by Amanda Geronikos
The Courtyard Sacramento Cal Expo provides modern accommodations in Sacramento, California. Each room has one king or two queen beds and is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Mini-fridges are also standard in all accommodations. Upgrade to a suite for space for up to six guests (two queen beds and a sleeper sofa).
Guests of this hotel also enjoy light fare at The Bistro, which offers grab-and-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner (including Starbucks coffee). There’s an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Suites for six
- The Bistro
- Outdoor pool
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I was unimpressed from start to finish with this property. The bed was comfortable; that’s about it.
This hotel is profiled as the “partner” with special benefits for patrons of the Capital Sports Center on the CSC website. I called the specific hotel reservations person indicated (twice) for this deal - no answer and no call back. I called the front desk a third time and was told they knew nothing about the deal, did not know exactly where CSC even was and that it was too late for any such arrangement anyway as all such bookings must be made 21 days in advance. I mentioned that i had left messages twice with no reply and she didn’t care.
I showed up to check in around 7pm and nobody was at the check in desk. After approximately 5 full minutes (a long time when you are wanting to check in after a 2 hour drive) someone finally emerged from behind a closed door. No apology or explanation for her absence was given.
I’m a Marriott bonvoy gold member and credit card holder, and I was questioned at the desk as to why my (married) last name on my license did not match my (maiden) last name on my credit card. Then I was told that I must show my AAA card (requiring a trip back out to the car to retrieve it) even though I had already entered the complete number when making my online reservation. So perhaps these are “standard procedure” issues, but I have never been hassled at other properties.
The lobby “cafe” was a bit underwhelming for a Saturday night dinner experience so I asked for advice/directions to any “nice” restaurants in the area.... this was pretty much met with a disinterested shrug of the shoulders and the comment that there were “some chain restaurants” down the street. Gee, thanks - I pulled out my phone and found ‘’Seasons 52” nearby on my own - it was quite good. There is nothing however in walking distance or the immediate vicinity of this hotel - you’re in an uninspiring, isolated and industrial type area.
At approximately 4am a series of loud trains with blaring horns started cruising by - which apparently would explain the ear plugs and noise reduction machine placed on the bedside table. It was so loud that it was impossible to get back to sleep.
This is a very clean, up to date Courtyard with comfortable beds, thick towels, a decent TV, good spaciousness, and nice extras like a mini fridge, good coffee, and nice quality mini toiletries. One star off for the broken bathroom sink plunger. Very friendly nice staff.