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“Well located but mixed experience” 3 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   700 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95814   |  
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Ranked #71 of 84 hotels in Sacramento
San Diego, CA
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“Well located but mixed experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I have stayed three times at this motel. It is in walking distance from the Capitol for those on State business and has restaurants a few blocks away. Most important for me is that it is near relatives' home. It is clean and satisfactory. Some inconveniences last time: I phoned the evening before and asked for one-hour early check in, but this request did not get through and so I had to wait. The continental breakfast was adequate but my second morning had not been fully resupplied. These were minor irregularities, which could be easily corrected.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I was sent to this hotel on business related travel, and while the front desk clerk was kind and competent, the hotel itself is run down. The door of my room has to be slammed closed and the tv and alarm clock are both broken. There is an awful musty smell throughout the hallways and the room. The restaurant and bar/lounge are both not in service. If given the choice, do not come to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The only good thing I can say about this hotel is the location. We found afternoon clerk at check in very courteous and helpful. The day clerk and the manager were snippy and arrogant. The hotel needs a good rehabilitation. It is run down and dingy. Carpets are looss in the hallways and thge continental breakfast leaves a lot to be desired. There are lots of choices in the area and we missed on this one.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sonoma, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This place used to be pretty nice, but has apparently fallen on hard times. The hotel used to do a fairly brisk business catering to guests who came for state government-related events/training but with the ongoing California budget mess I am guessing they've had a lot of that business evaporate.

There many other lodging options in Sacramento, and you'd do well to stay at one of them. Here are my gripes based on two recent (April/May 2012) stays:
* overall shabby/worn appearance throughout hotel
* poor circulation in rooms (on second visit went out and bought a fan so I would have some semblance of comfort)
* dreadful "complimentary continental breakfast"
* desk chair in room would not rise to a comfortable level for a six foot tall guy like me. A second chair was provided, but it too was "stuck" on the lowest possible position, very uncomfortable
* bathrooms small. Toilet not situated for comfort. Small shower stall (none of the rooms here have balthtubs)
* variable staff quality of service at the front desk
* for some reason I had a 12 cup coffee maker in the room but they only give you one or two 4-cup coffee packets.
* housekeeping staff like to yell and scream at each other across the pool/courtyard area

Room Tip: If you must stay here, request a room facing the pool area/courtyard vs. the street.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend when we visited Sacramento for the night, I liked the location, it was easy to go and walk around the city, though there was not a lot going on the Friday night we were there, the hotel was close to some bars what made going out and walking back easy. When we checked in I thought the front desk clerk was a little cold and unwelcoming, don't even remember her name she did not leave a good impression with me at all. The room was nice but very outdated, but other than that it was okay, they had two options for pillows, both in my opinion were horrible, but if you like soft pillows than you will love them, I myself like a harder pillow what they do not offer. The breakfast was small but good, I liked that they offered the individual cereal boxes, and they had a large selection too.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This hotel was built in the 1950's, if that doesn't work for you there are several others in the same area. The buildings show their age, but upkeep seems adequate - it is painted and clean. The room was nice, the beds were clean with white sheets and duvets, clean towels, clean ceramic coffee mugs (no styrofoam), good water pressure. We had an inside room with a balcony. The room was quiet but the sliding glass door to the shared balconies didn't seem very secure... if you are being chased by international spies, this hotel would not be a good choice. The pool was sparkling clean. The landscaping and the continental breakfast were decidedly minimalist, but certainly adequate. Several rooms seemed to have fuzzy TVs, including ours but we had not even turned it on until the maintenance man asked us to check the reception. The carpets seem like they have been cleaned one too many times. I can't speak to heating or AC because the weather was springtime perfect.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms with windows on the street, it is a busy intersection with traffic most of the night.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This hotel was chosen for me by someone else. The location was great, and my room was very nice - nothing fancy, but the bed was comfortable and the room included a microwave, refrigerator and a coffee maker. The hotel does provide free Wi-Fi. It is really a shame that the bar/restaurant have closed. The continental breakfast in the morning wasn't too much. I would probably stay there again, but I don't know that I would necessarily recommend it to someone else.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Mansion Sacramento
Clarion Hotel Mansion
Clarion Sacramento
Sacramento Clarion
Address: 700 16th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 84 hotels in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
103 rooms, 2 floors, poolside rooms and courtyard rooms ... more   less 
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