We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A piece of history”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
The Sterling Hotel Sacramento
Ranked #44 of 82 Hotels in Sacramento
Reviewed May 29, 2013

My lovely wife and I spent two nights at The Sterling Hotel in April, 2013. What a wonderful piece of victorian era splendor. We had a lovely room with jacuzzi tub over the check in area. The bathroom was huge with wainscot specialty tile throughout. The restaurant (indoor and outdoor) served fabulous treats. The best part of our stay was just walking about the neighborhood which was chockfull of old victorians, craftsman style homes and whimsical touches from the turn of the century. Yes, there are some street people here and there, but nobody hassled us and we felt very safe. One block down from the hotel is the Sacramento Theatre Company where we had the opportunity to see the world premier of "The Little Princess". A treat highlighting a wonderful weekend getaway. And if you like to eat, there are countless very good quality restaurants within a couple blocks. My question is this: Why would you stay in a generic blah blah motor lodge (of which there are quite a few in the neighborhood) when you could stay here? Yes, the Sterling is a bit more expensive, but well worth it!! Splurge and feel the difference.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Doug B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sterlinghotelsac, General Manager at The Sterling Hotel Sacramento, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (76)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

49 - 55 of 76 reviews

Reviewed April 24, 2013

I've stayed at the Sterling several times, and until now, it has always been on the winning side in the charming vs. rundown battle that older hotels must fight. I hate to say it, but it appears to be losing the fight. Used to be that the picturesque mansion and friendly staff offered enough to offset the lack of amenities and the slight seediness around the edges. It almost feels as if some corporate manager or cost-cutting consultant gave the place a once-over...and not to the benefit of the customer.
The first thing that has changed is the installation of a new energy-efficient thermostat system, which requires that your hotel keycard be inserted into a slot in order for the climate control to work. I'm all for energy efficiency, and I have stayed in modern hotels that use the keycard system successfully. However, the Sterling is an old building: when I arrived (late in the evening), my 3rd-floor suite had been heated to the upper 80's by the sun, and it took hours to cool down to a temperature suitable for sleeping--and it was only April.
Other, smaller issues--none of which on their own would deter me--detract from the experience when taken all together: the carpets desperately need a shampoo, the (very elegant) faucet handle fell off in my hand (see photo), the hairdryer has no "on" button (you have to keep pressing a little bar on the handle--when you release pressure, it shuts off); the summon-the-elevator button on the main floor has a faulty contact (so you have to press it 3-5 times to get the light to go on and open the door), and the "free wine in the lobby" happy hour has apparently been replaced by a far less classy "free app at the restaurant" coupon.
Terrible? Not at all. You can see that other recent travelers liked it fine. The location is still nice, most of the rooms are spacious, and the Sterling is definitely not a sterile chain hotel. However, those who remember the Sterling from happier times may be disappointed. For me it no longer offers enough of a trade-off to give up the comfort and convenience available at other Capitol-area hotels.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank MandySue1024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sterlinghotelsac, General Manager at The Sterling Hotel Sacramento, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you for the review. I am sorry to hear that things were not to your satisfaction. I do hope you will give us another chance in the future.

The energy efficient thermostats were just installed in all of the guest rooms and we are still working to figure out what the happy medium temperature should be when the rooms are unoccupied. The carpet has just been replaced in mid-May and new bedding and curtains are in the works.

Thank you again for your input. Reviews like this help us learn where we need to focus our efforts to make the Sterling Hotel to model of charm and luxury that you experienced in the past.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Picked this hotel since it was a short walk to the Crest Theater. Got a suite on the 3rd floor. Very nice and roomy. Friendly staff. Simple continental breakfast. Restaurant was closed do to an equipment issue so we walked to the Esquire Grill which was on the way to the theater. See separate review for that.

Room Tip: The rooms on H Street (front of the house, or east side of the house) are a little quieter than the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CHARLES B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hotel was recommended by a local friend. I travel a lot and usually end up staying at the hotels like Holiday Inn, etc. This was a definite upgrade and will definitely stay again in the future. Lauren at the front-desk is fantastic and very accommodating. The internet is FREE, which is unheard of for nice hotels. The breakfast is simple and easy. The location is the best part...very easily walk able to local restaurants and bars. Overall, friendly service. great rooms, beautiful home with a great feel

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Dave K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

We visited in the heat of the summer and felt like we were the only guests. We had a great time at this very quiet, beautiful hotel. The front desk attendant was also our complimentary happy hour bartender. In the morning the front desk attendant was also our breakfast buffet attendant. Our room was on the first floor and right off the lobby, which seemed unusual. But since the hotel was pretty empty we had no noise issues. Our room was huge and gorgeous - the bathroom was a bit small, but charming. This area is called Mansion Flats and it was fun to walk around and see quite a variety of homes and businesses. We had to walk a bit to find a dinner restaurant and we did run into a few panhandlers, but they were harmless.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Gretchen D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Perfect combination of old and new. This hotel is for couples that want a b&b feel but with hotel benefits. For the money we spent it was more than worth it. When I first saw the reviews I wasn't expecting much but, after staying here I realized tripadvisor reviewers are a bunch of people who expect to pay nothing for everything. Thanks Sterling for exceeding MY expectations!

  • Stayed: September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Crystalanryan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed here with our two teens in two rooms. Delightfully light filled large rooms. Gorgeous bathrooms. Courteous, helpful staff. Like staying at a Bed & Breakfast at a mansion. Also a great price. Ask for the facebook 10% discount.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MsDebra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Sacramento hotels
0.3 mi away
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
#4 of 82 in Sacramento
1,756 reviews
0.1 mi away
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1 mi away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento - Riverfront Promenade
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1 mi away
Delta King
Delta King
#17 of 82 in Sacramento
533 reviews
0.8 mi away
Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town
1.2 mi away
Vizcaya
Vizcaya
#47 of 82 in Sacramento
52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Sterling Hotel Sacramento? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Sterling Hotel Sacramento

Address: 1300 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814-1907
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 82 Hotels in Sacramento
Price Range: $132 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Sterling Hotel Sacramento 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your The Sterling Hotel Sacramento reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sterling Hotel Sacramento

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing