Novato is the ideal homebase for a wine country weekend, or longer vacation, with award winning hotels to suit any budget, and dining options that range from health-conscious and organic to hearty comfort food. You’ll discover a warm welcome here, and a more affordable one, that doesn’t compromise on quality. If you’re coming from across the Bay, Novato’s your local gateway to all that wine country offers. If you’re visiting from further afield, we’re the perfect base for day trips to San Francisco, in addition to our proximity to perfect wine country destinations like the world-class Ram’s Gate Winery. With beautiful redwoods, striking bay views and over 3,600 acres of open space to explore, Novato is simply the best place to stay in the Bay.