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The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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El Cerrito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Citizen is a lovely hotel inside a historic Sacramento property. Its ideally located near the capital. Parking is valet and a bit trick since the entrance is on busy J street...but the attendants do a good job of keeping the cars (and guests) moving). Check-in was fast and pleasant. The room was small but well appointed with a HUGE... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Ok, there are a ton of rave reviews here about the Citizen so I'll try to come up with some other items that might interest readers. So, I will start by saying all the raves are true. You will not find a hotel with friendlier staff or more comfortable rooms. Of course, in Sacramento, the bar is pretty low. Even... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a gem of a hotel located right in the heart of San Francisco. I found it online and it exceeded all my expectations. The decor of the hotel is very stylish, combining features of it's old character with updated touches. The rooms have lovely (what look like original) political cartoons, wonderful mattresses and great amenities in the bath.... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

When you travel for a living, you get sick of the usual faceless Hyatts, Marriotts, and Hiltons. They're all forgettable. The really special experience comes from the one-of-a-kind restored grand dames like Sacramento's Citizen Hotel. The location is excellent -- smack dab downtown, about a block from the state Capitol. It's a beautifully restored property that used to be the... More 

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Camino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I was thinking, how much can you expect from a hotel in Sacramento? Well, hubby and I unexpectedly loved this hotel! It's somewhat olde worlde with a beautiful lobby with marble walls and olden elevator. It is as nice as any 1900's-era hotel in any city in the country. The room very large for a city hotel from this time... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I would have given 5 stars, except our bathroom mirror was dirty. Other than that, the hotel room was clean. The room was nicely decorated, it had actual character. We had a corner room, with windows that opened. Staff were all very friendly.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have stayed here numerous times and each time has been exceptional, including our most recent stay. The rooms are exquisitely decorated, have quality linens and there are wonderful in-room amenities (especially appreciate the bath soaps and Keurig coffee maker with quality coffee and tea). The double bed rooms we have stayed in are large, with huge bathrooms. The king... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We had a great stay at The Citizens. The room was very comfortable, the bedding luxurious. We brought our two dogs, and there is no pet fee. There is a park right across the street which made exercising the dogs very easy. The Capitol, Old Town Sacramento, and many restaurants are all walking distance from the hotel.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a place to crash on our way home and discovered this wonderful old hotel near Old Town and the Capitol. Price was right (sr discount) and so was location. Only negative is the parking: either valet ($25) or self-park on-street or nearby parking garage, which is also used by the valets. Staff is very attentive and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. Boutique hotel with an old world feel. Grange restaurant in the hotel is very good as well. We went for one night for a night without the kids. Nice restaurants and bars close by. The bed was nice and comfortable and quiet room even with a Christmas party going on. We will do this... More 

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