On my recent trip to Sacramento I had the pleasure of staying two nights in the beautiful Residence Inn. I can honestly say this is a fantastic hotel to stay at as it is clean, the staff is friendly and the location is fantastic. My room actually overlooked the rose garden that leads to the Capital Building. I pretty much walked everywhere when I was here as everything I wanted to do was within a half mile, such as: Sandra Dee’s BBQ, California Museum, Capital Building, Federalist, etc.
- Cost: Book here
- Location: 1121 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
- Amenities: Pool, spa, workout area, parking structure (additional charge), kitchenette in most rooms, free breakfast, bar in the lobby
I stayed in a studio room and it was a great home away from home for me. The room was big with a half kitchen and fridge, nice living room with a couch (that pulled out to be a bed), and a swivel TV for both the living room and the bedroom.
I really liked the view from the hotel window as well, I could see the garden below me and the very tip of the capital in the distance. The fridge was a good addition for someone exploring the city like I was as it allowed me to get drinks and snacks from the super market and easily store them in the room.
I was also surprised by how quiet it was, since the location is right in the middle of downtown I expected it to be noisy, but it was surprisingly quiet in my room which was fantastic.
The breakfast was above average for a hotel like this. They had eggs, sausage, breakfast sandwiches, waffles, fruit and coffee. It had enough for me to make a banana, peanut butter and honey sandwich so what else could you want.
The pool was on the second story and I never saw anyone using it while I was there. I was too busy exploring the surrounding area to take a dip but it was a large and open space which was nice.
The workout room also had a lot of machines to use, which would have been great if I was a business traveler. Parking is also available on site for an additional charge. I always hate how expensive parking is at the downtown city hotels in CA but it was nice to be able to go in and out as much as I wanted.
Lastly, there was a bar on the bottom floor that you could have a drink / snack at if you wanted a place to sit and relax for a little bit.
The only con I have is that there was an AC controller that was on the bedroom wall and I could not figure out how to turn off the light when I was sleeping. I am sure there is a way to do this but I couldn’t figure it out. I ended up covering it up because the light was bright but I would have liked to turn it off.
All in all this is a great spot to stay in the city. There is plenty to do really close to the hotel and I have no problem recommending it as a great option for exploring Sacramento.
Disclosure: This hotel was provided at a discounted cost to me. All opinions in the post are my honest feelings though.