Some time ago we read a review on Trip Advisor which compared the Allison to the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, B.C. The comparison is apt. This is a first class resort which combines beautiful facilities with excellent service to provide guests with a stay that is not only enjoyable but memorable. It has been our experience that what separates the good resort from the great resort is the human element, namely the warmth and friendliness of the management and staff. From the gentlemen at the entrance, to the reception and concierge, to the servers at the restaurant, to the fine young man who provided the tour of the spa facilities, our experience throughout was one of welcoming hospitality extended genuinely.
The rooms are large, comfortable and beautifully laid out so that views to the outside can be enjoyed throughout, including in the soaker tub or shower, if you so choose. The common facilities, including the spa, swimming pool and outside grounds, are gorgeous. From the facility, you can enjoy country walks or biking, and within minutes drive of the resort you can experience some excellent Oregon wineries.
We ate at Jory restaurant twice and on both occasions enjoyed excellent meals that displayed the freshest of ingredients, some of which are grown right on the Allison property. The manager and sommelier, Tom Bean, was most helpful in our choice of wine and suggested an amazing Pinot Noir from Aubichon Winery. He also very kindly took the time to give us some restaurant suggestions for Portland. We had dinner each night on the terrace which we would highly recommend if the weather is right.
Another distinctive feature of the hotel is the local original art found throughout the common areas and in the rooms. It gives the hotel a special air of quality and genuineness.
If we had only one criticism it would be the fitness room which did not have any natural light and was a bit dreary to be in. However, the spa facilities, including the change area, were nothing short of luxurious with private showers, sauna and eucalyptus steam.
Having arrived at the Allison after spending time at the Four Seasons in Seattle, we can say with some definitiveness that this was a Four Seasons-like experience both in terms of quality of accommodation and attention to service, but at a lower cost. We extend our thanks to the warm and friendly management and staff for making the experience a very special one for us. We will most certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the lush beauty of Oregon Wine Country's Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa boasts 85 luxury Newberg, OR hotel rooms and suites with gas fireplaces, personal terraces or balconies, spacious spa bathrooms with soaking tubs, 42’ flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Signature hotel amenities include fine dining at JORY, a pampering spa with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and a swimming pool. While staying at this Oregon Wine Country hotel, explore the property’s 35 acres of fragrantly elegant gardens and pathways connecting to vineyards and a beautiful picnic area. The Allison is also a premier choice for meetings, social events and weddings, offering a variety of flexible event spaces for up to 480 guests. When it’s time for an adventure, head out to enjoy a number of exciting activities on your Oregon vacation, such as hiking, grape stomping, wine tasting, and so much more. Suitable for family vacations, romantic getaways, business trips and solo adventures, The Allison Inn & Spa offers something for every pursuit in scenic Willamette Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Allison Inn And Spa
- Allison Hotel Newberg