This was the letter we wrote to the owners; did not receive a response, which tells me that they don't really care.....
We stayed at the St George Saturday night and I wanted to let you know what we thought of our stay. My husband and I stayed years past when it was a dumpy little place. You all have done a marvelous job of fixing things up and it was nice to stay in a clean room! However, the mattress in room 18 definately needs replacing as the springs were making themselves entirely too familar with my hips!
Additionally, I was disappointed in the food Sunday morning. According to your website, you offer a brunch Sunday mornings and what was offered instead was a very simple, but good, buffet of eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, biscuits and gravy and coffe and oj. Plus we had to pay for that. I would not have mind paying for the brunch, but if you are not going to provide what you advertise and serve something different, guests should be offered some kind of compensation, besides a nominal discount, especially after paying $120 per room in the off season. Very disappointing.
Otherwise, nice place, but not sure if it was worth the money we spent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St. George Hotel is located in Volcano-the “Gem of the Mother Lode”, slightly off the beaten path in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. This 3-story building with wooden balconies is the first thing you’ll see upon approaching the entrance to town. The St. George Hotel is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.The main Hotel was built in 1862. It is a 3-story brick building with 14 inch thick walls. The Hotel, built by B.F. George, was named “The St. George” to “thwart the demonic Fire Dragon”. The first two Hotels on the site (Eureka in 1853 and Empire in 1859) were destroyed by fire. The Hotel was known in the late 1800’s as the best Hotel in the County. The Hotel was one of the first 3-story buildings in the State, and Volcano is one of the original Gold Rush towns in the Mother Lode.The main Hotel has 14 guestrooms on 2 floors, two with private baths and the remainder with shared bathrooms. An additional one-story annex building, built in the 1960’s, offers 6 rooms with private bathrooms and televisions. Want to bring your dog? No problem. We have one room in the annex which we allow your pet to stay with you for an additional nominal charge. In 2003 the “Garden Cottage” was added and features a private deck, queen size bed, fireplace, double Jacuzzi tub, shower, television and DVD player. At the back side of the property, the Zinfandel Conference Center offers a perfect setting for meetings, gatherings or conferences with its small kitchen, separate queen bedroom and spacious area for seating in the living room and a television.The lovely and magical grounds of the St. George are a joy in every season. They are perfect for outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions, summer teas and parties. The Daffodils and Tulips in Spring time and the grand trees and flowering bushes in summer provide privacy and shade and offer beautiful outdoor sitting areas throughout the gardens for reading, meditating, or reflecting on simpler times. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St George Hotel