The Citizen’s Hotel opened in 2008. The building was once the former headquarters of California Western State Life Insurance.
Built in the 1920’s the building was one of Sacramento’s first skyscrapers.
The Citizens hotel has become very popular for those who want something different from the cookie cutter hotels in the area as no two rooms are alike.
The hotel is located at 10th and J Street downtown across the street from Cesar Chavez Park . The park is well known in the area as a place for concerts. farmers markets, wine tasting and other events.
If your a guest of the hotel and want to sit down outside, its fine as long as its before 11pm.
A first time visitor to Sacramento from Houston said he having a cigarette after a late meeting and was told by a police officer the park was closed and he would have leave.
Some cities close their parks in the evenings mitigate the homeless population. With the exception of K street, there are few places, where one can sit down.
The new Sawyer hotel next to Golden One Center opens in a few months. The plaza between the new hotel/condo isn’t visitor friendly once the events has ended at the arena. The nearest park is Cesar Chavez.
The gentleman from Houston will share his experience at the park with others. Perhaps to professionals in the Travel Industry.
New York, Miami ,New Orleans, Memphis and Honolulu and others cities with large homeless populations have programs in place to keep their public parks and open areas near hotels and attractions safe for tourists.
Sacramento wants to be an destination. Attracting conventions and National sports events. To accomplish that, the city will need to become visitor friendly.