People around Columbia, CA were thrilled when the historic City Hotel opened again after a few years of standing empty. We used to love going there. That's why I took a friend from Nebraska for 2 nights just after Thanksgiving. Sadly, NOT a good idea. The new ownership/management takes off at 5, leaving no service until about 8 the next morning. The rooms were very cold with s-l-o-w space heaters provided but not turned on for our arrival. I'm sitting in my room in a fleece jacket after this heater has been on for 2 hours now.
Our room (6) was above the bar last night, & it was so loud that we couldn't read a book, let alone sleep.
The staff are nice enough as individuals and try their best to accommodate & please, but there seems to be no (or bad) leadership from the top. I will never, never stay here again-& that's a shame because I wanted it to go. For me it's back to the Columbia Gem motel, where service & attention is valued.
- 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 and robes are 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