Located about a 5-minute drive from California Exposition State Fairgrounds and
the nearest Highway 80 on-ramp, the Residence Inn Sacramento Cal Expo is geared towards travellers needing short- or long-term accommodations with extended kitchen amenities, easy highway access and a free breakfast.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a sitting area with a sofabed, a coffeemaker, a full kitchen (with a dishwasher and cooking utensils), a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a fireplace, two levels and a dining area are also available, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room, a meeting room, a business centre, guest laundry, BBQ facilities, free parking and a free breakfast. An evening reception is also offered with food and beverages (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are permitted for an additional $100 per pet, per stay.
Arden Fair Mall is about a 3-minute drive from the hotel, while Sacramento Zoo and Sacramento's downtown can both be found 15 minutes away by car. Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is roughly a 22-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $100/pet/stay, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and breakfast.
The hotel's location was praised by numerous lodgers. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, Sacramento State University, highway access, Sacramento Convention Center and downtown Sacramento.
Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet and well maintained, with comfortable beds and pillows. A few guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
Several travellers were impressed with the hotel's breakfast. They described it as excellent and tasty, with many hot and cold items.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and rates.
Although the majority of reviewers enjoyed their spacious and well-equipped rooms, a few guests complained about their lodgings. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, fixtures and carpets, inefficient air conditioning and some cleaning issues.
A few travellers were disappointed with the hotel's rates, and found them overpriced for the condition of their rooms.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #43 of 85 Sacramento hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 87 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation rate from 85 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 9 reviews.The author called the hotel on October 25, 2013 to verify some information.