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
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Currency exchange / ATM
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
iPod/iPhone docking station
Internet access (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Pets are allowed on request, max of 2 dogs per room.
Charges may apply.
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