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“A blast” 4 of 5 stars
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Delta King
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814   |  
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Ranked #18 of 84 Hotels in Sacramento
Gilberdyke
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 139 cities Reviews in 139 cities
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
“A blast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When my colleague told me he’d booked us on a ferry boat for our one night stay in Sacramento, I was sure he was kidding. Not a bit of it. There it was, a floating hotel in a real paddle steamer. The rooms are a bit small, but who cares? It’s just one night, and you’re afloat. Everything else about the place was just fine, with its 24 hour reception and business centre, restaurant and bar, plus free wifi. It’s good to know places like this exist, and where to find them.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Camino CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We live about an hour away and have visited the Delta King on day trips before, so when a special for the hotel came up we (me and hubby + another couple) decided to stay on a Friday night. Staff was wonderful (thanks so much Alex and Norman, and the valet staff), rooms were comfortable (we were on deck 5, river view), and food/drinks scrumptious and reasonably priced. The AAA baseball team The River Cats had a game that night across the river with fireworks after so that was a treat to watch from the boat! Very relaxing in the morning sitting outside our room watching personal boat traffic go by while sipping coffee (which is provided in the rooms via coffeemaker).

Great location for visiting Old Sacramento, riding the bike trails (we brought our bikes...staff stored them for us), and sightseeing California's capital city! We will be back for a longer stay next time!

Room Tip: Get a river view room on deck 5. It's at the top and has table/chairs outside each room. If rive...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Middletown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a spur of the moment trip. My daughter and grandson were returning to North Carolina from Reno, flying out of Sacramento. I thought it would be fun to meet them the night before their flight for a visit. When I looked online for someplace to stay I saw the Delta King listing. We were all so glad I did. It turned a quick visit into a really special mini vacation. We were so impressed with the wonderful restoration, the staff were all friendly as well as professional, and the food was incredible. We definitely plan to return when we can stay longer.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We just returned from a one night stay in the Captain's Quarters on the Delta King. This is the most unique hotel room I've ever stayed in. You walk to the top deck of the boat, and enter through unmarked double doors. There are no rooms abutting this suite, they are across the hallway. You will literally gasp when you walk in (we did, several times.) You enter a plush living room with windows overlooking the river on all sides. Look up, and there is a loft with a huge steering wheel! There are stairs in the living room area leading up to the loft area, where you have a 360 view of the river and city. It is like an adult treehouse! The bedroom niche is off to one side of the living room, the bathroom on the other side. THE BEST PART - you have the entire wraparound deck on the bow of the ship to yourself! This part of the deck is chained off so that this portion of the deck can only be accessed from the interior doors in your suite. Inside the suite, there were a dozen red roses on the coffee table. There is an armoire with a wet bar and coffee maker inside. In the bathroom is a huge old fashioned deep soaking tub that also serves as a shower with a wrap around shower curtain. That and the old fashioned toilet (you pull a chain from an overhead tank) are on a level one step up from the vanity area, which has two sinks. The entire bathroom works like a modern one, but looks old fashioned. A gift set of toiletries in a plastic case was included. This was a wonderful experience, we enjoyed our private deck (table and two chairs provided) watching the river. Included with the room is a full breakfast in the Pilot House restaurant, which was excellent. We ate there for both breakfast and dinner, both were outstanding. The staff is very friendly, and eager to help. The only thing I would change if I could would be the mattress on the bed, it's hard. Some people love that, but we like softer ones. However, that is a small price for such an amazing room. Splurge and enjoy!

Room Tip: Splurge on the Captain's Quarters, a huge suite with the entire front deck of the ship to yourse...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This little part of history is floating in old town Sacramento. Upgrades have been made for safety but much of the originality of the boat still remains. The bed was comfortable, room was large, views were amazing! The breakfast included was a full breakfast of eggs, meat, juice, coffee, potatoes, home made muffins. If the walls could talk! The staff was great, special shout out to Apple at the front desk, she met every request with a great attitude. Location couldn't better for shopping all the boutique type shops in the wooden sidewalk town. My only negative which is also a perk was the old time pull down cord toilet that had an odor so I suggest keeping the bathroom door closed while sleeping. Otherwise a great experience.

Room Tip: Higher up the better as floors do creak
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a unique place to stay. It was our first times to Sacramento and it was so enjoyable. The staff on the boat were excellent especially the bar man who worked on a Wednesday and Thursday night - he was so in the right job. We stayed 3 nights and ate in the restaurant twice. The food was superb as was the breakfast. Our rooms although obviously not that large were comfortable and well appointed. Location cannot be beaten for wandering round the old historic quarter

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sierra Vista, AZ
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Arriving by train, the Delta King is an easy 10 minute walk from the station to Old Sacramento where the boat is located. It is a unique place to stay, right on the river, in the heart of Old Town. We even had a big fireworks show outside our window after the ball game across the river. The breakfast was huge and tasty. Personnel were friendly and efficient.

Room Tip: Sorry, accidentally hit pool and fitness ....neither applies. A. Room right outside the desk is al...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Delta King

Address: 1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Delta King 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Delta King is an authentic, historic, and permanently moored riverboat on the Sacramento River in Downtown Old Sacramento, Ca. In addition to the two restaurants, the Delta King has 44 AAA 3-Diamond rated staterooms with prepared to order hot breakfast daily, two dinner theatres, a wine school, and wedding & conference facilities. Sacramento Bee says: Pilothouse Restaurant is a must dine destination. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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