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Governors Inn Hotel
Ranked #19 of 83 Hotels in Sacramento
Reviewed 3 May 2012

For $90 a night...a 3 star it is not. Super dated and needs a renovation. Nice front desk people.
Stay at a chain. You'll thank me.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Absolutely could not have been a better place to stay while we were in Sacramento. We were very fortunate to land at 'home' away from home.
From the general manager to the desk clerks, hotel staff and housekeeping, they made us feel welcome and were ready to meet every request and concern, and filled them promptly.
I really cannot say enough good things about this group of folks we met--Toni, Michael, Josiah, Sarah, Hope, Xa, Justin, Yolanda, and the many others whose names we didn't get.
This is the place you need to stay if you are in Sacramento. You'll be well taken care of--they treat you like you are someone special. You will not be disappointed, either in the size of the rooms, the beds, the breakfast arrangements, check in and out...all very wonderful, fantastic, and smooth.

Room Tip: Third floor has more view of city
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2012

Wow, thank you so much for going the extra mile to identify those staff members that made your stay with us even more memorable. We are so glad you found The Governors Inn Hotel to be your "home" away from home. Reading your review and sharing it with the staff just brought smiles to all of us. Being in the hospitality business is more than just giving you a room key, it’s about the entire experience and that is what we strive to deliver at the Governors Inn Hotel on a daily basis. Thanks for telling the world about your wonderful stay with us. And next time you fly across country to Sacramento; we will hold out the weclome mat for you...we look forward to having you stay with us again. Thank you for taking the time to write.

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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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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1  Thank Tina R
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Governors Inn H, Guest Relations Manager at Governors Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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 - £107 (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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