Located on the Sacramento River and a 4-minute drive from Sacramento's city centre, the Delta King is suitable for travellers who would enjoy a centrally located floating boat hotel with on-site dining, a theatre and meeting/banquet space.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a CD player and a hair dryer. Rooms with a private or non-private balcony and a wet bar are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.
The hotel also offers meeting/banquet space, a theatre, a business centre and a gift shop. Public parking is available nearby (charges apply) and pets are not permitted. On-site dining is offered at The Pilothouse (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and Delta Bar & Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily.
California State Railroad Museum is a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Sacramento Downtown Plaza can be found about 8 minutes away on foot. Sacramento Amtrak is roughly a 9-minute walk away and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, public parking nearby, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: December 24, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many lodgers praised the hotel's location, finding it close to downtown Sacramento, Old Town Sacramento, shopping, restaurants, museums, highway access and the State Capital. One guest remarked, "You are right there on the Delta King... watching sea lions, birds, ducks, geese, turtles, trains, boats and all the passers by. The only place to stay when visiting Old Sacramento".
The hotel's staff was the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who found them friendly, helpful and accommodating. One patron noted, "We immediately encountered great customer service at the valet and from an employee at the dock who saw us walking the boarding platform with our bags and immediately stopped to open the doors [and] offer assistance and directions. We found out later that she was a maid. Check-in was smooth".
Several guests were pleased with their accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, cozy and well maintained, with efficient air conditioning, good Wi-Fi, great river views and strong water pressure. A few travellers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although the majority of lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-maintained accommodations, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported small-sized rooms and showers, poor views, uncomfortable beds and worn decor.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few reviewers. They reported train noise, street noise and noise from guests in the hallways and adjacent rooms.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 94% recommendation rate from 688 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 611 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #19 of 85 Sacramento hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 267 reviews.
The author called the hotel on December 24, 2013 to verify some information.