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Governors Inn Hotel
Ranked #17 of 80 Hotels in Sacramento
Alameda, CA
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38 reviews
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“Better than expected based on price and previous reviews.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Very nice! From the gentleman at the front desk to the maids and maintenance staff in the hallways, every member of the staff smiled and greeted you and asked if they could be of service. Very well trained staff - have never seen this level of graciousness in any other recent hotel experience.

The hotel has obviously been recently renovated and it shows. All of the public areas were very pleasant and clean. The room was large and came with a refrigerator, free wireless, in room coffeepot (this coffee is never good, but the effort is appreciated - missed having tea option but could pick up bags in lobby). Liked the touch of the basket for used towels. Bed was comfortable and clean. Only complaint would be lack of grab bars in the newly refurbished shower, better handle on shower door, and place to put washcloth when not actively using.

Breakfast service is relatively minimal - but includes juices, hot and cold cereals, bagels, croissants and waffles (make your own), apples and yogurt (fat free - thank you!). Would recommend slightly better plastic silverware. Staff, again, so pleasant and reaching out to be of service.

Coffee and hot water available 24 hours a day in thermoses in lobby. Free computer and printer also in lobby. Small pool and exercise rooms (we didn't use on this short visit). Room service available (didn't use) and MacDonalds (does anyone really eat there?) next door.

Look out your window onto the American River Trail for walks or bicycling. Easy access to freeways and downtown.

We would definitely consider a return.

Room Tip: Rooms on back side have view of River Trail.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 5 June 2012
Thank you for your kind and generous review. As an Independent hotel we work harder to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience. We get many comments about the fact we are located near the American and Sacramento Rivers. And being right off the freeway it makes for very easy access. Just recently, the city and state completed a major renovation to the off-ramps and widening of the freeway underpass. Next time you’re coming through Sacramento, check out the artistic cement side walls in the underpass, they even include blue LED lighting. We are very pleased with the investment in roads and transportation improvements occurring along Richards Blvd.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

Every member of the staff went out of their way to be helpful. The room was more spacious than expected, with super comfy beds. We ended up in the area a second night and were excited to return. Entire facility was very clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very glad that you found our staff to be extra helpful. We pride ourselves on our staff going the extra mile to serve our guests. Thank you for recognizing our team members and mentioning it here on Trip Advisor.

We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

Wheni I want to get way I love staying at a place that makes me feel special and that appreciates that I choose to stay with them recognizing that I have many to chose from. My time while short was very pleasant it is nice to have hotel staff ask if you need help and then try to really help. Staff was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and good advice about places to eat. I was very comfortable in the large rooms and loved the firm bed. The Governors Inn is a place I would highly recommend if you want that special touch!.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 30 April 2012
Wow, thank you very much for your thoughtful and kind review of our hotel. We pride ourselves on making sure our staff goes above and beyond in serving our guests.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

The rooms are large & clean. If your ok with mcdonalds you can walk to one faster than you can walk to your room. It's literally in the same parking lot as the hotel. There is a large police station next door as well. Free parking!
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Room doors are loud when closed. TV's need updated. No bathtub. The shower was clean but not sparkling. Lot's and lot's of homeless people walking around the outside perimeter of the property. I wasn't worried, never felt unsafe, and never saw any questionable characters anywhere near the hotel or in the actual parking lot. I've stayed at Marriott brand hotels that were way worse than this place. Get it for around $50/nt and you'll be happy.

Room Tip: The rear of the hotel has a slightly nicer view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 20 April 2012
Thank you for your review of the Governors Inn Hotel and appreciate your comments. We are very focused on making sure every guest has a great stay with us. The Sacramento Police Department and a few other city departments are located near our hotel in a newer office building. We love having them as neighbors. We are also excited about the new light rail station that is about to open in the River District. Thank you again for staying with us!
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Another one of our visits to visit family in the area.

I didn't expect much, with this hotel being in an industrial/commercial area right off Interstate-5. Not much ambience in the area.

We had a really good, very large, comfortable, clean and well-decorated room, with a side chair and office desk and good lighting. The lobby is also crisp and clean and upbeat (and large). I've stayed in plenty of places more dated and less clean, with regular and frequent overnights in Sacramento.

