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1859 Historic National Hotel

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18183 Main Street, Jamestown, CA 95327-0502
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Ranked #1 of 3 Jamestown B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... 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 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. More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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.... More 

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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. More 

Berkeley
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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. More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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... More 

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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. More 

Sunland
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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... More 

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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. More 

Rosamond, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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