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Governors Inn Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Richards Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95814   |  
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Ranked #15 of 84 Hotels in Sacramento
Vancouver
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed one night in Sacramento, the front staff was very nice and recommended some eateries to us that evening. We went to the workout room the next room, and the facilities was what was expected in terms of equipment for this hotel. But no towels, no water in the room! There was a sink with tap water, which would have been ok, but it tasted like chlorine. I like to be fully hydrated while exercising, they need to put in a water dispenser. Pool was decent, but not heated so very cold at this time of year. Breakfast was good with waffles. The breakfast room was a decent size with lots of tables.

Room Tip: For a one night stay, I would say any room is fine. The place is fairly big with lots of rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Karen L - Thank you so much for staying with us. Appreciate your comments about providing towels in the workout room. Glad you liked the waffles -- that was a suggestion from one of our guests and the waffles have been very well-received.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Recently stayed for a three night training session; used my boss’s credit card to book the room. The front desk person would not charge the room to the credit card it was book with and I had to put it on my personal card. They have an approval form that needs to be filled out by the card holder with a copy of the persons' driver license. It would have been nice to know before I arrived.
The stay was average, the room/sheets/ towels were clean. The shower was dated and needed grout. I could hear the people above me stomping around. The pool/spa was clean and isolated from the public view. The free breakfast was simple: waffles/oatmeal/cereal/bagels/fruits
Location is great. Walking distance to large riverside park; it’s a couple miles along river to “Old Town” Sacramento area lots of shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Try for the top floor so you don't have people stomping above you
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Matthew M - Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We do value and appreciate the feedback. As the front desk clerk explained, it is our policy, along with many other hotels, that we have a signed authorization form from the holder of the credit card authorizing the use of their card. I am sorry that this was not explained when you made the reservation. We do our very best to get the information out about our policies, I am sorry that we fell short in this instant.
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San Clemente
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed at the Governors Inn for a conference down town. Great value with good basic breakfast, clean newly redecorated rooms and best of all - free shuttle to and from the airport and downtown. Saved a bundle and the service was great.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
SanClementeMichael - Awesome review -- Thank you so much. Our business is all about taking care of our guests -- I am very glad we exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Fresno, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed here while working short term in downtown Sacramento. The place is decent, with a free breakfast that includes make-your-own waffles. It is a quick drive down 7th from the downtown area. Parking is free. The rooms have been updated in past few years. The hotel is pretty clean, however it is on the outskirts of downtown so the immediate area doesnt really have much going on. You need to drive or cab into downtown for restaurants. Right next to a McDonalds and across the street from a gas station and Dennys.

Room Tip: Some rooms are right next to the McDonalds drive thru. I dont recommend those rooms.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
jbrew3066 - Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to review us at trip advisor. We get a lot of good comments about our free parking and the make-your-own waffles in our continental breakfast buffet along with our other amenities. Thank you for sharing!
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california
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After my prepaid hotel downtown telling me that I did not have a room, Governor's Inn was there for me. The room was larger than I expected. Simply decorated. Quiet--which was necessary because I was there for the bar exam. The front desk was very professional and courteous. The only negative really--as I was grateful to just get a room at the last minute--was the frig. The mini frig was more of a swamp cooler. I had planned with my downtown hotel to have a complete kitchen so I had brought some food that needed refrigerated during my stay--but it was a small inconvenience--Dennys was located across the street and McDonalds directly next door so the problem resolved itself. Great stay for the price.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
CaliforniaVisitor - Very glad to read that you had an excellent stay with us and we were able to meet your need at the last minute. look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hotel is quite nice and very clean. The staff is absolutely exceptional. Also, the park and river are in short walking distance and downtown within a 5 minute courtesy shuttle ride. Excellent. There is excellent dinign nearby as well.

Room Tip: The back side is qiueter whereas there is a 24 hour McDoinald's near the front.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
John E. - Thank you for the EXCEPTIONAL compliments of our staff! They do a fabulous job. Great to read that you had such a wonderful stay and we hope to see you back soon.
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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nice place for the money rooms are clean free breakfast , easy on off the highway . Only down side there is nothing around there to walk to 10 min to old sac, and easy to get to downtown Sacramento good for a few days stay

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Governors Inn H, General Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Rayt52 - Thank you so much for staying with us! We appreciate you taking the time to review your time with us and found it easy to get where you needed to go. Happy travels.
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Additional Information about Governors Inn Hotel

Address: 210 Richards Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95814
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Sacramento
#12 Family Hotel in Sacramento
#17 Business Hotel in Sacramento
#17 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Governors Inn Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come see our new guest suites, beautiful new lobby decor and spacious breakfast area! The Governors Inn Hotel, a Sacramento Hotel, has just completed phase one and two of a million dollar property renovation. We are thrilled with the beauty and comfort of our complete make over of our guest rooms. You will completely be relaxed and ready for your day after spending a night with us. The beautiful and sparkling lobby area is comfortable for meetings or just relaxing after a busy day. ... more   less 
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