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“Mellow, convenient charm” 5 of 5 stars
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Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn
523 Sacramento St, Nevada City, CA 95959   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Nevada City B&B and Inns
Sacramento
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mellow, convenient charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Went here for a girls' getaway--we both needed some peace and quiet but didn't want to be out in the middle of nowhere. Found this place via tripadvisor, and the price seemed right and the location good. We were delighted with what we found. The cottages were cute: we stayed in Cedar and Laurel, each perfect for one or two. Loved the kitchenettes (no stove but microwave, fridge, sink, and table and chairs), everything was super clean, and the bed very comfortable. What we especially enjoyed, though, was to be found outside: the grassy courtyard area was perfect for sunning and relaxing. There are barbeques there, too, for the adventuresome grill chef. It was very quiet while we were there, so we got everything we hoped for. And with the quick walk to downtown, we couldn't have asked for more. I wish I could have taken one-half star off, though, for the notes posted around the cottages about charges for not washing dishes and making the towels dirty with make-up. I understand the innkeepers' concerns, but it made it seem a little like the nagging notes around my workplace about "my mother not working here," so...But otherwise, just perfect. We'll be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind review. We've been working hard to create a relaxing environment here on the property, and thoughtful reviews like yours help us to see that we are on track.
I do appolagise for the reminder notes in the kitchenettes and bathrooms. I hated puting them up, however, they have saved us about $3000 a year in damages. Those savings are passed along to our guests as we are able to keep our room rates low.
It was reaaly nice to see you girls enjoying the courtyard this beautiful spring weekend.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Northern California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Had a great weekend stay in the Maple Cottage, loved having the kitchenette and woodburning stove, so cozy and bed in bedroom was wonderful. Very cheery decorations. Will stay here again. Nice little walk to downtown across bridge.

Room Tip: Loved Maple Cottage.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Sometimes we're so busy that we forget to say Thank You to those who take time out of their day to write a comment here. Thank You! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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12 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011 via mobile

Great new discovery in the Nevada City area. The cottages are really cute cozy and clean, and affordable too. The proprietors are really helpful and friendly, and will also provide a most yummy breakfast for a modest fee, upon request. The only downside is the no pet policy, but when traveling without the pups, I will definitely stay here. It's an excellent value.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thanks for your visit and your kind words.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011 via mobile

This is a late review as my stay here was a few years ago (just discovered the tripadvisor pp today) but this is one cute B&B that I intend to stay in again. There were 4 of us sharing a cottage for 3 days and the cottage was lean and everything seemed well cared for.
Michael was very accommodating and everything was clean and quiet.
Again, this is a simple B&B so it may not be for those who expect chocolates on their pillow but the place is clean and quaint and for the 4 of us friends who stayed for those 3 nights, perfect!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2011
Thank you for remembering us on TA even after a few years have gone by!
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Stayed for 3 days at this delightful Cottage style Inn. Everything in our place was clean & neat & all put together very well. The bed was very very nice to sleep on! Kitchen area not cramped & well stocked. Fresh ground Coffee of a excellent variety was in a crock jar waiting for you; as was coffee filter & maker! Your stay can include a fruit breakfast or a wonderful elaborate spread to start your day. Take the bigger breakfast , it is always five star! And well worth $12!
Innkeepers are very helpful & pleasant too. It is very close to old part of Nevada City also. All in all a very good place to stay.Comfortable, quiet, clean & pleasant!

Room Tip: Cottages vary in size, ask ahead when making reservation.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011 via mobile

Well, we just arrived and are staying in the "Apple Blossom" cottage. Too damn cute! Sharron is nice and inviting and her blueberry jam is great on crackers, can't wait for biscuits in the morning. the cottage is ver nice and clean and just a super atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mountain View, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

My wife and I, plus my sister-in-law, stayed at Piety Hill Inn last year. It was a great experience. The area is beautiful, the cottage was clean, comfortable, and well-decorated, and the hosts (Micheal and Sharon) were amazing hosts - they really care about the guests.. You get the experience that is totally missing from going to a chain hotel.

The cottage was for two and we were three. Micheal has these "bed-and-sheets-sets" nicely packed for portability, which made a great bed for the third person, again very clean and comfortable.

I had a chance to talk to Micheal and ask about the history of the place. He bought the place many years ago and spent a lot of time rebuilding and renovating. So it's no wonder why he's so passionate about the place and making sure that his guests have the best time. He ans Sharon went out of their way to make sure we got everything we needed. My wife's camera broke on our way - she's a pro and has a big DSLR camera, and Micheal even helped us fix it.

By the way - they make jam from their own fruit there, and they sell the jam.... Don't miss it! Very delicious.

I highly recommend the place. It took me a while to write this review since upon returning from the trip my laptop was stolen and I forgot about doing this, but I finally sat down and did it since Micheal really deserves a positive review. I wish him the best :-)

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn

Address: 523 Sacramento St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Location: United States > California > Nevada City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Nevada City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, casual, and private, our cozy cottages are a relaxed setting for singles, couples and families. As our guest, you will retire to a one, two or three room cottage with French Country or Early American decor. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave, various dishes, a small fridge and coffee maker, as well as complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. Your cottage will have a private bath and may have a King, Queen, or King and Day Bed w/Trundle. Each cottage has a television (some with a VCR or DVD), heating and air conditioning. A delicious full, hot or generous continental breakfast can be delivered to your cottage or out in the flower garden between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Our courtyard has several BBQs and lots of room for the kids to burn off some energy. The Yuba River and many high mountain lakes (including The Tahoe National Forest) are just a short distance up Hwys 20 & 49. ... more   less 
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