Stayed here one night after making reservations online. Unable to secure a river view room so settled for city view side of the boat.
Check in was slow as both clerks took several phone calls while we waited for someone to help us. Once started got checked in fast. One lesson learned...there are four levels to this ship, with the office being on second level. There is a walkway onto the ship from shore into office. After check in had to manhandle our luggage up a narrow flight of stairs to our cabin as there is no elevator if you have cabin on lower or upper levels. Same issue next day when we left getting our luggage down the narrow stairways.
Room was small, but OK, it is a ships cabin after all. Nice amenities and seemed clean.
Bathroom is compact, with an old watercloset tank above toilet that was very loud each time it was flushed. Shower was small but there was plenty of hot water and no such thing as low flow shower head, which we liked.
Bed was queen and adequate, but VERY loud and squeaky each time we entered/exited which I couldnt understand. Able to hear neighbors each time they moved in their beds.
We found the room stuffy and that the windows in the cabin are not capable of being opened. We tried the thermostat controls in our room but could never get the temperature where we were comfortable. Once we got to sleep we did OK.
Had dinner at the on board restaurant (Delta Bar & Grill) which was nice; not many patrons inside and service was adequate, although strange, My girlfried and I were seated at a table for two, with tableware for two. Waiter came over to take our drink order and took my silverware/napkin when he left. When he returned with our drinks and took our food order I asked if he could bring me silverware and a napkin, and he said he would. Never did bring it, so I obtained some from an adjacent table on my own. Strange. But noticed he had time to "smoke and joke" with his coworkers however.
Dinner was good and moderately priced.
Was provided a breakfast voucher for free on board breakfast at check in, at the dining room on board. Was seated promptly and servife was good. Food was ample and tasty, good coffee.
Not sure if room on river side would have been worth the extra cost as amenities appear to be the same. If you're looking for a different and historic type of place to stay the Delta King will fill your needs. But never forget, it is a 100 year old river boat, not a five star newer hotel.
Not sure I would come back with so many other choices in the adjacent downtown Sacramento area that offier just as much for the price.