The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

8.67 reviews
Ranked #3 in Sacramento hotels
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926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-2700Edit info
The Citizen Hotel is a boutique property located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento. Area attractions include Cesar Chavez Park, the Sacramento Convention Center, Old Town Sacramento, and the State ... Read more
Capitol. Additionally, the hotel is located within 15 minutes of Sacramento International Airport. Dining options at this Joie de Vivre property include Grange Restaurant & Bar and, for private events, Scandal Bar & Lounge. Recreational amenities include a fitness center with 24-hour key access and bike rentals ($25/two hours). A business center is available, as well as complimentary wifi which is offered throughout the property. Valet and garage parking are available for a surcharge. There are 198 rooms at the Citizen Hotel, all of which include an iPod dock, laptop safe, coffee/tea, robe, hair dryer and complimentary Lather toiletries. Space is available to accommodate meetings and events, including weddings.


Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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San Diego

To be honest, I did not stay at this hotel, just visited the lobby to see the history of the building, but just from my experience in the lobby I’d love to stay here.

The building is California’s first skyscraper, and former life insurance building, and the lobby decor reflects that. The staff were very pleasant, allowing our party to explore and take photos. It’s a beautiful building.

Recommended for:Business TravellersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
San Francisco

Classy place, old school vibe. Super comfy accommodations. Great place to spot a politician.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersHipsters
San Francisco

My favorite hotel in Sacramento because it's Joie de Vivre! It has a boutique feel, very nice bar, and centrally located for all your Capitol meetings.

It can get very pricey on weekdays when legislation is in session, but you're close to the downtown scene.

If it's your first time in Sacramento, I highly recommend Dive Bar, where you can see live costumed mermaids floating around in an overhead pool overlooking the bar.

Great for business trips.

Recommended for:Business Travellers
Local from Sacramento

The food was better, they let go a great chef in 2010/2011. The rooms could be a bit more comfortable, although they look lovely.

Local from Sacramento

As I stepped into the lobby at the Citizen Hotel, velvet sofas, jazzy tunes and dim lighting made me feel as though I’d been transported to a speakeasy-esque other world. Despite the initial vintage lounge vibe, the Citizen’s décor is actually a love letter to all things political. From quotes painted in the elevator to photos of protestors hanging in the halls, the property has been heavily influenced by its proximity to the Capitol. It’s a uniquely highbrow touch that really complements the spacious and well-appointed suites. As I walked through Grange, the hotel’s bar and restaurant, I was taken with the open feel and sleek, industrial furnishings, but the two story wine tower stopped me in my tracks. Stocked with a staggering selection of California wines, it’s a delicious nod to the Golden State. Cesar Chavez Park is just across the street, and its popular summer concert series provides the perfect opportunity to mix with locals and nosh on food truck delicacies.

San Francisco

Very nice boutique hotel near Capitol building. The room is a good size and clean, amenity is good, and furnishing is good taste.

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Fitness facilities
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Only dogs are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Multilingual staff
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 8
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • HDTV
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 196
The Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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