Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
The Citizen Hotel, A Joie De Vivre Boutique Hotel
With an elegant, ultrahip upgrade by the Joie de Vivre group, the long-vacant Citizen has suddenly become one of the coolest stays in this part of the state. Rooms are lovely with luxurious linen, bold patterned fabrics and stations for your iPod...
Vagabond Inn Executive Old Town
Near Old Sacramento; basic but convenient.
Delta King Hotel
You can't beat the experience of sleeping aboard the Delta King, a 1927 paddle wheeler docked in Old Sacramento. There's a restaurant and a cocktail lounge onboard and the atmosphere is historic and fun.
Clarion Hotel Mansion Inn Downtown
Directly across from the Governor's Mansion (from which the hotel derives part of its name) is the Clarion, an attractive property with a shady courtyard and a restaurant. Rooms are spruced up in a fairly conservative style.
Lamp Liter Inn
Off Highway 198, this slightly older motel has been kept up well. Guest rooms look like middle class bedrooms from the early 1980s but are comfortable and quiet.
Aggie Inn, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Across from the University's east entrance, the Aggie is neat, modern and unassuming. The hotel has a Jacuzzi and offers free coffee and pastries.
Quality Inn Sacramento Convention Center
Basic but convenient; a few blocks from the capitol.
Red Roof Inn Fresno Yosemite Gateway
About 3 miles north of downtown, among numerous comparable choices, the Water Tree Inn has large, clean, comfortable rooms.
Days Inn Fresno Central
Among the inexpensive options around N Parkway and Olive Sts this Days Inn stands out. It's set slightly back from the road, has well maintained grounds, a palm-shaded pool and sizable, clean rooms.
Vagabond Inn Chico
Another budget choice in the middle of downtown is the Vagabond Inn.
Garden Inn And Suites Fresno
This modern, Spanish-style compound surrounds a swimming pool and looks like a condominium complex, but it has large, comfortable rooms and is near Forestiere Gardens. Some rooms have Jacuzzis.
Villa Court Inn Oroville
This tidy, old-fashioned motor court has a neat kidney-shaped pool.
Best Western Crystal Palace
Next door to Buck Owens' night club, this Best Western has a stylish interior patio with a cool pool. Apart from that, you get what you'd expect from a Best Western.
This is a hostel? Sweet! The public areas in this restored Victorian mansion are nearly B&B quality, the spacious dorms are clean and the staff knows the local nightlife.
Comfort Suites Bakersfield
Property Location With a stay at Comfort Suites Bakersfield in Bakersfield, you'll be convenient to Buck Owens Crystal Palace and Kern County Museum...
Hampton Inn & Suites Merced
Property Location With a stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Merced in Merced, you'll be close to Merced County Fairgrounds and Poker Flats Casino...
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lodi
Property Location Located in Lodi, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Lodi is convenient to Wine Country Casino and Salas Park Sports Complex...
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Turlock
Property Location When you stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Turlock in Turlock, you'll be connected to a shopping center and convenient to California State University Stanislaus...
Hilton Garden Inn Folsom
Property Location Located in Folsom, Hilton Garden Inn Folsom is in the business district, minutes from Folsom Premium Outlets, and close to Sacramento State Aquatic Center...
Courtyard By Marriott Chico
Property Location Located in Chico, Courtyard by Marriott Chico is close to National Yo-Yo Museum and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park...
Homewood Suites By Hilton Fresno Airport Clovis
Property Location With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno Airport-Clovis in Clovis, you'll be in a shopping district and close to Save Mart Center and California State University Fresno...
Property Location Located in Williams, Ramada Williams is in a rural location and convenient to Sacramento Valley Museum and North View Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Venice Park...