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
- 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
Rooms are spacious and the grounds are beautiful. I wad here during Christmas season and the decorations were beautiful. Rooms include water, coffee and tea. Everything is very clean and well kept up.
The hotel was evacuated at 4:45am AM due to an electrical fire. At 8:30am the next morning, house keeping came into our room while we were still sleeping despite the Do Not Disturb sign being on the door and check-out not being until 11am. Not the best experience. Caveat, we did not partake in the spa amenities so my review is strictly related to our interrupted stay.
When visiting friends we have always stayed at The Lafayette Park Hotel. The staff are always friendly & willing to help in any way. Rooms look just as described on line, & they are very clean. The hotel is in a very good location to the Orinda, Walnut Creek area for shopping & dining. The hotel is just off the Hwy 24 freeway with quick access to Hwy 680..
This property is just perfect for both location and charm. We stay here as often as we can in the East Bay Area. The only complaint that I have is the difficulty in reaching a reservation specialist by telephone in the event that a reservation change needs to be made.
Charming hotel near relatives for Thanksgiving. The restaurant has good food, but was terribly slow on our first visit, however this improved the second day ( with different staff). Heath club was ok for our stay , but is quite small. Valet was very quick no matter when we called for our car. The should change the shower head in the room as it is not adjustable and sprays all over. I would stay there again and recommend it.