Ready to see the best hotels in Sacramento for a visit? While it sometimes gets overlooked by tourists for larger cities in California, there are so many reasons to visit the city. With tons of things to do, and great day trip potential, there is a thriving small business scene.
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If you do decide to come to see what Sacramento has to offer, I highly recommend staying overnight to have enough time to see the best of the city — and for that, you’ll need a place to stay. Luckily, options for lodging are varied and numerous, with boutique properties that offer lots of personality to reliable chain hotels to convenient airport options.
After calling the city home for several years now, I’ve gotten the chance to check out many of the best Sacramento hotels personally. Here are my picks for the top properties in California’s capital.
Short on Time? Here Are My Top Picks for the Best Hotels in Sacramento:
- Hyatt Centric Downtown, for best overall hotel
- The Fort Sutter Hotel, for the best boutique hotel
- Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, for the best luxury hotel
The Best Hotels in Sacramento
The Best Sacramento Hotels Near Downtown
The Hyatt Centric brand is known for its walkable locations in the heart of each city, and the Sacramento outpost is no exception. From here, you’ll be close to major attractions—particularly the Capitol Mall, a major landscaped parkway that’s home to the Capitol building. The hotel has many on-site dining options, including a rooftop lounge with prime city views. Upscale rooms feature art deco design details that evoke the city’s history. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1122 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
In terms of location, it’s tough to beat the Kimpton Sawyer, which sits smack in the middle of the entertainment dining district Downtown Commons. It’s also just steps away from Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings and several shows and concerts. But there’s much more to this property than its location. Rooms are chic and luxurious, and a rooftop pool deck offers yoga, cabana rentals, live music, and top-notch food and cocktails. Book the best rates here.
Address: 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
One of the newest boutique hotels in Sacramento CA, The Exchange is also a stone’s throw from bustling Downtown Commons and a short walk to one of my favorite attractions, the Crocker Museum. The hotel is housed in a stunning, historic 100-year-old building that’s been completely renovated but still pays homage to historic elements like a spiral staircase and original ceilings. Spacious rooms are decorated in rich tones with pops of color throughout. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1006 4th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
For a great option in Midtown, try one of the 105 guest rooms at The Fort Sutter Hotel. It’s located less than five minutes walk from Fort Sutter State Historical Park, once the economic center of the first permanent European colonial settlement in California’s Central Valley. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in this part of the city, including the hotel’s on-site restaurants, the fast-casual Café Bernardo, and the neighborhood bar Fort Palms. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1308 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816
5. Hyatt House
Also in Midtown, close to Sacramento’s thriving arts and culture scene, is Hyatt House, another hotel that sits inside a beautifully remodeled building. It provides a modern experience inside the Eastern Star Hall building, a Romanesque Revival-style work of architecture that showcases Moorish and Byzantine elements dating back to 1928. Apartment-style rooms and suites come with fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas, perfect for families or long-term stayers. Book the best rates here.
Address: 2719 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Playing on its location near the California State Capitol, the politically themed Citizen Hotel is another great choice downtown. The property features curated political art from throughout the 1900s inside a beautiful building by George Sellon, the first state architect of California. Rooms are newly renovated and no two are alike, though almost all of them share great views of downtown. Grange Restaurant and Bar, located on the ground floor, serves up fresh food with locally sourced ingredients. Book the best rates here.
Address: 926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
You’ll have the California State Capitol Park right at your fingertips at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, which sits just across the street. Its location makes it the perfect home base to explore attractions such as the State Capitol Museum, various monuments, and the Victorian-style World Peace Rose Garden. The recently redesigned hotel boasts an expansive, resort-style pool deck and a restaurant with seating near an outdoor fireplace, making it a great lodging option in any season. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814
For a stay in South Sacramento, consider The Westin, an upscale property right on the Sacramento River. Staying here will put you close to attractions such as the Sacramento Zoo and Funderland Amusement Park, two top family-friendly activities in the city. The Westin is a great choice for adults seeking health and wellness, too, with a 24-hour gym, on-site spa, heated outdoor pool, and award-winning restaurant. Select rooms come with fireplaces, claw-footed tubs, and private balconies. Book the best rates here.
Address: 4800 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822
The Holiday Inn Sacramento provides an affordable stay that doesn’t sacrifice location. It’s just a few blocks from Downtown Commons and all it has to offer, and it’s an easy walk to many of the other area attractions as well. It also features several amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and pet-friendly rooms. Book the best rates here.
Address: 300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
10. The Delta King
Delta King provides a stay like no other in the city: This boutique hotel sits within a restored authentic 1927 paddlewheel riverboat. Given its unique setting, the hotel offers unmatched riverfront dining and nightlife options, as well as standout venues for weddings and conferences. Rooms have been converted from the original staterooms to modern, comfortable chambers with great views of the Old Sacramento Historic District and the Riverfront Promenade. Book the best rates here.
Address: 1000 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Best Hotels Near Sacramento Airport
11. Wyndham Garden Sacramento Airport (Natomas)
The Wyndham Garden provides all the amenities that you’d think of when you think of airport hotels—like a free shuttle to take you to or from the airport—and then some. It not only has an outdoor heated swimming pool but also lake views and hiking and biking trails, making it easy to get outside and explore the natural world even on a short trip. Conference and meeting rooms as well as dry cleaning and laundry services cater to business travelers. Book the best rates here.
Address: 2298 Terracina Dr, Sacramento, CA 95834
12. Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento Airport (Natomas)
The Hilton Garden Inn sits just off I-5, making it easy to get into the city and to the airport via the hotel’s free shuttle. Rooms look more modern and updated than your average Hilton Garden Inn, and guests can enjoy amenities including an outdoor pool, fitness center, and an on-site restaurant (with room service) during their stay. The Hilton Garden Inn also has a business center and meeting rooms on-site for those just coming in for a short work trip. Book the best rates here.
Address: 20 Advantage Ct, Sacramento, CA 95834
13. Homewood Suites by Hilton Sacramento Airport (Natomas)
Homewood Suites is not your typical airport hotel when it comes to amenities. In addition to free Wednesday evening socials, pet-friendly rooms, and free breakfast, it also sports a range of outdoor features, including a pool, tennis, and grills for guests. The 123 guest suites are spacious and include kitchens. Like other Natomas hotels, Homewood Suites sits six miles from the airport, but a free shuttle makes it easy to get there and back. Book the best rates here.
Address: 3001 Advantage Way, Sacramento, CA 95834
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