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 come here for business, and I'm always glad when my company chooses the Lafayette over one of the typical chains. It feels more calming and relaxing after a long day, and it's much quieter than typical hotels. Good quality all around.
We stayed here at the last minute after a funeral for which we had traveled. The experience was excellent from the first contact with reception. The room was clean, spacious, elegant and equipped with all the necessities (wifi, bottled waters, good towels etc.)
The restaurant was excellent with really quick and courteous staff.
This hotel is a wonderful setting for pure relaxation in the suburban Bay Area. Clean and comfortable rooms with great amenities, nice pool and spa area, and good bar and restaurant. Very classy and cool. We stay there every time we are in the area, and it is consistently good!
A quaint European look and feel hotel experience in the Bay Area. Great romantic getaway. The courtyard and pool/spa area has a definite Tuscan influence and makes you feel as if you are escaping the city.
Lovely facility, helpful staff, very clean and quiet, easy parking. Walk to lovely downtown with nice restaurants and great shopping. Easy access to highway and BART ( ight rail access to San Francisco).