Sacramento River Lodging

by J.C. Lewis, Demand Media

    As the state capital of California, Sacramento is a major hub for business travelers, while its Gold Rush heritage, 28-acre Old Town of preserved historic buildings, and numerous museums and monuments appeal to tourists of all ages. Ample lodging options are available in the city, catering to business and leisure travelers alike, but hotels located on or near the Sacramento River boast especially scenic surroundings.

    Delta King Hotel

    For visitors seeking lodging on the Sacramento River, the Delta King Hotel is the ultimate choice, a floating hotel offering the nostalgic charm of an authentic paddlewheeler riverboat. The Delta King, which is permanently moored on the river in Old Town Sacramento, hosts two restaurants, two dinner theaters, a wine school and 44 guest rooms rated three diamonds by AAA. Guests have a choice of staterooms with river views or views of the Old Town. While the staterooms are decorated to evoke the glamor of an old-world luxury riverboat, they feature contemporary amenities, including flat-screen televisions with premium cable channels and high-speed wireless Internet access, which is complimentary. In addition to room-only rates, the Delta King Hotel offers various seasonal packages that combine accommodations with a hot breakfast, VIP turndown service and a murder mystery dinner, a romantic dinner, a scenic river cruise or tickets to the latest on-board theater production.

    Embassy Suites Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade

    Embassy Suites Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade, part of the Hilton hotel chain, is an all-suite hotel in a scenic riverfront location. Its suites are equally suitable for business and leisure travelers who would like extra spacious accommodations and high-end amenities, such as two 42-inch LCD-screen televisions, in-suite Nintendo video games systems and name-brand pillow-top mattresses with plush bedding. Two-room suites are available in various configurations, including corner suites and concierge suites with river views. All guests enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and are invited to a complimentary Manager's Reception for drinks and appetizers every evening. A comprehensive range of guest services includes a concierge desk, coin laundry, activity desk and valet laundry services. Guests have access to a fitness room and swimming pool on site.

    Le Rivage Hotel

    Le Rivage Hotel boasts a location directly on the banks of the Sacramento River and a private 25-slip marina. Many of its 100 guest rooms and suites have a private balcony with river views, a fireplace and a whirlpool tub. They all feature such high-end amenities as goose down bedding, plush bathrobes, 42-inch LCD-HD televisions and marble bathrooms. Other touches of luxurious hospitality include preferred tee times for guests at local golf courses and tennis clubs, and an on-site day spa. A seasonally available "River Retreat" package includes a full American breakfast for two, a massage at the spa, champagne and dining credit for Scott's Seafood on the River, the on-site restaurant.

    Days Inn Sacramento Downtown

    Days Inn Sacramento Downtown is a budget-friendly hotel located a few blocks from the Sacramento River, within minutes of downtown, Old Town Sacramento and the California State Capitol. Three types of rooms are available: rooms with one king bed, rooms with two queen beds, and rooms with a king bed and personal hot tub. Every guest room features a refrigerator and microwave, premium cable channels and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. All room rates include a daily breakfast with pastries and hot waffles. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. Guests have access to a year-round heated swimming pool.

    About the Author

    J.C. Lewis is the editor and co-owner of a weekly newspaper, as well as an editor for a group of newspapers in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared on USAToday.com, Hotels.com, LIVESTRONG and MichelobUltra.com. Lewis holds a BSc in politics from the University of Bristol, England.

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