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The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
Ranked #10 of 81 Hotels in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A great hotel, very friendly, lovely decor, fantastic restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

What a superb hotel. We really enjoyed our stay at the Citizen. We had a couple of nights visiting Sacramento which is a town with an interesting if not somewhat sad history. I think the Citizen reflects that. It was built at a time when Sacramento was really going places, having secured its role as state capital. The high rise rather grand building that houses the citizen hotel was built to reflect this new found status. Unfortunately for Sacremento gold fever and other events led to more southern cities being developed. Whilst Sacramento stood still. Therefore the citizen stands somewhat isolated, a glamourous high rise oasis surrounded by many empty shops offices. The hotel itself is well run, beautifully decorated and good value. The meal in the attached restaurant was probably the best we had in California. Local food cooked beautifully. I am not sure we will be returning to Sacramento but if we did we would have no hesitation in staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My company booked me into this hotel for a 1 night stay. Having been to the Sacramento area frequently, I didn't expect anything special, certainly nothing beyond a rather nice hotel. Instead I found a lovely boutique hotel filled with captivating bits of history and political humor. I was given a room on the "historic 13th floor" and while the I was warned the windows were smaller, the view was well worth it.

The room was small, but included all the necessary comforts and a few extra touches (ipod/iphone dock, luxurious amenities in the bathroom, cozy robe).

The location is great - short walk to a number of restaurants and bars. There is also a restaurant attached to the hotel, but I didn't have a chance to try it out.

Tip: internet and parking(valet) aren't cheap.

Tip#2: Make sure to bring your camera and spend some time wandering around. The hotel is beautiful and you'll feel you've stepped back in time. This might sound geeky...but I almost felt like I was staying at the Hollywood Tower Hotel from the Tower of Terror ride at Disneyland.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the Citizen. The rooms are nice, the bed is comfortable and the setting is fun. I found the room a bit warm and the hotel was responsive, checked it out there was no way to get it cooler but it was perfect with a fan. I liked the attention to detail in the room and the political theme. We were there on a weekend and as others have said the music in the adjacent park is VERY LOUD but it stops early enough!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain View, California
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

My boyfriend and a friend of ours stayed at the Citizen for a night before doing The Color Run with some other friends. We parked as others have suggested at the parking garage nearby - (nearest entrance on 10th) which was $10 covering our arrival around 9PM and our departure after the race around 2PM. Checkin was very efficient which was appreciated after our traffic filled drive from the Bay Area. We went and had a few drinks at Grange which was great - an interesting cocktail list and very friendly bartenders. The morning of the run we asked if we could have a late checkout so we could come back to shower and change after the run and they were able to accommodate our request for which the interior of my car was very thankful! The room wasn't large, but was more than big enough for our purposes and was very clean and quiet. If I was there longer, I would have appreciated some drawers to unpack clothes into. We were disappointed when we learned (from other reviewers prior to our trip) that we had to pay for internet so we just stuck with our phones. I would definitely return to the hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed here for three nights.

Clean rooms, very clean bathroom, very nice beds, awesome staff, very calm. We had a decent size of room and a huge bathroom!

Only two negative points: first, our room didn't really have a view because the windows were really high and second, WIFI is not included - you have to pay extra - which to me is unacceptable in 2013 in such a nice hotel! So we had Starbucks for breakfast with free WIFI ;-)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambria, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Citizen is phenomenal. Great rooms, the restuarant has delicious food (and a big bar scene at night), the location can't be beat....it's the place to stay. Loved the political vibe, with witty quotes in the elevators. Price is competitive.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa D
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JMFPEDS
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107 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The hotel is nicely appointed. The room was on the small side, but the bed was firm and the room clean. We were high up, with a nice view of the city. There was a loud music festival which we could hear from our room, but it did stop before bedtime. The price was quite reasonable, once we booked a special through the hotel website, and it was an easy walk to the nearby park and capitol, both of which are worth seeing

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
Address: 926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2703
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Sacramento
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sacramento
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Citizen Hotel's unique combination of historic charm and sleek modern amenities brings a new kind of luxury to downtown Sacramento. Treat yourself to unexpected elegance. No two rooms are exactly alike, so you'll get a different perspective of downtown Sacramento each time you visit us. On the historic 13th floor, for example, you'll find gorgeous tile mosaics in the large bathrooms. ... more   less 
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