3 star hotel
Area: Capitol Park
0.86 mi from State Indian Museum
Best Rooms: Studios ending in *16 and *18, on floor 8 and higher (e.g. 816, 918), have gorgeous views of the Capitol Building.
Best Rooms: Capitol View rooms have the best view of the Capitol Building, because they're located on the floor 7 and higher. You can, however, get this view in a standard room category -- you'll just have to pay a small upgrade fee.
Best Rooms: Rooms on floors 11 - 16 facing J St. offer a beautiful view of the city.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Old Sacramento
1.90 mi from State Indian Museum
Best Rooms: River View Suites are located on floors 2 - 8 and have the best views of the Sacramento River. Note that in order to get a River View Suite on floor 8, you need to book a Concierge-Level room.
Best Rooms: You'll find both city views and views of the river from rooms facing west.
Best Rooms: Most views at DoubleTree Hilton Sacramento are blocked by the surrounding buildings and trees, so your best option is to request a room facing the pool.