Hyatt Regency
1209 L St., Sacramento; (916) 443-1234;

The longtime home away from home for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, downtown’s Hyatt Regency is located across the street from the state Capitol and Capitol Park, adjacent to the Community Center Theater and just a block or so over from the Convention Center. Elegant and urban, the hotel has 503 guest rooms, two restaurants—Vines, an award-winning brunch spot, and Dawson’s, for cocktails and chophouse cuisine—a fitness facility, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool.