Hyatt Regency Sacramento
What We Love
- Access to free bikes (first-come, first-served)
- Impeccable service, from the concierge to the restaurant wait staff
- Within walking distance of all the major sights of downtown Sacramento
- Free events hosted throughout the week, from wine tastings and live acoustic music to Saturday morning yoga by the pool
What To Know
- Opened in 1988, but the guestrooms were renovated in June 2010
- Valet parking is $25 per day, self-parking is $17 per day
- Outdoor heated pool and patio will appeal to families and active travelers
- Proximity to the state capitol and convention center makes the Hyatt a hot spot for business travelers during the week
- WiFi is free in the lobby but costs $9.95-$15.95 per day in the guestrooms depending on the speed that you want
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Upon entering the Hyatt Regency’s lobby in downtown Sacramento, you’ll quickly forget you’re in a branch of one of the world’s largest hotel chains. A 2011 renovation by design team Looney & Associates lent a luxe minimalism to the common spaces softened by organic elements, from a massive driftwood sculpture to geometric chairs reminiscent of cut gemstones.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s 503 rooms are contemporary and inviting with soft textures and a warm palette of crimson, cream and goldenrod. Pillowtop mattresses are topped with soft sheets and thick down blankets, the perfect place to hole up and watch that 42” flatscreen or listen to tunes on your iHome docking station.
While the Hyatt’s location is prime for exploring Sacramento, there’s enough on-site to keep you entertained. Have a craft cocktail mixed up for you in the Amourath 1819 bar (think sleek white tabletops, woven wood light fixtures and an art installation of hanging bottles), which hosts wine tastings on Tuesdays and local musical talent like crooner Quinn Hedges on Wednesdays. The hotel’s trademark Dawson’s chophouse, all leather booths and wood paneling, is the perfect spot for a power lunch. Also onsite? NorCal cuisine at Vine Café, a Starbucks for to-go breakfasts, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub and the new Emperia Wellness Spa.
In the Area
Only steps away from the capitol building and convention center in downtown Sacramento, the Hyatt Regency puts you in the center of the city’s action whether you’re there for business or pleasure. The city sits in California’s biggest agriculture regions, so you should browse the farmers markets and head to locavore spots like Hook & Ladder for housemade sausages and pastas and Hock Farm Craft & Provisions for seasonal fare. Drink in the craft brews on tap at LowBrau while sampling their specialty sausages. Walk it off in Old Sacramento, a picturesque throwback to the Wild West. Debate the flavors in saltwater taffy shops, have a pint or two in a saloon, and watch the sunset over the Sacramento River. A 30-minute drive out of Sacramento is Locke Historic District. Spend half a day exploring the country’s only remaining rural Chinatown, built by and for Chinese immigrants.
How to Get There
From the moment I pulled up, I knew this was a great hotel. It’s beautiful outside and inside. The lobby is great and many of the staff were ready to welcome everyone. The rooms are large, choice of 3+ restaurants, heated pool, jacuzzi, full bar, gift shop - everything one would want at a fair price for the area. It’s close to a full 5 star experience. Looks like they are doing a number of updates, including the latest technology in the elevators. Hopefully they’ll update the carpeting in the hallways soon. Also, the showers need full shower heads. Those these comments are minor. Overall, a fabulous experience.
We stayed here three nights as part of a tour group. Several members of the group had stories about things going wrong during the stay. Things like doors that would not unlock because the battery in the door lock was dead. Two people told stories about how strangers were assigned to the room they were already in. All of us experienced waiting over a half an hour in the lobby with our luggage because the front desk was not ready for our group even though they had been informed of our arrival time days in advance of our arrival. The topper for me was seeing my credit card bill and the adventure of getting the charge removed. It took me four tries to get through the automated answering system. Twice it hung up on me! When I finally got to someone at the front desk and informed him of the problem, I was put on hold. A second person picked up the call and told me that the charge was just a hold on my credit card and that it would be removed. I seriously doubt that the charge was a hold. I do not remember a credit card hold that was not a nice round number like $100. This charge was just about the right amount for two breakfasts at the hotel cafe. Hyatt, you did not cover yourself with glory on this stay.
Stopped in Sacramento to break up a trip. Hotel was relaxing as expected. Service was excellent and staff made sure everything was stress free, Park across the street great for walking and enjoying the area. I always select Hyatt when I'm in a city,
the hotel is centrally located and easy to get to. The room I was in was modernized and the new bed was firm. The staff very friendly and accommodating; They served complementary champagne in the lobby.
I stayed at the Hyatt for a conference and I'm quite pleased. I had stayed at the Sheraton Grand a year ago on another conference, and I must say that the Hyatt beats the Sheraton hands down. The staff is outstanding, from the check-in people to housekeeping. The cost of the room was also 2/3 of what the Sheraton charges, even though rooms at the Hyatt are bigger. There's a Starbucks just outside the building which is convenient for me.
I was originally assigned to a room on the 6th floor, but when I asked for a quiet room, the check-in person promptly obliged, and gave me a room on the 10th floor. The room was clean, housekeeping gave me additional items that I requested, the food was good, the gym facilities were adequate, and generally quite good all around. The Hyatt was also more generous with toiletries than the Sheraton. Most important of all, I was given the points that were due me, unlike the Sheraton which did not (the Sheraton claimed that since the room was booked by a 3rd party, my company's travel agent, I cannot get any points). But I had no problem with points at the Hyatt.
I would definitely recommend the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, and I would definitely stay here the next time I'm in Sacramento.