$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 23, 2014

The Citizen Hotel

4 stars
926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
65 reviews
Made for a great trip

Loved the hotel. The political comics and undertones were wonderful, and it honestly had the... See full review

  • Jaimita
  • Aug 18, 2014
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
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.

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.

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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

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 (65)

Ratings and reviews for The Citizen Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 65
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JKAJLA
Business
Mpls MN
Sep 29, 2014

Capitol city tour

Good location downtown and close to state capitol. Parking and loading is on Main Street in front of hotel,is limited, and easiest to use valet. Happy hour was disappointing due to limited bar area seating.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Capitol is 2 blocks walk.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pam and Rick
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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

4
5.01.0
Sacstatemom
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SamDiana
Business
Santa Clara, Ca
Dec 9, 2013

Awesome

Fantastic place to stay. Staff was extremely friendly.

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

Business

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
45gb
Business
Seattle, WA
Nov 21, 2013

Awesome hotel!

Best hotel in the best location in town! I will definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Simple Traveller
Business
North Carolina
Oct 7, 2013

Downtown Sacramento

A nice upscale hotel in downtown Sac. They took an old office building and transformed it into a wonderful "old" style hotel. The political "theme" was cool. The room was clean and accommodating, but a bit small for the price. The staff was great. The food Fantastic!! The valet was a touch high. Great location. Across from a park that has a food market, at least when I stayed. And close to everything in downtown.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The bar/restaurant downstairs was awesome. Great food and service. You can also order room service from the restaurant. Local farm to table stuff. Excellant and tasty combinations. Liquor store across the street will save you a few bucks.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MENAHAN319
Business
DEARBORN HTS, MI
Aug 14, 2013

BEAUTIFUL HOTEL, SHORT WALK TO RESTAURANTS, BARS, COFFEE...

GREAT STAFF AT DESK , DOOR AND VALET. BEAUTIFUL DECOR OF ROOMS, WITH COMFY BED. LOVE THE BATHROOM! GREAT VIEW OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING, ACROSS FROM A PARK. LOTS OF RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND BARS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. FYI ..$25 TO VALET PARK, UNLIMITED ACCESS FOR THAT DAY. +

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

MEGAMI SUSHI, ESTELLE'S PATISSERIE (FRENCH BAKERY & COFFEE), K BAR, ETC.... ALL A SHORT WALK AWAY.

Review of The Citizen Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Portuga
Business
Sacramento
Jul 28, 2013

Perfect romantic getaway

This is already the 4th time we stay at The Citizen and it was perfect as always: great service, beautiful and spotless clean room, and we even got a complimentary late check-out when we mentioned this was a romantic getaway for my husband and I to have some respite from our kids! :) Couldn't ask for more!!! :)

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

We enjoyed a fantastic, delicious dinner at The Grange: all organic, local products cooked to perfection and very "gourmet style"! Loved it! :)

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