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The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

4.0 of 5 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lodi, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great staff with nice rooms in downtown Sacramento. Our king size bedroom was small but it was expected as this hotel is in a 1920's building which was renovated. The valet parking was perfect and everyone who stays here needs to eat at Grange. Check in was easy and the bed was comfy.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words regarding the hotel and the staff. You are right in mentioning that Grange is a must dine destination in Sacramento. We are proud of the incredible food and service that the team provides! I hope to see you back soon at the Citizen. Brent Larkin, Citizen Hotel General Manager More 

Reno NV, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We met family coming from different directions at The Citizen to ride the American River bike trail and afterwards celebrate the holiday out on the town. The staff welcomed us in the morning, stored our bags while we rode, and then in the afternoon stored our four bikes and produced them the next morning when we checked out, all without... More 

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

David, Thank you for the kind words as well as helping spread the news about the Joy of Life Club! You are right to say that Downtown Sacramento is in the midst of a great revival! We are excited about the changes over the past couple of years as well as the upcoming new Arena for the Kings! We hope... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've been driving across the country for about a week. I've stayed in a Motel 6, a family-operated Route 66 throw-back, a Native American Casino/Hotel hybrid, etc. All had significantly lower nightly rates, which of course makes sense given their locations (generally in the middle of not very much anywhere) and level of amenities. The Citizen was, by far, the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! I hope the trip across the country was great for you and the family! I appreciate the kind words regarding our staff and our Grange restaurant. In regards to the internet, we do offer complimentary access for those who join our no Joy of Life Club. This membership also provides... More 

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have stayed at The Citizen for 60+ nights over the past two years. It is by far the most interesting and unique hotel experience in the city. The rooms are well appointed and comfortable, especially the corner king rooms. The decor is classic without being dated, stuffy, or old fashioned. The JDV club offers additional privileges and amenities, including... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very nice place to stay. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The rooms were clean and well kept. Our room on the 13th floor was nice and quiet. My children stayed in 11 & 12 and had some issues with noise. The elevators were also able to be heard in all of our rooms. Overall we would stay again.

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Tustin, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We have stayed here numerous times and really enjoy the hotel. Years ago I used to have to come here for business and wished there was someplace like this here then. The rooms are a bit compact but the bathrooms are very large; especially the shower area. The hotel has a political theme with old-looking posters and cartoons throughout the... More 

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portland, OR
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I stayed over a weekend and rooms were scarce so ended up with a queen room for 1 person. A bit small but comfortable. Loved the restaurant, The Grange. Staff were accommodating for the most part except for a bit of a problem transferring the paid valet parking between rooms which had been done but appeared on my bill anyway.... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Citizen is a fantastic hotel in every way. Location, amenities, service, style; it has it all in spades. I have stayed here for 8 nights this month on business. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The Grange restaurant is in the first floor and offers fresh, great tasting fare.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I stayed at The Citizen Hotel for the first time while traveling to Sacramento and have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel, the rooms and the staff. My room was amazing and had all the amenities I needed....even a Keurig in each room! The business center came in handy when I needed to print some documents... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hotel is terrific. The staff has excellent customer service skills, is incredibly responsive and so you feel really pampered. If you join the Joy of Life club (free) you get things like sparkling water and dark chocolate when you check in and you selected newspaper every morning you are there. It is conveniently located to the Convention Center, many... 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, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Citizen Hotel Sacramento
Citizen Boutique Hotel Sacramento
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Sacramento
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
#9 Family Hotel in Sacramento

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