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“Where it lacked in luxury, it made up in charm”

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Royal Carriage
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Jamestown
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My family were delighted to have spent 2 nights here on a recent vacation to Jamestown. The property is ideally situated on Main Street, making it easy to walk up and down the street to enjoy all that Jamestown has to offer. Railtown is also within walking distance (though we did not walk due to 90+ degree heat) which is nice as well. Feel free to read my reviews of other Jamestown businesses (restaurants, gold panning operations) if you're planning a visit.

This is really a charming property, with friendly staff, and cleanly kept. Do not expect a Hilton here, not even a Hampton Inn, in terms of luxury features. What you will find is an Inn kept in character of its locale, its history, and its style. For a family of four, we reserved two adjoining rooms with queen beds in both rooms, and a bathroom (shower only) in one of the rooms. Yes, the rooms are small, but we did not mind. The rooms are clean, though a new coat of paint on the walls wouldn't hurt. There is a small refrigerator in each room, a microwave, and free Wi-Fi (good speed). Breakfast is not fancy, but the kids find the pancake "printer" a delight. In addition to pancakes, you get toast with butter and jams, 2 kinds of juices (apple and orange), coffee, and tea.

We would definitely return the next time we're in Jamestown.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Right, its old, its got a lot of history and it shows. I actually liked this about the hotel and could put up with what seemed like a lack of cleanliness (dust etc). Decent breakfast the next day, very friendly staff. But...I woke up the next day covered in bites, assumed it was a mosquito but when i googled them later they looked more like bed bug bites. Cant say for sure though. Otherwise i liked the place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stopped here after leaving San Fransisco on your way to Yosemite National Park. We were doing a not planned vacation so everything was up in the air. Came across this town and stayed in this hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Never stayed in a Hotel like this and it was exciting to us. Now it was just my husband and I so It was fine. Now if we had our teenage son that would be another story as the rooms were small but we expected that as it was a much older building. Our bed was comfortable enough to get some rest. But over all it just gave me that feeling of being back in my great grand parents house. Felt like we were with family. Breakfast was including. It did the job. Some of the other guests that were staying were very friendly as well as we all shared stories over breakfast. Where we were from and what our plans were for the day. I would stay here again if we ever go back to Yosemite.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here for a night with friends and got adjoining rooms. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Staff were helpful and friendly and the front part of the hotel was beautifully old style. Breakfast was included (watch for the pancake maker) and the whole package came at a great price.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

One night stop over en route to sanfranscisco and was very pleased when we arrived.
Nothing to special, just very quaint little hotel with friendly staff.
Room was comfortabl with large bed, and loved the fact our room was at the front with view of jamestown, sat on verandah drinking wine in the evening was a treat, watching the world go by, though nothing much happens..
Breakfast was pretty basic but did the job..
Would stay again..

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Built 1922. Totally rehabbed in 1982. Out buildings hauled by wagons in sections from old gold mines many years ago. Refurbished in recent years extensively. Richard Chamberlin stayed here while location scouting for a historical film.Clint Eastwood stayed here when filming Pale Rider movie. Tony Fransciosa spent time here and enjoyed local playhouses. Rear of property during gold rush era Was a roudy dance hall building. Property adjacent to rear was the town dump during gold rush. Many bottles and artifacts still await....the property was the Royal Hotel named after original owner Royal Rushing, a town business man....perhaps auto repair and service. Gold was founded around 1848. Mark Twain and Bret Harte as well as Prentice Mulford and possibly poet Joaquin Miller spent time in Jamestown. Poverty Hill in Bret Harte's writings refers to area just outside town in nonexistant community today named Stent. The Sierra Railroad short line still operates in town founded in 1897. Hundreds of movies have been made in Jamestown using steam rail rolling stock and local rustic scenery. The 1982 property rehab emphasized old gold rush trappings and affordable hospitality...no TV...coffee in room....refeers...hair blowers...lavender soap.yuk!

This property and town are true historic treasures referred to as "A Place Of Old And New Dreams".

Room Tip: Enjoy another time....a historical kickback experience
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stopped here midweek on the last night of a one-week road trip. Walked in quite late, and the innkeeper was very kind and took us in, even showed us the room before booking. Great service. The room was small but comfortable, clean, and with all the basics. Breakfast was complimentary, but no options - pancakes and apples - a bit of a stretch to call it "continental".
We had the misfortune of having our car vandalized overnight, and the innkeeper and his staff were very helpful in contacting the local sheriff, recommending local service, and accommodating our late departure.
The price was right and the bed was comfortable, so overall we had a very nice stay despite the mishap.

Room Tip: Rooms in the hotel are small but comfortable. No info on the cottages.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 18239 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9251
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Location: United States > California > Jamestown
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Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Jamestown
Price Range: $63 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Royal Carriage 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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