What a pleasant surprise! We really enjoyed a 2-night stay with the kids at this well-known hotel. Service was strong all around, from valet to bar-person serving drinks on a Friday night at the free drinks free-for-all known as the Manager's Reception. Breakfast selections were standard fare, but fresh and well-prepared. We have all experienced hotel breakfast buffets that might have declined were they not included. The breakfasts at Sac Embassy were very good, another pleasant surprise. Rooms were clean and well-maintained. The riverfront promenade in front of the hotel has been nicely cleaned up since I was here several years ago. Overall, for the hotel class, an excellent stay, and very good value ($139 for 2 room double). Superior location as well, though a bit noisy as it is directly above the freeway.