The Best Hotels to Book Near Sacramento Valley Station

For a truly memorable stay in Sacramento, book a room or suite on the Delta King
For a truly memorable stay in Sacramento, book a room or suite on the Delta King | Courtesy of Delta King / Expedia
Paul Stafford

With more than 1m passengers crossing its platforms each year, Sacramento Valley Station is an important transport hub in California and a major Amtrak hub nationally. The station is also downtown, so whether you’re arriving in the city late, leaving early or want to stay somewhere central, these top hotels – bookable on Culture Trip – offer plenty of comfort on your journey.

1. Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

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Want to stay as close to the Sacramento Valley Station as possible? Well, you can’t get much closer than the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. This luxury, modern hotel is indicative of Sacramento’s importance as the state capital of California and celebrates this in style, with flourishes of contemporary architecture and art. Rooms employ earthy tones through Californian oak furniture and patterned charcoal-colored headboards. On the third floor, there’s a leafy oasis with a large pool at its center.

2. Delta King


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The Old Sacramento Waterfront is minutes from the train station and a great place to see old locomotives and riverboats. One of the latter, the Delta King, was even transformed into the most unique hotel in Sacramento. The staterooms on the boat – built in 1927 – have been refurbished to blend a taste of the past with modern standards. The Captain’s Quarters is a suite occupying the former wheelhouse (the wheel is still visible), with a wraparound veranda, a wet bar and expansive riverfront views.

3. The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection


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The Citizen Hotel, built in 1925, wouldn’t look out of place in Manhattan. The elegant architecture is a wrapper concealing a confection of amenities within. The impressive lobby is a vast hall, overlooked by rows of books, that gives way to a restaurant and bar area. Throughout the hotel, including the rooms, political cartoons are the decorative art of choice, offering a light and whimsical take on past political events.

4. Governors Inn Hotel

Budget Hotel

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North of Sacramento Valley Station is Governors Inn Hotel, where you can also get a complimentary airport shuttle if you’re planning to mix your modes of transportation. This hotel is a good option for those who want to watch their budget without sacrificing important amenities, such as comfortable beds, free breakfasts or a coffee maker, and offers rooms with enhanced access for guests with reduced mobility. You can also take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and spa.

5. Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Chain Hotel

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Overlooking the California State Capitol and its surrounding park is the Hyatt Regency, a highly popular hotel with a steakhouse, a cafe and a Starbucks, as well as separate independent Mexican, pizza and sushi restaurants in the same building. If that wasn’t enough dining choices, the lobby bar also serves light bites alongside classic cocktails. Rooms are generously proportioned, and the best have a view of the Capitol.

6. Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park


Residence Inn Sacramento
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Looking to stay in a suite during your time in Sacramento? The Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel. Rooms feature a color palette of warm reds, yellows and creams, and even the smallest studios offer a living area, a dining space and a kitchen with a stovetop, a microwave, a fridge and a dishwasher. And if you’re looking for somewhere to keep in shape, there’s a small pool and a fitness center. Alternatively, the 40-acre (16ha) California State Capitol Park is right across the street.

For more excellently located stays in California, see the best hotels near Legoland or options by the coast with the best beach hotels in San Clemente. Book your stay now through Culture Trip. Check out the most beautiful coastal towns in the state, or head north to enjoy a chilled-out San Francisco vacation. Alternatively, south is the glitz of Los Angeles; make sure you dine at the best restaurants in the City of Angels.

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