A convenient and romantic hotel within walking distance of the Capitol.
This downtown Sacramento home was built in 1935 for the Chinese ambassador to the U.S. The small inn is surrounded, both front and back, by cherry and oak trees, landscaped gardens and tiled patios for relaxing in the sun. Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the backyard gazebo when it isn't being used for weddings. Although remodeled in 2003, many charming period details have been preserved. Authentic features like stained glass ceilings fit side by side with eclectic faux-painted walls to create a quirky ambience. Seven unique guestrooms, some with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, center around themes like the Orient Express and the British Empire. While the hotel itself may not offer the amenities of a grand resort, active guests will likely find all they need at the neighboring Southside Park with its tennis courts, baseball diamond, swimming pool and jogging trails.