Where’s Ramos?

Safely hidden in The Citizen Hotel is a rather scandalous work of art by Sacramento native Mel Ramos, one of the city’s most celebrated artists. Known best for his comic-book heroes and commercially inspired nudes, Ramos is celebrating 50 years of art this summer at the Crocker Art Museum. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve created a package to please both art fanatics and foodies alike—if you’re up to the challenge. If you can find the Ramos artwork in The Citizen Hotel, we’ll buy you and a friend dinner in Grange. Hint: you might encounter a scandal along the way, and ladies might need some extra help finding it. Once you locate the work of art, snap a picture of it on the sly and show it to the front desk to receive your dinner voucher. We promise it’s not hidden out of arm’s reach.

Package includes:

·  One night of deluxe accommodations in a king, queen or double room

·  One night valet parking with in and out privileges

·  Two Crocker Art Museum admission tickets where you can see the Ramos exhibit

·  Dinner for Two in Grange if you find the Ramos!

Click here to book this package.

For more information on the Mel Ramos exhibit at the Crocker, click here.

Published in: on May 16, 2012 at 10:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

We’re up and pinning!

It’s official. We’ve joined the cool kids on Pinterest! We’re pinning chic travel accessories, wedding inspiration, Citizen instagrams, Sacramento favorites, and more! Follow our boards here.

Some of our favorite pins from this week…

{ We couldn’t agree more! }

{ How cool is this vintage liquor travel case? }

 { We love Ruhstaller! }

{ Now that’s just plain clever… }

{ Guest instagram }

Are you on Pinterest? We’d love to follow your pins!

Published in: on April 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Have you met our new neighbors?

When we found out Temple Coffee was moving, we were crushed. Yes, they were only moving up the street, but they were such good neighbors. And good neighbors can be hard to come by, right?

Well, fear not downtowners–our new neighbors are AWESOME. In case you haven’t met them, let us introduce you to Broadacre Coffee, recently rated the #2 independent coffeehouse in Sacramento by the Sac Bee!

We love their ambiance, sense of community, and (obviously) their coffee and tea selections. Our personal favorite? The lavender latte.

Have you been to Broadacre yet? Do you love them as much as we do?

Published in: on March 9, 2012 at 5:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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Sacramento’s Sweethearts Contest!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’re on the hunt for the ultimate Sacramento couple! Submit a photo of you and your sweetie in your favorite Sacramento location and tell us why you deserve to be named Sacramento’s Sweethearts. Photo with the most votes wins the Grand Prize: One-night stay in the Governor’s Suite, bottle of bubbly, dinner for two in Grange, and breakfast for two in your room. Citizen’s Choice Prize (voted by us): One-night stay in a one-bedroom suite, and dinner for two in Grange.

Submissions must be made by California residents, 21 years or older. Grand prize and Citizen’s Choice prize are both based on availability, blackout dates may apply. The Citizen Hotel reserves the right to use the winners’ names and/or photos to promote the contest. All entries must be submitted by midnight on January 25th. Voting starts at 8:00am on January 26th and ends at midnight on January 31st. Winner will be announced February 1st.

Ready to enter?? Click here!

Published in: on January 19, 2012 at 1:23 am  Comments (5)  
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He’s made his list and checked it twice…

Make sure you swing by The Citizen Hotel this holiday season to see who made Santa’s Naughty & Nice list! Did he miss anyone? Let us know!

Published in: on November 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm  Comments (1)  
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Occupy the Mall

Whether you’re part of the 1% or the 99%, you probably still need to do some shopping this holiday season. Demonstrate your right to shop with our “Occupy the Mall” package! This one-day deal is only available on Black Friday—the perfect night to violate your curfew. You’ll load up on energy drinks and power bars before taking our shuttle to Arden Fair Mall for the best deals in town. Once you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, our shuttle will bring you back for a good night’s sleep, which you’ll be sure to get with a guaranteed late checkout. After waking up rested, enjoy breakfast for two in Grange while we wrap your Christmas presents for you. No protesting required.

Package includes:

  • One-night stay in a King, Queen or Double Room on 11/24/2011
  • Energy drinks, bottled water and power bars for two
  • (2) Arden Fair Mall swag bags
  • Transportation to and from the mall starting at 11:30 pm and running every 30 minutes
  • Breakfast for two in Grange
  • Gift wrapping
  • Late checkout 2 pm

Offered at $199. Requires 24 hour notice. This package is only available on 11/24/2011.


We believe in first impressions…

Firm handshakes, solid eye contact, and a winning smile — first impressions and politicians go hand in hand. Likewise, we want to introduce art fanatics to Sacramento, with a new package guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Visitors will experience “The Summer of Impressionism” — a collection of three exhibits, featuring Impressionist paintings by renowned French and American artists—at the Crocker Art Museum. After an inspirational dinner in Grange, aspiring artists can channel their inner Monet with an in-room painting session, complete with watercolor paints and blank cold press postcards, perfect for impressing friends back home.

