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Downtown Sacramento Hotels | Design and Local Cuisine

​From restored riverboats to romantic bed and breakfasts, stay at these unique downtown Sacramento hotels and explore America's farm-to-fork capital.

Forget whatever you thought you knew about this capital city, because Sacramento’s reinventing itself in the new decade with a focus on farm-fresh food, handcrafted spirits, and boundless adventures. As one of the next great American cities, Sacramento is rising with a hip new vibe, while still preserving its past.

Here you can teleport back to the 1800s with a walk around Old Town Sacramento, where Gold Rush-era structures, preserved wooden walkways, and vintage signs harken back to a bygone era. Or see the city’s future in its newest hotspot: Downtown Commons. Nicknamed DoCo, the area houses retail, restaurants, entertainment venues, bars, and the new Golden 1 Center sports facility. Its modern design and locally sourced cuisine offer a taste of what’s coming to California’s capital.

Whether you stay at a luxurious DoCo hotel or sleep on a riverboat in historic Old Town, these are some of the coolest and most charming places to spend a night in Sacramento.

Sleep On Water at This Restored Riverboat Hotel

All aboard! The Delta King is a 1920’s riverboat-turned-hotel that’s now permanently docked on the American River, with views of the Tower Bridge and easy access to Old Town Sacramento’s attractions. Originally a commuter boat between San Francisco and Sacramento, its 88 original staterooms have been converted to 44 larger, modern rooms with restaurants and a theatre added on board.

From the Wild Isle salmon to pan-seared scallops, you can’t go wrong with seafood at Delta King’s acclaimed Pilothouse Restaurant. Or stick to drinks and appetizers at the riverside Delta Bar and Grill, which plays host to Irish bands every Thursday. When you’re ready to explore, step off the ship into Old Town to see restored saloons, Gold Rush architecture, and attractions like a shooting gallery and the California Railroad Museum.

Hotel Delta King

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2104 reviews)

Experience Capitol Views and Farm-Fresh Food

When location matters, choose the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. It’s situated across from the California State Capitol, near the Sacramento Convention Center and within walking distance of DoCo and the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

In the lobby, find Sacramento’s famous farm-to-fork fare in Dawson’s, the hotel’s steakhouse, or enjoy a casual breakfast buffet at Vines, an American café with a palm-tree-lined patio overlooking the Capitol.

Spacious, contemporary rooms feature flat-screen televisions, iHome stereos, ports for charging all your devices, and last but not least, Hyatt’s plush, Posturepedic Grand Beds.

Relax year-round at the outdoor pool or hot tub where drinks can be delivered right to your cabana. Or work up a sweat using the 24-hour fitness center’s cardio and weight machines. Take care of your skin and relieve tension with massages and facials at Emperia Spa.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (4197 reviews)

Do DoCo Right at a Hip, New Downtown Hotel

The arrival of Kimpton The Sawyer brings sophisticated, urban lodging to the city. The airy, bright lobby welcomes you in, but it’s the chic, sunny pool deck that invites you to stay. Overlooking the Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings, guests can lounge in a poolside cabana or sip on seasonally inspired cocktails at Revival.

By day, this rooftop bar offers inspired breakfast and lunch fare but is transformed by night with DJs, live music, and a full drink menu with one-of-a-kind mixed drinks and California wines. Available entertainment includes Punch Bowl Social, a bowling and gaming hot spot, and a modern movie theater.

The Sawyer’s 250 rooms range from standard-size to opulent suites, all featuring serene design elements, like California oak wood furniture and subtle colors paired with plush beds. Stick to your exercise routine in the fitness center where you’ll find all the weights, treadmills, and ellipticals you need. On sunny days, venture outside and take a spin on Sacramento’s 32 miles of trails with a free hotel rental bike.

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, An Ihg Hotel

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (2035 reviews)

Get Political with a Historic Hotel Stay

Love political cartoons? Stay at the Citizen Hotel, a revived 1920s building that embraces its location near the Capitol with political art and décor. Each room features a different art collection, so no two visits are the same. Rooms and suites showcase Downtown Sacramento views and have seriously comfortable beds with 300-count Italian linens. Stick to your routines with on-site fitness and business centers—both open 24/7.

