I had the good fortune of staying in both the Walla Faces properties over the course of 2 nights-- my Historic Downtown review is also available. I'm glad we stayed at both locations, because even though the ownership, room amenities and quality of experience is the same, these are very different properties.
The good: You are away from the buzz and bustle of an increasingly busy (especially on the weekend) downtown core-- the vineyard is quiet and relaxed, and perfect for a romantic getaway. My wife and I spent well over an hour dipping our feet into the pool at sunset and watching the blinking lights of the distant wind farm's turbines switch on against a salmon and purple sky. Magnificent stuff. Each room has its own outside seats as well, so you can sit back and take in the vineyard and wheat fields in the background whilst helping yourself to some of Walla Walla's fine wine. This location is -almost- walking distance to a string of winery tasting rooms by the airport as well (don't miss Five Star Cellars!), and the furnishings and amenities are top notch. Again, I'd really have to pick nits for any negatives other than the obvious-- you ARE outside of town, so you will have to get in your car to do anything from getting a meal to dashing out to get a newspaper. Then again, this is also the reason this location is so darn awesome-- do yourself a favor, grab some to-go, a bottle of good wine (or even the beers, supplied by the hosts in your mini fridge), and just kick back and enjoy the slow lane for a change.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the contemporary, sophisticated suites at the Walla Faces Vineyard just 10 minutes east of downtown Walla Walla. Perched high at almost 1300 feet, this boutique hotel offers stunning view of the Blue Mountains to the Wallula Gap. The sunsets and stars will amaze you. Rest up for another day of reality while sipping some of Walla Walla's finest estate wine by the saltwater pool overlooking the beautiful estate vineyard. ... more less