Gay Sacramento: Where to Stay

Author: , August 2nd, 2014

Citizen Hotel SacramentoOur last section in our trip to gay Sacramento – places to stay. We currently have three places in town for you to choose from:

The Citizen Hotel
926 J. St.

Embedded in the urban fabric of downtown Sacramento, the Citizen Hotel is a luxury, boutique hotel in the heart of the city, at the center of the action.

The Citizen blends the best of two eras, combining the formality and magnificence of Sacramento’s history with today’s modern expectations.

Inn at Parkside SacramentoInn at Parkside B&B
2116 Sixth St.

A grand mansion, built in 1936 as the official U.S. residence for the North American Ambassador to Nationalist China.

Located in heart of Sacramento only blocks from the State Capitol and Old Town Sacramento.

Amber House B&B
1315 22nd St.

Amber House B&B - SacramentoIn the heart of Midtown and the Lavender District, on a quiet street of historic homes, Amber House offers a perfect blend of elegance, comfort, and hospitality.

Marble-tiled baths, some with Jacuzzi tubs for two, plush bathrobes, phones, flatscreen TV, DVD, WiFi. A delicious breakfast is served in your room, dining room or the garden.

All three are on the grid – in the midtown / downtown area. Of the three, Amber House is the closest to Lavender Heights – just four blocks from the gay bars. The Citizen is in downtown, close to the Capitol and K Street. And the Inn at Parkside is next to the park where the annual Sacramento Rainbow Festival ( is held on Labor Day Weekend.

Sacramento Gay Travel Resources

View From the Top

Author: , April 14th, 2012

Citizen HotelAs readers of our Gay Marriage Watch blog will know, Mark and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary yesterday.

To commemorate the occasion, we booked a room at the Citizen Hotel, a Joie de Vive property in the heart of San Francisco, just a few blocks from the State Capitol.

Joie de Vive has a great upgrade policy – the day after booking our room, we received an email offering us an upgrade to one of the Penthouse Suites – normally $700 a night, for just $149 above our existing rate. We debated, but really, how often do you have a twentieth anniversary? So we took the plunge and got this fantastic room for just over $400.

We also took in a film – the Sacramento premiere of Bully – check out our review here.

And enjoy the view from the top: