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15 Best Hotels in Sacramento

Written by Lavanya Sunkara
Apr 18, 2019

California's capital is more than just a political hub, and the myriad of hotels Sacramento offers are a reflection of this revitalized city on the confluence of two majestic rivers. Many of the best hotels and budget accommodations are centered around the Capitol, near California State Capitol Museum, Crocker Art Museum, and the Sacramento Convention Center in the downtown and midtown areas, catering to business and leisure travelers.

In Old Sacramento, developed in the late 1840s, guests wanting to relive the history of the Gold Rush can stay in charming river hotels and boutique properties overlooking the yellow Tower Bridge, while visiting some of Sacramento's top attractions such as the State Railroad Museum and Sutter's Fort, the first settlement in the area. Those seeking a quieter setting can stay in budget hotels in the neighboring West Sacramento or the suburb of Elk Grove.

The city buzzes with activity during the annual State Fair in July, Wide Open Walls Mural festival in August, and the outdoor concerts and music festivals that attract crowds on summer weekends. Whether you are coming for leisure or business, on a family vacation, or seeking an outdoor adventure, Sacramento has hotels to fit all budgets, from big-name 5-star and 4-star hotels to boutique properties and bed and breakfast inns.

Here are 15 hotels to choose from for your next vacation to Sacramento Valley.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Sacramento

1. Kimpton Sawyer

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Located next to the new Golden 1 Center indoor/outdoor arena at the Downtown Commons, The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel is a sophisticated addition to the Sacramento hotel scene. This modern property features a pool deck on the third floor overlooking the arena and a lively Revival lounge on the rooftop, perfect for hanging out with fellow travelers as you take in views of the skyline.

The 250 guest rooms are chic and stylish, with shades of gray and Nevada brown, and come with sliding doors that double as mirrors to the bathrooms. The hotel has a Kimpton Kids Program and is pet-friendly.

Address: 500 J Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Kimpton Sawyer

2. Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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The recently renovated Hyatt Regency Sacramento is steps away from the Capitol building and next to the Sacramento Convention Center. This contemporary, pet friendly hotel features spacious rooms and suites, a 24-hour business center, full-service spa, fitness center, and three restaurants. The resort-style pool, with a hot tub and cabanas, is a highlight not to be missed. The rooms feature gold, red, and white accents and come with a full snack bar, flat-screen TVs, plush beds, coffee machines, and high speed Wi-Fi.

Address: 1209 L Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

3. The Citizen Hotel

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Overlooking downtown's Cesar Chavez Plaza park, The Citizen Hotel takes you back in time with its early 1900s design that celebrates the state's pioneer history. The 198 elegant rooms are all unique and range from one-bedroom suites to the penthouse, all with modern amenities. On the historic 13th floor, rooms have gorgeous tile mosaics in the bathrooms. This stately hotel's Grange Restaurant is considered among the top fine-dining restaurants in the city.

Address: 926 J Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: The Citizen Hotel

4. Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

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Housed in a beautifully restored Public Market Building, the Sheraton Grand sits in the heart of downtown, near the convention center and State Capitol. This pet-friendly property has a heated outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, high-tech business center, and well-furnished meeting rooms. There are a total of 503 rooms and suites and two restaurants. Although popular with conferences, the hotel also makes a good choice for couples and families.

Address: 13th and J Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

5. Sterling Hotel

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A short walk from downtown and the Capitol building, the Sterling Hotel hosts 16 luxurious rooms in a Victorian mansion. The hotel, built in 1894, was renovated into a modern hotel, featuring great amenities, a front porch, and a 200-people capacity ballroom perfect for weddings. Rooms come with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms with built-in spa tubs, and 24-hour room service from the on-site restaurant.

The hotel is a mile from Old Sacramento, blocks away from the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, and is walking distance to the Sacramento Convention Center, Music Circus, and Broadway Sacramento.

Address: 1300 H Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Sterling Hotel

Best Suite & Extended Stay Hotels in Sacramento

1. Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade

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Located on the Sacramento River, across from the historic Old Town Sacramento, the newly renovated Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade is an all-suite hotel with home-like accommodations. Guests can enjoy the complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast and canapés in the evenings at the Nightly Manager's Reception. The elegant Tower Bridge Bistro, serving delicious Tuscan cuisine, overlooks the scenic river and namesake bridge. Amenities include a fitness center, heated indoor pool, and whirlpool.

