"The staff was very nice and the ship provides a unique experience. The bar is open until 10pm and breakfast was great. I would go again. " More

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Hotel Description

Delta King Hotel puts you in the heart of Sacramento, within steps of Wells Fargo History Museum and Sacramento History Museum. Highlights at this hotel include free cooked-to-order breakfast, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 44 rooms feature free WiFi, hair dryers, and phones. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and designer toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, Pilothouse Restaurant, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Business travelers can take advantage of conference space and meeting rooms. Other amenities include 2 restaurants and free WiFi in public areas. Each morning free breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Places within a short walk of this 3-star Old Sacramento hotel include California State Railroad Museum and California State Military Museum.

3rd Deck Queen Stateroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City View Queen Stateroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

River View Queen Stateroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Delta King Hotel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Unique experience with fabulous pork chop dinner.

Location: Old town is right next to the ship and has many shops and places to eat.
The staff was very nice and the ship provides a unique experience. The bar is open until 10pm and breakfast was great. I would go again.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, Ca on Mar 1, 2018

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5 out of 5

I was looking for different, found wonderful!

Pros: The lovingly preserved history. You felt like you had taken a trip back to the roaring twenties -- but still had a wifi signal!
Cons: A check-in time of 3, rather than 4 would be much better.
Location: In the heart of Old Sacramento within strolling distance of kitschy gift shops, art galleries, candy stores, bars, restaurants and live entertainment.
I thought it would be kinda fun to try a room on a boat -- I'd never slept on a boat before... this was SO much more than that! They refurbished this 1927 paddle-wheel boat from stem to stern! Every bit of brass, wood, and stained glass window gleamed. Every -- and I do mean EVERY person I came in contact with, was cheery and engaging. The Delta King family made our 24th anniversary trip into something truly memorable! We will definitely be back!

Posted by , from Fresno, CA on Sep 6, 2016

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4 out of 5

River boat stay

Good location, fun to stay on a riverboat, a great breakfast was included. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

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3 out of 5

Delta king...hotel on the river

My wife and I stayed at the delta king 10/30/15 just one night. The room was pretty small. We were on the 3rd floor. But we wanted to stay for the experience and be walking distance from old Sacramento which is right in front of you. The room decor was dated and our room was right next to the steps so we could hear people walking up and down all night. The free breakfast was good. Nothing really stands out. So don't expect a nice place for being a 100 year old boat

Posted by , from san jose California on Nov 2, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel on river

Friendly staff, cosy comfortable quarters (as we expected). Loved proximity to old town Sacramento. Very nice meal in board. Nice to have breakfast included. Not as quiet as we thought it would be as quite a lot of activity on the river and people stomping upstairs but overall a comfortable stay

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

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4 out of 5

Riverboat history

Pros: The charm and authenticity.
Cons: The TV was too complicated for this old timer. But who watched TV on a river cruise anyway.
Location: Old Sacramento has the California Railroad Museum, one of the best of it's kind in the nation.
The Delta King stern wheeler is tied up along the Sacramento river in Old Sacramento. Our room (cabin) was on the top deck river side of the riverboat. Riverboat cabins are about half the size of a regular hotel room. There is no elevator and we brought quite a few suitcases. If it weren't for the handyman helping with those bags both on and off the boat, we probably wouldn't have enjoyed the stay as much. The Delta King has all the charm of the old west. The hotel is elegant and well maintained. We had fun living in the "olden days". Complimentary breakfast was excellent and served in the dining room as it would have been on a river cruise.

Posted by , from N/W OHIO on Sep 16, 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel room was over booked, they upgraded my room.

I had a great "stateroom" small, but all I needed. Best part was I was upgraded to the water side and it was amazing. Able to watch the boats go up and down river, it was a wonderful experience and much better than a regular hotel room.

Posted by , from Anchorage on Sep 14, 2015

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4 out of 5

adorable hotel on the river

Pros: On the river, on a boat, restaurant, bar
Cons: Cleanliness
Location: Such a great location. Right on the river and we were able to walk to shops, dining, and entertainment.
This was such a charming room. The view of the water was great. The rooms are extremely small and quant. My only real gripe was the cleanliness. The bed frame, tv, and blinds looked liked they hadn't been dusted in years which made me question the cleanliness of the rest of the room.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015

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3 out of 5


Pros: Novel, quaint, and great view.
Cons: Faster hot water time, maybe slightly smaller bed to allow more movement room.
Location: Google it; there's plenty.
I knew the room would be small, but didn't realize just how small. It's way too tiny. And a bit too ancient. For one night the novelty of being on the boat countered the discomfort of the room, so it was bearable. But more than one night would be torture.

Posted by , from Santa Rosa, CA on Aug 10, 2015

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5 out of 5

Rollin' on the RIVER

Pros: Very Nostalgic especially being around all the attractions of Old town Sacramento.
Cons: Work out the Breakfast pricing thing. Queen size beds only and a bit hard for my tastes. We were denied a late checkout but it DID get us breakfast.
Location: There are so many options for food around old Sacramento we ate someplace different for each meal. LOTS of shopping too.
We spent 3 nights on the Delta King including the Saturday night Suspects murder mystery Dinner. The rooms were well appointed but as you can expect from a 90 year old ship it takes a bit of getting used to. The slight crown of the deck makes you tend to lean slightly. It takes a while to figure out why you feel off balance. Especially around happy hour. The ship is well restored and a lot of fun to walk the decks imagining what it was like back in her heyday. Our only dinner aboard was for the murder. Food was ok considering how many had to be served simultaneously. The show going on all around you was hilarious too. The free breakfast was very good although the pricing was odd. The Eggs, bacon and potatoes that was included cost more than almost anything else on the menu. The weird part is that if you wanted to change to something else that was cheaper it cost an extra $5. I didn't care though and went for the Salmon Benedict which was excellent. The bar and appetizers were very good so I have to presume the pilothouse restaurant was too. Joe's Crab shack is a short walk and you pass the Rio Grille. Both of which were excellent. Grazzianos for Pizza and GREAT Bloody Mary's. Don't miss Angeline's upstairs costumes. BIG FUN!

Posted by , from Benicia, ca on May 4, 2015

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. The business-friendly Delta King Hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, concierge services, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Sacramento hotel is smoke free.

  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 8 conference rooms
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) (18.2 km / 11.3 mi)
  • Train station: Sacramento Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Delta King Hotel offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Sacramento hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Pilothouse Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Delta Bar and Grill - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours on site
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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