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The Best Places To Stay In Lodi

By The Smoking Chair Editors  |  2021

Our top picks of hotels, AirBnBs, and VRBOs. These are the best places to stay in Lodi.
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Lodi and its surroundings are well known for the cultivation of grapes and production of wine. There are many vineyards in Lodi with century-old grapevines, some going into California wines like Bedrock and Turley. Starting in the early 20th century, and right up to the early 1980s, Lodi promoted itself as the “Tokay Capital of the World” due to the abundance of the Flame Tokay variety in the area. Nowadays there are over 100 different grape varieties planted in the Lodi AVA in over 113,000 acres (46,000 ha) of vineyards. The town is surrounded by grapevines and the police cars have grape bunches painted on the sides of them. Winegrape culture pervades the town, with many business, street, and school names relating to the industry.

With the replacement by other varietals, primarily Zinfandel, Lodi is recognized for the old vine Zinfandel. Lodi’s growth as a premium winegrape producer and awarded wine region is largely due to the formation of the Lodi Winegrape Commission in 1991, five years after the appellation was formed. In 1991, winegrape growers decided to self-impose a tax on their grapes to fund the commission, which now boasts seven full-time staff members and several volunteer committees focused on education, research, and marketing of the region’s winegrapes. In 1992, the commission launched a grape Integrated Pest Management Program which has become California’s original winegrape sustainability program, known as Lodi Rules. In 2014, the rigorous, third-party certified Lodi Rules Sustainability Program was awarded the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award. In 2015, Lodi was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The Wine Bloggers Conference of 2016 brought over 300 wine bloggers to the area, where attendees filled the Internet with compliments about the small-town hospitality of Lodi’s approachable, authentic winegrowing community.

Every September the Lodi Grape Festival is held and includes rides, food, and wine tasting. The Wine & Food Festival (formerly known as the Spring Wine Show, held in late March/early April, so as not to coincide with Easter every year) also showcases the area’s 50-plus wineries. Beginning in 2016 there will also be a Beer Fest showcasing IPA and other types of beer along with food and music.

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Lodi

Hampton Inn & Suites Lodi

1337 S Beckman Rd

$207 / night

Nice place to stay when visiting Lodi’s wine country.  Close to the small downtown area with a Starbucks and a 7 Eleven in the same parking lot. Plenty of parking, a nice pool and grab-and-go breakfast is provided.  We would stay here again when in the area!

— Review by Jilly C.

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Wine & Roses

2505 W Turner Rd

$299 / night

We had the most amazing experience at the Wine & Roses inn & Spa!  Wonderful hosts, spacious rooms and a beautiful setting!  We highly recommend this perfect way station, halfway between Portland and Palm Springs!

— Review by Michael L.

Lodi

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Lodi

262 Rocky Ln

$175 / night

Just wow. This location is right off the freeway in Lodi next to a Costco and other amenities. If you are in the area book here. It seems to be a brand new Fairfield Inn and the place upon arrival is clean and has ample parking. The staff the night we can is were very friendly from the phone call to in meeting in person. Very service oriented feeling and she was very informative regarding our stay and locations nearby. We stayed here because our daughter plays competitive travel Fastpitch in Stockton, Modesto area a lot. Sometimes driving home over an hour is more of a safety risk then it is comfort of our own bed. They called the area Luscious Lodi and I hear because of the cherries. The hotel was clean and organized and the gym was open. They do follow Covid protocols so don’t worry if you are Concerned. As I mentioned earlier the staff had great service from start to finish. Definitely recommend and plan to stay here again. The room was spacious and very big bathroom. Nice area to sit down and relax before bed. Two TVs and a pullout. Didn’t hear our neighbors at all. I’ve machines worked. The gym was nice had a lot of stuff, was kind of dirty but who doesn’t love a gym no matter what put in the work. They had a nice pool area too but maybe next time we will take a dip. The complementary breakfast was grab and but I’m sure they we’ll hook it up nice like most Marriotts do after Covid.

Whether it’s cherry picking, Travel Fastpitch, soccer, stay here.

— Review by Kenny W.

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Charming Cottage on Winery Estate

4 guests 2 bedrooms 2 beds 1 bath

$250 / night

Francesca and the Stonum Vineyards family have a beautiful property for any occasion! The hospitality, cleanliness, and comfort made for such an incredible visit. From live music, yummy food trucks, great wine, to enjoying coffee by the pond with the cats the next morning. Great stay and will be returning!

— Review by Christian

Lodi

Luxury Vineyards Estate Home with Breathtaking Views!

6 guests 4 bedrooms 9 beds 2.5 baths

$427 / night

This place is beautiful! Right on a vineyard with great views, wonderful back yard/patio and a hot tub. Very clean house with very comfortable beds and huge couch making it a great spot to hang. Kitchen is well stocked and Debbie is very thoughtful, providing recs, quick responses and a nice welcome gifts. Would definitely stay here again!

— Review by Casey

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New! Fire Pit, Sunroom – Walk to Downtown Lodi

6 guests 2 bedrooms 2 beds 1 bath

$325 / night

Jennifer and her house were amazing! cute home with everything we needed and then some. The location was so close to downtown and the neighborhood was very cute and felt safe. The backyard was prefect for our 2 pups. Stop looking and just rent this home. Will def. be coming back to this house in the future. Thanks Jennifer!

— Review by Cynthia

Lodi

Cottage on California – Pet Friendly – Downtown Close

4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bed 1 bath

$205 / night

This house is located within walking distance of downtown Lodi and an easy drive to wineries in the area. The house is an historic property that has been tastefully and comfortably remodeled. The owner lives next door and was very responsive to our requests. We enjoyed our stay and recommend it to other visitors.

— Review by Charles

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Alicante Acres – Ultimate Vineyard Experience

8 guests 3 bedrooms 3 beds 3 full baths

$320 / night

This house is such a beauty. It is very clean, well-stocked with basic necessities, and the location outside of town was perfect for us!

Our host was great to work with, and the owners were wonderful people!

Thank you for the great house for our weekend getaway!

— Review by Joshua G.

Lodi

Wine Country Ranch Retreat, Pool, Hot Tub, Sleeps 16

16 guests 8 bedrooms 11 beds 4 full baths  half bath

$1,125 / night

The property is beautiful! The home and grounds are wonderful! We loved everything from the large home, great kitchen, swimming pool, archery, bocce ball. All had a wonderful experience!!

— Review by Gail N.

Lodi

Viaggio On The River Estate And Winery

10 guests 5 bedrooms 5 beds 3 full baths  half bath

$1,100 / night

The Villa is a gorgeous mansion with so many intricate details! The mansion has many themes and the guests enjoyed the Betty Boop dining area. This is gorgeous property that definitely gives the WOW factor!

— Review by Leticia L.

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