Allegretto Vineyard Resort
What We Love
- Upscale European-inspired decor and amenities, like a bocce court
- Twenty acres of vineyard for guests to stroll through at their leisure
- Convenient location just north of Paso Robles and close to dozens of wineries in the region
What To Know
- The restaurant, which just opened on October 1, features a California-inspired menu
- The $25 resort fee includes pool and gym access, WiFi and valet parking
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in summer 2015, this elegant 171-room property brings Tuscan flair to California’s wine region, with centuries-old grapevines, olive trees and stone fountains in the courtyard — reminiscent of a villa in the Italian countryside. The interiors, meanwhile, have a modern-day fairy-tale ambience, from the dramatic staircase and handsome stone fireplace in the lobby to the owner’s original artworks, which are found throughout the resort. Light-filled 450-square-foot rooms feature soaring 14-foot ceilings and a dreamy cloud pattern on the walls. An on-site spa and pool, complete with private cabanas perfect for drinking in the spectacular views of the California sunset, round out the delicious feeling of la dolce vita.
In the Area
Vino-loving visitors will enjoy the vast array of wineries to choose from in the Paso Robles wine region, regarded by many wine experts as one of the finest in California. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre are popular varietals in these parts, and many wineries pride themselves on their GSM blends. Recommended stops include Saxum Vineyards, whose winemaker creates his wines in his garage; Justin Vineyards & Winery, a recent nominee for Wine Enthusiast American Winery of the Year; and Tablas Creek, a Rhone-style winery that helped put Paso on the map as an emerging wine region.
How to Get There
My husband and I spent a lovely evening at Allegretto last weekend. The surrounding and rooms are gorgeous. From the moment we arrived until we left the service was impeccable. We enjoyed lunch and dinner at the hotel, they were wonderful. If you are visiting Paso Robles, you will not find a nicer hotel.
It started with the front desk not giving us the WiFi password. Phoned the front desk twice and was put on a long hold both times. Finally got the password from friends who were also staying with us.
We had a reservation at Cello Restaurant for 11 people. Would not seat us til half were there. Table was set for only 10, with three chairs against a pillar so when one person got up, two others had to move too. Took waitress 45 minutes to serve us. The hotel insisted we have a set menu of a choice of two salads, three entrees but no dessert. The printed menu had no prices on it. We asked for couples bills and were told we could only use two credit cards. We were all paying cash but the waitress just shook her head as she didn’t know what the cash policy was. We received no bread for the table and were told “bread is not provided for large groups”. Because of the size of our group, gratuity was 22%. 20% for the servers and 2% for management. We had to get our own drinks from the bar as she just never was around much to ask for our drink orders. Emailed the restaurant about the poor service as no manager was around that Sunday night and was still not into work at 8:00 am the next morning. He/she passed the email on to the Service/Food/Beverage manager who phoned me. Apologized but I needed it in writing to pass on to my 10 friends as we all stayed at the hotel. Absolutely, he said. Never heard a word from him. I phoned him and left a message. Still, nothing. Too bad, as it really is a beautiful hotel and the food was excellent but the service was horrific. And this was our second visit to this hotel. Valet was great too. Beware if you are a large group for Cello Restaurant. Poor, disrespectful service and still had to pay 22%.
We stayed at the Allegretto for a weekend visit to Paso Robles. The property is attractive and the room was comfortable, quiet and clean. I would describe the hotel as a solid 4 stars, but it was a lot of small flaws that stand in the way of a better review. Though the hotel seemed busy, I was surprised that at 8:30 on Saturday morning there were no massage appointments available in the spa for the entire weekend and at Noon on Saturday, no dinner reservations available that evening, at any time. It seems to me that the hotel should anticipate demand based on its occupancy and plan accordingly to accommodate its guests. The fitness center was large but given its size, could be better equipped with more weight equipment. There is no store on the premises that’s which to purchase sundries, candy, drinks, etc. Four parking spaces are reserved for electric cars, but there were only two charging stations, meaning that more Tesla’s were parked in the spaces than were able to charge. The hotel should arrange for a few Tesla super-charge stations. We left our room at 9:00 a.m. and when we returned at 3:00 p.m. to take a nap, our room was not made up; when I contacted housekeeping, I was told that they were focusing on cleaning rooms for new arrivals. That is not acceptable. We paid over $400 for the room, which is pretty pricey; the hotel is nicer than most in Paso Robles, but generally speaking, I don’t think this is a $400 a night hotel.