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1859 Historic National Hotel

18183 Main St, Jamestown, CA 95327-9748
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Updated 11/06/20


#2 of 6 hotels in Jamestown
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Experience the romantic elegance of the California Gold Country near Yosemite. Boutique hotel and acclaimed restaurant have been restored to today’s standards of comfort while retaining the historic charm of days gone by. All rooms have private baths, some with showers for two; pull chain toilets, memory foam comfort on queen size beds and many original antiques. Buffet breakfast included. Onsite restaurant, award-winning wines from throughout the Sierra Foothills, Mediterranean cuisine and patio dining in season. Full service saloon with weekday Happy Hour specials.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Banquet room
Street parking
Coffee shop
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Ski rentals
Ski school
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Naomi B wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions
I just want to start off by saying thank you!!!!! The staff and hotel manager were so nice and welcoming and made me and my friends feel so welcome!! I just want to say thank you!!!!! We love hotel we will be making a yearly tradition of visiting!!! Best Holloween ever!!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Stephen Willey, Owner at 1859 Historic National Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. We have a great staff and they really like our customers and always try and take the extra step to make sure that all are happy. We look forward to your next visit.
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Cayley C wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
This place was so fun!! The service was really good and the staff were very kind. They gave us a tour in the beginning and the place has some cool history! There was a “ghost” that lived there named Flo, although we weren’t visited by him. Maybe next time ;) I loved how old fashioned it was! Overall we loved our stay
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Stephen Willey, Owner at 1859 Historic National Hotel
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review. Flo is a very friendly ghost has has been here since the late 1800's. Indeek, we have a lot of Gold Rush history, too.
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John wrote a review May 2021
Oakdale, California100 contributions29 helpful votes
Went to have dinner, place was buzzing, terrible acoustical control....have to raise voice to get across to wife. Owner was not in good mood....monthly problem ..? Said we were to loud....ruined our dinner....as long as he is present we will never go back.Pitiful and Pathetic. He should not be in this business.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Stephen Willey, Owner at 1859 Historic National Hotel
Responded 7 May 2021
Sorry that this person was offended. The gentleman was quite intoxicated and extremely loud and boisterous and other patrons were put off by his behavior.
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Karen M wrote a review Nov 2020
Antioch, California37 contributions16 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I had a splendid overnight stay at the National Hotel. We stayed in Room 11, apparently the quietest and best room available. It was very clean and quaint with antique furniture. We had dinner downstairs and it was delicious! The menu isn’t quite what I imagined for a small-town restaurant. It was very decadent and quite higher class! Highly recommend to stay at. The folks running both the hotel and restaurant were super friendly and made us feel welcome.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Stephen Willey, Owner at 1859 Historic National Hotel
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Thank you Shirley for your review. Indeed, this hotel if full of Gold Rush history and dates from 1859. We have wonderful chefs who are able to produce top-notch dishes, in part, because most all the ingredients are fresh and of top quality.
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GiGigirl10 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ramona. CA15 contributions16 helpful votes
We found this hotel charming and the staff top notch! The attention to detail was amazing even in these COVID times! We were met by Mary who took great care to make sure we were welcome and settled. The rooms are exceptionally clean, tastefully decorated in period antiques and furnishings, and the bed was very comfortable. A clean comfy robe waited for us. Because of covid they were not allowed to serve breakfast but fresh coffee and teas appeared outside our room in the morning, along with fruit and yogurt.. Be sure to enjoy meals in the restaurant and don't forget to enjoy some of the best cocktails we've had in some time. All the staff is top notch and friendly. For lunch we had the best spinach salad!! For our dinner, Rhonda, AMAZING Rhonda, was our server and mixologist. We sampled several of her specialty cocktails. Our dinner was delicious especially considering this tiny town. I had Mediterranean Shrimp and hubbie enjoyed Alfredo pasta. Such fun when for dessert we were entertained by Rhonda and Cherry as Rhonda served up a fresh apricot dark chocolate bonbon, flambe' style! WOW! That evening we walked around the quiet, closed up little town. We so enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again! Great experience, great value!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Stephen Willey, Owner at 1859 Historic National Hotel
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review. Indeed, we have a great staff who work hard to keep our customers happy.
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US$152 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaJamestown
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1859 Historic National Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Emporium (0.04 km), Stogie's at Copper Creek (0.05 km), and Mother Lode Coffee Shop (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of a nearby landmark, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woods Creek Cafe, Morelia Mexican Restaurant, and National Hotel & Restaurant.
Is 1859 Historic National Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Jamestown.
Are there any historical sites close to 1859 Historic National Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Columbia State Historic Park (9.4 km) and Artificers' Exchange (9.4 km).