Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Measures to conserve energy and water
- Exceptional service
- Central location, with access to Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco
What To Know
- Even Lafayette, the closest town, is a drive (free shuttle provided until 11 p.m.), and San Francisco is about an hour BART ride away
- The property often hosts business conferences and weddings
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The charms of the East Bay are many: warm sunshine, world-class dining, wine country weekends. And while Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa offers easy access to all these, it takes its design inspiration from much farther east. The distinct mixture of French chateau architecture with an early American vibe recalls Washington’s Mount Vernon or other classic sprawling East Coast estates. Welcoming, but with elegance to spare, the evocation of country charm is carried through from the sweeping lobby to the Duck Club restaurant to the rooms themselves.
Bed & Bath
Rooms start at a spacious 450 square feet and sprawl up to 850 square foot suites. All have serene views of the gardens or rolling hills. Custom cherry armoires and writing desks feel stately. More modern amenities include HDTVs, free WiFi and music systems. Granite bathrooms have spa robes, makeup mirrors and Gilchrist and Soames bath products.
There’s a heated pool, spa and sauna. Or you can fully bliss out at the spa, which offers treatments inspired by the hotel’s gardens. Dining is a highlight with haute California fare at the classic Duck Club restaurant and local-favorite The Bistro at the Park.
How to Get There
I couldn’t ask for more. The staff was helpful and friendly. Room was comfortable and clean. Did not have a single negative experience the four nights here. The shuttle was convenient getting to and from BART and Lafayette.
Great stay in clean amenities. Room was very clean. Hostess was friendly and very appreciative. The location was right around the corner from our dinner reservation and corporate board meeting. The Bistro service was very slow and poor.
Wonderful hotel in a location with easy access to Lafayette and Walnut Creek. Our room was very big and comfortable. The pub, excellent service and food. The only part we didn't like was that we were charged for parking, which seemed unnecessary.