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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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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were driving through, in route to Palm Desert and needed a play to stay after a long day of travel. The hotel is conveniently located, and the staff very accommodating. Although their restaurant, Grange, was very busy, the front desk helped us secure a reservation. Our restaurant experience was fabulous, both food and service. Our hotel room was very... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! A drive from Portland to Palm Dessert makes the Citizen Hotel a perfect stop to relax and recharge. I am happy to hear that you were able to do exactly that. Grange is one, if not the best restaurants in town, but we always make sure to keep a few spots open for the hotel guests looking for... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Setting: Downtown city hotel. Old building remodeled and redone. The elevators can tell. Reception on the inside pretty dark but gives a nice feeling, when you come from the "hot" outside. For parking you would need to advise the Hotel Valet service. They park your car in the garage. Very nice friendly and customer oriented receptionists. room: I had in... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Fernando, I am happy to see that we were able to do a great job upon your return to the Citizen Hotel! I am sorry that you had the issue from the club next door the first time. I appreciate you taking the time to note the hard work of my team and how they were able to show you... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was our second stay at The Citizen and we decided to book through a 3rd party which I will never do again. The 3rd party made a very bad error. There were 3 of us and our 2 small dogs and we ended up in a single room! I was not happy after a 3 hour drive. The hotel... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy to see that my team did everything possible to help with the third party room type mishap. Please know that you can book directly through the hotel site for the same rate at any time and we can ensure we get you the perfect room for you. We work hard with our partners to ensure these things... More 

San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We were here for a wedding Valentines Day weekend. The wedding was across the street at the library so we could walk to our engagement. Arrived Saturday dropped our vehicle off to the Valet and went in. By the way there is a $25 parking fee. Worth it to me didn't need to drive around looking for somewhere to park... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Dave, Great feedback for our guests! We are fortunate enough to host over 60 weddings a year as well as great place for weddings that take place outside of the hotel in Sacramento. I am happy you had time to check out the Grange bar as they are incredible! I hope the to-go food worked out well for the wedding... More 

San Jose
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I stayed four nights around the Presidents Day weekend, a combination of business and pleasure. The location was close to where I was working for a few days and was also within easy walking distance of restaurants and shops. The door staff, bell staff and desk staff were all very helpful.

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

John, I am happy to hear that you had a nice visit over the holiday weekend! It was a busy weekend for the city as well as the hotel, so very happy to know you were well taken care of. I am lucky to have the team we have here at the Citizen. Hopefully we will see you again for... More 

Merced
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a great hotel. This hotel has so much character and is incredibly quiet and relaxing. The staff was kind and helpful. If you are even remotely interested in politics, you will appreciate the political cartoons throughout the halls and in the lobby. Additionally, the quotes in the elevator definitely give you food for thought. We would definitely stay at... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great response as well as the showcasing of our political theme here at the Citizen Hotel. I have been here since before we had doors on the frame of the building and truly smile daily at the quotes on the elevator! We hope your travels bring you back to us soon! Brent Larkin General Manager More 

Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very cute boutique style property. The rooms are clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The staff is very courteous and the restaurant is awesome. I wish I could give a higher rating, but we had three major issues during our stay. 1) The room we were given was right off the elevator on the 7th floor, which I'm fine with. But... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Samantha, It looks like we did not do a great job putting you in a quiet room! My team at the front office works magic to ensure that we make everyone as comfortable as possible, but we missed this one and I apologize. Add on the unfortunate fire alarm and I am thankful for the starts that you gave us!... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is within walking distance to everything in downtown Sacramento. My room was clean, the staff were friendly and the restaurant was excellent. It's a block away from the California Environmental Protection agency. I would stay there again.

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

I appreciate your kind words regarding the Citizen Hotel & Grange. We are fortunate to have a great location, making it convenient for almost anything you have going on in Downtown Sacramento. I am happy the staff was great and that you were able to enjoy Grange as well. We hope to see you again soon! Brent Larkin General Manager More 

Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I just stayed overnight for business in downtown Sacramento. It was easy in, easy out, and I was able to walk to my business meeting in the morning. The hotel is nicely restored, clean, and efficiently run. Valet parking was convenient. I ordered room service and the food was good with quick service. I will stay here if again for... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Ben, We appreciate you taking the time to write your kind words about the Citizen Hotel. Nothing makes the team happier than to see great feedback! We hope to see you again soon. Brent Larkin General Manager More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a delightful, relaxing getaway we had at Citizen Hotel. The welcoming was warm and personable. Everyone seem to be happy to see us. During the stay, the staff was always consistently gracious and helpful. The lobby is elegant. The room was spacious as well as spotless. I loved the mirrored closet doors. We appreciated the abundant electrical outlets. We... More 

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blarkin, General Manager at The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

DCBRiverside, I am thankful you took the time to let others know about your great stay with us. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to see you again soon! Brent Larkin General Manager More 

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