For my birthday last December, my parents surprised me with a stay at the Allison Inn and Spa. Located in Newberg, it is only a short drive from Portland, but it felt like I was in paradise!
I was scheduled to stay there on my birthday, however, I had recently adopted Bast who was sick and needed some extra attention. We called the hotel around midnight, and they happily rescheduled us as they had availability. I was impressed with their customer service and we hadn’t been there yet!
The room was luxurious. It had an oversized tub, and they arranged for a rose petal bath. The lady was in and out so quickly to set it up we couldn’t tip her.
The view from our room was beautiful. Each room has a gas fireplace, a balcony, original artwork, recycled wine bottles converted to drinking glasses, and local snacks provided at no additional cost.
The restaurant and spa services were as wonderful as the room. Another perk was as a guest you can test drive a Lexus – so my husband used that to go home and check on Bast while I was being pampered in the spa!
The spa used Zoya nail polish which I was overly excited about, but I don’t think my manicurist cared as much as I did. I choose a really vivid red with a sparkle, but unfortunately I’m not sure what color it was since they had removed the label on the bottom.
I remember that the food was wonderful. They provided quick service during lunch in between my spa appointments. Dinner was incredibly fancy and I enjoyed a cheese plate to myself for desert! Room service is provided and equally delicious as dining in the restaurant.
We never had to walk far as everything is connected indoors. They do have outdoor walking paths and you can view their vineyards, but as it was drizzly out we stayed inside most of the weekend by the fireplace and enjoyed looking out the window.
I highly recommend the Allison, whether it’s for their restaurant, spa, or hotel services. It’s a first class experience with wonderful staff, amenities, food, rooms – I had an overall positive experience and a wonderful birthday.