The First Impressions Package includes:

  • One night of deluxe accommodations in a king, queen or double room
  • One night valet parking with in and out privileges
  • Dinner for two in Grange Restaurant & Bar
  • Two Crocker Art Museum admission tickets
  • 15 watercolor postcards and Pearlescent watercolor set with 21 colors

Rates start at $209. Package available now through October 23, 2011 Tuesday-Saturday and must be booked 48 hours in advance. Book here!

Published in: on July 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm  Comments (3)  
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Sacramento is Awesome in August

Thinking about planning a trip to Sacramento this summer? Use promo code AUGUSTUS for a $99 rate any day in August!* To make it easy on you, we’ve compiled a list of fun events to make your trip even more enjoyable;

Wag Hotels Summer Camp – Did you know that The Citizen is pet friendly? Your pup will love doggy summer camp at Wag, where every day has a theme with treats and games! Sign up for one day, one week or the entire event. It’s bound to be a doggone good time!

August 6: Third Annual CAM Car Cruise –  Sacramento will come alive with the sights and sounds of hundreds of unique cars from all eras and manufacturers as they celebrate an American summertime tradition of cruising with community-wide particpation. The 3rd Annaul CAM Car Cruise, hosted by the California Automobile Museum (CAM), will be a fun-filled day for the whole family as it cruises through the streets of Sacramento, along Fulton avenue where the event concludes with a huge car show at Fulton & Marconi.

August 14:  Sacramento Antique Fair -300 vendors from Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, the Central Valley, Chico, Redding, Oregon, Nevada, and beyond set up shop at 21st Street between W & X Streets in Sacramento to sell antiques and collectibles of all eras! Furniture, vintage clothing and accessories, architectural items, garden, art, jewelry, textiles, paper, lighting, and collectibles of all kinds are there for the taking. A HUGE treasure hunt!

The Art of Light – Check out Urban Light, an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art of cityscapes by Sacramento-based artist David Lobenberg. This exhibition of acrylic paintings, curated by Stacey Hilton, focuses on seasonal views of Sacramento during certain times of day.

Every Wednesday: Follow the Chef – Follow our very own Brad Cecchi around the Cesar Chavez Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. Learn how to choose produce, what it means to be certified organic, how the weather affects what is in season, and so much more! Understand the slow-food movement as Brad shares his knowledge of California’s freshest grown foods, grown locally in and around Sacramento. Tour is followed by a three-course lunch served with wine at the chef’s table.

August 15-23: Midtown Cocktail Week – Midtown Cocktail Week is a dynamic annual event that is ever-evolving to lead the way in Sacramento’s cocktail culture. Join us in Scandal on August 19th for our very own cocktail celebration with celebrity guest bartender Jayson Wilde!

*Subject to availability; blackout dates may apply.

Published in: on July 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm  Comments (2)  
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Wheelin & Dealin

May is National Bike Month! Celebrate at The Citizen Hotel with our “Wheelin & Dealin” package!

Wheelin & Dealin

Ready to burn fat, not fuel?  See the best Sacramento has to offer by trading in your oil for a Citizen cruiser. Whether you like wheelin’ around the Capitol or down the streets of Midtown, you’ll be sure to find deals at nearby restaurants, theaters, museums, boutiques, and more! Find a spot to rest your spokes and enjoy a picnic basket full of cheese, salami, house made crostini, and of course, wine. Because at The Citizen, that’s how we roll.

Package includes:

-One night stay in a Deluxe Guestroom
– Two Bike Rentals (2 hours)
– Picnic Basket
– Local Bike Map

Rates start at $189 Weekends, $259 Weekday
24 hour notice required.
Book here.

Published in: on April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm  Comments (1)  
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St. Patrick’s Day at Cesar Chavez Park

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership are teaming up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day festival at Cesar Chavez park! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the doors, and proceeds benefit Maryhouse, a daytime women and children’s homeless shelter at Loaves and Fishes.

Schedule is as follows:

10:00 AM: Doors Open

11:00 AM: Live dancers on stage

11:30 AM: Nine-8th’s Irish

12:00 PM: Lunch served!

1:30 PM: Dancers on stage

2:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

4:30 PM: Black Eyed Dempseys

6:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

7:30 PM: Zoo Station

10:00 PM: Park closed. Head to de Vere’s Pub, or stay the night at The Citizen! Book online with promo code CLOVER for an extra lucky rate of $109. Good for stays from 3/16-3/20; based on availability.

And, don’t forget to WEAR GREEN!!! We wouldn’t want any Citizens to get pinched….😉

Published in: on March 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm  Comments (17)  
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