Stayed in room 222. I was favorably impressed when approaching the room, going through the expansive lobby, as the hallways are wide and attractive and there is a small lobby down the halls (with vending machines and couches), on every floor (3 floors) right near the elevator, which is not near the lobby. Almost like they welcomed people to walk the halls and also sit and have a soda or snack on each floor. None of those narrow, cheap hallways. Also, there is a fitness center down the hall. The lay-out welcomes people to walk and enjoy.

The entire hotel seemed to have its act together, with newish carpet and bright spaces in the public areas.

Enjoyed the room. It had white plantation shutters (instead of heavy drapes) which was a nice touch. Room had two queens (very comfortable), with updated linens/spreads of well-coordinated colors. Carpet looked quite new. There were beautiful matted fall photos on the wall (can't stand some of the wall decor in some other hotels). Everything in the room looked quite up-to-date, with a fall-colored painted contrast wall. Bathroom seemed recently painted and was spotlessly clean.

Re applicances, it had the standard coffee pot (small) and iron/board and large mirror-door closet --- and an unexpected bar fridge. Also, free wi-fi in the room. Everything worked fine. TV was not a flat screen however.

Continental breakfast (included) was quite simple but they did have the waffle machine.

The hotel is not in the city itself --- it's just off an interstate, so nothing fancy there, re location. But, it was everything we wanted for a comfortable stay. We didn't get a chance to enjoy closeby restaurants or attractions but we'd stay at this comfortable hotel again.

Room Tip: Our room was perfect so not sure what to say --- room 222.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel. Our staff works hard at making sure out hotel is in tip top shape. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Albany, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you end up staying here through Priceline name your own price you WILL regret it! If you have an issue they DO NOT CARE ABOUT you. Your better of sleeping in your car. They want a 50.00 hold on your CC for "incidentals" or damage to your room. They are inflexible. This place is NOT a full service hotel so not sure what incidentals they could be talking about. $10.00 in room movies and that is all. Right off the freeway and area is terrible and noise is horrendous.If the people who stay here make so much damage to the room that it is an issue then not the place someone who is not a drug addict from Breaking Bad would want to stay. Sacramento has tons of places and avoid this place like plague. Stick with national chains that has standards and policies. Again all the people I encounted at the desk are the worst customer service I have ever seen and I am a manger at a national retail chain.They call hoteliers the "hospitality industry". Well this would be on exception!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Overall, this was a really good stay. We bid 49 for a 3 1/2 star room and got this for about 40% less. It was nice and pine fresh and the room was quiet with plantation shutters and thick, new carpet. They have those mini bedspreads that get washed, too, so it looked, felt and smelled really clean.There is a mini fridge, small coffee maker, blow dryer, shampoo, soap, iron and ironing board. Crisp white linens and fluffy pillows atop a quality mattress help, too, of course Their complimentary breakfast bagels were fresh and tasty, and included a variety including Asiago Cheese and poppy seed, in addition to plain w/cream cheese. Also had unlimited fresh fruit, juice, yogurt, waffle maker and more. Though there's no bar, the lobby is spacious and inviting. Looked like they had a (free?) shuttle service to and from the Sacramento Convention Center. We were in town for the National Handmade Bicycle Show. It was very nice to be close to the American River Bicycle Trail and Discovery Park, along the Sacramento River. The staff was very accommodating and didn’t seem to mind the bicycles going up and down the elevators, either (some really enjoyed it!). They even make those cute little pleats in the towels and tissues too! Web signal is strong there and there’s always Mickey D’s free wifi next door. The Rusty Duck, a famous old Sacramento restaurant, then closed, is virtually across the street, as well as a barbecue joint and a really good seafood place, Monterey Bay Canners (Oceanside, Sacramento & Maui). Plenty of free parking in lot, restaurants, streets, etc. The only improvement I can think of would be larger TV screens. Note: The water pressure is amazing, and the remodeled bathrooms of spa quality, but there are no bathtubs in a standard room.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 14 March 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your recent stay at the Governors Inn Hotel.

As you point out we are indeed located adjacent to the American River Bike Trial, which is considered the crown jewel of Sacramento. The bike trail stretches 32 miles along the American River and is designated as both a state and national wild and scenic river. About 8 million people visit the parkway annually.

Our staff works very hard to ensure every guest has a great experience at out hotel and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you!
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Property: Governors Inn Hotel
Address: 210 Richards Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95811-0236
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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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sacramento
#14 Family Hotel in Sacramento
#14 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
#22 Business Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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