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City Hotel

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Palo Cedro, CA
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were in Sonora for a wedding recently and had a delightful stay at the City Hotel. As many times as we have visited Columbia, we have never stayed there. Mostly camped near by. We were the only guests in the hotel, which was lovely. The bar/dining room was closed (Monday night) so it was perfectly quiet. Columbia is a...

1Thank qsmamo
Ben Lomond
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I recently stayed at the City Hotel in Columbia. I had been there before and was really looking forward to my getaway. Unfortunately, it wasn't a positive experience. We stayed in room #1. My stay began on Tuesday. Both the restaurant and saloon were closed. However, after I realized our room was directly above both, I asked the night clerk...

Thank Lucia M
Hayward, California
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed in their 1 bedroom cottage. Full kitchen, living room, bedroom, attached bath. Cute little house with yard and front porch a block from the hotel and attractions/restaurants/etc. Very comfortable bed, nostalgic décor. No cable t.v. but there is a flat screen to watch DVD's on (they have ones to loan at the hotel desk) Super affordable. The only...

1Thank Ann H
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the cottages! We do offer 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cottages depending on your travel situation. They are all within walking distance of the historic downtown. Although some businesses close one or two days a week in the off-season, many remain open seven days a week. We hope you visit us again soon!

El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you want to stay in the center of the restored California Gold Rush town of Columbia, now a State Historic Park, the City Hotel is certainly the place to choose. (The Fallon Hotel, owned by the same concession, is similar, but it’s a couple of blocks further away from town center.) It’s restored to luxury standards for the time...

1Thank Lisa Y
Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you're planning to visit Columbia State Historic Park, City Hotel is an excellent historic building you can actually stay in that takes you back in time; it is in fact part of the Park itself, which means you can walk out the front door and be right there! It is elegantly restored, comfortable, and has an excellent restaurant and...

1Thank 00Bruce00
San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The City Hotel and Columbia are simply unforgettable. A tiny place out of time. The hotel is so beautiful and it's more like staying in a private home than an In . The beds are frighteningly comfortable. I can't really explain how enchanting it all is, you,ll have to see for yourself I guess.

1Thank Kathleen H
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Kathleen, thank you for the wonderful review of the City Hotel in Columbia. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you return again soon!

Turlock, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been wanting for years to stay the night in Columbia, and finally had the chance to spend one night here with my teen daughter. I'm so glad I did! The folks working there were very friendly and our room was perfectly clean. And so comfortable! It had all the charm of a place built in 1857, yet also modern...

1Thank dephal
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of the City Hotel and of Columbia! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay in the park. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 August 2016

My 6 year old son and I had a very nice two nights at this hotel. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, and the front desk folks were very friendly and helpful. No TV, which I love, and showers down the hall!

1Thank WashingtonDCJane
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the City Hotel! We are so glad you had a great experience and enjoyed the historical aspects of staying in our accommodations. Visit again soon!

Middleburg, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe the experience of staying in City Hotel! Not only are the rooms spacious and charming, but the whole atmosphere is also an experience to cherish! We stayed in room 6 and my dad stayed in room 1 with a private balcony. He said he left the doors open in the evening and enjoyed the cool, summer night...

1Thank TracieFL
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the City Hotel! We are so glad you had a great experience in Columbia and happy to hear that the staff was able to assist you when needed. Visit us again soon!

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel as part of a road trip it's set in an old mining cowboy town and the locals dress in period costume the hotel is exactly as it would have been in 1890,s and we were greeted by a man in period dress at front desk The rooms were quaint and in period although there was...

1Thank Ann B
Columbia_Hotels, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Columbia. We pride ourselves on giving an authentic historic experience to our guests along with great customer service. We look forward to having you stay with us again!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Columbia City Hotel and its sister, the Fallon Hotel, are authentically restored 19th-century country inns. All rooms are elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, custom crafted wall coverings, and beautiful lithographs. Each hotel has a sitting parlour where you can peruse books and magazines, or participate in one of many board games. While both hotels stay as faithful to 19th century decor as possible, modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, heating. And air conditioning have been added. Each room has a half bath, and a shower basket and robes are provided for the trip down the hall to the shared shower rooms. There are also three charming cottages- a one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom- each with a full kitchen, fenced yard and DVD player. ... more   less 

Additional Information about City Hotel

Address: 22768 Main St, Columbia State Historic Park, Columbia, CA 95310-9401
Region: United States > California > Columbia
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 2 was a delight...with a lovely balcony overlooking Main Street”
qsmamo, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do not stay on room #1 as it's directly above the restaurant and bar”
W2617CUluciam, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“there are two larger cottages for 4-6 people”
AnnH446, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“look at the pictures on the website”
LisaY458, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick one with a balcony over,oo King the village.”
10KathleenH, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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