Address: 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade

2. Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park

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The beautiful, 15-story Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown hosts 235 spacious suites equipped with kitchens, living rooms, and cozy beds. Relax in the pool or get a rejuvenating treatment in the spa, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning, and take advantage of the complimentary grocery shopping and on-site laundry facilities. Whether you are visiting for pleasure or business, this pet friendly property makes sure your stay is a pleasant one.

Address: 1121 15th Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park

3. Hampton Inn & Suites, West Sacramento

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Located just across the river from downtown Sacramento, Hampton Inn & Suites is an affordable choice in West Sacramento, providing quick and convenient access to the main attractions. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites that come with a flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator, a coffee machine, and Wi-Fi. The hotel's other amenities include a free, daily hot breakfast; an outdoor pool; a fitness center; and 24-hour business center. Guests can enjoy a lovely riverboat tour of the Sacramento River.

Address: 800 Stillwater Road, West Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites, West Sacramento

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport-Natomas

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Conveniently located close to the airport, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport-Natomas offers a comfortable stay, with complimentary breakfasts and Wi-Fi. Suites come with full kitchens, making it easy for travelers looking for an extended stay. The hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, and other amenities like sports courts, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, business center, and meeting spaces. Nearby, the Discovery park has a 32-mile bike trail, picnic sites, baseball fields, and fishing and boat launches.

Address: 3001 Advantage Ln, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport-Natomas

Best Bed & Breakfast Inns in Sacramento

1. Inn & Spa at Parkside

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The chic and elegant Sacramento Inn & Spa at Parkside is housed in the historic Fong Mansion and the Villa Building next door in downtown Sacramento. This romantic urban oasis offers a spa; luxury robes; Jacuzzi tubs; and gourmet, multi-course breakfasts. There are several rooms to choose from, some of which have Jacuzzis and balconies; all rooms come with ornate antique furnishings, large flat-screen TVs, luxury robes, slippers, and high-speed internet access. The spa offers individual & couples massages, facials, and a sauna.

Address: 2116 6th Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Inn & Spa at Parkside

2. Amber House Inn of Midtown

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Just seven blocks from the State Capitol and Convention Center is the charming Amber House B&B, housed in beautifully revived historic houses. Marble-tiled bathrooms, Jacuzzi bathtubs, fireplaces, and private patios are just a few amenities in the rooms. The rooms are named after famous writers and musicians, like Emily Dickinson and Beethoven, and come with a new flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Enjoy a two-course gourmet breakfast, either in your room on an antique table, in the dining room, in the backyard garden, or on the front porch.

Address: 1315 22nd Street, between Capitol Ave. & N Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Amber House Inn of Midtown

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Sacramento

1. Best Western Plus Sutter House

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This European-style hotel offers contemporary rooms for vacationers and business travelers. The vibrant colors in the rooms may be bright, but it's all part of the experience when you stay at the Best Western Plus Sutter House. Rooms come with plush king or queen beds, micro fridges, work desks, coffee makers, TVs, and Wi-Fi. Some come with patios. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and proximity to top attractions, shops, and restaurants in downtown.

Address: 1100 H Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Sutter House

2. Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento Elk Grove

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Located in the Laguna Pointe Business Park in the suburb of Elk Grove, the Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento Elk Grove hotel offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant. Rooms come with coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and self-adjusting Garden Sleep System beds.

The on-site Great American Grill is open for breakfast and dinner daily, and guests can purchase snacks at the 24-hour convenience store. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, 24-hour business center, complimentary parking, and 2,000 square foot of meeting or banquet space. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Laguna Gateway shopping mall, the largest in Elk Grove.

Address: 9241 Laguna Springs Drive, Elk Grove, California

Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento Elk Grove

3. The Greens Hotel

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The Greens Hotel is technically a motel, as guests can drive up to their rooms. Re-opened in 2014, the property features a quirky design and large letters identifying 26 rooms A through Z in the two-floor building. The hotel is located next to an old-school diner and an art gallery, four miles from downtown Sacramento. Rooms have LCD TVs, Keurig coffee makers, all-natural products, and comfortable mattresses and bedding. The hotel has an outdoor pool and garden for guests to enjoy.

Address: 1700 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: The Greens Hotel

Most Unique Hotel in Sacramento

1. Delta King

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Sleep in a riverboat without ever leaving the port at this one-of-a-kind hotel in Old Town Sacramento. The Delta King is a moored historic riverboat offering 44 modern staterooms along with the experience of river cruising with live entertainment, fine dining, two theaters, two restaurants, and facilities for banquets and weddings. Room rates include a full hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. Valet parking is also available.

Address: 1000 Front Street, Sacramento, California

Accommodation: Delta King

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