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Northern Queen Inn

400 Railroad Ave. (Sacramento St. Exit Off Highway 49), Nevada City, CA 95959
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Nevada City
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off reading the Responses left by management for reveiws feel insince and insulting when reading the same response over and over for the negative aspects blaming new ownership for everything instead of taking responsibility for situations that could have been delt with in a more appropriate manner.I would rather see no response ! We like this place the property... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't sure we would make it up the stairs because of the visible decay on the wood. We went back twice trying to get one room with two beds and gave up. The room was icy (literally) when we walked in but we were able to figure out how to get the room heater started. The sheets were clean.... More 

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

Hello Linda, We are sorry to hear that you didn't have the greatest experience while visiting our hotel. We are in the process of remodeling the whole property, but since it is such a big property, we can only take care of one task at a time. We don't leave the heat or air conditioning running while rooms are vacant... More 

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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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