It is hard to believe that it has been two years since my sweet family and I moved to Sacramento. It was one of the biggest decisions for us on a professional and personal level. This transition has not been the easiest journey, but no large life change ever is. We are in a better place to raise a family and that is the most important factor. I am refraining from getting into the discussion of SF vs Sacramento in this post as there are so many benefits in both, and I want to share those in a separate future conversation.
Sacramento stole my heart with its tree-lined streets and the great sunny weather. It is located near so many beautiful natural outdoor destinations, such as Lake Tahoe. It is also a place so many young professionals and families alike are choosing to relocate to. Sacramento is far more affordable, has great public schools and is family oriented. It is a place where more and more professional opportunities are blossoming.
In fact, there is so much new construction and new businesses opening up left and right. In just the two years I have lived here, they have built a state of the art Arena and opened a class A boutique hotel by The Kimpton group called, The Sawyer. I am so thrilled a hotel of this caliber is now in the heart of this city for visitors and locals to enjoy.
Below are some highlights from our recent stay at the Kimpton Sawyer
With only three or less hotel options to compare, The Sawyer takes the ‘Win’ on so many aspects from its existing competition. It has a wonderful location and is situated right across from the brand new arena, which is in the heart of downtown Sacramento. The Sawyer, arena and new business have totally upgraded the Sacramento of old into a modern large city for all to appreciate. Being a big city girl, staying at The Sawyer and taking in the downtown views gave me that lovely feeling you get from checking into a high rise. The perfect location helps in achieving these big city vibes when you are staring at the views from the rooms in The Sawyer. The hotel is across the street from the Arena that is now drawing world calls musician, artists and events.
I love that the Sawyer boasts minimalist architecture with warm mid-century details in a modern clean setting. It delivers a really nice mix of clean lines and that cozy feeling a hotel must have. I don’t enjoy spaces so minimalist that they feel cold and bare and The Sawyer avoided this wonderfully. This hotel has the character to appeal to many tastes alike. My favorite feature is the open space in the lobby of The Sawyer that has such great atmosphere partially due to the huge indoor green wall and amazingly high ceilings with lots of natural light.
One of the biggest assets of the hotel is the Revival bar and lounge. It sits on their rooftop, providing amazing city views and a cozy setting for drinks and bites during the early hours of the night and a sexy, upbeat vibe for the late night party goers.
The room we stayed in offered a gorgeous bathroom that resembles a spa facility. It was such a great place to unwind and recharge as well as feel classy. I also loved waking up to the cityscape covered in the rising sun.
We stayed there with Kai, our baby boy, and I am very impressed that it was so baby friendly. I also love that all Kimpton Hotels are pet-friendly. Next time we are bringing the whole fam including Guapo, our pup.
A very important detail for any business is their staff. Kimpton The Sawyer did not disappoint. From the friendly faces to greet you at the door to the genuine rooms service crew, I left very impressed. The level of professionalism we experienced shined in all aspects of their employees.
I am proud of such a facility to be available to Sacrmentans and its visitors. It is additions like this that will continue to make Sacramento a worthy destination.
Thank you for reading and keep styling,
Photo by Vasilisa Photography