4.3 out of 5

"Needed a quiet comfortable bed and this was a great place to stay. Room, Bed, Pillows were perfectly wonderful. Close to Downtown and the Old Town a ... " More

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Hotel Description

Governors Inn Hotel puts you in the center of Sacramento, 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Golden1Center and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from California State Capitol. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 133 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Additionally, refrigerators, free local calls, and hair dryers are available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Added amenities include a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Downtown Sacramento hotel, attractions include Sacramento Zoo and Fort Sutter State Historical Park.

Governors Inn Hotel ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

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

Umpiring 9 Softball Games in two days.

Pros: Bed and Pillows
Cons: breakfast - needs more waffle makers
Location: close to Courthouse if you have Jury Duty, Old Town and the RiverCats Baseball Team close by. Easy access to I-5
Needed a quiet comfortable bed and this was a great place to stay. Room, Bed, Pillows were perfectly wonderful. Close to Downtown and the Old Town area. McDonald's right next door. Breakfast was basic with Waffle/Pancake maker and cold cereal. Not overly exciting and waiting for people to finish making waffles is a pain. They should have about 4 of them. Will definitely stay here again when visiting Sacramento.

Posted by , from Anderson, CA on Jun 10, 2017

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4 out of 5

WiFi Issue

This Hotel was good however I really needed to connect with and download some things from my email account and the Hotel's WiFi would not allow me to. I ended up having to redo a lot of work I had done and emailed myself that I needed for a board meeting early that morning. I am not sure what kind of strange WiFi system they have but I need to stay at a hotel where I can access my email or any other internet site. It was too bad because I really like the Hotel otherwise.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz, CA on Oct 16, 2016

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4 out of 5
The only concern was the backside of the hotel is a bit sketchy but they have good security

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016

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4 out of 5

Quick and easy access to freeway.

Pros: Friendly staff and a comfortable clean room.
Cons: Bathroom tile and floor in shower.
Location: Near freeway about 10 minutes from Sleep Train Pavillion. MacDonalds next door to the hotel and a Denny's restaurant across the street.
I booked this hotel because I was attending my granddaughter's graduation at 8:00 a.m. the next morning. The hotel was located just 10 minutes from the graduation ceremony. My room was clean and the hotel staff (like to other reviews) were very friendly and accommodating. The fan in my room did not work. I reported this to the staff who apologized and was going to have their maintenance staff come to the room for repairs. Since I was only staying one night I declined the offer for repair. My daughter was with me (her daughter graduating from Sacramento State) and we knew the room would be small but that was not a problem especially since we were staying one night. The only thing I think the hotel should do is update the tile or floor in the shower stall. It was probably clean but it looked a little dingy. Other than that all was well.

Posted by , from Berkeley on May 29, 2016

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3 out of 5

Nice, But Room For Improvement

Pros: The staff was friendly and attentive.
Cons: The breakfast was the worst thing about the stay. It looked like something offered to meet a bare requirement.
Location: The hotel is located next to a McDonalds with a drivethru. In fact, this is the view from some of the hallways, and I would imagine some of the rooms.
We stayed at this hotel for two nights in February. It was offered for a very nice price and had some good reviews. The best thing about the hotel is the staff. We had two packages delivered to the hotel for us. As soon as we walked up to the front desk to ask, the clerk on duty said "We have two envelopes for you", so he recognized us, which was nice. The room was also nice. Fairly modern with a king bed. The bathroom is very small, the shower has a glass door which allows for a small entry. The breakfast was the worst part of the stay. It looked like something designed to meet a bare requirement, not something for the comfort of guests. There are two waffle irons and plastic cups prefilled with waffle batter. One of the waffle irons is actually a pizelle iron, so the 'waffles' are dense and chewy. There are bagels, danishes, cereal, quaker oatmeal cups, yogurt, coffee and tea with sugar and sweet and low only. We have stayed at a couple of different business-traveler type hotels in the last few years and some of them offer proteins. This selection is very carb heavy and processed. The waffles, which are fresh made also taste weird. Lots of room for improvement here.

Posted by , from Venice on Mar 4, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place for business traveler

Very comfortable bed, thick towels, and good location. Very clean and well maintained.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Jan 16, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Value-Better than expected

Pros: Comfortable beds and nice towels.
Cons: There was just the slightest hint of the bathroom being missed a little in cleaning, it was very minor and not sure it wasn't just wear and tear
Location: we only stayed while passing through so we did not experience what the town had to offer.
I booked the hotel to just get a nights sleep, we were passing through town, the reviews were good and the price was nice. I was actually surprised the value we received, the bed was very comfortable, all of the furniture was either topped with granite or glass which always seems cleaner to me since you can use proper cleaning supplies on both. The bed was comfortable with nice pillows and the towels were quite lush. The check in staff member was extremely polite and accommodating. We were not able to stay late enough for breakfast but the dining area seemed well equipped. The gym was very nice also. We got a nice night's sleep and would definitely chose this hotel again.

Posted by , from full time traveler on Nov 19, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice staff and hotel

Location: Right of I-5 and 15 minutes to Sacramento Airport Terminal was a plus for us dropping someone off at the airport by 5:30am.
Check in and check out people were great & Fast. Clean Room. Comfortable beds. Nice shower and plenty of towels. The only drawback was the road was a little noisey.....

Posted by , from Northern California on Nov 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

Convenient to airport.

Pros: Location, clean, attractively decorated, quiet, attentive staff...
Staff were professional and pleasant. There was a shuttle from the airport provided.

Posted by , from California on Sep 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Our stay at Govenor's was wonderful.

Close to the freeway off and on. Very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed our rooms. Thank you for a great location. Near to Old Sacramento.

Posted by , from Medford, Oregon on Sep 11, 2015

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Property Features

Governors Inn Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Free breakfast is served daily. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and a train station pick-up service are free. The business-friendly Governors Inn Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Sacramento hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 133 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) (15.7 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Train station: Sacramento Station (2.4 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Township 9 Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Governors Inn Hotel offers 133 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Sacramento hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.


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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 10 PM. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD $50 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Governors Inn Hotel offers transfers from the airport and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.