Affordable motel-style accommodations in the heart of Napa Valley.
The El Bonita has the distinction of being one of the only lodging options within walking distance to downtown St. Helena. Factor in rates that are frequently below $200, and it’s no wonder the property is among Napa Valley’s most popular. The motel’s 40 rooms are sparse but clean; all are pet-friendly and come with microwaves, coffee makers and mini-refrigerators. Rooms are spread throughout four buildings --- two structures that look out on a moderate-sized pool and hot tub, one that overlooks a lush garden and a fourth called the “Homestead.” As the name suggests, Homestead rooms are the most spacious; most of the motel’s one- and two-bedroom suites are located here, and some of these suites are big enough for small conferences. All guests receive complimentary continental breakfast, which can be enjoyed on a quaint outdoor patio. After spending the day exploring area wineries, wander into St. Helena to stroll the main shopping strip and grab a burger and a milkshake at Taylor’s Refresher, an old-fashioned drive-in just down the street. Small-town wine country living doesn’t get much better than this.