This 196-room boutique hotel wears the government-city badge with pride. Political cartoons from the Sacramento Bee’s archives adorn the walls, and pompous quotes greet you at the elevator: ‘It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong,’ quoth Voltaire. Inside The Citizen, decor is stately and classic, while the small rooms are cozy, with a truly boutique vibe and all the usual amenities. The Grange beside the lobby is among the top fine-dining restaurants in the city, with daring mise en place and flavor combinations.
Where is it? J Street, overlooking César Chávez Plaza.
Which room? After a recent renovation, every accommodation in The Citizen feels sumptuous and relaxing, but a particular highlight is the curated art in each room.
Time Out tip: Enjoy a meal on the river at the Delta King. Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel, this historic paddlewheel riverboat built in 1927 has not one, but two onboard restaurants to choose from.