hotel with pool in Lafayette, CA

1. Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This waterfront hotel with views of San Francisco’s skyline is 3.3 miles from downtown Berkeley and 8.3 miles from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Stylish rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, plus desks and custom-designed beds. They also come with microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living/dining areas and pull-out sofas.A free local shuttle is offered. There’s an American bar and grill with cooked-to-order breakfast (fee), as well as a 24-hour pantry. Additional amenities include a gym and a hot tub, plus 3 meeting rooms and a 24/7 business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and microwaves
  • 4 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • 14 min walk to nearest train station
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 38 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

David Poole

Newly renovated, unlike some Garden Inns, this hotel has truly upscale accommodations I had a splendid stay until I went down for breakfast, finding a breakfast policy with absolutely no continental option for your $10 credit I had unknowingly walked in and acknowledged my credit at check in, declining the points add back offered

This was an annual Honors stay offered for Diamond members, the only redemption to this story If I had paid for this room I would be much more feisty 😇

David Bunjac

Very good hotel for the price point and very conveniently located in Emeryville close to the Bay Bridge and Oakland Inside, it’s quiet, clean and most importantly, the beds are very comfortable! The neighborhood is safe with good shopping very close The downside is the property is aging and is showing signs of wear

Good maintenance is trying to keep up, but there are still flaws that will only be corrected with a major rehab No safe in the room and aging furniture Water pressure so-so $20 breakfast buffet that was not much better than what you’d see for free in other properties, so the dining room was empty at breakfast time with hot trays full standing for who knows how long But despite those problems, I would stay again It’s a good base to explore SF or the rest of the Bay Area and not too expensive That’s why I give four stars

Kristina Boler

The location is very convenient and the hotel is nice in appearance The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were cleanPlease note that you do have to pay $20 a day for parking which though I did notice that when we made the reservation, I thought that was a lot just to park

In my opinion, it should be free for choosing to stay there The breakfast was good but again, over priced They don’t have a pool but I was okay because I looked forward to the hot tub which was sadly closed when we were staying there So lots of plus’s and minuses but the location was worth it for our travel plans

2. Embassy Suites by Hilton Walnut Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern all-suite hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Pleasant Hill BART station, 1 mile from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience and 2 miles from Heather Farm Park.Warm suites offer separate living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms include snacks and Keurig coffeemakers. Some add wet bars.Made-to-order breakfast and regular evening socials are included. Amenities consist of a casual lounge and an American grill restaurant, plus a fitness room, an indoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a business center and meeting space. Valet parking is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 5 min drive to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 30 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Kyle Witt

Stayed here three nights while visiting the Bay Area with family of five (children ages 6-10) One of the nicer hotels we have stayed in and seems like it is new or has been remodeled recently Room was clean and spacious

Breakfast was always fantastic Valet parking is $30/day but that is to be expected when visiting the city Short walk across the street to the BART stop if you want to take the train into the city Great stay overall and we would definitely book here again!

Kirstin Rosales

Rose checked us in and she was personable and provided speedy and great customer service The suite rooms were clean and spacious along with a vast array of breakfast items our family could enjoy The only thing that was disappointing was the indoor pool was down for maintenance which is partly why we booked this hotel

It would have been nice to have been told when booking the hotel or checking in that one of the amenities was down I also wish that they provided regular coffee pods (we only had tea and hot cocoa), extra blankets and pillows in the rooms for the pull out sofa Otherwise, we will probably be back!

Erich Barischoff

Older hotel with actually a great charm to it, and clean! Second floor hall overlooks the Lobby / Diner The room is spacious with a drawing room up front 60″ flat-screen, sleeper sofa and work area in the drawing room

Separate work area and television in the bedroom Comfy bed and pillows Nice large bathroom plus fridge and micro Not bad!

3. Executive Inn & Suites (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Phone: (510) 536-6633
  • Ratings: 4.2 (905 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Executive Inn & Suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Informal hotel overlooking the water offering relaxed rooms, an outdoor pool & a restaurant.

