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The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a one night stay. My stay was work related and this one recommended by a coworker who had stayed here before. The hotel itself is super nice. The interior is beautiful, not too big compared to chain hotels. The staff was nice, elevator works well and stairs are actually usable if one prefers to use it. I... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first hotel experience in California. We arrived very late after a long tiresome flight. We were greeted by the nicest desk clerk, Bianca, who made us feel right at home. We were able to upgrade to the top floor at her recommendation. What gorgeous sights awaited us from the antique furnishings to the well appointed bath to the lovely... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice. The rooms are small, but clean and well appointed. What is really fantastic, however, is the customer service--from the front desk to housekeeping, everyone was friendly and attentive. My previous stays at this hotel were for business, but the next time I travel to Sacramento for pleasure I will make this hotel "my... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wheather it be business or pleasure, The Citizen is THE place to stay in Sacramento. Start with a hand crafted cocktail from the bar at Grange before heading up to the elegantly appointed guest rooms. My wife and I have now stayed here several times and have never been disappointed. The staff is exceptional in both hotel and restaurant and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real find in Sacramento! It is part of the Joie de Vivre hotel chain, which features fun, whimsical yet classy/elegant hotel options. This hotel felt like a throwback in time with its room decor and lobby, but has been redone in a very tasteful, up to date manner. We had a little larger room, which had a... More 

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Sonora, California
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127 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Citizen this past weekend, for a anniversary get away. It is a clean, polite, and well stocked hotel. I love that there are still door men here, and am a fan of the location and feel of the hotel on the whole. The rooms are smaller but cute and clean, and the beds are comfy. It... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an elegant, wonderfully themed and detailed hotel-- the finishes in the rooms are lovely, from the marble bathroom countertops to the cute furniture. But it is quite pricey and the regular rooms are on the small side. I've stayed here twice and was lucky to get upgraded to a junior 1 bedroom once, which was quite spacious. But... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, this is a very nice hotel, but the room was so small that it was uncomfortable. I was just one person staying for one night (no large luggage), and I found it tight. The room was nicely appointed, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was clean (except for the robe, which had make-up (not mine!) on it). But... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I wish I had more than one night. The room was homey, cozy, and very quiet. The lobby is elegant but welcoming. The location is ideal for doing business in the Capitol. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive. I can't wait to go back.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for one night while in town on business. The hotel was perfectly situated to all my activities; I never even had to drive. The room was comfortable and well appointed. I'd definitely stay again.

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