Amber House
1315 22nd St., Sacramento; (916) 444-8085;

Whether looking for a place to park the relatives during the holidays or take a local romantic escape, Sac Mag readers who voted Amber House best bed-and-breakfast recognize its attributes: prime midtown location, stylish ambiance created by a blend of its two buildings’ 1895 Colonial Revival and 1905 Craftsman architecture, and luxurious amenities in the rooms. Whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces and down comforters lend to romance; flat-screen TVs, iPod docking and wireless Internet work for business travelers. Room rates start at $169 a night.