As others have said; this is a hotel that tries to look/feel like an 18XX era hotel. OK, so no TV, phone, etc, but the air conditioning works great. Wifi also worked fine. Read the other reviews and decide if a little adventure is what you want. You and the other guests are likely to be the only ones in "town" after the saloon closes. 95% of the town closes at 5PM - 6PM. The front desk will not be staffed in the evening, but when they are there, they are very friendly and helpful. The shared shower worked great; the continental bfast was on time and yummy. But getting in and out of the hotel at night might not be what you're used to, and in a few small ways, the experience is unlike anything else you'll get in the US. But we really enjoyed the antiques, the balcony off room 1, and the feeling that we were in a different era. It's a nice complement to the town itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Columbia City Hotel and its sister, the Fallon Hotel, are authentically restored 19th-century country inns. All rooms are elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, custom crafted wall coverings, and beautiful lithographs. Each hotel has a sitting parlour where you can peruse books and magazines, or participate in one of many board games. While both hotels stay as faithful to 19th century decor as possible, modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, heating. And air conditioning have been added. Each room has a half bath and a shower basket is provided for the trip down the hall to the shared shower rooms. There are also three charming cottages- a one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom-each with a full kitchen, fenced yard and DVD player. ... more less