About this hotel

Set on the Brooklyn Basin, this casual waterfront hotel is 2 miles from Downtown Oakland’s historic center and business district. It’s also 9 miles from Oakland International Airport.Straightforward rooms feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, minifridges and microwaves. They also have private granite bathrooms with a combination tub/shower. All waterside rooms come with a balcony or deck.The hotel offers 5 meeting rooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a fitness room. There’s also a restaurant. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “steak” 31 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Ashu Dave

Really nice location, river view rooms are amazing Their morning breakfast are really good check pics for detail Very healthy and great

I get really great deal, it’s been over a week and staying here for a month on business trip Staff – very cooperative and professionalGym is great I am using it alternate days really greatPlenty of parking space Patrolling car outside so safe and secureI am glad that we have choose this location for business trip

Gabriel Carlos Arratia

They made extra charges on our creditcard without any invoice, without prior information and without questioning, totally illegal

I wrote them to claim but nothing, so now I have a claim with booking com help and also I made legal steps with our lawyer Be carefully with this hotel! Also the breakfast was terrible, disgusting the place not bad, but seems the direction board of the hotel are terrible

Isabel Cisn

I just want to thank front desk attendant that was attending us on the day that we checked in Roberto for being so kind and understanding we came really far and he was very accommodating towards us and also thank you to the housekeepers I didn’t get their names but they deserve recognition they were very attentive with us and made sure that we were OK in our hotel the hotel is absolutely beautiful and thank you to everyone who’s been very kind to us definitely a new customer that’s is going to be coming very often thank you again

4. Waterfront Hotel – JDV by Hyatt (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, this relaxed hotel is adjacent to Jack London Square and 1 mile from the Oakland Museum of California. It’s also 3 miles from Crown Memorial State Beach.The nautical rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and tea and coffeemakers. Some rooms offer balconies and/or harbor views. Suites add separate living spaces and/or fireplaces.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and an exercise room, as well as an Italian restaurant. Complimentary perks include weekday wine receptions and a local shuttle. There’s also a 24-hour business center, along with 13 meeting rooms and valet parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • 10 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 23 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the harbor views
  • The fitness center has weight machines and treadmills

Feedback From Real Customers

Pete VR

Comfortable bed The desk is a little narrow which is important for my work trips Friendly staff

No complaints with other amenities (towels, soaps, shower) I’d recommend this place Valet was reasonably fast With the exception of the coffee shop attached to the hotel, there are good dining options within walking distance Regarding coffee shop, black coffee was bitter and if I didn’t need the boost I would have poured it out I can also appreciate/understand that some places have to mark up food prices, but $4 for a grocery store cup of yogurt is excessive I should have stuck with the $6 breakfast burrito

Jess Brant

This review is difficult to write because certain aspects of the hotel are great and others are notRoom – We stayed in the nicest sweet with the exception of the penthouse, we stayed in the Jack London Suite Great size room

great layout however there are quite a few issues with the room First off the bed is extremely uncomfortable to the point where we cut our stay short by one night because we could not get a good night’s rest Second issue the sofa bed our daughter was going to sleep on was zip tied shut (no exaggeration) During our stay there was also a shortage of pillows and blankets For the room we could only get four total pillows and three blankets when I called down During my travels this is the first time there has been a shortage on pillows and blankets Another issue I had during our stay our room was never cleaned or turned downStaff – The staff is great!Location – Location is great very close to the ferry that takes you across the bay to San FranOverall review as others have stated on here, you are better off staying at a different hotel which isn’t dated/worn down The amount we spent during our stay, we also paid for the last night we didn’t even stay in the hotel Despite me bringing the issues to management there was a lack of a empathy

Paige M

The locations and views are wonderful Staff is friendly I upgraded my room and that’s where the issues started

The first room’s heat did not work We were moved to another room It was just dirty, which I noticed the next day after our late night move I brought it to front desk attention, but the report there was really nothing they could do I have reached out to Hyatt It looks so nice online and lobby is adorable Just frustrating!Edit: manager reached out and was very helpful

5. Claremont Club & Spa – A Fairmont Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Opened in 1915, this stately, landmark hotel is set in woods overlooking the Bay Area. It’s 1 mile from the University of California Berkeley campus, 6 miles from the Bay Bridge, and 14 miles from Oakland Airport.The cozy, upscale rooms come with flat-screen TVs. Some have bay views. A resort fee provides access to a fitness club, a business center, 3 pools, and WiFi. Allergen-free rooms are also available.There’s a restaurant, a gastropub with live jazz (weekends), and a poolside cafe. Other amenities include a spa, tennis courts, and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Guests praised the showers
  • 9 min drive to the University of California, Berkeley
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a tennis court” 15 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Kim Stuart

