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Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

by TerriAnn
Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CAAccommodations, services, and food were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Price: $$-$$$
For: Families, Event Guests, Business Travelers
Cleanliness: 4.5/5
Comfort: 4.5/5
Recommended: Yes
Features: Complimentary access to ClubSport fitness resort, on-site spa with massages, facials, and nail services.
Links: Official site

Scattered around the SF Bay, you’ll find a family of high-end sports resorts known as Renaissance ClubSport and ClubSport. While the resorts themselves are quite impressive, two of the locations are especially notable as they are adjoined to a full-service hotel. Earlier this month, my family and I were invited to check out one of these unique properties. Well, the Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA did not disappoint.

Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek – Hotel Portion

Renaissance (part of the Marriott family now) hotels have a good reputation for quality and service. This place was no different. We had a clean, quiet room with comfortable beds. The temperature was satisfactory the whole time. Cute but contemporary decor and I loved the light, open feeling of the room. We had plenty of space to move around with the three of us and our luggage.

Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

Prices to stay here are reasonable but parking will cost $5 per hour or $20 per day. No pets are allowed.  The registration desk is tiny and somewhat tucked in the corner. We originally thought it was just for the parking attendants but it wasn’t. Sadly,we found the staff to be kind of snooty and not helpful at all.

For dinner, the restaurant has a good selection of food but much of it was undercooked, overcooked, too salty, or too bland. FYI, live jazz in the evening only consisted of one guy on a guitar playing to pre-recorded music. On the plus side, diners can eat outside as well so kids can play on the bocce ball court. Breakfast buffet was much better than the dinner though. I love the made-to-order omelette service that was available.

Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

The deli had a good amount of items to choose from including smoothies and Starbucks. Most things were marked with allergens but we had to have the cashier ask “in the back” several times about whether unmarked items like the salad dressing were gluten-free. Some items were pretty pricey.

Between the restaurant and the sports club entrance, lies the R Spa. This relaxing spot is complete with large dressing area, showers, and sauna. By the way, the massage I had was fantastic! I even fell asleep and went up to my room to sleep some more. The on-site massages, facials, nail services, and such would be perfect to take advantage of if you’re at the hotel for a special occasion such as a wedding (there were two happening the Saturday we were checking out).

Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek – Sports Club Section

All Renaissance ClubSport guests receive complimentary access to the connected sports / fitness club. This place is huge! The first floor is comprised of rooms for group fitness classes, basketball court, volleyball court, and dressing rooms for the three pools (lap, recreation/exercise, and wading) and hot tub.

The second floor houses masses of exercise equipment, stretching areas, weights, pilates reformer, one squash court, and three racquetball courts. If you need racquets or balls, just see the staff at the front desk. Towels are always readily available.

Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

My family had some great fun in the racquetball court despite our not knowing what we were doing. Rules of the game were posted outside but we decided to bypass those and just whack the ball 🙂

Leisure Sports – Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek, CA

While the teens and adults make use of the fitness facilitates, kids get their own place. The Kids World area is decorated in bright, fun colors and has separate sections for varying age groups. This service is not expensive and can accommodate children from 6 months to 12 years old.

If you’re looking to get in shape this fall in a fun and upbeat environment, try visiting of the many Renaissance ClubSport and ClubSport locations. The family-friendly atmosphere with easy childcare options will allow you to exercise, play, or relax in peace. Visit and/or join on of the locations below:

  • Renaissance ClubSport: Walnut Creek and Aliso Viejo
  • Fitness Only: San Jose, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Danville
  • Outside California: Tigard, OR and Henderson, NV

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 30, 2014 - 8:21 am

I like how clean and bright the rooms are.

Donna October 30, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Looks like such a nice place to stay, and the food looks amazing!

vanessa: thequeenofswag October 31, 2014 - 9:24 am

Looks like a fantastic place to stay with the family. Thanks so much for the great review.

Jenn November 1, 2014 - 5:34 pm

I like the light colors in the room and I’ll take a made to order omelette, yum!

Raijean S November 3, 2014 - 12:55 am

Ok, now this is a club I want to join. I love how bright and energetic it looks.

Liz Mays November 3, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Where have I been that I didn’t realize there was such a thing as a sports resort? It’s a totally cool idea, and this one looks like more than a pleasant place to stay.

Penelope November 4, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Everything here looks amazing, I’d love a trip to a wonderful place like this!

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) November 6, 2014 - 8:42 am

That’s really unique, I’ve never heard of a sports ‘resort’ before. I really like the way the rooms are furnished, the headboards are so cute! and the bathroom looks really spacious with the open glass vanity.

Colleen November 6, 2014 - 9:54 am

I so love the sports theme, this is something my husband would totally get into.

Crystal November 7, 2014 - 6:32 am

The recreation part of the hotel looks like such a blast! I’m not a racketball queen, but I love to play games. It looks like a fun option.

Ty November 7, 2014 - 1:54 pm

I haven’t been to Walnut Creek in three years! This room is so lovely to where I may convince my husband to go next year.

Marcie W. November 29, 2014 - 9:56 am

I am sad to hear that parts of your experience were not spectacular, especially the food portion, since I am all about the grub. I do like that they offer group fitness classes and I am happy you had a wonderful massage.

Jenn December 13, 2014 - 12:53 pm

I’m like Marcie, the grub is super important. The fitness classes would be fun though.

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