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Enjoyed our stay at the Walnut Creek Marriott and dinner at Atrio

In the heart of Walnut Creek, California is the newly renovated Walnut Creek Marriott. Near the heart of downtown, the Walnut Creek Marriott features 338 newly remodeled guest rooms which includes 12 suites. The entire hotel has been renovated and remodeled including the 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, its full-service restaurant and lounge and reception rooms.

Walnut Creek is in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. It is 16 miles east of the City of Oakland and easily accessible from Sacramento, San Jose and San Francisco via major highways. It is serviced by the Bay Area Rapid Transportation (BART) system.

Walnut Creek is home to the Bedford Gallery, an exhibition space featuring historic and modern art. It is a community-based facility that offers lectures and art educational programs throughout the year. Based in Walnut Creek since its founding in 1986 is the California Symphony. Walnut Creek also has Opera, Ballet, Theater as well as live music throughout the area.

Vacation Guests of the Walnut Creek Marriott enjoy its accessibility to:

  • Mount Diablo State Park – a 20,000 acres outdoor adventure in preserved woodlands with hiking and biking trails for all skill levels. The Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center offers wildlife and geology displays.

  • Broadway Plaza – home to over 35 specialty shops as well as restaurants that has been serving residents and guests to Walnut Creek for over 60 years. Minutes from the Walnut Creek Marriott.

  • Lesher Center for The Arts – a world class venue for arts and entertainment. Visitors can attend live theater, events and performing arts productions year-round. Conveniently located to the Walnut Creek Marriott.

Wildlife adventures, water parks, and an outdoor concert venue are all within easy travelling distance from the Walnut Creek Marriott. The area is serviced by BART which opens the sights, sounds and experiences of San Francisco, Oakland and the entire bay area served by the rapid transit system. Many guests use the Walnut Creek Marriott as a base to explore Napa Valley Wine Country.

At the end of the day, the Walnut Creek Marriott offers spacious remodeled rooms to kick back and relax. Guest rooms include 1 King, or 2 Queen sized “Sleep Well “beds with in wall lighting, work desk with lamp, as well as a mini fridge and a 46” flat screen TV. Traditional Marriott services of free high speed WiFi, complimentary coffee, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and roll away beds on request are available at the Walnut Creek Marriott.

Live Music by Rolando Morales

Special accommodation guest rooms at the Walnut Creek Marriott include the Concierge Level Guest Room with access to the Concierge Lounge offering complimentary breakfast, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, cocktails, and more. The AireSpa Rooms feature a King bed, a touch screen remote controlled HEPA air purifying system, cool-mist humidity, aromatherapy and Soundscapes.

Concierge Lounge

Evening appetizers at the Concierge Lounge

Concierge Lounge Breakfast

Walnut Creek Marriott Suites include:

  • 1 Bedroom Junior Suite – this suite can comfortably sleep up to six guests with its plush pillow top bedding, and sofa bed in the living room portion.

  • 1 Bedroom Executive Suite – This luxury appointed suite connects to a 10-person board Room.

  • Governor Suite – King size bedroom, separate living room and two bathrooms are the highlight of this specialty suite.

  • Presidential Suite – this apartment size suite includes a living room, a dining room featuring a six-person round table, a fully-equipped kitchen, along with a wet bar.

Fitness Center

Event and Meeting Space

All guests at the Walnut Creek Marriott enjoy the pool, fitness center, business center, and press reader. The Walnut Creek Marriott is an event center with specialists ready to help you plan you next business or social event. From business meetings to lavish wedding receptions, the Walnut Creek Marriott is equipped to host it all. The Walnut Creek Marriott has rooms that can be customized for any event as well as onsite catering.

Guests of the Walnut Creek Marriott enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails at the in house fully remodeled Atrio Restaurant & Lounge. Atrio is the winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Along with an award-winning wine list Atrio offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Atrio offers classic and modern breakfast selections in a spacious sunny atrium dining area. Menus at the Atrio are prepared by Chef Damien Jones, a specialist in crafting dining experiences from freshly sourced ingredients.

Atrio Restaurant

Executive Chef Damien Jones

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Trio of Crudo

Ahi Tuna Carpaccio

Bone In Ribeye Steak

Grilled Octopus

Tomahawk Pork Chop

Chocolate Ganache Cake

The extensive breakfast menu at the Atrio includes classic and modern selections always with fresh coffee, juices and fruits. The Atrio Lunch and Dinner menus are served from 11 AM – 11PM.

Appetizers at Atrio include selections such as, San Francisco Clam Chowder Sourdough Bowl, Avocado Toast, and Steak Tartare. Fresh salad selections feature Heirloom Tomato and Burrata, Local Field Greens as well as a Kale Salad.

Entrees include sharable selections including the Trio of Crudo with Ahi Tuna Carpaccio, Rock Shrimp Ceviche, Salmon Poke, Wasabi Soy, Wontons as well as a Poke Bowl, made with Avocado, Wakame, Edamame, Pickled Ginger, Purple Cabbage, Watermelon Radish, Cucumber, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Lemongrass Ginger Soy with a choice of Ahi Tuna, Hamachi, Wild, King Salmon, or Organic Miso Glazed Tofu. Other sharable items include a variety of pizzas and specialty mac and cheese dishes.

Burgers, club sandwiches, soups, sides and desserts are also available at Atrio. Big Plate Entrees include selections featuring, beef, pork, fish and vegetarian delights. A favorite is the Cider Brined Pork Porterhouse Chop, 14 oz. Schmitz Ranch, Marsala Demi Glaze, Granny Smith Apples, Escarole, Smoked Bacon, Shishito Peppers, Cannellini Beans, topped with Onions.

The lounge offers their renowned wine list, Signature Cocktails as well as an extensive whiskey list from distinguished distillers. The Atrio Lounge has beer in bottles and on tap and are specialists at mixing Martinis.

The Walnut Creek Marriott is located at 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 925-934-2000.

Thank you to Scott Slocum for helping us to arrange our visit to Walnut Creek.

Scott Slocum

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

Walnut Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau | Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce

1280 Civic Drive, Suite 100 | Walnut Creek, CA 94596

phone. 925.934.2007 fax. 925.934.2404

Story by Daniel Dachille

Voiceover by Jim Reynolds

Some photos courtesy Walnut Creek Marriott

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