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Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
Ranked #30 of 81 Hotels in Sacramento
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Great service staff dated typical Holiday Inn rooms”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

I stayed here a few years ago before they renovated so when I could not get into my usual hotel in Sacramento I decided to try this property again.

The front desk and all the service staff here are great, well trained and happy, good sign.

Bad sign is the really outdated interior rooms and in my opinion lacking in imagination for a downtown location in a capitol city. Just my opinion. And the rates are comparable to the "other" flag hotels.

The food is standard fare and fairly tasteless. Again, a great opportunity lost.

Having said all that it is well located, safe and clean.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Lizjqh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear the positive comments about the staff. We try to ensure we make our guest feel welcome. Your comments regarding the rooms and restaurant will be taken seriously and we will work to make improvements. We hope to see you again.
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Sacramento and also my company hosted a two-day meeting there. I was very surprised by the awesome look and feel of the hotel and the staff was completely amazing to work with. Everyone gave great customer service and went above and beyond of anything I asked to be done during the meeting or while staying there. Meeting room was beautiful and the food from catering was great! This is a must do if you want to stay in Sacramento and also hold a meeting.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lizjqh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review. This review will be shared with the team and from all of us we hope to see you again.
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

I found the level of service at this hotel be extremely high in comparison to many other Holiday Inn hotels.
Valet Parking was easy and not expensive. Upon check in as a platinum member I was invited as a guest to the concierge lounge as well as a couple of free drinks vouchers! Bonus!
The staff were all great and the room 'typical' holiday inn standards as well as being good and clean.
Location is second to none to visit Old Sacramento, which is a must when stopping here.
If I was to be critical breakfast could be improved...but then I am English and not a big fan of American breakfast anyways....but no worries Starbucks less than 100 yds away!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lizjqh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments about the hotel. We love to hear when a guest had a positive experience. We will also review your comments about breakfast with the culinary team. We hope you have an opportunity to visit again.
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I am part of a service organization that held an annual conference for about 150 women at the Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza. Walking distance to Old Sacramento and Downtown Plaza was a primary reason for choosing this location. However, we were also extremely pleased with the comfortable and clean accomodations, friendly staff (at all levels), and excellent banquet food! The entire staff was so accomodating to our needs and made the weekend event a success. Special thanks to Armando of the bell staff, Colleen & Seth who took care of everyone at the bar, and JJ who was there each day to check to see how things were going. The meal at dinner was raved about by our guests, and they were especially pleased with the fabulous brunch buffet. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone considering a vacation or conference.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lizjqh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for the nice comments. It is always a pleasure when an event goes well. This review will be shared and the associates recognized for a job well done. Look forward to seeing your group again.
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Old Sacramento was walking distance (to the right) and a mall was walking distance (to the left.) Many food choices in this area. Peeps working at this hotel were very nice and tried to accomadate.

The only thing that kind of bothered us was that it is required to pay for all parking--$14.00 a day.
$16.00 a day for valet service. I don't recall seeing this additional cost on the website. Maybe all CA hotels charge for parking. ??

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We chose this hotel because of its location - walking distance from old sacremento and right next to the capital plaza mall.

We stayed in the standard room - No complaints about anything - Room was spacious and clean. Very nice.

Staff were friendly and service was good. Got late checkout when we requested it - Parking was $14 a day which was good value and wifi was free.

Overall a great stay

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza in Downtown Sacramento. I originally chose this hotel not only because I prefer IHG hotels, but also due to its downtown location and being able to walk to restaurants for a dinner meeting. The location really is great. The hotel is part of the Downtown Plaza Mall complex and is right across from Old Sac.
Check-In and was fast and friendly and due to my Platinum Priority Club status, I was upgraded to a room on the Executive Club floor. The rooms have been recently renovated and featured typical Holiday Inn standard furnishings and bed linens. I liked that the hotel had a nice workdesk and fast free WiFi, which is always a pleasure. The bathroom was very nice and had a pretty good shower. My only complaint is that the water pressure in the sink was unusually low, which made it really hard to shave . It's funny because the water pressure in the shower was perfect.
In the morning I decided to try the lounge on the Executive Floor for the free "continental breakfast" they were offering. While the lounge was pleasant with a nice view of downtown Sacramento, the food selection was pretty terrible and the lounge host was just....weird. There was a nice bowl of fruit and good coffee/tea, but that is pretty much it. There were a few nasty muffins and 2 boxes of fruit loops, and that is it! No toast, no bagels, nada. Then the host talked THE ENTIRE time I was in there about heavy metal music and his band, and while he was being nice, all I wanted was to sit quietly and work.
Overall, this was a good stay and I would come back again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Lizjqh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for sharing your comments on the hotel. We love that you enjoyed the location, we think it gives our customers alot of choices. Also appreciate your comments on the Executive floor attendant as we will use your comments for positive coaching.
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Property: Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza
Address: 300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2210
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Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Sacramento
#30 Business Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 362
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hotel Sacramento Capitol Plaza-Downtown/Old Sacramento caters to both corporate and leisure travel and is set in the heart of vibrant & historic downtown Sacramento. Always remember - 'Green is INN'! Our Sacramento Hotels Old Town has attractions you won't want to miss located within 4 blocks of the hotel include; Historic Old Sacramento, and Sacramento Hotels Downtown complimentary wireless and pillow top bedding to provide relaxation after a full day. Other attractions you won't want to miss are: Sacramento Zoo, Arco Arena (Home of the Sacramento Kings), Sutter s Fort. The Sacramento, CA Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza is close to the University of Davis (Go Aggies), California State University of Sacramento (Go Hornets), Kaiser Hospital, Sutter Hospital, Wells Fargo, SBC, Siemens Inc., Wachovia Financial. Our Sacramento Hotels on the River offers 359 guestrooms and 16 stories for the perfect view of the Sacramento River. We are located 12 miles from the Sacramento Airport . Experience for yourself why the Holiday Inn Sacramento Capital located in Sacramento County is truly the 'Capitol of Excellence'. ... more   less 
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