We live far enough from SMF that we normally have to stay overnight on one or both ends of a trip. This is an excellent option--nice, clean, appealing hotel with a reasonable parking fee and
convenient shuttle with friendly, courteous driver. The only slight down might be dining in walking distance--lots of fast-food choices, but other local restaurant choices would be a short drive.
We didn't have a pet with us this time, but noticed that they are pet friendly. [Less]