The Citizen Hotel

4 stars
926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
80 reviews
Treated like royalty

The hotel had a charming decor, room design, furnishings and view. The staff was first class. Great... See full review

  • chris12
  • May 15, 2014
Awesome

Fantastic place to stay. Staff was extremely friendly. See full review

  • SamDiana
  • Dec 9, 2013
Jazz era cool in Sacramento for the modern day politico
The eternal glamour of politics feels downright marvelous at this stylish full-service hotel. The Citizen Hotel opened in fall 2008 in a historic 14-story, 83-year-old brick building, retaining hand-carved stair railings, vintage elevators and vaulted ceilings. This walkable location in the heart of downtown Sacramento is two blocks to the State Capitol and three to the Sacramento Convention Center.
Highlights:
  • Green Certified by the state of California
  • Complimentary wine tasting nightly
  • Apple Mac Mini in all guest rooms
  • On-site restaurant Grange is one of Sacramento's contemporary dining stars
Rooms

Custom design expresses the Citizen Hotel's distinctive 1920s tone. Stately bedding, window treatments and furniture vary in all 198 rooms. Expect quality hand-carved wood, 300-thread count sheets and marble fixtures. Easily join the modern world with in-room Apple Mac Mini computers, iPod docking stations, State Capitol feed channels free on HD LCD TVs and a video library of political movie titles. Most rooms have cityscape views. Refrigerators are available (fees apply). Penthouse suites on the 14th floor have Jacuzzis and share a 400-square-foot balcony. Room service is available. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available (fees apply).

Features

Early California is re-imagined in bold marble, brass, leather and velvet in the old world lobby and lofted bar The Scandal, best enjoyed during complimentary weeknight wine tastings. Framed political quips provide a dash of whimsy for classy clientele of this Joie de Vivre property. The Citizen Hotel offers valet parking (fees apply).

Dining

On-site American brasserie-style Grange Restaurant and Bar is a star in the contemporary Sacramento dining scene. Seasonal fare is direct from California's nearby Central Valley. The wine list is entirely from California.

Recreation

A workout room is available. Get fresh air at Cesar Chavez Park across the street or nearby State Capitol building's 40-acre park.

Transportation
  • Sacramento International Airport (11 mi/18 km)
  • San Francisco International Airport (99 mi/159 km)
  • Amtrak station Sacramento (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
Attractions
  • California State Capitol (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Sacramento Convention Center (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Old Town Sacramento (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • California State University Sacramento (4.9 mi/8 km)

 

Business
  • Business center
  • 11,000 square feet of total meeting space
  • Roof deck
  • Historic ballroom
Policies and fees
  • Valet Parking surcharge applies.
  • This hotel is pet-friendly (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Citizen Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Queen Guest Room
The room offers 1 queen bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color LCD TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem/data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator-at cost, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Cordless telephone, Valet service, Voicemail, ipod Docking Stations, Plush Bathrobes.
Deluxe King Guest Room
The room offers 1 king bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color LCD TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem/data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator-at cost, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Cordless telephone, Valet service, Voicemail, ipod Docking Stations, Plush Bathrobes.
Deluxe Double-Double Guest Room
The room offers two double beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color LCD TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem/data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator-at cost, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Cordless telephone, Valet service, Voicemail, ipod Docking Stations, Plush Bathrobes.
Junior Suite
The room offers 1 king bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color LCD TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem/data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator-at cost, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Cordless telephone, Valet service, Voicemail, ipod Docking Stations, Plush Bathrobes.
One Bedroom Suite
The room offers 1 king bed and seperate sitting, with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color LCD TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem/data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Radio, Refrigerator-at cost, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Cordless telephone, Valet service, Voicemail, ipod Docking Stations, Plush Bathrobes.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed

Hotel Map

38.5801 -121.4939
Area served
Sacramento.
Nearby airports
Sacramento International Airport.
Area description
This California hotel is located in the center of downtown Sacramento, 3 blocks from Downtown Plaza, 2 blocks from the State Capitol, and 2 blocks from the Convention Center.

