and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests staying at La Belle Epoque enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Helpful staff is there to provide concierge services, as well as offer insight about the area. Additional amenities include a picnic area and wedding services.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 490 reviews