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4.0 out of 5

"Good: location, accessibility to mud bath spa and heated mineral pool. Disappointing: my first room in older Victorian section had no heat, needed to ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Palmer House

In shopping district

Stay at this Calistoga hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Palmer House and 2 miles (3 km) of Old Faithful Geyser of California. Chateau Montelena Winery and Sterling Vineyards are also within 3 miles (5 km).

2 outdoor pools

2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a fitness center are all featured at this traditional hotel. A terrace and a picnic area are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 40 guestrooms offer free WiFi and minibars. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Deluxe Courtyard King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$263* Per night/room Aug 12 - Aug 13

Deluxe, 2 Queens

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Spa Cottage

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Patio King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
Good: location, accessibility to mud bath spa and heated mineral pool. Disappointing: my first room in older Victorian section had no heat, needed to change rooms.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2020 by -Nick

Sorry that the heating system was causing issues during your stay. I hope the new room met your expectations.

5 out of 5
Outward appearance not very impressive. Room was very nice. Only there for 12 hours, from arrival to departure.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 23, 2019 by Jose

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019

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4 out of 5
It's a quaint motor lodge style hotel. It's very retro. Mineral pools are delighfull. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 19, 2019 by -Nick

We are sorry your stay was below expectations. Always feel free to reach out to the front desk if you know of specific areas of improvement.

About the Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

Location 1507 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515

Property Features

As a guest of Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs, you'll find 2 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Spa services, a terrace, and a picnic area are also featured at Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs. This 4-star Calistoga hotel is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1952
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs offers 40 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 PM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 PM - 10 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort Calistoga
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Calistoga
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs
  • Dr Wilkinsons Hot Springs Hotel
  • Dr Wilkinsons Hot Springs Resort
  • Dr. Wilkinson`s Hot Springs Hotel Calistoga
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Hot Springs Resort
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort Mineral Springs
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs Hotel
  • Dr. Wilkinson's Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs Calistoga

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.