The first visitors to Sacramento were after gold. Remnants of the Gold Rush era still stand in Old Sacramento, along with vintage Victorians housing art galleries, boutique shops and restaurants. Today this bustling city is the capital of California, and its airport is the gateway to and from the agricultural goldmine of the Sacramento Valley. Some hotels near the airport offer park and stay packages to make your travel experience a more pleasant one.
Four Points by Sheraton
Displaying an exterior that almost looks like old-time Western buildings jutting up against one another, the Four Points by Sheraton offers a casual elegance and a convenient location just three miles from the Sacramento International Airport. The Drive-in, Fly-out promotion combines a one-night hotel stay with 14 days' parking on hotel grounds. Enjoy breakfast for two and a round-trip shuttle ride to the airport terminal. Rooms have contemporary furniture and include Sheraton’s Four Comfort Bed. Enjoy an evening cocktail and a light meal in the Four Points Lounge and breakfast in The Gateway, located just off the lobby. A seasonal outdoor swimming pool and fitness center are on-site. If you have time for golf, the Teal Bend Golf Course is just four miles away.
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Airport-Natomas
The Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento-Airport-Natomas offers its Park, Stay and Go Package for those wanting to avoid airport parking woes. The package includes parking on the hotel grounds for up to seven days, round-trip transfers to the Sacramento International Airport, complimentary hot breakfast and a one-night stay in a king or double room. Breakfast is served in an area just off the lobby. You have the option of getting your breakfast to go. Take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool or work out in the fitness room. There are no restaurants on-site, but eateries such as Applebee’s, Chilli’s and IHOP are within blocks of the hotel. One whimsical feature is the coffee table clock in the seating area of the lobby. The clock face is the table, shielded under a smoky circle of glass.
Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Airport Natomas
The facade of the Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Airport Natomas is a lot more impressive at night, thanks to cleverly placed blue neon lighting. During the day it resembles a rather large sand-colored adobe with perhaps a few more curves and angles. Located just off of Interstate 5 less than five miles from the Sacramento International Airport, this moderately priced hotel offers its own Park, Stay & Go package. This includes hotel parking for up to 14 day with a one-night hotel stay. The transportation to the airport is included, based on availability. One special note: if you are using points from your travel Rewards program account to pay for your stay, the parking is not free. As of 2010 the fee was $10.00 per night. Amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Breakfast is included in the room rates and served just off the lobby. Nearby restaurants include IHOP, Sizzler and the Malabar Restaurant, which also has a cocktail lounge.
Ramada Limited Discovery Park
The Ramada Limited Discovery Park not only offers two Park, Sleep & Fly packages; the property is only a mile from downtown Sacramento and even less from Discovery Park and American River. The Standard Park & Fly package includes a one-night hotel stay, parking for up to seven days, complimentary round-trip shuttle and breakfast. You may stay the night before your flight or after you return. The Extended Park & Fly package includes the same amenities, but parking is included for up to 14 days. An outdoor pool, hot tub and business center are on-site. Nearby restaurants include El Coyote Junction Mexican Restaurant, Memphis BBQ and Monterey Bay Canners. Pets are allowed in certain rooms. A nightly fee is charged.
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