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“Worst place in Nevada City.. National Hotel Bar Nevada City California”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of National Hotel

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National Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Nevada City
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worst place in Nevada City.. National Hotel Bar Nevada City California”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

the bar was horrible, the staff looks like they were two breath away from a heart attack! They favor the regulars. 1 of the bartender said she was not going to make a Bloody Mary (twice) because she didn't want to! I asked the bartender for a jack an coke..she looked at me like i was stupid.. back to the jack an coke. Not even half of a shot and a whole can Shasta.not coke! An charged me $8.25.. i love Nevada City been a resident for 7 years. Please stay away from national hotel. Thanks for taking ur time to read this..

  • Stayed December 2012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Rosa, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We only stayed one night and that was enough, wall paper torn, someone had vomited on our balcony it was not cleaned up. We had a drink in the bar the leg on the chair I was sitting on fell off the waitress was very upset still it was not good. I would say avoid this hotel very dirty and not kept up.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

I just spent 2 days in the old California gold rush. Well it felt like it. Old victorian furnishing everwhere with a great veranda over Broad Street. The bar is a real rush of the 49ers who it was built for. You have to be aware that this is a very old hotel and not perfect. But if you want to surround yourself with antiques, red carpet of yesteryear and true old west ambiance but in a downtown area that is easy to walk around and see lots of fun stuff you have to stay here. The pool is open but sure was cold. Good parking & just close to everything you want to walk to.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel, we were told one of the oldest in USA, is worth a visit due to its charm. Nothing much has been done to it since it was new. Well, when color-tv was invented and AC was invented, they got them! Since then, nothing has happen! The room we stayed in was small and not nice, but still! We are happy we stayed one night in the old hotel even though it is not worth the price.
The bar is very nice and the bartender mixes good Margarithas! I had bisonribs in the restaurant. So tough, nearly could not chew it, my wifes spagetti with chicken was nothing special. Staff there is nice and the "Dining-room" is absolutely worth a visit! You have to see it. We laughed when we got the room and we laughed when we left! What an experiece!!!

Room Tip: See the room first and if AC is needed, try it!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yamhill, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

One would expect a well-kept hotel in a quaint town like Nevada City, but The National Hotel is not worth your dollar. The front desk staff were very nice, but the hotel itself is very shabby...filthy carpet with wrinkles that can trip you if you're not careful. Along with antique furniture, you get spreads and drapes from the same era - well worn and shabby. There are no amenities like shampoo or hair dryer. The only useful thing in the room was a pair of needle nose pliers to turn on the air conditioner because the nobs were broken. They give you a coffee coupon but the restaurant doesn't open until 8am.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Do not stay here! This was the worst place I have ever stayed in my life. Entire experience from the beginning was horrible. The staff was unprofessional and extremely rude. We rented a "suite" (140), room was filthy and smelled like mold. Carpet was disgusting. A/C was broken and room was a consistent 90+ degrees all night. Beds were old and not comfortable. No ice machine, no toiletries provided, no hair dryer, no iron. Pool needed to be cleaned and there were locals swimming there who were not hotel guests. I would rather have my family sleep in the car than this run-down nightmare.

Room Tip: Suite 39 was disgusting, dirty, hot, horrible beds, no amenities, and back door did not lock.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

OMG, what a horrible meal. It was empty on a Saturday night, and I wish I had read reviews before we went. The salad was wilted and tired. My husband wondered if they made salad plates up a few days ahead and just left them in the fridge. There’s a fine line between tired and just garbage for these salads. The entrée was worse. Potatoes were precooked, then refrigerated and reheated. They had this old weird refrigerator taste. Gravy was that envelope kind that you add water. Green beans from a can. I felt like it was emergency rations for a disaster. So, then, there’s this very kindly very elderly gentleman playing the accordion and the organ (very loudly) and playing only really old music. He asked would we like to hear “Autumn Leaves.” I politely asked, “I’m sorry, is that a title of a song?” I didn’t want to make him feel bad, and he did add a certain entertainment element to an otherwise horrendous meal. It was all just a bit surreal. Do not eat here.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: National Hotel
Address: 211 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2501
Location: United States > California > Nevada City
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Nevada City
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Number of rooms: 43

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