1 . Le Rivage Hotel

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 323 - 7500

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Sprawled out on the banks of the Sacramento River, this spectacular retreat was the city’s first riverfront hotel. Naturally that wasn’t Le Rivage Hotel’s only first – it also earned the coveted spot atop our own list of Top 10 Sacramento Hotels – and chances are good it won’t be its last.

One step inside Le Rivage Hotel’s doors reveals a luxury accommodation worthy of California’s capital. Headboards upholstered in rich leather and beds dressed in the finest Italian linens are merely the beginning inside the hotel’s exclusive collection of guestrooms and suites. Claw foot soaking tubs take center stage in the attached marble baths, luxurious spaces further enhanced with enclosed rainfall showers and potted orchids. And with a convenient address just two miles from downtown Sacramento, Le Rivage is a hotel as convenient as it is scenic. The Riviera Romance Package breathes new life into your relationship and promises plenty of European-inspired romance during your Sacramento getaway. Arrange an encounter over a bottle of wine in the Grand Lounge Café before a rendezvous for two in the comfort of your Le Rivage Hotel suite. Even Spa LaLé has a duo that’s sure to delight with not one, but four skilled hands to massage every last stress away.

Address

4350 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

Related Onsite Offerings

A 25-slip marina, bocce ball court, fitness center, outdoor whirlpool, gourmet restaurant and full-service spa.

Fun facts

Scott’s Seafood on the River, Le Rivage Hotel’s onsite restaurant, was voted Sacramento’s best seafood restaurant.

2 . Delta King

Old Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 825 - 5464

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If anything could lift you out of your everyday routine and transport you to another time and place, it would be our No. 2 spot. Unlike our first pick, Delta King doesn’t occupy a prime stretch of Sacramento River real estate – not because it couldn’t, but because it chose to take the waterfront concept a step further.

A dock, a peninsula or even a pier; while there are a myriad of ways to surpass a waterfront address, Delta King went straight to the source. That's right, this delightful Sacramento hotel literally floats on the river waters! While it’s not exactly an act of the gods, we think you’ll agree that this riverboat-turned-luxury hotel pulls off one remarkable feat. Despite modern updates, the Delta King maintains its historic charms. And this Sacramento accommodation isn’t just close to downtown; it’s moored in the very heart of it! Delta King certainly is convenient to Sacramento sights, on the rare occasion you choose to leave its gleaming deck. With everything you could wish for in a California vacation all on site, leaving is hardly a necessity. Like the Pilothouse Restaurant – a must-dine for vacationers looking to partake in locally-sourced Sacramento cuisine – which plays host to grass-fed beef and fresh seafood dishes served against a gigantic paddlewheel painted candy apple red.

Address

1000 Front St., Old Sacramento, CA 95814

Fun facts

Delta King Wine School offers a full curriculum of classes for wine aficionados and those new to wine’s vine-ripened wonders.

Highlights

Suspects Dinner Theatre, the Delta King’s playful take on murder mystery dinners, is available for private parties and corporate events.

3 . Hotel Sierra Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (916) 638 - 4141

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Inside our No. 3 pick, backlit window boxes and sleek woods contribute to the hotel’s contemporary feel, while fabrics and walls in shades of sage, brown and brick red mirror the vibrant Sacramento scenery just beyond its doors. And with the addition of flat panel TVs and iPod docking stations, Hotel Sierra Rancho Cordova’s luxury is certainly on par with its style!

At Hotel Sierra Rancho Cordova, luxury works hand-in-hand with convenience to ensure you a spectacular stay. Multi-station business centers and wireless Internet throughout make it easy to stay connected on your Sacramento vacation. A complimentary breakfast of made-to-order omelets, sautéed veggies and fresh fruit is served with steaming cups of Starbucks coffee for those die-hard fans. And an evening beer and wine reception is a daily indulgence complemented with modern conveniences like guest laundry. These stunning Sacramento hotel suites are primarily done up in rich fabrics and a color palette that can only be described as milk chocolate. Generous accents of copper and gold lend the Hotel Sierra Rancho Cordova rooms a regal air, while even its more minimalist suites open to comfortable living spaces. And the addition of full kitchens makes the one-bedroom Residential Suites perfectly suited to extended stays!

Address

11260 Point East Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Average temperature

Low 37 degrees, high 88 degrees F.

Getting there

From Sacramento International Airport, take I-5 South toward Sacramento. Take Hwy. 50 East toward South Lake Tahoe. Take the Sunrise Boulevard South Exit to Folsom Boulevard East. Turn right onto Sunrise Boulevard. Turn left onto Folsom Boulevard. Turn left onto Point East Drive. Point East Drive will curve right and Hotel Sierra will be on your right.

4 . Larkspur Landing Sacramento

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (916) 646 - 1212

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“Home Suite Hotel” is more than a slogan here; it’s a way of life. Or, at least it is when you’re staying at the Sacramento outpost of Larkspur Landing hotels. You’ll find much to love about this northern California accommodation, but a spectacular stay starts with your choice of suites.

