Sacramento Hotels Near the Capitol

by Joanne Thomas

The California State Capitol building, a near replica of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, is the centerpiece of a 40-acre park in the heart of Sacramento. While there are plenty of hotels within walking distance of the Capitol, a handful are found within a block or two, and a few hotels boast direct views of the building. They include large, high-end chain hotels, historic properties and smaller boutique establishments.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is a AAA four-diamond hotel directly facing the California State Capitol building. It offers 503 guest rooms, all with high-end amenities such as iPod docks and 42-inch flat-screen televisions. A choice of 11 room and suite categories includes special hypo-allergenic rooms; executive rooms with a balcony and sitting area; and club level rooms, which come with concierge services and access to an exclusive lounge for breakfast and evening cocktails and canapes. Guests have access to the 24-hour StayFit gym, a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Two restaurants on site: Vine's Cafe, which specializes in California cuisine; and Dawson's, a fine-dining steak house.

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park, part of the Marriott chain, is located one block from the Capitol. The 15-story hotel offers 235 guest rooms, each with a full kitchen equipped with high-end appliances. All the rooms have king-size beds and an LCD-screen television in the living room. Guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast, and the Residence Inn offers a free grocery shopping service. Wireless Internet access is also free. The on-site restaurant, Three Fires Lounge, opens for dinner and serves fresh California cuisine and offers premium choices of beer and wine. Other hotel features include an outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

Inn Off Capitol Park, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Inn Off Capitol Park, an Ascend Collection Hotel is located a block away from the Capitol building, within walking distance of numerous restaurants and stores. The boutique hotel offers 37 guest rooms, all of which feature a pillow-top mattress, flat-screen television, refrigerator and microwave; some offer a jetted tub. All rooms rates include wireless Internet access, a continental breakfast, local calls and daily newspaper. Guests are provided with free parking and have access to an exercise room.

The Citizen Hotel

The 198-room Citizen Hotel is conveniently located steps from the Capitol and Old Town Sacramento. Built in 1926, the hotel's decor is in keeping with its historic architecture, with such elegant features as a grand marble lobby, vaulted ceilings and ornately carved furnishings. Every guest room and suite has an Apple Mac mini-computer, which enables you to go online and watch pay-per-view movies on your high definition LCD-screen television. Other high-end touches include an iPod dock, down bedding with a choice of pillows and plush bathrobes. The hotel offers guests a complimentary wine hour on weekdays, a library of political-themed movies, fitness center and concierge services. The Grange restaurant specializes in classic California cuisine made using locally sourced ingredients, seafood from the coast and an exclusively Californian wine list.

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