There’s no need to venture into the city for dinner; one of Sacramento’s best restaurants is located right in the lobby. California Central Valley cuisine takes center stage at Grange Restaurant, and while a Michelin-rated restaurant seems an unlikely find at a hotel, Grange delivers with sophisticated, flavorful fare beloved by guests and locals alike.

Its grand, two-story space features a multi-level wine vault and urban, wooden design elements blended with Citizen’s historic architecture. The ever-changing menu is always based on what’s in season and features California-grown greens and vegetables uniquely prepared and paired with duck, chicken, and other sustainably raised meats.

The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2227 reviews)

Relax and Unwind at This Chic Spa Inn

Surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, the historic Fong Family mansion takes on a new life as the Inn & Spa at Parkside. Inside,12 unique guest rooms welcome couples and business travelers alike, but it’s the ‘Happiness’ attic retreat that calls our name. Soak in its spa tub-for-two, relax under the double-headed shower, and warm up by multiple fireplaces in an ultra-private, lofted space.

Relaxation reigns supreme in every room with spa tubs, robes and slippers, smart TVs, and private fireplaces. A gourmet, multi-course breakfast is available daily in the mansion dining room.

Fully unwind by adding on a treatment at the Spa at Parkside. Choose from facials or massages then stay for a steam room and healing infrared sauna session.

Inn & Spa at Parkside

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (959 reviews)

Spend the Night in a Revitalized Victorian Mansion

While the ambiance says Victorian opulence, the amenities say modern and chic at Sterling Hotel, an 1800s mansion renovated with modern travelers in mind. Each room has a Jacuzzi tub, marble bathrooms, flat-screen television, and ultra-comfy beds in room sizes ranging from standard guestrooms to master suites.

Mornings bring complimentary breakfast in the cozy nook paired with hot coffee and a copy of the award-winning Sacramento Bee newspaper. Once you’re fed and caffeinated, venture into the city to see the Governor’s Mansion and neighboring Historic Crocker Museum. When night falls, walk to the famous Shady Lady Saloon for dancing or to De Vere’s Irish Pub for a pint of Guinness.

Hotel The Sterling

8.2 Very good (1432 reviews)

Feel the Love at This Midtown B&B

If booming Midtown is your destination, the Amber House Inn is your hotel. This romantic bed and breakfast has been beloved by couples for over 30 years and is known for its elegant design and incredible hospitality. The midtown location offers easy access to hip cocktail bars like the Red Rabbit and Jungle Bird.

But if you’d rather stay in, purchase California wine from Amber House’s ever-evolving list, or a selection of beers from Sacramento’s Rubicon Brewing Company. When you wake up, enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast in the dining room, on the front porch, or have it brought to your room for breakfast in bed.

Each of the 10 uniquely themed and designed rooms has cushy pillowtop mattresses and fluffy, microfiber linens, Jacuzzi tubs built for two, and complimentary Wi-Fi for ‘gramming your vacay on the go.

Amber House Inn of Midtown

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (57 reviews)

Take in the River Views from This All-Suite Hotel

Stay along Sacramento’s riverside promenade, and right next to the landmark Tower Bridge, at Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, a perfect jumping-off point for exploring the city. Go for a stroll on the promenade or walk right to the Golden 1 Center to catch a Kings game.

Inside, the lush lobby feels more like a park than a hotel with towering statues surrounded by water features in an open, airy space. Every two-room space has separate living and sleeping areas so you spread out and rest easy. There’s an indoor heated pool and hot tub for year-round soaking plus a fitness center with all the workout essentials. While you can easily walk to Old Town for dinner, tranquil river views and California-Tuscan cuisine is available at the on-site Tower Bridge Bistro.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2287 reviews)

See Sacramento History at This Downtown Gem

Sacramento’s original Public Market building was once a city gathering space for merchants selling produce and meats, but today is home to the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. After years spent as an office building, it was restored to showcase its original steel beams and avocado color scheme with a tower built to house its guest rooms.

The well-lit rooms are thoughtfully designed with ergonomic chairs, sturdy desks, and speedy WiFi that’s ideal for getting work done. And special rooms are available for pets and families.

Grab buffet or a la carte breakfast at Morgan’s Restaurant in the lobby, or visit the Public Market Bar for happy hour and an extensive California wine selection. There are plenty of cardio and weight machines in the 24/7 fitness center, and the Sheraton’s outdoor pool feels like a sunny city oasis.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

8.2 Very good (2223 reviews)