We stayed 2 nights in a kitchen unit, which is like a small apartment with a living/dining room area, a separate kitchen & a bedroom. The decor reminded me of a 1950s cabin - dated but functional - it reminded me of cabins we stayed at when I was a kid. The unit was very clean but it is an older place so everything is not perfect. It was close to the road (with a view of the Sierra Buttes from the porch) but there was very little traffic so road noise was not a problem at all & the bedroom was in back away from the road.
Storage space was also like that of a small apartment - the bedroom had a closet with 2 sliding doors, the bathroom had a medicine cabinet & a cabinet below the sink. There were older TVs in both the living room & bedroom but there were very few channels & when watching ESPN, the sport scores that scroll across the bottom of the screen weren't visible. The kitchen had a full size refrigerator & stove but no dishwasher or garbage disposal. There were enough dishes for the 2 of us but it would have been nice if they had wine glasses. One thing that had been updated was the heat lamp in the bathroom - it had 3 lights & quickly made the bathroom nice & warm. The bed & shower were ok. I didn't like the pillows - I was glad that I'd brought my own pillow. There was a wood burning stove that we did not use.
We ate dinner once in the onsite restaurant. One of the most popular items on the menu is fresh trout which comes from the trout pond in front of the hotel. My companion was pleased with the trout dinner; I didn't care for my shrimp scampi. Simpler items are probably a better choice.
Across the street from the hotel is a large meadow area that is owned by the hotel. We didn't walk over there but there is at least one picnic table & horseshoes. The restaurant/lobby building has a downstairs game room with a ping pong table & a pool table. You can fish in the trout pond (the cost depends on the size of the fish that are caught) or feed the fish with food available for 25 cents. There is a computer that guests in the lobby that guests can use. The hotel is about ½ mile from the main part of Sierra City but the road gets very narrow in a couple of places so we didn't walk into town.
- Also Known As:
- Herrington`s Sierra Pines Hotel Sierra City
- Herringtons Sierra City Pines Hotel