Great location Beautiful setting Staff is SO nice that it’s almost impossible to say enough about how great they are!Only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is because some of the fixtures and furnishings are looking a bit down at the heels and that’s not quite appropriate

Time for a bit of a refreshMy bathroom shower was giant and fancy but I couldn’t get the water quite hit enough no matter how much I fiddled with that Grohe temp setting

Juliana Schroeder

I had a truly horrific experience The room cost more than $800 and there was just one issue after another The worst was that there was a 3 hour wait to get a crib, which was set up so that it folded halfway through the night and almost killed my baby

I was calling customer service for hours and when they finally answered they said “oh sorry, we were busy” Busy at midnight? That’s a ridiculous lie, they just didn’t have any manning the desk Later on, the woman at the front desk had no idea about any of the events going on My husband left his phone at the pool and then they refused to let him get it back after the pool area closed He literally didn’t have a phone all night long until I went in and negotiated with them in the morning Then housekeeping came by at 7 am and knocked loudly on the door for like 5 minutes The wake up call we definitely didn’t need I can say without a doubt that this was one of the worst hotels I’ve been to in my life

Kerry Wilson

We really enjoyed our escape to the gorgeous Claremont The building has been beautifully updated with modern decor and features, yet it maintains historic elements and charm The hotel’s location on the edge of Berkeley allows for a quiet getaway, yet it’s a short, safe walk from the shops and restaurants of College Avenue

Highly recommend upgrading to a room with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge

6. Bancroft Hotel

  • Address: 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Phone: (510) 549-1000
  • Ratings: 4.2 (148 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Bancroft Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Laid-back hotel offering cozy rooms & event space, plus complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Set in a 1928 Craftsman-style building, this casual hotel is across the street from the UC of Berkeley campus and 1 mile from the nearest BART station.The cozy rooms feature custom furniture based on the original architect’s drawings, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and 1920s bathtubs. Some have balconies. All include green features such as non-VOC paint, organic cotton bedding, curtains made from recycled soda bottles and locally made organic soaps.A breakfast that includes house-made granola is complimentary. Additional amenities include event space and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 14 min walk to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Bridget Floyd

This is such a charming hotel! I would definitely stay here again! As others mentioned, there is no elevator or A/C but it’s an older historic building so that’s understandable We actually enjoyed being able to open the windows and let in the fresh Berkeley air Parking was $15 overnight which is reasonable for the area

If you want a cookie cutter room you should stay at the Hyatt in Emeryville, if you want a cute, European-style hotel close to campus this is the perfect place!

Mark Chrystal

I traveled 2250 miles from Pittsburgh to help my son move out of the nearby dorms, only to arrive as agreed in my reservation to find that the doors were chained shut They took my reservation for a 2-night stay, but there was no access to the hotel and nobody would answer a phone call or email I have never had this experience at a hotel before

I was pretty amazed

Menu Mystique

The building is old and dilapidated It’s dark and depressing inside, feels like my Grandmother’s attic I don’t like this place, it feels unhealthy and someone would certainly do better renting either a modern room that’s has simple, common amenities OR, if one prefers something less corporate (as I assume some readers of this review might be hoping for), there are many other options close by which will certainly be more enjoyable

Additionally, if you own a car, this place isn’t for you The parking lot is a joke, too tight, too small, trying to squeeze every space they can make in order to maximize revenue by charging ridiculously high prices for parking There is a kitchen downstairs but please be aware that it’s old, not up to modern standards and is overall a health risk

7. Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This stately French-chateau-inspired hotel is 4 miles from the Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area, and about 14 miles from Oakland and San Ramon.Elegantly furnished rooms and suites (most with pull-out sofas) offer room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and desks. Some suites add vaulted ceilings and fireplaces.Free amenities include morning coffee/tea and a shuttle service to shops and restaurants in nearby Walnut Creek. There’s also a poolside beauty spa, lush garden courtyards, a hot tub/sauna, and a 24-hour gym. The on-site French-farmhouse-style bistro and bar emphasizes local and sustainable ingredients.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 5 min drive to Briones Regional Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Jacob Mashek

