Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa (formerly The Sunburst Calistoga)

Stay at The Sunburst Calistoga in Napa Valley, with Dates into December

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Hotel at a Glance: The Sunburst Calistoga

In a landscape dominated by green vineyards and traditional hotels, The Sunburst Calistoga, which opened in 2013, stands out with its bright colors and retro decor. The interior pops with shades of orange, blue, and green, and abstract artwork adorns the white walls. A classic California wine-country experience is never far away, however—the hotel offers direct access to Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail, home to some of Napa Valley’s most famous wineries and vineyards.

  • Most scenic place to sip wine: Sterling Vineyards sits atop a hill and is accessed via an aerial tramway with equally gorgeous views.
  • Celebrity chefs Michael Chiarello, Thomas Keller, and Masaharu Morimoto have restaurants in the Napa Valley.
  • Hooked up: Guest rooms feature LCD TVs, iHome alarm clocks, and Keurig coffeemakers with Wolfgang Puck coffee.
  • Two mineral pools are surrounded by lounge chairs and oversized hot tub.

Calistoga, California: Down-to-Earth Hamlet in Northern Napa Valley

The story goes like this: 19th-century developer Samuel Brannan wanted to create a West Coast version of Saratoga Springs (renowned at the time for its mineral spas), but he had been drinking when he made the announcement and so the name came out garbled as the "Calistoga of Sarifornia." This origin myth sounds a little fishy, but nevertheless, Brannan's vision of creating a relaxing and therapeutic Napa Valley getaway was eventually realized. Thanks to the area's natural hot springs, a slew of spas sprang up, offering restorative mineral soaks and mud baths. You can still find many such businesses peppered among the restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries lining Calistoga's quaint, quiet main street, which is set against a backdrop of rolling hills.

Those hills are home to some of Napa Valley's more than 400 wineries, many of which lie within a short drive of downtown Calistoga. The curious wine lover can choose from a wide array of vineyard experiences, ranging from tours to tastings at wineries modeled on English castles and Tuscan villas. One word of warning: many of these places require reservations, so be sure to book in advance.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a Sunburst queen room or king suite
  • Up to two kids 16 or younger stay free in a king suite
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Two outdoor mineral pools
  • Oversized hot tub
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points

Other Details

Room Details

Sunburst Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

King Suite

  • One king bed and sofa sleeper
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; guests 16 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: San Francisco International Airport (SFO; 86 miles) and Oakland International Airport (OAK; 79 miles)
  • Distance from Santa Rosa, CA: about 17 miles

Customer Reviews

82 Ratings

They upgraded us to a two queen with a living room, and nice bathroom.
Julia B. · February 10, 2017
The bed and shower were really nice and clean since its still brand new
Hector C. · December 20, 2016
Everything! A great surprise in Calistoga. We'll definitely stay here again!
Nicholas J. · December 9, 2016
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