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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Golden 1 Center

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Sacramento hotel, you'll find Sacramento Convention Center and Memorial Auditorium. Cesar Chavez Park and Sacramento Capitol Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

A bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk are featured at this hotel, along with self parking. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A business center, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

Jetted tubs, free WiFi

The 17 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include jetted bathtubs and coffee/tea makers.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Sterling Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Sterling Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
That the trash was picked up at 3:55 on the morning. No fun

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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1 out of 5
I like the bathroom and that’s it. The bed was uncomfortable. We couldn’t figure how Turn odd the ac. Too cold. The water took forever to get hot wasted time. There was machine noise going on the whole Stay at the room including all night. We couldn’t sleep. And the most important they don’t provide any parking very disappointed. Too expense for what they offer.

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019

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5 out of 5
the hotel was very nice. loved the look and feel of the hotel. the staff was pleasant and mice. they were very accommodating everytime i interacted with them. i would and hopefully will get the opportunity to come back and visit.

Posted by , from sacramento on Oct 23, 2018

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5 out of 5
Love the old house, beautiful. Loud music from the ballroom was unpleasant but at least it stopped at 10:30pm. No refrigerator in the the room though. They also need more than 1 towel per person. I had to ask for more everyday, I dont like housekeeping coming in until we are done with the stay.

Posted by , from Texas on Feb 26, 2018

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5 out of 5

Boutique Hotel in Downtown Sacramento

Pros: Historic home converted into a comfortable boutique hotel.
Cons: Additional chair in room would add to overall comfort.
Location: Walking distance to Capitol park, quality restaurants and fine dining. Amtrak, Railroad museum, and Old Town Sacramento less than one mile away.
A weekend jaunt to tour the Capitol and Railroad museum. Hotel staff were friendly and accommodating and visible at all times; breakfast offering was Continental-style, yet, fresh and nutritions. Rooms were clean, comfortable and functional. Suitable for business travelers too.

Posted by , from San Mateo on Jun 22, 2017

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3 out of 5

Was expecting a little better quality

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Noisy
Waited quite awhile to check in, finally had to call someone to come to the front desk. Room was decor was in poor condition, comforter was tattered and dust ruffle was torn. Bed was very lumpy. Jacuzzi had many cracks in it and when we tried to use the jets flew off and floated all over tub, kind of spoiled the whole taking a relaxing bath thing. Street noise is very load, there was even a police chase the night we were there and it sounded like we were on the street next to it. A lot of noise (people talking) from the restaurant down stairs until almost midnight. And even though it is non smoking, I still smelled cigarette smell in our room (I am very sensitive to it). I guess my expectations were a little high. I am glad that we only paid what we did and not any more, I think I would have left.

Posted by , from Elk Grove, CA, USA on Oct 23, 2012

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4 out of 5

We got a very good deal online, which made it a better value

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Not a bad place to stay. Great location, yes it's an old building but it seems well maintained. I'm sure you can find a more elegant hotel but this place has character and overall value. I would stay again for sure.

Posted by , from Pleasant Hill, CA, USA on May 3, 2012

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3 out of 5

Whirlpool tub had 40-50 hairs sitting in the bottom! Staff were friendly, accomodating. Building was beautiful.

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: unclean
Staff were friendly. Room was pretty, large and right next to check in/lobby. After I filled the hot tub to take a bath and climbed into it, the jets wouldn't turn on and they kept falling out and floating around the tub. We were moved to an upstairs (Crocker Suite) room. I went to draw the hot tub (since this is why we moved rooms) to discover 40-50 dark brown hairs across the entire bottom of the tub! There were still soap rings and water scum lines. Had clearly NEVER been cleaned from the last person who floated in there! The manager offered to come and "wipe it out" for us. I declined-I am a RN and it's not what I CAN see that worries me as much as what I couldn't see that I'd be floating in!!! The manager did not offer apologies or even seem embarrassed by any of this. Hopefully our bed was clean! Jessica P. Baldwin, WI

Posted by , from Baldwin, WI on Oct 20, 2011

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About the The Sterling Hotel

Location 1300 H St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. The Sterling Hotel also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Sacramento hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1894
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Train station: Sacramento Valley Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: 12th and I Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Sterling Hotel offers 17 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Jetted tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily until 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily until 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


This property is managed by a professional host

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available


Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 16 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 16 per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Sterling Hotel Sacramento
  • Sterling Sacramento
  • The Sterling Hotel Hotel
  • The Sterling Hotel Sacramento
  • The Sterling Hotel Hotel Sacramento
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.