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The Story of Sterling


The original mansion at the 1300 H Street property was built in 1894 and owned by the Hale family. Affluent, successful department store entrepreneurs, the Hales later became a part of the Weinstock-Lubin-Hale partnership. The families of the partnership were well respected in Sacramento, as well as throughout business and social circles. In the 1930s, the Hale mansion was sold and converted into an apartment building.

In 1987, the building was purchased and underwent extensive renovation. It re-opened as The Sterling Hotel Sacramento in early 1988. The exquisite property housed the Chanterelle restaurant and two separate event areas. The Drawing Room accommodated about 100 guests, and the Glass Conservatory, imported from England, accommodated more than 100 for a formal sit-down affair or 200 guests for standing events such as fundraisers and cocktail parties.

In 1995, the hotel was again refurbished, including a 10,000-square-foot expansion. The Sterling Ballroom, replacing the Glass Conservatory, is now able to accommodate 200 seated guests and 325 for standing events. Five new sleeping rooms were added onto the south end of the building, bringing the total number of guest rooms to 16. Room 202 was formerly the Butler’s room; following the Victorian-era trend of owning exotic pets, the Wedgewood Weddings office is where Mrs. Hale kept her white capuchin monkeys!

Explore Sacramento

Enjoy the best of sacramento by exploring the landmarks below


Golden 1 Center

The Golden 1 Center located in downtown Sacramento is part of the business and entertainment district of Downtown Commons (DOCO).

The center hosts concerts, conventions, and other sporting and entertainment events, as well as being the home of the Sacramento Kings.


Downtown commons

Located adjacent to Golden 1 Center, DOCO is an entertainment and lifestyle district in Sacramento’s dynamic Downtown. It’s steps away from the State Capitol and Old Town Waterfront. DOCO is the heart of the city and the hub of community activity featuring 200 events year-round. Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment.




This district includes the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Memorial Auditorium, and SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center which is also home to Sacramento Broadway Tours.


California state capitol

Sacramento is home to the California State Capitol, a notable landmark and the heart of the state’s leadership.

The building houses the chambers of the California State Legislature, made up of the California State Assembly and the California State Senate, along with the office of the Governor of California.


Crocker art museum


The Crocker Art Museum, formerly the E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, founded in 1885, is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River. Located in Sacramento, California, the Museum holds one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art.


Old sacramento

Old Sacramento is the riverfront historic district, with Gold Rush-era buildings, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages. It’s home to numerous museums, including the Sacramento History Museum and the state Railroad Museum, which offers excursion train rides. Souvenir shops sell T-shirts, movie memorabilia, and antiques, and there are several upscale restaurants and a few bars popular with the college crowd.

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