Nearby points of interest

  • Hornet Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Sleep Train Arena: 4.9 mi
  • Arco Arena: 5 mi
  • Folsom: 19.6 mi
  • Hughes Stadium: 881.3 mi

Dining

Grange
Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of its community. Service is warm, friendly. With an intimate atmosphere of urban sophistication. Grange restaurant mirrors the classic and eclectic atmosphere of the Citizen Hotel. From the grand, two-story wine vault, to the intimate bar and lounge; Grange offers a unique experience to satisfy the melange of citizens who visit both hotel and restaurant.
Scandal
At Scandal bar and lounge, the hotel staff creates "culinary" cocktails with local ingredients. The perfect place to unwind with friends or enjoy desserts and California inspired collection of cognacs, ports and liqueurs, bar and lounge has it all.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (80)

Ratings and reviews for The Citizen Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pam and Rick
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 17, 2014

Fairly good business traveler's hotel

The building itself has great character, but the neighborhood is seedy and probably unsafe at night. The staff, although pleasant, was unable to answer even the simplest questions about local attractions, local geography, or where to rent a car, and showed no willingness to find out the answers. Finally, because Sacramento is very hot in summer, the cold water taps produce hot water for the first ten minutes of use--a tremendous waste in a drought-stricken area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss the guided tour of the state capitol. It's a magnificent building, full of hidden treasures you won't see if you don't take the tour.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Road Warrior C2C
Business
NYC
Jul 3, 2014

Nice Place

I would probably give this hotel 3 1/2 stars if allowed but I think it falls just a notch below 4. My room was very nice and I enjoyed the brand name toiletries and political cartoons that decorated my room. I generally liked the 1920s styling of the hotel. Staff was very nice but I think lacked a little attention to detail - particularly at the hotel restaurant - where there was something wrong with both meals we had there. Also the hotel was not as lively as I hoped but I did stay on a Tuesday night so it is understandable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Some of the wines didn't taste right. Ask to taste the wine if you order a glass. If you like, get a full pour.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marfa
Ames, IA
Jun 17, 2014

Classy, comfortable hotel

Very classy older hotel. Great location in downtown Sacramento. Close to midtown activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Temple coffee is less than a block away and has wonderful coffee.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lush001
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 3, 2014

Nice Boutique Hotel

Stayed for 3 nights, comfortable, amazing restaurant and bar.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah and sis
Oakdale, Ca
Jun 2, 2014

Quick one night trip

Very nice! Valet parking was wonderful, room was clean and staff was friendly. Will stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sacstatemom
Fresno Ca
May 28, 2014

Great service at beautifully restored historic hotel

Service at the desk was excellent. Location convenient especially with so many options like Lyft and Uber. The room was small but had everything we needed. Bedding was luxurious! Valet parking was very efficient. Don't second guess this one-worth it for the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Tapas the World in Midtown. Great food and truly remarkable wine list.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chris12
San Francisco, USA
May 15, 2014

Treated like royalty

The hotel had a charming decor, room design, furnishings and view. The staff was first class. Great location near the Capitol.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast at Cafe Bernardo and pizza at Pizza Rock

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ALF74
Sacramento
Mar 17, 2014

Nice but a little noisy

Very nice hotel but the 5th floor was a little noisy from street noise.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JoeJOES
Las Vegas
Dec 29, 2013

Not impressed

I was expecting more with the high price. Although the hotel had character, it was not worth the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
IB Worker
Business
San Francisco
Dec 16, 2013

Pretty but impractical.

This hotel is lovely to look at -- with wonderful art, fixtures and linens, but difficult to function in. I had to move the coffee pot because there was no plug anywhere near where they had set it up, no counter at all in the bathroom, and tight space in the room. I could hear conversation from next door! Bugs me when the only fridge is the minibar -- some of us like half-and-half with morning coffee rather than the chemical creamer provided. My room lacked the "go green" card, which I would have used for my first night. Neighborhood is dicey for walking back from convention center at night (and I live in an urban environment). Restaurant slow in the morning, which is odd for a business hotel. Again, very pretty, but not so practical for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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