With friendly staff that caters to – and oftentimes, anticipates – every need, Larkspur Landing makes it easy to actually enjoy your Sacramento vacation. This is a hotel that truly goes above and beyond ordinary service, as evidenced by full kitchens complemented by Larkspur’s own grocery shopping service. With the plush comfort of FeatherBorne® Beds and an optional pillow menu, you’ll find everything required of a restful night’s sleep. No need to worry if your travel plans are last minute; even late arrivals find comfort at Larkspur Landing, where every accommodation bears the same “suite” designation. If business brings you to this bustling California city, you’ll find your Larkspur Landing suite’s oversized desk, executive chair and wireless Internet to be a winning combination. Boardroom Suites bring the meetings to you with scaled-down meeting space included in the comfort of your suite. And conveniences like a complete business center, color printing and more make Larkspur Landing the clear choice among Sacramento area hotels.

Address

555 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825

Highlights

Larkspur Landing Sacramento is conveniently located near Hwy. 50, California State University Sacramento and downtown Sacramento.

Fun facts

Larkspur Landing operates additional all-suite accommodations in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.

5 . Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (916) 443 - 1234

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The California State Capitol may be just across the street and the Sacramento Convention Center practically next door, but don’t think our No. 5 spot reserves the VIP treatment solely for senators and business elite. With its prestigious address and equally distinguished neighbors, Hyatt Regency Sacramento has that “something extra” for your Sacramento vacation.

Blend the shopping, dining and theater of the downtown scene and the historic haunts of Old Sacramento and you’re left with one of California’s most distinctive cities. It’s no wonder so many flock to this West Coast destination for work or play. You’ll find Hyatt Regency Sacramento well suited to every occasion, regardless of what brings you here. Guestrooms and suites feature color palettes heavy on the red and gold, with some unexpected – but most welcome – comforts in the form of flat screen TVs, oversized showers and luxurious Portico bath amenities, to name a few! The Park Capitol Suite is made for entertaining, as are all four of the Hyatt Regency Sacramento’s onsite dining experiences. Cocktails and tasty small plates are on the menu inside the swank Amourath 1819 Lounge, where you can dine al fresco on the patio even in colder months, thanks to a ring of warmth-restoring outdoor fireplaces. AndVines Café for All Seasons serves up inventive California cuisine under the state’s golden rays, with brightly colored umbrellas for those who prefer shade.

Address

1209 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Highlights

Vines is home to the Hyatt Regency Sacramento’s award-winning champagne brunch.

Related Onsite Offerings

Heated outdoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool, jogging trail, express check-in, business center, concierge services and valet parking.

6 . The Sterling Hotel

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 365 - 7660

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Easily one of the more historic picks on our list, The Sterling Hotel has been in business since 1894. Here you’ll find fabulous architecture, authentic Victorian history and 21s-century luxury – all conveniently located in the heart of downtown Sacramento.

Once the private home of the affluent Hale family, The Sterling Hotel offers a more historic way to stay in California’s capital city. Inside this Sacramento mansion-turned-hotel, elegant guestrooms and suites appointed in authentic Victorian style recreate the romance and mystique of a bygone era. You won’t find any imitations or reproductions here, just vintage touches like four-poster beds and Italian marble baths. The Sterling Hotel even throws in modern luxuries like Jacuzzi tubs for good measure! Beautiful spaces like these deserve to be celebrated and we can’t imagine a more fitting tribute than your own Sacramento wedding ceremony, graciously hosted by The Sterling Hotel. Its magnificent ballroom comes well dressed for the occasion, while the true talents of its culinary team come to life in tempting creations like espresso-rubbed filet mignon, grilled rack of lamb and wines plucked from Napa and Sonoma vineyards.

Address

1300 H St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Fun facts

This Sacramento hotel is a member of the California Hotel Association, the California Restaurant Association and the Association for Wedding Professionals International.

Highlights

The Sterling Hotel is convenient to several Sacramento sights including the California State Capitol, Sacramento Convention Center and the Sacramento County Courthouse.

7 . The Greens Hotel

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (916) 921 - 1736

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Our No. 7 spot finds us in an up-and-coming Sacramento neighborhood that’s almost suburbia, but not quite. Single-family homes and mini vans may be frequent sights along Del Paso Parkway, but rising stars in Sacramento’s design, art and fashion scenes share their turf. It’s precisely this eclectic mix that prompted The Greens Hotel’s proprietor, Dan Friedlander, to set up shop here.