So far I’ve been here one hour on a four night stay and already regretting being hereI’ve had to park my own vehicleI’ve had to bring my own bags up to my room

The bottle of wine I preordered to be in the room was not there One they overlooked this, second they blamed me for not selecting a certain brand after they finally found my request (later I discovered that there’s only one choice of this type of wine offered here)I’m use to staying in places that this isn’t ever a issue or concern I usually tip out a $100 before I get to my room If there’s a question they call and ask like the wine Not just ignore the special request all togetherStaff have been friendly and the food has been good This is nice at a restaurant but with the previous mentioned issues they fall short of a claimed 4 star hotelStart at the bottom here I guess, everything will be a bonus from here on outUpdate;The hotel did send a complimentary bottle of wine with a nice card The wife was happy about the wine and I appreciated the thought and effort of the card Thus a star addedWhat was not mentioned was that our suite overlooking the beautiful courtyard was subject to hosting events I had to keep the blinds and windows closed for any privacy which is not what I wanted in sunny California, and did nothing for the noise These events were held a little late and early in my opinion to not bother guests 9:30 or so at night before guests left and staff had things cleaned up The doors to the courtyard were located at the wall of our bed So a lot of banging doors between guests and staff leaving while trying to get ready for sleep Thus no additional starsConclusion; 2 1/2 stars, place has potential, food was very good consistently, unsure if we’ll stay again and take the risk

Kerrin Mitchell

We have been blown away by the hospitality, services, and property (pool/spa, yes!) at Lafayette Park A complete joy to stay here Every member of the front desk staff, in particular, showed our family authentic care and kindness

We took advantage of the area, walking distance to downtown Lafayette and that adorable Headlands Brewery — and the Lafayette Reservoir too! Thank you to Lafayette Park for everything!

Sihomara Graves

This review is for our interaction with Lafayette Park which ultimately led to our inability to stay there As parents to an infant and four year old, we were very much looking forward to a night away Unfortunately, we mistakenly booked for the day of booking rather than the following weekend when we planned on staying

We realized our error a few hours later and immediately called Lafayette refused to work with us We assured them we would be booking again for the correct date to no avail So now we are out almost $300 which will cost us our ability to get away at all We are very saddened that their staunch devotion to their corporate rules won out over common sense and decency Book with caution

8. San Ramon Marriott

  • Address: (925) 867-9200
  • Ratings: 4.3 (1387 reviews) Very good
  • Website : San Ramon Marriott
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Polished property with casual Californian dining, plus a heated outdoor pool & a fitness room.

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is 1.9 miles from the Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve and 7.8 miles from the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site.The airy modern rooms have flat-screens and Wi-Fi, along with desks and coffeemakers. Some add private balconies and views of the Redwood Forest. Upgraded rooms offer separate living and dining areas, along with access to a club lounge with free continental breakfast and evening appetizers.Wi-Fi is free in the lobby. A modern bar and grill serves Californian cuisine, and there’s a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness room. Other amenities include 8 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 11 min drive to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 13 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Alan Porjesz

Check in and check out were simple and fast since I was prepaid for a weekend workshop The room was large and clean The king sized bed was very comfortable and the hotel meals were very good

The only negative things were that the ice machine on my floor was out of order and though the TV was nice and large, it didn’t get all the channels on the menu

Nakisha Juarez

I just wanted to express my appreciation for your staffI want to specifically recognize Louis who checked me in and was so kind and accommodating as I checked in at 1amMy upgraded room is just perfect for my stay as I will have quite a few office accessories during my 18 day stay

Printers, monitors, laptops, easels, etc This stay will be packed with work seven days a week and having a space that is comfortable to work in is paramount I’ve stayed here a few times before and the customer service and cleanliness never disappoints!!!Louis went above and beyond making sure I had everything I needed upon my early AM check in Thank you Louis, the hospitality industry needs more people like you!!!107 days so far this year and looking forward to adding 18 more at the San Ramon Marriott!

