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Governors Inn Hotel
Ranked #20 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
Reviewed 28 July 2011

This hotel is essentially a huge and dingy motel. We were given a room at the back, but because the hotel is immense, it took a while to get inside from the parking lot to our room by walking down a long, dark corridor. We had a lot of luggage, there was no offer of help or carts to use. You are on your own here like you would be in a motel.

The building is dingy and dimly lit with low ceilings and low quality appointments.The room was old-looking and dark; if you are on the ground floor you are obliged to close the blinds for any privacy. It's not located a nice neighbourhood, but could be convenient for some located right off the highway.

The breakfast hours are comparatively short and the cold food is pre-packaged and stale.

A small swimming pool at the front of the hotel reached from the inside attracted many children so there's something to do for kids.

I found this hotel to be of poor value for the money we paid.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We were only able to stay here one night to check out the Sacramento area for a move next year, so I wasn't expecting much from a motel that I paid such a low price for.

The hotel is situated right near a freeway for convienance, and around surrounding motels and hotels.

We needed a quiet room after being exhausted from our flight the night before that caused us not to get into SF until 4am and then we drove to Sacto about 4 hours later.

The staff was all very friendly, there was ample parking, and the hotel and rooms were beautiful, clean, and well kept.

My only complaint was that the pool was not heated and there was no bathtub, but the spa made up for that.

Other than that, it was an excellent
choice. It was also close to downtown, old Sacramento, and the state capitol Bldg.

The rooms were very quiet and came with ceiling fans as well as a/c which was great because it was not that hot the night we stayed.

Excellent motel.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Governors, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2011

Thank you for taking the time to give us an awesome review on Trip Advisor. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations and found the Governors Inn Hotel to provide you the "value and convenience" that you were looking for prior to your move to Sacramento. Our staff works very hard to ensure every guest has a wonderful experience at our hotel. We look forward to you staying with us again!

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Reviewed 14 July 2011

My room was large and very clean. The staff was friendly and efficient. I would definitely stay here again especially for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Thank MonicaA2011
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

The hotel was very clean and comfortable; easy to find from the airport and a short drive to downtown; a shady pool on the hot days we were there; good selection at breakfast and regularly replenished. We left a cellphone behind and the staff found it in our room within a few minutes and mailed it back to us right away.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Governors, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2011

Thank you for your very kind review of the Governors Inn Hotel. We are glad you found our hotel to be "very clean and comfortable." As you can imagine our staff is very proud of our hotel and works very hard provide to deliver first class customer service. We look forward to seeing you again soon,

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Reviewed 4 July 2011

I've stayed in Motel 6 and Roadway Inns that were nicer than this place. Rude staff, lied about the price and refused to fix what they did wrong. The hotel smells like wet dog and the room stinks like I don't even know what. Wow - it's very sad. I've stayed in a lot of cheap and expensive rooms and this one is by far the worst expensive room I've ever stayed in. Internet service is real slow.

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Reviewed 3 July 2011

My husband, our two sons, and I stayed at the Governors Inn for three nights while visiting a friend in Sacramento. Our room was exactly what we needed. It was clean, quiet, and had a small refrigerator. The hotel also has a pool, jacuzzi, and a small workout room. We booked this room for $50 a night on priceline and could not have been more pleased with what we got. Oops, almost forgot to mention the free breakfast.

Room Tip: $50 and three stars- Name your price on Priceline
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank tarcatravel
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

A very nice hotel for the money. Rooms recently remodeled, clean and well appointed. Basic continential breakfasted included. A nice surprise is they have complimentary train station and airport transportation. Priceline assigned hotel with a bid of $45 per night for three nights. Friendly and helpful front desk. Located one exit north of Old Town Sacramento exit so close to downtown, but not walkable. Located next to a McDonalds and accross the street what looks like a nice cafe. Without hestitation, would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Governors Inn Hotel

Address: 210 Richards Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0236
Region: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Sacramento
#14 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
#14 Family Hotel in Sacramento
#22 Business Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range: £86 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Governors Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come see our new guest suites, beautiful new lobby decor and spacious breakfast area! The Governors Inn Hotel, a Sacramento Hotel, has just completed phase one and two of a million dollar property renovation. We are thrilled with the beauty and comfort of our complete make over of our guest rooms. You will completely be relaxed and ready for your day after spending a night with us. The beautiful and sparkling lobby area is comfortable for meetings or just relaxing after a busy day. ... more   less 
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