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1859 Historic National Hotel

18183 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-0502
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Ranked #1 of 3 Jamestown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014
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Rosamond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 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.... More

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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. More

Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My girl friend and I rendezvoused here - she picked it out - and it was perfect for us. We felt very comfortable in the place, both the ambiance and the staff were excellent. For an out of the way, low stress but still in California kind of place, where you don't really care about activities, instead wanting to connect... More

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

We can't thank you enough for your sweet and lovely review, Plumber! We're so happy that the two of you enjoyed your time together here at the National Hotel. We have guests who return year after year to do nothing more than bask in romance... we hope you'll become one of those couples! More

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I really didn't think the room was that great. Musty smell, over the top decorations all crowded into a small room. I understand the attempt at period decorating, it was just a little much. Cleaning could be better, and we had an ant convention in the bath room. No TV, although didn't need one. What made up for the little... More

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

Thank you for your comments. The National Hotel is one of the 10 oldest hotels in the State of California. Yes, rooms are somewhat small and most of the antiques (decorations?) are authentic, and generally, our guests rave about the quality and cleanliness of the rooms which is one of our strong points. While tv's do not fit with our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Stayed mid-Septenber 2014. A beautifully historic hotel, with a most welcoming saloon bar as you check in. The whole hotel is a step back in time, but still up to date with things like good WiFi. Delightfully furnished rooms, good food and service in the restaurant and the saloon bar is great for a chat with both staff and customers.... More

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

Justin, thank you for writing your review. We're glad that you had an opportunity to go back in time and experience our old-world charm. Jamestown has quite a history! We hope you will have the opportunity to revisit us on your next travels to California. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the National the night before embarking on a week-long mother-daughter back packing adventure in Tuolomne Meadows. What a treat to stay at the National! The rooms exude charm, and it is obvious there has been great attention paid to historical detail throughout. Dinner was delicious; Steve Willey, the proprietor, is as welcoming and charming... More

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

We're so glad you chose to stay with us before your backpacking trip and that we will be a part of your vacation memories. Sleeping on the ground after a night here must have been an interesting contrast! Thank you for taking time to post your review. We enjoyed having you as a guest and hope you will return. More

Rome, Italy
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We just loved our 1 night stay in this hotel and would have loved to stay longer. The hotel is so charming and full of history, with excellent service and lots of attention to detail. Rooms and general facilities are very well maintained, while maintaining the historical look. It really feels like stepping back hundred and fifty years in time,... More

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

It was such a pleasure to read your review of our hotel; we appreciate your thoughtful evaluation of your stay. We take great pride in our staff and in all of the details that go into maintaining an exceptional level of service. We hope you will come back and visit us during your next trip to California; you were wonderful... More

Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything about this hotel showcases attention to detail. The large plump teddy bear on the bed warmed our hearts. We stayed in Room 7. The bathroom was large, filled with antique touches and a big shower but I especially enjoyed the Bathing Room across the hall. Again the attention to details was amazing: a large antique bath tub, a selection... More

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

Bunny, we thoroughly enjoyed reading your review! "Attention to detail" is a phrase we use frequently here at the National all the way from our rooms to our service. We're glad to know that you noticed and appreciated all of the little extras. And, since you live in Upland, we hope to see you soon! Thanks again. More

Cannobio, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

lovely town and real historical hotel....everything was just perfect: the room like in the old saloon, the bathroom with ancient bath, and the dinner was just fabulous. We really enjoyed our stay in this town and and this hotel. I wish I will go back one day...

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

Thank you for your glowing review! The restoration of the hotel back to its early charm has been a lifelong project for our owner, Stephen. We're so glad you appreciated the walk back in time and hope that you will return some day. More

Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped at the National Hotel for lunch while exploring Jamestown. We thoroughly enjoyed our time dining on the lovely outdoor patio area of this historic hotel. The food was good as was the service.

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

Thanks for taking time to post your review; we're glad you enjoyed your meal. Our patio is a special place to dine especially on warm summer evenings. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Northern California. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We only stayed one night. Staff was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed lounging on the balcony and the place is quite historic (including the town). We enjoyed the included breakfast but did not dine here for dinner. We walked down the street to a mexican restaurant that was very good and authentic. We did speak to a couple as they... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We're so glad you had time to spend on our balcony; it's a favorite place for many guests. We hope you will come back again and dine with us during your next visit; you'll see that we live up to our reputation for fine dining. More

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Address: 18183 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-0502
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Location: United States > California > Jamestown
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Number of rooms: 9
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