Syed Abbas

Excellent location, great service, delectable restaurant, and veritable amenities make this Marriott location a great spot to lay your head down for a night or few Entry to the hotel is beautifully nestled between trees and hedges The staff at the hotel are extremely helpful and checked me in without a hitch

The room was clean and the temperature ambient The room has ample media options with the ability to log into your Netflix or Amazon Prime account The hotel has a restaurant where you can dine in or place orders to take back to your room (room service still has not resumed at the hotel) The hotel has good internet connection and plenty of parking The location is convenient as there is a target and a mixed-use development with shops and restaurants within walking distance The gym has good equipment and a sauna room A relaxing outdoor seating area next to the pool complements the existing amenities at the hotel Overall, my stay was great, and the hotel is a great option if you are going to be in the area for a short stint or an extended time

9. Muir Lodge Motel Martinez (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the John Muir National Historic Site, this low-key motel is 3.3 miles from Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline and 16 miles from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.The unassuming rooms offer cable TV and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some rooms add whirlpool tubs.Amenities include an outdoor pool and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned beds 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Josh

It’s a mixed bag at Muir Lodge The room was nice, with good lighting options depending on the time of day I got use out of the fridge and especially the nice sized freezer which could comfortably fit a pint of ice cream

The shower was hot The complimentary water was a nice touch On the negative side, the bed is creeky, the pillows were difficult for me to sleep on, there is significant road noise and temperature regulation is challenging I’d still stay here again if in the area though

Jason Perkins

They are doing a great job with the remodel Reasonably priced and clean I travel with equipment, so being on the ground floor with an easily accessed door is always a plus

The details added like water and breakfast danishes were nice And the street isn’t loud to me but the earplugs are right there if needed

Juan Lopez

Room was clean but the fridge had old food in it from who ever stayed there previously and it looked old so who knows how long it was in there for Not alot of parking space I had to park really close to the side walk hoping I wouldn’t get towed or a ticket luckily I didn’t Also bathroom was clean except the tube looked a little dirty

over all not bad for a one night stay I would just recommend for house keeping to look in the fridge and clean it before someone else gets there

10. SenS Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1538 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Phone: (510) 548-9930
  • Ratings: 4.0 (110 reviews) Very good
  • Website : SenS Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: No-frills rooms with en suite bathrooms and free WiFi plus a cafe that serves gourmet coffee.

About this hotel

Set in a residential neighborhood and surrounded by gourmet eateries, this simple brick hotel is a 12-minute walk from UC Berkeley, an 11-minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and 13 miles from San Francisco’s Financial District.Straightforward rooms have free WiFi, minifridges, writing desks and armoires and some have balconies.The cafe on the ground floor serves coffee drinks and housemade pasties.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 15 min walk to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • 13 min walk to nearest transit
  • Guests mentioned “cafés” 18 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Peter Smith

We wanted a hotel in the heart of Berkeley This is not a big chain hotel with a lobby, so if you need a concierge, this is not for you There is someone at the “desk” all night but it is pretty casual

They lock the door at night and you ring the bell The room was clean and everything worked The bed comfortable, small deck with chairs There was enough room to move our large suitcases in and settle Decent size bathroom with walk in shower The best part was heading down to get coffee in the café, a real hot spot of old men in deep discussions on the merits of a semi-neo-democratic socialist society or the final days of Tsarist Russia Some hocking their latest book My wife settling in and spoke with one group and ended up seeing a slide show on the loss of the great buildings of Paris by some retired history professor The coffee and baked goods are outstanding We also took walks around the hills every morning We will definitely stay here again

debora davila

I found the room, particularly the floors, rug and countertops very dirty Daily room cleaning has been discontinued due to Covid protocol but surely this shouldn’t be an excuse to forego cleanliness The rug and floors were filthy and looked like they simply hadn’t been mopped

The rug should be replaced I would not stay here again

Sarah Anchors

Pretty nice and cozy Great location, next to Safeway Community Markets (convenient for grabbing quick food items), next to and a short walk to many shots, restaurants and BART There were a few hootches with the room, but they fixed it all

Walls are a bit thin, but, it’s not the institutional chain hotel Nice shower and lights and comfy bed Nice balcony Microwave and fridge and tea kettle Big TV The cafe downstairs is pretty good and has a great atmosphere Very international clientele (mostly French) Yes, you do have to buzz in after hours, but someone always came to open the door right away

