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1859 Historic National Hotel

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18183 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-0502
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Wellington
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I neglected to mention to my teenage son that I booked this hotel knowing it had a haunted reputation, he was horrified when the lovely manager warned us that "Flo" had been "active" lately when we arrived to book in. I on the other hand was pragmatic, I had never actually HAD a ghostly experience in my life, why should... More 

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Thank wairuapai
national2, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always fun for us to hear Flo stories, thank you for sharing! Hopefully she wasn't too disruptive to your sleep. We can't wait to see you both again. Thank you! More 

Clovis, California
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199 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights over New Years and truly enjoyed it. The room was comfortable with a full bath and very quiet (except for New Year party arrival at 1:30 am). Staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was fresh and tasty. There is an early coffee service on the second floor that was most appreciated. There... More 

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Thank Tracy H
national2, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon. Thank you for the review! More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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97 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed one night and we chose this location because it was relatively close the western entrance to Yosemite. The room was very nicely decorated, the entire place has this authentic historic style. The staff was great. The restaurant on site was very convenient and the dinner was ok. The bed was a bit small, it felt smaller than a... More 

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national2, Proprietor at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We always are happy to get feedback from our guests. Although you gave us 4 diamonds, apparently you had a couple of issues. You mentioned that your bed was a bit small, although it was queen size. Perhaps you are used to king size beds. Secondly, and of great concern to us, you mentioned that there were some ants in... More 

California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Being only an hour away, my wife and I took a quick overnight trip to Jamestown. We love the National Hotel as their bar, food and rooms are exceptional. At half the price, the overall quality exceeds many coastal hotels and B&B! The rooms are small, but very well done. This is a quality place, yet it gives you a... More 

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national2, Social Media manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Congratulations on seeing Flo, she doesn't appear for everyone! More 

Oakley, California
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite getaway location. Great place to staff. Great staff will always take good care of you, and the restaurant is excellent. Great location with many fun activities within a short drive.

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national2, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and our staff. Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Lawton, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My husband and I were on a road trip returning home from attending our son's wedding. We were planning a one day visit to the railroad museum in Jamestown and then driving through Yosemite. We stopped to have lunch at the National Hotel and knew we had to stay there for the night. We enjoyed the ambience of the hotel,... More 

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Thank Lady Di S
national2, Public Relations Manager at 1859 Historic National Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you stayed the night after enjoying lunch. We can't wait to see you again when you can stay longer! Congratulations on your son's marriage as well. Thank you for your review Lady Di S! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We spent one night of our honeymoon at the National and can't say enough good things about it! Michael greeted up when we came in that night and he couldn't have been nicer. He talked about the history of the area and hotel. The room was great. Sleeping in an old fashioned brass bed was like stepping back in time... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Yep! Just like them good ol' good-good, rip-roaring' confound and tarnation days of 49er legend, by gumption! Its the rootinest-tootinest place to lay your head this side of the Pecos River, dad gummit! ;- ) Really though-Its a very nice place; we liked the double shower especially, found it to be very authentic, and there were extremely nice people working... More 

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Thank Tim T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I visited Yosemite and stayed in a motel in Jamestown which was basic but OK. This place however was the best, the clams and food I've had in the US so far - friendly bar staff and there draft beers are from a micro brewery nearby - very good and worth a visit if in Jamestown

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Livermore, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is not the first time we have stayed but we're finally able to try a different room....one with a lovely large bathroom! The room was clean and quiet. Always enjoy sitting out on the upstairs balcony. Breakfast was good...nothing spectacular. Dinner was outstanding!

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write about your experience here at The National. We always enjoy hearing from our repeat customers and are glad that you gave yourself the treat of a private bath, too. Don't tell anyone but the balcony is our favorite spot to spend time as well! Hope to see you back here again... More 

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