I Recently checked out the Allison Inn and Spa, in diminuitive Newberg, Oregon, as it appeared on the TA list of top 25 U. S. hotels.
I will try to include here most, if not all, of the nice touches offered by this newer hotel.
A gratis basket of in-room snacks was proferred, both healthy and naughty, and little carafes of filtered water were in the (quiet) mini fridge, as well as a filtered water tap. The large bathroom was lovely and pristine, including the large soaking tub, with a small package (more for the asking from housekeeping) of bath salts, and a very nice shower.
Always impressive to me, and only seen elsewhere in an (upgraded !) $600./night suite in a 5 star Swiss hotel, were the automatically raised and lowered double set of shades at the window seat framing the garden.
The king bed was comfy and had very good quality sheets. Importantly, for me, the travelling insomniac, was the quietetude of the room and property. (I was told they had installed solid soundproofing between rooms, and one could tell). Each room also has a fireplace with various timed increments, which one could see from the tub via a sliding door/window.
The spa was large, with two lounging areas (one co-ed), pool/jacuzzi open to a patio, and several saunas. I enjoyed doing a bit of yoga in the dry sauna (did not frizz the hair-big plus!; suprisingly-or not-empty, though), to warm up muscles before treatments.
The esthetician and massage therapist were both friendly and professional, and yet another nice touch- the cozy and fluffy duvet atop the top of the line treatment table.
The hotel staff were freindly, attentive and accomodating.
JORY restaurant, which I ate in for all three nights, really was a highlight of my little Oregon jaunt (see separate review, if you wish); not only were the ingredients obviously at peak freshness, the offerings were complex and, further, there was the possibility of asking for special exceptions and off-menu requests. I would say it came close to my experience at the 17-Galaut points gourmet Restaurant Abtestube in Switzerland, yet without as hefty a price tag. Also, I enjoyed the decor and ambience in JORY.
I also availed myself of an hour and a half (out of a four hour reserved window) in the Lexus hybrid car-amazingly zippy and very well appointed!
I walked daily around the several, albeit rather short, well groomed walking paths around the property.
Newberg is a quiet little town southwest of Portland, but I think the Allison is a beautiful property if you're looking for a some R & R.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Allison Inn And Spa
- Allison Hotel Newberg