Discover our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Elk Grove, California, a suburb of Sacramento. You’ll soon be communing with the ghosts of California’s past in the State Capitol and paddling down the calm waters of the American River.
Our hotels in Elk Grove are a short drive from Sacramento, the California state capital. Take a free guided tour of the gleaming-white Capitol Building or explore on your own. Displays show off each of California’s varied counties—from the deserts of San Bernardino to the forests of Humboldt—and the Governor’s portrait gallery provides a visual who’s who in California politics. An impressionistic interpretation of 70s-era Jerry Brown looks all the more outrageous set among the modest portraits of Reagan and Schwarzenegger.
Kitschy souvenir shops in Old Town Sacramento’s Gold Rush-era storefronts sell all manner of fool’s gold, but guests of our Elk Grove hotels can find true treasures in weekly farmer’s markets. Vendors sell a dizzying variety of juicy yellow, orange and red tomatoes, ripe strawberries and fresh-baked bread at Cesar Chavez Plaza and under the freeway near Southside Park. Steakhouses and Mexican restaurants near the Capitol Building keep California’s politicians well-fed, while pubs and wine bars fill with state workers and bureaucrats at happy hour.
Stay in our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Elk Grove to explore the American and Sacramento rivers by boat, by train or by foot. With a rented raft or kayak, you can navigate a calm stretch of the American River near the city. A steam locomotive train departs Old Town during summer for a 6-mile scenic journey along the Sacramento River. Buy your tickets at the California State Railroad Museum. Or, guests of our Elk Grove hotels can simply enjoy the rushing water from the tree-shaded banks of the capital’s riverside parks.