Sacramento Hotels & Motels

by Laura Barten
The right hotel will make any trip to this capitol city a California adventure to remember.

The right hotel will make any trip to this capitol city a California adventure to remember.

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The gold rush may be over, but California's state capital is still a rich tourist destination. Sacramento is home to important cultural attractions, with affordable and charming hotels and motels just a short walk from the best. Pick your favorite and then stroll historic Old Town Sacramento shops, take the kids to the sweet Fairy Tale Town theme park, explore California's past at the State Capitol or get wild at the Sacramento Zoo.

Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade

Sacramento visitors seeking a scenic and convenient waterfront escape with all the comforts of home can find what they need at the Embassy Suites on Capitol Mall. Located directly on the Riverfront Promenade and across from Old Town Sacramento, the property is a short walk from a wide range of top-rated Sacramento restaurants, shopping centers and museums, including the Westfield Downtown Shopping Plaza and the Capitol building and museum. With an on-site pool, fitness room and walking trails just outside the hotel, keeping active is easy. Night owls appreciate the hotel's later-than-average check-out time.

Best Western Sandman Motel

The Best Western Sandman Motel is a favorite for motel aficionados seeking a clean, affordable and modern option. Located about one mile from downtown Sacramento, this pet-friendly property defies the stereotypical motel. Complimentary coffee, breakfast, refrigerators, microwaves and an on-site outdoor pool and spa are nice perks, but fishing enthusiasts will love the motel's exclusive private guest keycard access to the Sacramento River. Take in one of Sacramento's nearby museums or an event at the Arco Arena before casting a line for some very fresh seafood.

Inn Off Capitol Park

The boutique Inn Off Capitol Park welcomes guests with an airy palm-tree-and-fountain atrium. With free wireless access, complimentary breakfast and free parking, this property is a great value for the price given its downtown, central location. Part of the Ascend Collection chain of unique lodgings, the hotel is completely smoke-free. Housed in a charming downtown building, the State Capitol and California Museum are just steps from the front door, and the Crocker Art Gallery and Sacramento Convention Center are but a short walk.

Le Revage Hotel

Visitors looking for riverfront luxury need look no further than Le Rivage. Consistently rated one of the city's top hotels, Le Rivage offers unique extras like a bocce ball court, private marina and suites with river-view balconies. The on-site Spa LaLe has its own whirlpool and meditation areas. Try Scott's Seafood on the River located in the hotel for upscale fresh seafood or request one of the property's private town cars for door-to-door service to many popular downtown hot spots.

About the Author

Since 1990, Laura Barten has been writing about health care, marketing, finance, work life, travel and the arts for industry-leading companies, nonprofits, newspapers and websites, including and As president of a marketing consulting firm, she's developed business/marketing plans, books, magazines, press kits and more. Barten holds a BA in journalism and an MBA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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