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The Citizen Hotel

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #2 of 85 hotels in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I travel for business, I want a simple, clean and comfortable spot with a good breakfast and a great cocktail. The Citizen and the Grange provide just that. Location is central and gives good access to the best coffee place in town too. I wish that the bathroom had more light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great change from all the chain hotels I stay at as a frequent business traveler. The historic building has much charm and character. Staff was top notch. Room was excellent (as was the remainder of the property). Great ambiance.

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San Marcos, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visit Sacramento regularly as part of my work. I discovered the Citizen Hotel several months ago and have continued to stay there whenever I can. Centrally located, it is a mere three blocks from the State Capital Building, the Citizen stands as a monument to California's political history. Completely refurbished, it's well-chosen artifacts bring to mind the good old... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely room, quaint, liked the decor. View was nice and so was the staff. Just had one problem, DUST! Tons of dust all over the room and the coffee maker was dirty. Thankfully I'm not a code drinker.I did a "hotel impossible" inspection. Other than that a great room.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hotel! I have to go to Sacramento about once a month for business and I usually stay at the typical 4-star hotels downtown, but this one was different. It was unique and fun. I was greeted warmly by the valet and then the gentleman at the front desk made me feel like it wasn't just a routine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed my one night stay. The decorating of the hotel and room was really nice. The bell boy service was also very efficient and friendly. My favorite part of the hotel was it's restaurant, Grange. Really, really good FRESH food. My only complaint is that the view from my room was beautiful but the windows were so tiny. Oh... More

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Chico, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent hotel. It is unfortunate that it gets so many bad reviews because of the noise. I asked at the front desk about that, and they were very clear: Some rooms are noisy, because they are directly above the bar area and the reception area for the weddings. They gave me a room far from that, on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience at the Citizen Hotel was a good one. The room service staff were excellent and I enjoyed getting a $5 food/beverage voucher for each night that I didn't have the room cleaned! I put those to good use in the restaurant downstairs. The staff were always smiling and friendly and helped out with requests in any way they... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heritage hotel, rennovated and well-maintained; lots of special touches associated with the period it was originally built. Great staff in all departments, knowledgable, friendly, quickly responded to any requests (eg, extra hangers, non-feather pillows, etc). Well-located, just 3 blocks from convention center, bus and taxi rank in same block. The Grange restaurant, on the hotel property, has a gourmet menu,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm visiting Sacramento for work and chose to stay at The Citizen Hotel instead of the normal Sheratons and Hyatts as I prefer less of a chain feel with hotels. I cannot fault the service from the staff. Absolutely second to none. The room (I had a corner room on 5th floor) was absolutely adequate in size and I loved... More

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Address: 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Citizen Hotel 4*
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