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“Best place I stayed in Norther California” 5 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 #15 of 82 Hotels in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Best place I stayed in Norther California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

This unique experience is worth the money and the cabin sized rooms. The location is terrific, in the heart of old sacramento, the only place where anything is happening at night in this town. And despite its proximity to the old town, it's a quiet place to sleep. We spent two nights on the Delta King on a tour of wine and gold country in mid-May and absolutely loved our stay here.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

Stayed at the Delta King after a family event held at one of the beautiful private dining rooms. The views were fantastic - beautiful sunset over the river. It was very hot outside, but nice and cool inside, with big windows to look out on the river. The food was excellent, as was the wine. The service is the best in Sacramento, by far. We could enjoy ourselves without worrying about driving since we spent the night. The rooms were great, very elegant. I highly recommend this hotel and restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend at the Delta King to have a "Staycation" in Sacramento. I've lived in Sacramento for several years now, but never seemed to have explored the pleasures that the city has to offer, so we decided to stay at the Delta King for a couple nights. The rooms were quaint and extremely cozy - perfect for what we were looking for. It was also conveniently located in downtown. Our meals at the Pilothouse Restaurant were also AMAZING; most notable was the Brunch on the weekend - the spread was delicious. The Delta King is highly recommended from this couple!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

Do not miss the restaurant. Sacramento's real gourmet experience. The staff is extremely accomodating, the way only a small hotel can be. The rooms only have queen size beds, which is fine with me.

They have just rennovated the rooms and restaurant. Very clean and nice.

The lounge and decks, with views of the river, are very nice.

I've stayed here about 10 times this year. For me, it is Sacramento's do not miss attraction. The hotel is an authentic, historic riverboat. Really remarkable what they have done.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

From the first moment you step foot on the Delta King you know this is going to be a unique hotel experience. Views up and down the river cannot be beat, especially at night when the famous Tower Bridge is all lit up. The rooms are smaller than typical but that's expected on a historical riverboat. Furnishings are appropriate for the period, and there are modern touches like good air conditioning (needed in the Summer) and flat screen TV's with cable services. The staff is pleasant and enthusiastic about the riverboat hotel and its unique features and history.
The Delta Lounge is a fun bar with live music most nights, and the Pilothouse Restaurant is definitely the most romantic restaurant you can hope to find... very good views, service and food.
Old Sacramento is the place to be if you want to explore California history and be in the heart of the action. Numerous restaurants and shops to enjoy, in addition to the Smithsonian quality State Railroad Museum, State Capitol building, Sutter's Fort, etc.
We had a great time, and we loved the boat!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

I stayed at the Delta King for a Wedding. There was a street fair going on that day and the valet was about 4 blocks from the hotel. After schlepping my own bags 4 blocks down a wooden sidewalk I arrived at the cramped boat dripping in sweat...it was 105 degrees. All this wasn't actually that bad, as we were excited about the upcoming wedding. The room was small and the AC worked great. Later at the wedding reception it seemed the AC quit working. A room of approx. 90 people were sweating profusely! The next morning all the guests were leaving. We went out to find our cars (the fron desk said they were right out front) only to find them parked so close to each other that no one could get out. There was a car parked horizontally in front of mine and no valet to be seen. One guest ventured back inside the hotel to ask the front desk and found that all of our keys were back inside. We all went BACK inside, got our keys and then waited as one car inched it's way out of the puzzle at a time. Bad enough, right?
Later that week I noticed that a piece of luggage I left in my trunk while my car was valeted was missing. I had left a few items that I didn't need because as you remember I had a 4 block hike in 105 degree heat to conted with. I called the front desk knowing to ask if there had been anything turned in by the valet, knowing full well that he watched me place it in the trunk. The woman assured me that they wouldn't have stolen it, but said she'd check around and call me back. About an hour later I got a message...no one had returned it. I called back to speak with the woman & left her a message. 2 weeks later, still no call back. I called again and left a message for yet another person and to date (it's been 2 months now) still not a call.
Apparently they don't care about return customers. With their great location (walking distance to night life) I would definitely have stayed again, maybe not had a wedding there, but stayed for a night on the town...now I'd rather give my money to a transient.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

Stayed for 1 night on a fly drive tour of Northern California and glad it was not any longer..The Delta King may have made an excellent paddle steamer but as a hotel apart from location in Old Sacramento is not to be recommended..The main problem is the size of the bedrooms which even by British standards are way too small, in fact claustrophobic would be a better description..The bathroom was even worse..A great pity really as the novelty of staying on a converted paddle steamer is a selling point and the meal in the Pilothouse restaurant was one of the best I have had in the USA...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
#17 Family 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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