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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Wish we could have stayed, but only had a drink in the ultra cool, vintage bar! The staff was friendly and informative--we had lots of questions about this former, "Cat House" that was swinging during the Gold Rush! But for our purposes the Blood Orange Margarita was the ticket on a hot, July day in the Sierra foothills of the...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, Anna. We're not sure that this hotel has even been a "cat house" but we're glad you enjoyed yourself wherever you might have been. Most all of the historic hotels have great stories behind them and we'll see what we can learn about the hotel in Amador City. Thanks for visiting Gold Country!

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stayed 3 nights and loved it. When we arrived we were showed personally to our room and warmly welcomed. Staff was always ready to meet out every need. The hotel has wild west charm with modern amenities. There is not much to do in Jamestown- but it was nice and quiet there. Nearby Railtown was really interesting.

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay with us, Drewmann! Jamestown is quite an historical little town and we're glad you had a chance to visit Railtown. We hope you'll come back again and see all that the Mother Lode has to offer.

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Beautiful hotel. Real history. The bar is restored, with very minimal changes, from the old 1800s saloon. AMAZING! Beautiful refinished wood and a glass chain over the bar mirror. Luckily I heard this from one of the owners because the staff that checked me out in the morning was almost annoyed to even talk to me .... The location is...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We apologize for what might have been perceived as reluctant service. We've addressed this with our staff and reminded them that, no matter how busy we may be, customer service is what we pride ourselves upon. Thanks for taking time to let us know your experience.

Tehachapi, California
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I took my wife here for her birthday, we had a wonderful time. The entire staff was great, very friendly and helpful. We stayed in room #3 (Flo's room). We did not encounter Flo, maybe next time. We toured the town and the shops, everyone in the shops were friendly as well. A must go to place to relax and...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the friendly town of Jamestown, we're glad you spent time with us, RMC! We enjoyed having you as our guest and are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking time to post your review. Come back again when you're in Northern California.

Reviewed 8 June 2015

We are so happy we chose this hotel in Jamestown. The staff are wonderful and friendly. Had a great converstation with the owner as well. He has been there 40 yrs. and has put alot of blood, sweat and tears into the hotel. It is charming. Rooms very comfortable. Reasonably priced for the area. I loved my soak in the...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review, Domo! We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope that you will return soon. We strive to maintain an outstanding staff who treats our guests as family; we're glad you noticed that.

Incline Village, Nevada
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Fun hotel, excellent reconstruction. The rooms contain lovely antiques but the bathrooms are updated. We sat on the patio and sampled the local Amador County wines. The staff is very friendly and play up the ghost story about "Flo" very well. The town is quiet but worth spending one day, be advised many of the stores are closed on Tuesday....

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Sammy, thank you for submitting your review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! You picked a quiet time to visit right after Memorial Day weekend but you wouldn't believe how busy the town is now. We hope you'll return again and remind us that you are a repeat customer.

Berkeley
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We booked a room with bath and were assigned room 5 that has a converted closet across the hall that is supposed to be the included bath. Moreover, the only window of the tiny room (with no closet) could not open. Let's not confuse old with charming! We refused our room and found another hotel.

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

JCW, we're so sorry that you were disappointed with your room and that we could not offer you anything that would accommodate your needs. We were sorry to lose your business and hope that you will give us another try.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Wonderful hotel! Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable, and tastefully decorated in period style. Hotel staff were gracious and accommodating. We received a very warm welcome when we arrived. The 2-person soaking tub was a definite plus, especially after each day of hectic touring. The dining room was another matter. Wife and I ordered a seafood dinner and a pork...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, Gramp! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us but are concerned about your dining experience. Would you be willing to contact us and speak with the owner about this? We would like to learn more about what occurred and make it right.

Sunland
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights while we explored the gold country. Room was clean and cozy with period antiques. Double-headed shower, candy, and water bottles in the room is a nice touch. Host and staff were all friendly and professional. Great selection at breakfast - this is a bed and breakfast so breakfast comes with the room rate. We ate dinner here...

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing (no pun intended) comments, Leighla. We appreciate you taking time to write your review and we're glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We hope you'll return soon.

Rosamond, California
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This was a charming hotel. The staff was wonderful and the bar is great. Great atmosphere that takes you back in time. The balcony is a great spot to go sit on as well and where my boyfriend proposed to me last week so we will definitely be coming back! And you can also request a TV for your room....

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Linda E, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

First and foremost, Congratulations on your engagement, Babe! Oh, how we wish we had a photo of that moment for our Facebook page. We wish you the best of love and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for taking time to post your review.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the romantic elegance in the California Gold Country near Yosemite. Boutique hotel and acclaimed restaurant have been restored to today’s standards of comfort while retaining the historic charm of days gone by. All rooms have private baths, some with showers for two; pull chain toilets, memory foam comfort on queen size beds and many original antiques. Buffet breakfast included. Onsite restaurant, award-winning wines from throughout the Sierra Foothills, Mediterranean cuisine and patio dining in season. Full service saloon with daily Happy Hour specials. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1859 Historic National Hotel

Address: 18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
Region: United States > California > Jamestown
Price Range: $216 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 1859 Historic National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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