This hotel is sparkling clean from the lobby to the grounds and especially the rooms. Very fresh-looking decor throughout the hotel and in the rooms. The linens and towels all have a very luxurious feel to them. The amenities are all top-notch, and the bed is every bit the equal of the Westin Heavenly Bed (my go-to comparison of excellence!) for comfort. This is also a quiet hotel despite being close to the BART station; rooms are very quiet.
Every person you come into contact with seems happy and eager to help. Service is always swift and definitely with a smile.
That's enough to justify a five-star rating, but the best part of this hotel is the Club Sport workout facility. Once again, cleanliness is evident. The place is huge, with cardio stuff out the wazoo (treadmills, steppers, ellipticals, bikes, you name it), weight machines, free weights, racquetball, huge outdoor pool for laps, spin cycle rooms, basketball court...I think you're getting the picture.
Add to all the equipment, classes for water aerobics, spin, yoga and on and on. All included in the price of the room. If you like keeping fit while traveling, this place is a mecca. My wife likes waterobics and she loves the classes, several each day. I like the weights and ellipticals, and even when it looks like there are plenty of people in the huge main floor, you can always find a machine.
The only caveat is parking/valet service. The free parking garage is somewhat inconvenient and I had a hard time figuring out how to stay on the 'free' side. We have tried valet parking on previous stays but it was slow (generally 15 minutes minimum to get your car) and expensive ($19 per day). The slowness isn't because the valets themselves aren't trying; they hustle and run like crazy; it's more the parking garage setup than lack of effort. I know the valet expense isn't much compared to New York City, but come on, this is Walnut Creek, California. I'd probably do self-park again.
The parking is really minor when you put it in the context of a really super hotel with a great health club to use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover a leader among hotels in Walnut Creek, CA at the Renaissance ClubSport, where a unique blend of full-service accommodations with a world-class sports club, creates a superb spa-style fitness resort and luxury hotel in suburban Walnut Creek. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the 85,000 square foot ClubSport fitness center, offering the latest cardio and strength training equipment, five group fitness studios, racquetball, handball ans squash courts, an aquatic center and childcare center with activities for kids of all ages. Guests at our Walnut Creek hotel can also indulge in fine cuisine and beverages at our C-Blue Wet Bar and Bistro, or be pampered at R-Spa, our luxurious day spa. Complimentary high-speed internet access is also available throughout our Walnut Creek, California hotel's luxurious property. Located just 30 minutes from San Francisco and Napa Valley, this centrally located hotel in Walnut Creek is sure to provide all the accommodations and amenities you need for a spa weekend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Walnut Creek
- Walnut Creek Renaissance