Places to ‘Staycation’ in Sacramento | Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels and Cottages!
Aaahh, summer vacation — the best time of the year to pack your bags with nothing but the beach essentials and hop on board an airplane headed to a tropical oasis.
However, once you factor in the flights, rental car, hotel, nice restaurant meals, souvenir-buying and various adventure rentals, you’re looking at quite the expensive “relaxing” trip. Don’t get us wrong — we love a good poolside getaway. But maybe there’s a less expensive alternative to vacationing.
Staycationing allows you to experience your own city in a whole new light. You may live in the suburbs or any of Sacramento’s surrounding communities, so a night in the city would be a whole new experience for you. Consider booking your stay at one of these nearby destinations in Sacramento this summer!
Is there a better destination for a staycation than a bed and breakfast? Vizcaya is a 6500-square-foot white Colonial Revival bed and breakfast featuring a Victorian tower, antique furnishings and landscaped gardens throughout the property. This elegant mansion built in 1899 is conveniently located in Midtown Sacramento, which grants you convenient access to the city but makes you feel like you’ve escaped it all.
Make your reservation for one of their eight sleeping quarters, with British-tiled bathrooms (some have soaking tubs!), quiet and luxurious surroundings, and a complimentary breakfast! The atmosphere at Vizcaya is so beautiful that the space is commonly used as a wedding venue.
Photos Courtesy of Vizcaya and Carmen Salazar
Amber House Bed and Breakfast
Amber House Bed and Breakfast is another Midtown historic getaway providing guests with the perfect blend of elegance, comfort and hospitality. The property includes two historic homes — a sophisticated 1895 Colonial Revival and a stylish 1905 Craftsman, each including uniquely furnished rooms.
Staying at Amber House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and experience Sacramento from a new perspective.
Photos Courtesy of Amber House Bed and Breakfast
The Citizen Hotel
The Citizen Hotel could not be more central to the activity in downtown Sacramento, and it provides the luxury and amenities you’re after within its walls. No two rooms are exactly alike at the Citizen, so each stay is completely unique and full of surprises. Speaking of surprises, consider a romantic getaway at the Citizen, with dinner at Grange Restaurant & Bar and in-room champagne and pastries. Or go the extra mile with one of their exclusive romantic getaway specials!
This is the perfect destination whatever the occasion — or lack thereof. In fact, you can even bring your dog along, as pets are allowed at the Citizen at no extra cost and there is a dog-friendly park nearby. Now you don’t have to find a pet sitter for the weekend!
Photos Courtesy of The Citizen Hotel
The Sterling Hotel
The Sterling Hotel has a fascinating history dating back to 1894 and was originally owned by the affluent and successful Hale family. In the present day, The Sterling Hotel is a city landmark attracting guests from all over — especially for its central location in the heart of downtown Sacramento. Walk along the beautiful riverfront, catch a show at Capital Stage, or take a tour of the state’s capitol building if you haven’t already.
This luxurious and well-known hotel provides the perfect opportunity to take in history and the modern-day activities of Sacramento.
Photos Courtesy of The Sterling Hotel
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the city, offering contemporary and top-of-the-line features in the beautifully restored Public Market Building near the State Capitol Building. Escape your usual routine with a stay in one of their 503 modern hotel rooms and spacious suites just steps away from it all! There is even a heated indoor pool at this hotel in the heart of the city, which will make you feel like you’re truly on vacation — even if it’s the middle of the winter.
Photos Courtesy of Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is an upscale, contemporary escape situated directly across from the State Capitol. Enjoy the vibrant downtown district outside the hotel’s walls, retreat to the wellness spa, or relax by the resort-style pool with a hot tub and cabanas. Their three restaurants on site will keep you satisfied, as you enjoy lunch on the patio at Vines Cafe, dig into steak and seafood at the award-winning Dawson’s Steakhouse, and sip on a specialty cocktail at Amourath 1819.
Hyatt Regency in Sacramento is vacationing — err, staycationing — at its finest.
Photos Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages
If you’re wanting a unique alternative to staycationing, Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages is your answer. This is a destination for business travelers, traveling nurses and doctors, seasonal workers, and vacationers and staycationers like you! Check into your own private cottage nestled on a landscaped lot for a week, enjoying the comforts of home in the heart of Sacramento. This is also a great place to house visiting guests or family if your home or apartment doesn’t offer adequate space! Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages is conveniently located within a short driving distance from the center of the city but has local shops, grocery stores and restaurants nearby.
Photos Courtesy of Arden Acres Executive Suites and Cottages
Happy Staycationing, Sacramento!
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.