The service. From the valet to the bar to the restaurants the concierge booked us a reservation for, they made it a point to wish us a happy anniversary. Nice touch. The Lucy restaurant on site was a little slow with their service. Especially in the morning. Didn't really keep up with the rest of the hotel.
It is not too hard to have a great wine country experience especially when one checks out a number of wine tasting sessions at some of the great vienyards of the world. However, when one adds to it a fabulous eco resort experience in clerly a five star venue, your trip is enhanced beyond expectations. The rooms and amenities were amazing and the staff was all about taking care of the needs of their guests.
We spent a long weekend in Napa and had never stayed at the Bardessono before but due to the Good Buy and the online rating we gave it a try. It was one of the best decisions of the weekend. Being in Yountville is the only way to experience the wine country with the numerous wineries within 20 minutes (don't miss the Rombauerof Silver Oak tasting rooms) and some of the best dining in Northern California within 10 minutes. The rooms in the hotel are outstanding and the layout makes it so that you feel like you could be the only one there. The atmosphere is wonderfully serene and the common areas are well laid out. The bar wait staff were outstanding in their knowledge and their friendliness. Thanks to the management of the hotel for the traiing and oversight they obviously (but discreetly) provide. Just one negative - change the uniforms of the staff to lose the blousy pants.