Thursday, June 4, 2009

80 North: Sacramento, Le Rivage and Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar


Le Rivage 4350 Riverside Blvd., (888) 760-5944, (916) 443-8400; http://www.lerivagehotel.com/. 100 rooms. Some fireplaces. Pool; fitness center; full-service spa. Restaurant; room service. No pets. Self-parking free; valet parking $21. This elegant Tuscan-style resort hotel is right on the Sacramento River and just 10 minutes from downtown. Yachtsmen particularly enjoy coming here because of its dock and 25-slip side-tie marina, and small-plane owners can fly into nearby Sacramento Executive Airport. A variety of celebrities have stayed here, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Clint Eastwood, and Quincy Jones. Bedding is Italian posh, and each bathroom has a modern clawfoot soaking tub and separate glass-wall rain shower. The Grand Lounge common space off the lobby offers an oversize fireplace and leather sofas, plus a stocked game cupboard and table. Activities include a bocce ball court, bicycle rentals (a bike trail runs past the property), and water sports, and riverside fire pits are the place to be on a balmy summer evening.
Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar ((916) 379-5959; http://www.scottsseafood.net/.) offers riverfront views and a menu of fresh seafood as well as meats and pastas.

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