by Lissa Poirot
Steps from Historic Old Sacramento, the 359-room Holiday Inn features guestrooms and top-floor suites. Kids 19 and younger stay free with parents, and children ages 4 to 12 eat for free at the hotel’s onsite restaurants, which includes Cyprus Grille and Q’s Pub. Cyprus Grille serves breakfast through dinner daily, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the pub provides afternoon through late-night snacks from 1:30 p.m. through 9 p.m. and later on weekends.
Connecting rooms are available and the hotel features six suites. Suites feature a separate living room with a sofa bed and bedroom area with a king bed. Suites are outfitted with a microwave, fridge and 52-inch flat-screen TV. With their 15th and 16th floor location, they also afford the best views of Sacramento. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered to all guests, and cribs and rollaway beds are available.
The Holiday Inn also provides self-operated laundry facilities and a business center with computers and printers. A fitness center is open 24-hours a day and an outdoor pool is available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. between March and November.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids stay and eat free
- Suites and connecting rooms
- Old Sacramento location
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I stayed here for two nights to attend training at the EDD offices. I found the location very convenient to walk to from the Amtrak station and then to my meeting. It's also an easy walk to the nearby bridge, to Old Town, and to many restaurants. It's also virtually next door to the Golden One center.
While the lobby could use some updating (seems a bit dark), my room was large and had a nice view of the bridge and river. Wallpaper a bit dated, but the furnishings were fine, bed was comfy, and the bathroom had large counter space.
While I was on an upper floor, I could still hear some freeway noise, but keeping the fan on "low" all night provided cover for that. I liked that there were a lot of lights to turn on in the room (dim lighting is a pet peeve of mine). No outlet by the bed, but I could easily move the nightstand to plug in my phone.
Lots of restaurants a short walk away on J, K, and L streets (ate at Lucca and 15L Cafeteria - both excellent). All in all, this hotel's strong point is its location - very central to many points in Sacramento.
by Christopher P
How do i not love thee, Holiday Inn Sacramento downtown, as much as I would like to? Let me count the ways. They tell me my room is in a quiet area, and I hear traffic all night. They tell me my room does not have an adjoining door, and it does. The hallway sounds like a noisy dormitory from college until the wee hours of the morning. The rooms are in desperate need of modernization. But the valet staff was nice, and it is nicely located so you can walk to lots of places.