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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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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Some sweet conversations

As February tradition would have it, our windows are officially full of candy hearts and sweet conversations! Here at The Citizen, we like to have a little fun now and then, poking fun at celebrities, politicians, and even the locals. Swing by J and 10th to see our take on imaginary conversations between some of the most interesting (and scandalous) people of 2011!

Do you have a sweet conversation to add? There might still be a couple hearts up for grabs! Leave us a comment with your ideas…

Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm  Comments (1)  
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The 2nd Annual Naughty or Nice List

We’ve made our list, checked it twice, and determined who’s been naughty and nice! Pop by The Citizen Hotel window display on J street to see for yourself…


Tony Parker
Mel Gibson
Alexander Piggee
Charlie Sheen
Cal Expo Board of Directors
Julian Assange
Charles Rangel
Jesse James
Jersey Shore Cast
Tyreke Evans
BP Oil
Gloria Allred
Downtown Plaza
Brett Favre
Levi Johnston
CA State Legislature
Michael Lyon
Delta Smelt
Roy Ashburn
USC aka Pete Carrol/Lane Kiffin/Reggie Bush
Tareq & Michaele Salahi
Charlie Sheen (again)


Kate Middleton
Conan O’Brien
Reke ROY
John Tyner
Temple Coffee
Bristol Palin
The New Crocker
Brian Wilson’s Beard
Victor Perez
Sacramento Mountain Lions
San Francisco Giants
@TheCitizenHotel followers
River City Food Bank
Chilean Miners
Sandra Bullock
Steven Slater
George Clooney
Sean Penn

Did we miss anyone? Leave a comment and let us know who you think should be on the naughty and nice list!

Published in: on December 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm  Comments (10)  
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Naughty or Nice, 2010 Edition.

Okay Citizens, Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means! Santa is working on his naughty and nice list, and so are we!

We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves, but are looking for more suggestions. What do you think? Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in 2010?

Leave us a comment with your suggestion and it just might make the list!

{ Naughty List, circa 2009 }

Published in: on November 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm  Comments (1)  
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Check it out!

Look who stopped by this morning…


Published in: on October 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm  Comments (4)  

Three Words for Dacia

When Sean Stueve asked if he could shoot part of a short film in our hotel, we were intrigued. Then we read the script, and were really intrigued.

Last weekend “Three Words for Dacia” premiered at the film festival A Place Called Sacramento. We are pleased to announce that Sean’s film won both Producer’s Choice and Audience Choice!

Without further adieu, allow us to present our first film cameo….not to brag, but we think we look pretty good.

Published in: on October 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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It’s no secret that we’re a tad geeky over here, so it should come as no surprise that we are now featured on an iPhone app!

StayHIP is the best way to find and book boutique hotels. It brings you only the most chic and unique hotels in the world all with lush pictures, lists of amenities and the ability to search for your hotel by keywords. You can even book your room right in the app!

Never mind the big chains and the economy hotels; StayHIP brings you the coolest hotels in the world.


• In-app, secure booking
• Search by current location, city or, better yet, the vibe you want
• View beautiful pics of each hotel
• View videos of the hotel (not available for every hotel)
• Hotels in over 40 countries
• Compare hotel locations on full-color Google maps
• A list of amenities for every hotel
• Share your hotel of choice via email, Twitter or Facebook

Be sure to check out our second favorite iPhone app: A Day’s Outing, the best way to discover nearby events and local attractions while you’re traveling!

Published in: on July 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Overnights and Free Flights

What do you get when you combine amazing boutique hotels with an awesome airline? The perfect match!

How it works:

Joie de Vivre’s newest Joy of Life Club perk has been cleared for takeoff. If you’re not already a member, join now at joyoflifeclub.com for an opportunity to rack up points for our unique rewards and experiences, while also earning Virgin America Elevate points towards free flights! If you are already a Joy of Life Club member, log in and update your preferences with your Elevate number.

Double dip for the rest of the year, because every time you stay at a Joie de Vivre hotel, you can earn points toward both our Joy of Life Club and Virgin America’s Elevate program. Starting in 2011, you can choose in your Joy of Life Club preferences which program you’d like to earn points towards. Start flying high with Joie de Vivre and Virgin America today.

Visit http://www.jdvhotels.com/partners/virgin for more information.

Happy flying!

Published in: on July 13, 2010 at 9:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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