We have eaten here previously. We've also had cocktails on two occasions and I was really looking forward to a 5 Star experience. So it's not, AAA gives it 4 Stars, which is wonderful, but I had this notion that somehow it would be more than it is.
So this is the highest price point per night of any property in the Portland area. We spent two nights for a birthday. Yes, it's a lovely even gorgeous setting. Yes the building is physically attractive and staff are very nice.
We noted no upgrade offered at check-in and we are i-Prefer with Preferred Hotels. Usually, when we walk into a Preferred Property it's an immediate. And no the hotel was not sold out. I inquired. So that was annoying.
Another annoyance was that for the highest cost of any property in the Portland area they stock the bathrooms with single ply toilet paper. Seriously. And no daily newspaper. Otherwise the rooms are very nice, the amenities are nice and rooms are spacious. The bellhop offered to show us a suite but after check-in and not even being acknowledged with Preferred I was not in the mood to see an empty suite or a vaulted room on the 4th floor.
There's morning coffee in the lobby, but the pots get drained quickly and then guests stand around, some in bath robes, waiting while someone runs to the kitchen to brew more coffee and roll it out on the cart. It's an odd set up and didn't work that smoothly on either of the two mornings we were there. We did have some very nice conversation with other guests while waiting each morning, but I would much rather have a Nespresso machine in room.
The spa is beautiful, but the treatments we each had were average, average, average. We have bought better Groupon's for $39. Of course part of the $265 we spent on two treatments covered the atmosphere and setting. The funniest part was both of us getting back to the room and almost in unison saying, "Boy,we could have skipped that."
The Allison is blessed with high occupancy. Thanks to Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and other publications that have brought deserved press coverage to Oregon's Pinot industry, the Allison Inn catches a lot of very wealthy oenophiles who fly in to see and experience our AVA's. Mix that with meetings for A-Dec, celebrations, weddings, etc...and they can name their price.
So two nights, one dinner and spa for two ran a paltry $1166. If we scored a more favorable rate, I might return, but otherwise, no.
It was fun, but not as great as when we stay at a Preferred, a Ritz Carlton, Parker Le Meridien, etc... and I will say those properties do tend to go crazy and splurge on two-ply for their guests.
- 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