Doris the owner is fantastic, and so is her big German shepard who greeted us warmly when we checked in over the Fourth of July holiday. The hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the Columbia State Historic Park which we highly recommend for an "authentic" experience of what it was like to be in a Gold Rush town of the 1850's. There's a small swimming pool and she has some floaties for toddlers. The rooms are clean and quiet with Air Conditioning. They provide coffee makers in the room and you're free to grab danishes from the lobby. There were a bunch of family-friendly DVD's in the lobby and I'm not sure if they charge to borrow them or not, but there's tons of great titles there in case your kids need entertainment. Our boy is 22 months so a bit too young yet. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Gold Rush country!