Best Lodging: Sacramento, CA

Expertise Provided By: “Best Places Northern California”

The Citizen Hotel

Swanky boutique hotel with 200 uniquely decorated rooms. Flat-screen TV, iPod docking stations, luxury bath accessories. Downstairs is the excellent Grange restaurant, a hangout for the “who’s who” of Sacramento.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

One of Sacramento’s two luxury hotels with a big city feel. Artwork throughout the hotel by California artists. Modern rooms, including special hypo-allergenic rooms, with views of palm-lined Capitol Park. Two excellent restaurants downstairs. Right across the street from the Capitol Building.

Le Rivage

Tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood on the Sacramento River, you’ll find a sprawling European-style resort with 101 rooms equipped with everything from refrigerators to magnified make-up mirrors. Rent Jet Skis or a mountain bike to cruise the riverfront bicycle trail. Ritzy spa and fitness room.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

The other “big city” hotel in Sacramento, a charming 26-story building that once housed the historic Public Market Building, designed by noted architect Julia Morgan. Right in the heart of downtown, the 503 rooms feature all the amenities of a luxury hotel. There’s even a Sweet Sleeper dog bed for your dogchild!

Sterling Hotel

Stunning Victorian house and garden on the outside and sleek luxury hotel on the inside, featuring Asian artwork with a Zen twist. Confused yet? Just relax and enjoy the airy, immaculate rooms with Jacuzzis approaching the size of small swimming pools.  A popular site for weddings.

Amber House

Actually Amber houses — two houses across the street from one another. One is a 1905 Craftsman and the other a 1895 Colonial. Located on a quiet midtown street the 10 rooms, named after writers and musicians, boast all the modern amenities, including marble-tiled baths, quality linens, wireless Internet. Gourmet breakfast.

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