Given that the nearby hotels in Walnut Creek are virtually all chains, this place is a welcome respite. It looks expensive from the outside, but it's affordable. Nicely decorated public rooms. Kind of clubby. The guest rooms are spacious, particularly the deluxe rooms on the upper floors with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces for which you need to ask. Beds were very comfortable. I like the restaurant for breakfast, and the bartender is reputed to make a good drink (haven't tested him yet). The hotel is on the eastern edge of Lafayette right off Route 24, but only a five or so minute drive to the Rossmoor gate. It's quiet. Nice (small) pool and spa in the rear which can be crowded at times. They do host weddings and functions of that ilk on weekends, so be sure to check in advance and ask for a quiet room.