Inn at Parkside

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

California is seen as one of the most liberal states in the U.S. in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights, which have received nationwide recognition since the 1970s. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in the state since 1976.
Sacramento has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Bolt or Faces Nightclub or The Mercantile Saloon are most famous gay bars in Sacramento, CA.

1. Inn at Parkside 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento

Inn at Parkside
Inn at Parkside

Comprised of the Fong Mansion, which was built in 1936, and the Villa Building, this quiet, boutique B&B offers spa and massage services and features individually decorated rooms with free WiFi. Upon check-in guests are given a free drink ticket for use at the on-site bar until 18:30 or for a mimosa at breakfast. A daily 2-course breakfast is also available at a per person charge.

Breakfast typically consists of fruit, baked goods, an egg dish, bacon or chicken sausage, juice and coffee. We can accommodate food restrictions and breakfast can be served in-room for an additional charge. Call in advance of your stay to add breakfast or to change your breakfast options or time. Sacramento International Airport is 10.6 miles away.

All rooms at Inn at Parkside feature ornate antique furnishings, streaming TV and movie channels on a large flat screen, robes and slippers, free toiletries and bottled water. Select rooms have couples jetted tubs, fireplaces and balconies.

This stately 1936 B&B off Interstate 305 is both a mile from California State Capitol Museum in Downtown and the Old Sacramento State Historic Park, and 3 miles from Sacramento Zoo.

The warm, elegant rooms and suites offer smart TVs and free Wi-Fi. Individual features may include in-room whirlpool tubs, balconies and/or fireplaces. An attic suite offers ornate decor and a kitchenette. Room service is provided.

Parking is free. A multi-course gourmet breakfast is provided, as is a nightly social hour with gourmet cheese and soft drinks. There’s also a spa.

The Inn at Parkside bed and breakfast is an urban oasis of relaxation and renewal. Ideally located for business and pleasure, this chic and elegant bed and breakfast includes the Historic Fong Mansion as the Main house plus the more modern Villa Building next door, added in 2007. From the moment you enter, the urban world of chaos is left behind. Calmness permeates you, enhanced by the seamless blend of Eastern and Western instrumentals.

The Inn is located convenient to the Capital and the waterfront in an older part of Sacramento. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are only a few rooms, and they are beautifully decorated and comfortable with all the amenities. The breakfasts were good, but cost a little extra. I enjoyed the Inn and would go back. The bedrooms are on the second floor, so if you have difficulty with stairs, you might find them a little challenging, but for us, it was perfect.

This is a beautiful hotel in every way. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and helpful in recommending places to visit and eat in sacramento. The hotel is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Sacramento.

It’s a fabulous Inn on a quiet road and we loved it. Plenty of tea coffee water to help yourself to also amazing home made cake. We didn’t use the spa facilities but ate breakfast which was delicious – the only niggle was the breakfast was missing some toast/bread rolls or cereal but we really enjoyed the omelette which was very tasty. The bed was very comfortable – would recommend.

The elegant restored house is very comfortable; quiet; and very nicely run. If you like the off the norm facility, but distinguished and with very nice service, this is your place. I will return when in Sacramento.

Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento
Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento

How much does a room costs at Inn at Parkside ?

Prices start 240$/night for Refresh Couples Spa Room with Balcony. The Villa Couples Spa Suite is 255$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned suite has a full kitchen, dining room and a living room with a TV and sectional sofa bed. A bedroom with a TV and a bathroom with two-person jetted tub and multi-head shower are offered. A gas fireplace, guest bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are provided as well. Streaming TV and movie channels are included.

Where to book online – Inn at Parkside –  Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California – you can find the best hotels deals in Sacramento during  Aftershock Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sacramento on   or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels CA

The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection

Set in Sacramento, 1,650 feet from Sacramento Convention Center, The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Featuring a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.

At the hotel, all rooms come with a desk, a TV and a private bathroom.

A continental breakfast is available every morning at The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection.

Guests can rent a car to explore the area, use the business centre, or read the newspapers available on site.

Overlooking Downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza Park, this elegant hotel is a 6-minute walk from the California State Capitol and 1 mile from the Crocker Art Museum.

Stately rooms provide flat-screen TVs, Bose sound systems and iPod docks, as well as minibars and Keurig coffeemakers. All have high-end linens; some feature city views. Suites add living areas and/or mosaic-tiled bathrooms. A penthouse suite offers a balcony and a whirlpool tub. Room service is available.

Amenities include a chic restaurant and bar, as well as a fitness center. There’s also a ballroom and a genteel lobby lounge. Valet parking is offered (fee).

The Citizen Hotel’s unique combination of historic charm and sleek modern amenities brings a new kind of luxury to downtown Sacramento. Treat yourself to unexpected elegance. No two rooms are exactly alike, so you’ll get a different perspective of downtown Sacramento each time you visit us. On the historic 13th floor, for example, you’ll find gorgeous tile mosaics in the large bathrooms.

The hotel is beautiful, you really see it’s history through its interior. The rooms are elegant and clean, it was very easy to find myself at home. The staff is amazing here, I found professionalism and warmth from every staff member. They truly go above and beyond to make sure that every guest is satisfied with their stay and it showed through their customer service. The hotel is walking distance to a bunch of trendy restaurants, and coffee shops. It’s also an easy walk to the Golden 1 Center.

