Hotel Citizen

Sacramento, USA

The hotel

Combining 20th century grace with 21st century technology, the Citizen Hotel offers guests a luxurious urban retreat in to the heart of downtown Sacramento. Although there are plenty of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, the hotel’s own Grange Restaurant is highly recommended, utilising local cuisine to produce a superb range of dishes. There’s also Scandal, one of the city’s finest bars with culinary cocktails to tempt you and Californian-inspired wines, ports and liqueurs.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Centrally located, just minutes from California State Capitol, historic Old Sacramento and a wide range of museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Hotel information

198 rooms and suites on 14 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, HD LCD TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, CD player, iPod docking station, alarm/clock radio, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms have either 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.

Grange Restaurant & Bar (locally sourced cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere). Fitness centre. Room service* (6.30am-11.00pm). Complimentary Internet access in public areas. Concierge services. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Business centre. Valet parking $28 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

100% non-smoking hotel.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location, Location, Location!!

May 6, 2019 Ken J Fresno, California

Stayed at historic Citizen Hotel and enjoyed the experience. The hotel was built in 1915 and housed a life insurance company. Minutes from the State Capitol; fifteen minutes from the Amtrak Station and around the corner from numerous five star restaurants. The staff is outstanding and the rooms were large, clean and decorated with taste. Would… Read more
Stayed at historic Citizen Hotel and enjoyed the experience. The hotel was built in 1915 and housed a life insurance company. Minutes from the State Capitol; fifteen minutes from the Amtrak Station and around the corner from numerous five star restaurants. The staff is outstanding and the rooms were large, clean and decorated with taste. Would definitely recommend The Citizen Hotel when you are in Sacramento. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Nice Hotel, Sketch Neighborhhod

Apr 14, 2019 rcb1948 Brentwood, California

Maybe a bit of a stretch at 4 stars, due to the surrounding neighborhood and mediocrity of its restaurant, Grange. Elegant old hotel, which must have been completely renovated recently. Common areas are very classy, if a bit cramped. You will either be okay with the quirky old school hotel rooms or you won’t. Certainly less cookie cutter than… Read more
Maybe a bit of a stretch at 4 stars, due to the surrounding neighborhood and mediocrity of its restaurant, Grange. Elegant old hotel, which must have been completely renovated recently. Common areas are very classy, if a bit cramped. You will either be okay with the quirky old school hotel rooms or you won’t. Certainly less cookie cutter than the Embassy Suites off your local highway. Staff was very good throughout. Prices, as of April 2019, are reasonable given its central location. Near City Hall, Capital, Crest Theater, several good bars/restaurants/clubs and not far from many tourist attractions. Its location is also its biggest drawback. The area is strewn with boarded up storefronts and many homeless. Downtown Sacramento is right now an example of the abject failure of urban policy in CA. (It’s very discouraging.) It does not seem, and probably isn’t, safe at night or on weekends. Bottom line? I would be happy to stay here again under the right circumstances. Had late night cocktails and breakfast at Grange. Have to say both were disappointing. Pricey. Servers were very nice, but nobody does anything with the slightest sense of urgency. Could not make an Amaretto Sour. Had no Amaretto, or so the story went. Fluffy eggs benedict for breakfast with chipotle sauce and pork belly was a very good idea that did not quite come off. It is dominated by some sweetish greens that we did not care for. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best choice near the capitol building

Mar 2, 2019 UCLASteve Los Angeles, CA

Nicely renovated/maintained historic hotel. Used to be a Joie de Vivre property, which stresses unique hotels. Now owned by Marriott but maintains the unique hotel character. Attractive stairs to upper rooms and modern elevator as well. Decent sized rooms with high ceilings, attractive furniture, comfortable bed. “Art”works are prints of historic… Read more
Nicely renovated/maintained historic hotel. Used to be a Joie de Vivre property, which stresses unique hotels. Now owned by Marriott but maintains the unique hotel character. Attractive stairs to upper rooms and modern elevator as well. Decent sized rooms with high ceilings, attractive furniture, comfortable bed. “Art”works are prints of historic cartoons and drawings of political issues/events which is appropriate in a capitol city. In an “upgraded” room I had ceramic coffee cup, Kureg coffee maker, and glass for water and wine glasses (a rare hotel hits all my criteria there). Only suggestion for improvement is better lighting in the bathroom. Read less
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Mar 1, 2019 nycnyuguy New York City, New York

We were attending a concert at the nearby Golden 1 Center and The Citizen Hotel was convenient and looked okay so we decided to stay there. We reserved the Mayor's Suite which is supposed to be their best and most spacious suite. If this is their best I would hate to see what the other rooms look like. The suite was oddly configured and felt more… Read more
We were attending a concert at the nearby Golden 1 Center and The Citizen Hotel was convenient and looked okay so we decided to stay there. We reserved the Mayor's Suite which is supposed to be their best and most spacious suite. If this is their best I would hate to see what the other rooms look like. The suite was oddly configured and felt more like a hallway than regular sized rooms. Because of the narrowness of the room it was difficult to even watch TV from the couch. The bathroom was clean with nice tiles but the shower/bathtub was strange, dated and a low point for me in hotel showers. When I called up for ice the person on the phone said there was no ice machine on my floor and I would have to go down three floors. How is that for service and convenience. The restaurant was okay but it closes early and that was especially disappointing when coming back from a concert. The pros are: Nice housekeeping staff Close to the concert venue. A nicely restored historic building. Easy valet parking. The room was quiet. I think the Citizen Hotel is an okay hotel for one night if you happen to be in town and with the absence of good hotels in Sacramento there seems to be little choice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent stay, Decent location, Good value

Mar 1, 2019 IamGilfoyle London, United Kingdom

The location is a 15-20 minute walk to old Sacramento and all the good restaurants and bars. There are quite a lot of homeless people in the area though. Parking was inconvenient because the hotel does not have their own parking spaces, we had to park in the public parking a few blocks away, expect 15-25 dollars in parking fees for overnight. The… Read more
The location is a 15-20 minute walk to old Sacramento and all the good restaurants and bars. There are quite a lot of homeless people in the area though. Parking was inconvenient because the hotel does not have their own parking spaces, we had to park in the public parking a few blocks away, expect 15-25 dollars in parking fees for overnight. The room was okay, it felt very old and cramped. They don't give out complimentary water, the water was 3 dollars each per small bottle. The bathroom was tiny but clean, there was soap, conditioner and shampoo. The bed and pillows were comfortable. The walls are very thin! We could hear the couple in the next room and they were up til 4 a.m. sigh... The staff is very friendly and professional. The lobby is a bit chaotic, I studied it a bit, there are no service elevators or service entrances, so all the staff who come to work pass through the main lobby, seems also like the kitchen is beside the lobby because I saw food being brought up via the passenger elevator. It's fine though, It's an old building and they are not a 5-star hotel. Doubt I will stay here again though, mainly because the walls are too thin! Read less