Downtown Sac, Nightlife, Stay

A Night at the Citizen

Jordan Alwood

It’s almost summer– which means this is the perfect time for a vacation!

However, you don’t need to drive 2 hours away for some time to relax. The Citizen is here and ready to give you the vacation you need without the hassle.

Come with me to enjoy dinner at Grange and a relaxing night at the Citizen Hotel.


After getting off work, I decided to run straight to Grange for some fun drinks and tasty food options. For starters, I ordered smoked salmon mousse, beet and citrus salad, and some goat cheese paired with Meyer lemon agnolotti. These were absolutely INCREDIBLE– I had never tasted anything so rich and full of so many flavors before.

As for the main course, I enjoyed some housemade uni spaghetti. If you’re a fan of shrimp, this is the BEST pasta dish you’ll try in Downtown Sacramento.

I finished off my meal with some olive oil cake and heirloom carrot cake. Both were sweet and absolutely impossible to stop eating. This was my favorite part of my experience at Grange!

If you’d like to see the entire menu, click HERE.

The Citizen Hotel

My hotel room was even better than I expected. I was provided a clean room, treats to snack on, my own robe, and a bathtub and shower that were perfect for my spa night.

The hotel room service was also really awesome– especially since I was able to order wine straight to my room without leaving.

And don’t even get me started on the view! The view of the city is unbelievable. The lights sparkle at night, the beam is lit, and the air is cold and fresh. It was my favorite part of my entire stay– truly a view that will never be forgotten.

I ended my night by watching some television and taking a bath. Just wearing the robe made me feel luxurious and pampered, so adding a relaxing bath just made it even more special.

Treat Yourself

When I woke up, the sun came in through the windows and I made my way to a warm breakfast back at Grange and got ready to leave. This was the perfect break I needed without having to do tons of work needed for most vacations.

I would recommend this hotel over and over again to anyone who is visiting or lives in Sacramento and is looking to have a fun and relaxing time.

To see the video version of my stay, click HERE.

If you need me, I’ll be in my robe back up in my hotel room.