We are situated in the suburban town of Lafayette, in the lavish hills of Lamorinda. As the crown jewel of the East Bay, Lafayette is home to shops, restaurants, scenic hiking trails and more. Within two miles of the hotel is the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, with over 100 boutiques and stores. And if you are looking for culture, we are close to the California Shakespeare Theatre, a premier Shakespeare festival, as well as the Sleep Train Pavilion and the renowned Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts. We are the closest hotel to St. Mary’s College of California, located in the hills of Moraga, and we are 20 minutes from the world renown University of California Berkeley.
Within an hour drive, you’ll find yourself in the heart of world-famous Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country. This region is home to hundreds of wineries, from world-famous estate wineries to family-owned boutique cellars. Take a hot air balloon ride or dine at a Michelin-star restaurant. Hop on a bike or explore one of the region’s many hiking trails. And if you’re not sure where to go, just ask. We’re happy to provide a sightseeing itinerary for you.
Sports and Recreation
The East Bay is a mecca of opportunities for sport and recreation. Hop on the BART and you are minutes from top professional sports, including the Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. Two championship golf courses – Boundary Oaks Golf Course and Diablo Hills Golf Course – are a short drive from the hotel. Just a few miles away is the Lafayette Recreation Area, an all-year day-use area ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking. For fun and adventure, check out Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the only wildlife and thrill ride park in the Bay Area, or beat the heat at Waterworld, home to more waterslides than any other water park in Northern California.
Broadway Plaza Shopping Center
The Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek is located within two miles of the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. This high end outdoor shopping center features over 100 boutiques, specialty shops and department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma and more. For more Information, please call (925) 283-3700, or we are happy to assist you.
California Shakespeare Theater
Established more than three decades ago, Cal Shakes as it’s called, is acclaimed as “the best of the West Coast Shakespeare Festivals,” and is now firmly established as one of the premier summer cultural events in Northern California.
For more information, please call (510) 548-9666, or we are happy to assist you.
Dean Lesher Regional Center For The Arts
Opened in October 1990, the Center is home to Walnut Creek’s own Center Repertory Co., known as Center REP, Diablo Light Opera Co. and Contra Costa Musical Theatre.
For more information, please call (925) 943-7469, or we are happy to assist you.
Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers
Utilize the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to the Lafayette BART Station to gain easy access to watch your favorite teams compete, or ask us for directions.
The Concord Pavilion & Greek Theatre
A major outdoor concert venue, the Concord Pavilion is located 20 minutes east of the hotel and features an array of top talent musical concerts and performances.
For more information, please call (925) 676-8742, or we are happy to assist you.
The Greek Theatre, as it is commonly called, has a seating capacity of 8,500 and have included performances by Train, Bob Dylan, The Cure, Green Day, and many more.
For more information, please call (510) 642–9988, or we are happy to assist you.
The Lafayette Recreation Area
The Lafayette Recreation Area is an all-year day-use area ideal for hiking, jogging, fishing, boating and picnicking, located off Highway 24 is only two and half miles away from the hotel. We are happy to guide you to the area and all of the great things to enjoy there!
Diablo Hills Golf Course & Boundary Oaks Golf Course
Diablo Hills Golf Course is located in near the hotel in Walnut Creek, this 9-hole, Par 34 Golf Course designed by Robert Muir Graves, offers a challenging round of golf. We can help to arrange tee times during your stay or please call Diablo Hills Golf Course at (925) 939-7372.
The 18-hole championship Boundary Oak Golf Course is outfitted with a lighted driving range and a PGA professionally accredited staff of six. We can help you arrange tee times during your stay, or for more information please call Boundary Oak Golf Course at (925) 934-4775.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California, roughly halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento on Interstate 80. The park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides.
For more information, please call (707) 644-4000, or we are happy to assist you.
Looking to beat the heat? Visit Waterworld California home to more waterslides than any other water park in Northern California. The park is located in Concord, only 15 minutes northwest of the Hotel.
For more information, please call (925) 609-1364, or we are happy to assist you.
St. Mary's College of California
We are the closest hotel to St. Mary’s College in the hills of Moraga, one of the oldest private colleges on the west coast. St. Mary’s is popular for its beautiful grounds, excellent academics, alumni events and outstanding sports teams.
Berkeley and University of California
The hotel is located within 20 minutes of Berkeley and the University of California campus. We are happy to provide directions and even tips on parking and the sites to see.
Within a 30-minute drive or an easy BART ride that takes you directly into San Francisco, you can visit all the landmarks with ease: Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Pier 39, the Embarcadero, Ghirardelli Square, the Golden Gate Bridge and more. We are happy to help you plan your sightseeing itinerary!