If you are planning a trip to Paso Robles Wine Country, you’ve probably seen ads for the Allegretto Vineyards Resort and wondered if it lives up to the ads. This review of the Allegretto Vineyards Resort will give you all the information you need to decide if it is the right Paso Robles Hotel for you. Partner affiliate links are used in this post.
Paso Robles is a part of wine country that not everyone has heard of, but if we had our way, everyone would know about it because it’s one of our favorites.
The people are friendly and approachable, there excellent restaurants and shops to choose from. And with over 300 wineries to choose from, there is something for everyone.
When choosing a hotel in Paso Robles wine country, you will find so many options, from downtown hotels on the square, several of the major chains, vacation rental homes, and winery resorts.
The Allegretto Vineyards Resort is in the last category- a gorgeous estate amongst the vineyards.
Actually- I will say that one note about that- There are a lot of wineries that add a guest house or an inn to their grounds after being established as a winery, but their main focus is being a winery. The Allegretto Vineyard Resort is more of a resort that also has a vineyard… If that make sense?
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Location of the Allegretto
The town of Paso Robles is split into two halves, referred to as the East Side and the West Side. If you are traveling by car, the Allegretto Resort is actually in a great location to explore both parts of Paso, as it is one of the first places you pass when you are on the main street that serves the East Side.
To get there you take US-101 towards Paso Robles to CA-46 East. Take the CA-46 exit Eastbound. Take a left onto Buena Vista Drive.
You’ll find yourself about 2 miles from downtown Paso Robles and a short drive from all the attractions and wineries.
The staff at the Allegretto can arrange transportation for you for a fee, but they have a large parking lot if you drive yourself. If you are looking for a fun way to tour the area, the allegretto also offers tandem bikes to explore the region in a whole different way.
Atmosphere of the Allegretto Resort
Driving up to the Allegretto, it truly is a palatial, luxurious looking resort from the outside, with luxury cars parked in the spaces closest to the front entrance. If you have seen the photos in their ads, you can tell it is absolutely gorgeous on the outside- but does the interior match up to the air of luxury that exudes from the outside? I can say without a doubt, the answer is yes.
Sometimes you show up at a big hotel or resort and it looks very picturesque on the outside but the inside is very much a boring, standard hotel. Not the case here.
The Allegretto is very impressive with the way they filled such an expansive resort with countless intimate spaces. Around every corner you will find a cushy nook, a flower-lined seating area, a cozy fireplace, an antique chess board, a lush garden or an interesting piece of art. It is basically breathtaking every step of the way.
Even their elevators are gorgeous. No kidding!
Dining at the Allegretto
I don’t know about you, but we often find new places when we travel by asking the people who work at our other favorite places. When we asked around at some of our favorite wineries and restaurants, Cello, the restaurant at the Allegretto was mentioned by a couple people. In a town with really amazing dining, it is pretty impressive when a “hotel restaurant” comes up in conversation.
The dining room has a luxe feel of stone, wood and leather, which fits with their farm to table menu, but it can get a little loud on the weekends as the night goes on. For me that translates to a fun social atmosphere but if you’re sensitive to that, it’s helpful to know.
Serving unique dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner means that you will always be able to stop in for a yummy meal. Their menu changes seasonally but I noticed vegetarian and low carb options on all the menus (as well as gluten free options for dinner) when we were there. There is also a weekend breakfast buffet available. They have a decent kids menu so that means the whole family can enjoy it.
Amenities at the Allegretto
The Allegretto is the kind of place to stay if you really like to take advantage of down time and relax at your hotel. In fact- I can’t think of a place to stay in Paso Robles that offers more amenities and services.
If you plan one of those trips where you barely spend any time at your hotel, you will really be missing out on everything the Allegretto has to offer.
Some services may change, and obviously some services like fitness classes and spa services cost extra, but on our visit this is what was available:
Wellness and Relaxation
- Fitness Center
- Bikes available
- Fitness Classes
- Chef Justin’s Organic Garden Tour
- Spa with Massage and facials available
Activities and Leisure
- Docent-led Art Tours
- Wine Tastings on site
- Unique Food & Wine Pairing Seminar
- Bocce Ball
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Chess Boards
- Books to Read
They also have spaces for weddings and wedding receptions. The courtyard was set up for one the day we left and it looked amazing.
Rooms at the Allegretto Resort
The luxurious feeling of the lobby and hallways extends right into the rooms. Heavenly linens and towels help you feel pampered even if you’re just laying around your room.
All the hallmarks of an upscale hotel greet you when you walk in: Nice robe, lavish decor, Keurig coffee machine, fancy toiletries.
But the bed. OH the bed. They call them Celestial sleepers and I’m not kidding, they are so heavenly. If that was the only luxury in the whole room, I’d be fine with that!
The other thing that really stood out to me besides the bed and the upscale feel, was the well lit bathroom mirror. If you have a hair and makeup routine, you know what a pain it is when you show up to a hotel and there are no mirrors with decent light. No such problems in this bathroom!
We did find out that the first floor rooms are pet-friendly, and we overheard a guest who was unhappy to have gotten a pet friendly room, but we did not have a problem.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Allegretto to friends coming to Paso Robles Wine Country and are looking for an upscale hotel with tons of luxurious amenities.
Have you stayed at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles? Let’s hear about it in the Comments below!