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Northern Queen Inn

400 Railroad Ave. (Sacramento St. Exit Off Highway 49), Nevada City, CA 95959
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
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      3 of 5 stars
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      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Napa, California
    Senior Contributor
    30 reviews 30 reviews
    6 hotel reviews
    16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

    Stayed here for the holidays because of traveling with pets. This is the biggest plus and not to be taken lightly. Rooms were spacious. Now the bad starting with cleanliness. Tile grout in the bathroom was darkly stained streaks that show a long history of neglect. Several hairs of varying types littered the bathroom floor and the toilet paper roll... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello Bryan K, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us at the Northern Queen Inn. We have been under new ownership since June, and we have been trying to pick the place back up. So far, we have put new beds in all of the rooms, replaced the furniture in about half of... More 

    Klamath Falls, Oregon
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    76 reviews 76 reviews
    8 hotel reviews
    48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

    We stayed in a cabin at the Northern Queen Inn for three days over the Christmas holiday, and we were very satisfied with our accommodations. Yes, the cabin is outdated in decor, but that is reflected in the price. Our cabin was immaculately clean, cozy, and private. Living room had a nice gas fireplace stove that cozied the place up... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello GrandmaWen! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Since June, when we got new owners, we have been upgrading all of the rooms on the property. Hopefully soon, all of the decor will be updated. Thanks for your suggestion about the breakfast, it always helps to know what will make our guest's stay better.... More 

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    3 reviews 3 reviews
    3 hotel reviews
    5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

    This motel is like staying at motel 6, but at a higher rate. Bed was hard as a rock and decor stock in late 80's & early 90's. Plumbing backed and had to run water for ten minutes to get hot water. And what's up with the 17" inch TV? Room comes with a miny mint frig with broken handle... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Jerry C, We are sorry to hear that you weren't pleased with your stay with us. We are under new ownership, and have been trying to upgrade the rooms since June. We have put in brand new beds, new carpet, and new furniture in about half of the rooms. We are in the process of ordering new refrigerators, getting new... More 

    Cerritos, California
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    5 reviews 5 reviews
    3 hotel reviews
    16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

    Allow me to preface this review by saying that I RARELY give poor reviews. Normally I save my public opinion for positive reviews because I know how much negative feedback can hurt a company nowadays. With this being said, I feel that refraining from sharing my experience at the Northern Queen Inn would being doing my fellow globetrotters a disservice.... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello MShelbourn, We are sorry to hear that your stay with us wasn't what you had expected. After new ownership, we became a bit short staffed in our housekeeping department. We have now hired new housekeepers to ensure that rooms are fully clean by check in time. When the hotel was first sold, the beds were past their time. We... More 

    Fairfax, California
    2 reviews
    6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

    we recently stayed at this motel on Halloween night 2014. let me say this is the most poorly run inn in northern California. We were put next to guests that spent the entire night breaking up the room, fighting with each other, screaming smoking drugs, blasting music and all this going on while the motel did nothing to correct the... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello Gary P, We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with your stay with us on Halloween. Usually we have no issues with loud guests causing problems on our property. As soon as our front office personnel gets a complaint about another guest on the property, we either call the room, or if needed, call the police.... More 

    Senior Reviewer
    6 reviews 6 reviews
    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

    We stayed here over 10 years ago so we decided to visit again... We arrived early receptionist gave us a room a bottom room was reserved for us we asked for an upper and it was granted. We asked about local restaurants and was given a map and suggestions of places to eat she was very nice & helpful. she... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Thanks Victoria! We are very excited about all of our new changes. We can't wait to have the restaurant up and running next year, and we are also getting ready to get the train rides started again. Staying clean and tidy is very important to us, and we are glad that it met your standards. Also, we are very happy... More 

    Morro Bay, California, United States
    Senior Contributor
    38 reviews 38 reviews
    14 hotel reviews
    24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

    This is our 2nd annual stay at NQ. We left another motel for this one and so glad we did. The restaurant was closed but is supposed to open in November some time. It used to be very good and there is no reason it won't be when it opens. Rooms are very comfy, Cabins are quaint and quiet. The... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello Johntrak! We are extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our restaurant is opening sometime in 2015 rather than in November, but we are very excited about getting it going again. Opening the pool was also very exciting. This isn't exactly the time of year to go swimming, but at least there's an option now.... More 

    Park City, Utah
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    12 reviews 12 reviews
    6 hotel reviews
    11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

    I have stayed at this facility several times over the last 15 years so I knew exactly what to expect. I called NQ and booked my reservation directly with them. Staff was friendly and helpful, and the facility was not crowded when we stayed. We have always stayed in a cabin and did so again this visit. The cabins are... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello Turtlelady_12! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Our cabins and chalets are many guests favorite aspects of our hotel. We have recently put in new carpets, furniture, and beds in all of our rooms. We are hoping that guests will have an even better stay with these new upgrades. Many people have been disappointed that... More 

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    5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

    We booked our stay at the Northern Queen through Booking.com. When we arrived around 9:30pm, we were informed that the hotel was full. Reception spent about 10 minutes on the phone with other places, and ended up setting us up at a Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley. When we separately called the Courtyard Suites, we found out that the room... More 

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    Hamid K, General Manager at Northern Queen Inn, responded to this review

    Hello Darin R, We are incredibly sorry about for your encounter with our hotel. Our hotel was in the middle of a transition between owners, and we had just installed a new system for our office. The new owners are now grounded well with the business, and have sorted through many of the kinks. We are making all sorts of... More 

    Sacramento, California
    Senior Contributor
    24 reviews 24 reviews
    14 hotel reviews
    31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

    Not quite what I had hoped for. I had previously stayed in a chateaux. ..which was nice....but the rooms need help. Outdated and way too much air freshner. Theycwete clean and the staff was friendly, but don't expect anything but a budget motel room.

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    Address: 400 Railroad Ave. (Sacramento St. Exit Off Highway 49), Nevada City, CA 95959
    Location: United States > California > Nevada City
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
    Hotel Class:2 star — Northern Queen Inn 2*
    Number of rooms: 86
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