11. Diablo Mountain Inn (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a commercial area less than a mile from Interstate 680, this low-key budget hotel is a 14-minute walk from Walnut Creek BART station and 11 minutes’ walk from the Lesher Center for the Arts.The straightforward rooms come with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers.Continental breakfast and parking are complimentary. Dogs are welcome for a fee and with prior notice.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 12 min walk to Bedford Gallery
  • Guests praised the service

Feedback From Real Customers

Jonathan Durr

I’m in WC quite a bit on business and have booked a number of lodging there, but I only stay at Diablo Mountain Inn now because they have everything I need They beat out hotels that are twice the price but aren’t half as nice I’ve seen quite a few of their rooms now and they’re all quiet and clean with no oddly placed mirrors, unusual smells or creepy stains anywhere

There’s nothing worse than checking in to a place at midnight after having worked 12 hours to find a rust-colored, rabbit-shaped patch on the carpetI also appreciate that the DMI rooms have: a refrigerator, a microwave, and a climate control that can be set to put out the perfect amount of white noise that I need to get to sleep The staff go out of their way to see that you can check in and out without a hassle They’ll email or text straight away so you’ll have a contact for any issue, but I’ve never had to use it

CRYSTAL SMART

For anyone who has stayed at Motel 6 and wants to get away from the police activity, the annoying housekeepers knocking, etc Then this Inn is a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH It was like a breath of fresh air honestly

Comfy bed, beautiful remodeled bathroom (Side note: I don’t like the soap/shampoo dispensers because prior guests can sabatoge) WiFi was strong the whole time, TV cable was decent Staff was friendly Definitely will be back Price was a bit higher but I don’t mind paying for quiet and a good nights rest

12. Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across a promenade from San Francisco Bay, this casual hotel is 2 miles from downtown Oakland and 9 miles from the Oakland International Airport. It’s 8 miles from Redwood Regional Park.Featuring city views, warm rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies or terraces with bay views; some provide pull-out sofas and/or soaking tubs.Parking, hot breakfast and an area shuttle are included. Amenities consist of a bar, a 24/7 fitness center, plus a terrace with an outdoor pool, a hot tub and views of the bay. There’s a business center. There’s also a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 11 min drive to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked the balconies, mentioned 22 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the city views

Feedback From Real Customers

Yazari Perez N.

I enjoyed my stay, although I only was there to sleep It was okay fot the price, the room was great The greeter for night time check in was absolutely rude, he was an older gentleman

We couldn’t really hear him because he was mumbling, we politely asked if he could repeat and he yelled at us Not okay Wanted to say something but I was too exhausted from being at the hospital with my new bornBreakfast was OK Was very little choicesOther than that beds were comfortable Bathroom was beautiful And it was clean

Bonny Bowen

Very nice place, VERY quiet on the bay side City view will be of the freeway King bay side room was spacious with nice view and a balcony

We were here almost a week, breakfast was a disappointment (biscuit sandwich, made fresh) final day they brought back waffles YEAH! Be aware this is not a nice neighborhood, they charge $15/night parking to pay for a security guard (be glad they do)We would stay here again:knowing we would not go out after darkdon’t leave anything in your carleave the area during the day

Gregory Powell

Update on 6-15-2022 Pool and hot tub are closed by the health department No ETA given for when the pool and hot tube might reopen

This is main reason we chose the hotel This is a very nice hotel and very close to the water Parking Security at night which is a bonusUpdate on 6-17 the pool and hot tub are open, and the hot tub is actually warm

13. Sonesta Select Pleasant Hill (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-680, this modern hotel is 2 miles from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord and 16 miles from Mount Diablo State Park.Contemporary rooms offer Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers; some have balconies. Suites add minifridges, and separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Amenities include a restaurant/bar and an exercise room, in addition to a business center and meeting space. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and the furniture
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to Waterworld California
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Rocio Holguin

Have been traveling to the lovely city of Concord for more than 25 years and I must say our stay here at Sonesta Pleasant Hills has been the most restful!!!! From booking our room to check in and out was a breeze I requested a disabled room due to my mother’s physical restrictions and the rooms accommodated completely The beds were at an easy sit and stand height

The shower had multiple safety handrails Wonderful for helping mom out in shower Rooms and bathrooms very clean Beds clean and soft to the touch Colors and decor are very nice Good choices of furniture to still be pleasant and functional for disabled Overall great experience!!!!!