The hotel has a classic interior design theme that feels like a flashback in time. Its designs are beautiful, well-placed, in good condition. Our room was a corner suite and was pretty sizeable. Everything was in clean, working order. The bed was comfortable and didn’t have any weird lumps or bumps. We were on the 4th floor and had small but decent view of Sacramento. Wifi is not free so you will need to pay for that.

They do offer valet; I’m unsure about the cost. They don’t have a bell desk, but they do have bell services, FYI. The fitness center is small and it’s located in the middle of the third floor. There are no windows…I felt a little claustrophobic but that’s just me. They do have a partnership with a local gym nearby where you can enter for free if you show them your key card. The front desk staff was very helpful. It is in a central location, few blocks away from the capitol building.

The Citizen is a great hotel in downtown Sac. It is easy walking distance to most everything in the area. We loved the historic vibe presented in a hip way throughout the hotel with great photos and old political cartoons along the halls. The main lobby, entrance, and restaurant are very beautiful. The rooms are nice, though a bit on the small side and in need of a little updating. Their style is cool, just in need of some refreshing for the carpets and amenities.

The restaurant – the Grange – was visited to breakfast. It is a beautiful space. Everyone was friendly, but being breakfast it was exceptionally slow and pretty bland.

All in all, our stay was quite nice. The price point and being a Autograph Collection hotel, The Citizen should work to polish itself a little more however.

Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California
Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California

How much does a room costs at The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection ?

Prices start 124$/night for Deluxe Queen Room. The One-Bedroom Suite is 275$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Rooms are 42 square metres.

Where to book online – The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection –  Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California – you can find the best hotels deals in Sacramento during  Aftershock Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sacramento on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Amber House Inn Of Midtown 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California

Amber House Inn Of Midtown
Amber House Inn Of Midtown

This Amber House Inn Of Midtown is a downtown Sacramento property located in 2 historic buildings. A gourmet breakfast is served every morning.

Rooms at the Amber House Inn of Midtown are decorated in an elegant, Victorian-inspired style. They have a flat-screen TV and include Monarch bathrobes and L’Occitane bath amenities. Select rooms are ADA accessible.

Free WiFi access is offered throughout the Amber House Inn of Midtown. Off-street parking is also available for free. Complimentary beverages are delivered to rooms in the morning and evenings. An accessible chair lift is provided at the property.

Spread over 2 century-old houses set half a block apart, this upscale B&B is a 20-minute walk from the California State Capitol Museum and 2 miles from Old Sacramento State Historic Park.

The refined, cozy rooms are individually decorated and come with antiques, plus private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs or claw-foot baths. All have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some rooms have fireplaces, bay windows or decks.

Parking is complimentary. Gourmet breakfast can be served in-room, in the formal dining room, the front porch, or in the garden.

Two beautifully restored historic homes in a quiet-turn-of-the-century neighborhood, seven blocks from the State Capitol and Convention Center. Marble tiled bathrooms with Jacuzzi bathtubs for two, some rooms also feature fireplaces and private patios. Gourmet breakfast at the time of your choice, high speed internet access, parking. The only 4 Diamond Inn in Sacramento is the place for business and pleasure.

Great Midtown location. The reason I selected Amber House. Easy walk to everything. Lovely neighborhood with many victorian houses, big trees lined the streets. My room was cozy and comfortable.

All staff were lovely. Nice touch – each morning hot tea (or choice of coffee or juice) was placed by door for when you wake in the morning. I will definitely stay again if/when back in Sacramento and would absolutely recommend.

Beautifully appointed historical house. Walking distance to the capitol building but a drive to the river walk and the historical town. Our room was on the dark side but well appointed. Comfortable bed and nice linens. We really appreciated the service of tea and cookies to our room in the evening and hot coffee outside our room in the morning. The breakfast was fine but nothing outstanding.
We travel frequently in Europe and stay in B and Bs. In Europe the owners usually run the B and B and bend over backwards to help.

This Inn seems to have paid employees and other than the breakfast staff (lovely) we felt our greeter was just doing her job. Efficient but somewhat curt. Usually they welcome you by introducing themselves etc. This did not happen. We asked for nearby restaurant recommendations and she gave us one name when there were several in the same neighbourhood – makes you wonder if there is a kickback. A little more initial charm would have gone a long way.

Hotels are very expensive in Sacramento so this was a good option in terms of dollar value.

Amber House is a first class B and B. It is spotless and has many fine details. The bed was SO comfortable (although had to jump up each time to get on) with lots of comfy, fluffy pillows. The shower and tub were awesome. The decorations are beautiful, for those who appreciate a traditional design. I just wish it would have had better lighting to read and easier place for my cell.

The breakfasts were made with care and the staff was accommodating and friendly. I would have liked a few more healthier options, like vegetables with the eggs. Also, I was surprised to find out the eggs are made with non dairy creamer – not too healthy and they keep lovely water with fruit out at all times, but it should have a cover.

However, that’s all minor for a lovely stay.

Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California
Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California

How much does a room costs at Amber House Inn Of Midtown?

Prices start 150$/night for Queen Room. The Superior Queen Room is 165$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering Monarch bathrobes and free L’Occitane toiletries, this room features an antique claw-foot tub and a separate tiled shower in the en suite bathroom. A flat-screen cable TV and iPod docking station are also provided.

Where to book online – Amber House Inn Of Midtown –  Gay Friendly Hotels Sacramento California – you can find the best hotels deals in Sacramento during  Aftershock Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sacramento on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.