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The Citizen Hotel

Sacramento, CA
  • Swanky downtown Sacramento hotel in a restored 1920's building
  • Walkable to restaurants, wine bars & art galleries
  • Zagat calls the on-site restaurant a "locavore heaven"
  • Mac mini computers with giant flat screens in every room
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926 J Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
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Handsome and historic, The Citizen Hotel is set in a cleverly restored 1920's building in downtown Sacramento. It attracts visiting politicians and local big wigs -- perhaps for its political film library (look out for some classic titles from former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger) or maybe for its swanky, intimate ambiance.

The hotel overlooks Cesar Chavez Plaza Park, which occupies a historical district studded with landmarks such as the State Capitol Building and Capitol Park. A few blocks away you'll find Midtown, where most of the city's galleries, restaurants and wine bars are situated. Also nearby are the Crocker Art Museum and the Sacramento River.

The upscale restaurant, Grange, is popular with food critics for its farm-fresh Californian fare, featuring local specialties such as Orland suckling pig and Passmore Ranch trout. Zagat describes it as “locavore heaven". Don't miss the regular happy hour (Monday-Friday, 3-6pm). The hotel does have a fitness centre, but most guests prefer to run along the river instead -- the 32-mile-long trail is less than 10 blocks from the hotel.

Rooms are on the small side, but are well dressed with traditional striped wallpaper, velvet armchairs and Italian linens. Upgrade to the historic 13th floor for impressive tile work in the bathrooms and deep bath tubs (suites only). Whatever the design and layout, all rooms have Mac mini computers with giant flat screens instead of TVs, allowing guests to stream Netflix movies, check emails, and even order room service.

From the press:
  • "Overnight it became a power hub for politicians, business leaders, and deep-pocketed tourists" -- Fodor's
  • "[Grange] offers not only some of Sacramento's best cuisine but also the chance to spot the mayor, a senator or two, and perhaps even a local celebrity" -- Frommer's


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs, extra and/or roll-away beds are not provided for children and adults.


  • Pets are allowed on request, max of 2 dogs per room. Charges may apply.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is 15 minutes by taxi from Sacramento International Airport. Valet parking is available at the hotel (charges apply).


  • 926 J Street
  • Sacramento, CA, 95814
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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