This Sacramento accommodation has more than green in its name; with its green housekeeping practices and Lather bath amenities, The Greens Hotel is the epitome of eco-friendly. Twenty-six rooms named for the alphabet surround a laidback outdoor “lounge” that features a nostalgic Astroturf lawn with a pool at its center. Taken individually, there seems to be little rhyme or reason to The Greens’ décor; collectively, it’s a completely different story. This intriguing assortment of odds and ends – vibrant walls lined with tufted black leather headboards – combines for an eclectic, yet stylish Sacramento hotel. Tucked into the heart of Sacramento’s arts and business district, The Greens Hotel offers plenty to occupy your time. Some of the city’s latest dining and entertainment outposts share the same block, with the Big Idea Theatre practically next door and palette-tempters like the Supper Club within walking distance.

Address

Enhance your stay with the Greens Hotel’s romance package, which includes a superior queen room, bathrobes for two, fresh flowers, Godiva chocolates and a selection of house wine or champagne.

Related Onsite Offerings

Complimentary parking, high-speed Internet, incoming faxes and satellite TV.

8 . Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 331 - 3131

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Set directly on Capitol Park, our No. 8 pick places Sacramento’s leading dining, nightlife and entertainment venues at your fingertips. Toss in Residence Inn’s signature hospitality, a prevalent feature throughout your stay, and you’ve found a downtown Sacramento hotel that truly works for you.

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown has 15 stories, each with its own incredible views. Every one of its luxurious levels is home to equally indulgent spaces, including suites with kitchens that go beyond traditional microwaves and mini-fridges with their sleek, stainless steel appliances and polished granite counters. Plush beds have been updated with silky-soft sheets and pillows that offer all the comfort without the need to re-fluff. And from the lobby to the 15th level, vibrant colors and contemporary décor blend for a modern style befitting a downtown Sacramento hotel. At Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown, the complimentary breakfast each morning is a blessing – and not just for your grumbling tummy. It also promises to do wonders for your sightseeing itinerary. With a hot breakfast buffet to satisfy your stomach, you’re free to attend to more important things, including a whirlwind tour of Sacramento sights. The capitol is a must, and not just because it’s only a block away. It’s also a delightful prelude to the magnificent architecture of the Governor’s Mansion just up the street!

Address

1121 15th St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Highlights

The nearby Crest Theater features independent films and concerts, in addition to its historic architecture and neon lights.

Related Onsite Offerings

Grocery shopping service, laundry facilities, whirlpool, swimming pool, fitness center and complimentary breakfast.

9 . Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (916) 576 - 6603

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With the Sacramento Convention Center practically next door, your work-related needs are more than met at our No. 9 spot. But there’s no need to chain yourself to your in-room desk just because business brings you here. Even if you try, odds are you’ll find something to tempt you away!

One of California’s leading convention centers may be close by, but this Sacramento hotel can also bring the business to you. With its flexible meeting spaces, convenient in-room work desks and high-speed Internet access available in practically every corner of the hotel, Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo makes your Sacramento vacation as productive as it is convenient. They say first impressions are of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to business, and the hotel’s pre-function spaces are a stylish beginning to any meeting or event. This Sacramento hotel even brings the Starbucks coffee to you! Friendly staff and spacious accommodations – not to mention a tasty breakfast buffet – makes this downtown hotel equally suited to Sacramento family vacations. With Old Sacramento mere minutes away, even reliving the excitement of the California Gold Rush is a cinch. Here, all ages can explore a medley of museums, shops and entertainment, all centered on the historic events of ‘49.

Address

1782 Tribute Rd., Sacramento, CA 95815

Related activities

Mountain biking, bowling, horseback riding, jet skiing, jogging, kayaking and miniature golf are all available within 15 minutes of the Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Courtyard Panini Bar and Grill offers American fare that makes for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner – or all three!

10 . Governors Inn Hotel

Sacramento, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 999 - 6689

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While it may not have the riverfront location of our No. 1 pick or the up-and-coming address of our No. 7, we think it’s more than a little intriguing to find a Sacramento hotel whose sole focus isn’t keeping up with the latest trends. At the Governors Inn Hotel, classic looks and exceptional hospitality are trademarks of every stay!

With phase one and two of its million-dollar makeover recently completed, the Governors Inn Hotel’s guestrooms and suites have been updated with even more style and comfort. With in-room movies, cable TV and the Sacramento Bee at your doorstep, there’s no shortage of amenities to be had here. Even beds are strategically kept separate from the living spaces to ensure a restful night’s sleep. And with complimentary parking and a full breakfast included in your stay, the Governors Inn Hotel adds value to every Sacramento vacation. The Governors Inn Hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool and spa right in its own backyard, but those looking for alternative water features will find the Sacramento River’s meandering waters just one block from the hotel’s doors. And nearby ARCO Arena plays host to entertainment greats, with Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and U2 just a few to frequent its stage.

Address

210 Richards Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811

Getting there

From Sacramento International Airport, take I-5 South and exit at Richards Boulevard. Turn left onto Richards Boulevard and proceed under the overpass. The Governors Inn Hotel will be on your right.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Governors Inn Hotel’s versatile meeting spaces and exceptional catering make it the perfect venue for your Sacramento meeting or event.

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