Pete Keay

I’d honestly love to sing praises from the heights for this hotel

but it comes with some caveats To the huge positive, the “front desk” staff are consistently impressiveknow me by name, friendly and welcoming to all guests and the support staff are equally gracious The rooms tend to run on the small side, but are very quiet considering the hotel’s location, the beds comfortable and the linens well laundered The mini fridge is just that – mini – so if you intend to stay longer than a weekend I’d suggest that you bring an ice chest The big “lacking” is a microwave, although there is a “common use unit in the ground floor snack area Prices are quite good, but I’d suggest this as a weekender rather than an extended stay site The on-site restaurant was also closed, so zero breakfast/lunch options

Heidi Bunch

Excellent customer service A very pleasant helpful staff The room was very clean,spacious and comfortable

There are lots of restaurants nearby and the staff was very helpful with their recommendations on where to goThe room was quiet and the bed comfortable Parking was easyI’d definitely stay here again

14. Renaissance Walnut Creek Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Pleasant Hill Bay Area Rapid Transit station, 2 miles from the shops and restaurants in Broadway Plaza, and 9 miles from Saint Mary’s College of California.The laid-back rooms have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living rooms with sofabeds and additional TVs.Amenities include a casual restaurant with outdoor seating, a lounge with a bar, and a business center. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a spa and a fitness center with a gym, sports courts and free classes. For kids there’s an activity center, a summer camp and swimming lessons.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the Ruth Bancroft Garden
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Joe Darden

Fast, fun and friendly serviceThe hotel has been able to maintain its premium feel despite its age The rooms are large, comfortable and well appointed

Beds are comfortableWalls are slightly thinClean on the surfaces, but like many older properties there are little things like dust accumulated in the exhaust vents Not a major thing, but little detailsGood value for the property and location

Ranulfo Alvarez

It’s an amazing place to maintain a healthy body & mind I visited this weekend for The Summer Sizzler #Racquetball Tournament! A fun, exciting 😀 action packed competition Kudos to Erica & Walter

They did a great job that ensured a great time for myself as well as all that attended Thank you to Bay Club for hosting this wonderful event! Cheers! And, let’s do it again soon!

David Z Brandon

I stayed here for 2 night The hotel was very comfortable, the restaurant was very good but the Sports Club was unbelievable California HUUGE with everything imaginable all on 2 floors

What a treat, all you have to do is show your room key As for the hotel staff, they are terrific, everyone is happy to be working at this hotel This hotel is a breath of fresh air I’ll go back

15. Residence Inn by Marriott Walnut Creek (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed all-suite hotel off I-680 is a 10-minute walk from multiple restaurants and shops. It’s 5 miles from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, a water park, and 15 miles from hiking trails and panoramic views in Mount Diablo State Park.Warm, unfussy studios feature kitchens and sitting areas, as well as Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living rooms.A gym and a convenience store are both open 24/7. There’s also a heated indoor pool. Valet parking, meeting space and a hot breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 12 min walk to Bedford Gallery
  • 6 min walk to nearest transit
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Teahonui Dancer

PROS:+ Hotel & room look fresh and newly renovated+ Staff was overall friendly and helpful+ Mina (I think that was his name) at the Front Desk was wonderful at asking how the stay was He was professional, classy, and approachable I was amazed how unafraid he was to ask how the stay was 1-10

Hotel workers need to ask this more often! He deserves a raise :)CONS:- Corner suite can be a bit noisy from the Bart, didn’t bother me but can bother light sleepers- Location isn’t exactly walking distance from any restaurants, bars, or groceries- Must pay for parking

Tiara Littleton

Thank you, Mina, for the outstanding customer service from the time I arrived to the time I checked out The hotel was spotless, parking is a little unnecessarily priced, but there is street parking, the continental breakfast was on par, especially for an athlete like myself I like the various options they have available! I definitely look forward to staying here every time I come to the Bay

Tim Riener

This place is just on the outskirts of downtown Walnut Creek But it is also very close to BART All of which means it’s a good place to stay and easy to get to

As Marriotts go it’s about par for the course in terms of cost and quality The parking situation is a little bit dicey, and may have to rely on valet parking Still, on the whole would call this place a good value for the money

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