I went to Jamestown for a private event and decided to find a room and stay over. I went online and although they were fully booked, I walked to The Jamestown just to check it out. Seems one person had booked the entire hotel and then didn't show. So I stayed there. The rooms are clean and bathrooms are updated and modern. Nice antique touches and the bed was comfy. The shutter vibrated all night, which wasn't a bother really, I wanted to believe one of the famous ghosts was speaking to me. There's no tv and no elevator. All rooms are upstairs. The central AC system worked great and it was 93 that day. They lock the front door at 10pm, but theres a key they give you if you need to leave and come back. That added an extra sense of security for me, as a woman traveling alone. I had dinner and drinks in the bar and Michelle, the bartender, was the best! She took great care of all of her guests and the food was awesome! I had fish n chips, clam chowder and maple chipotle chicken wings. Excellent food! The next morning was a completely different experience. They offer a free breakfast for hotel guests, which I asked for but it never came out on the patio. I was treated kind of like a bother, or a bag lady, once being asked if I was just "hanging out." Umm.. no, I was waiting for my breakfast I ordered. After waiting a half hour, I asked about it and the waitress on the patio didn't seem to know anything about it. I had ordered from I guess it was the bartender in the hall when she asked me what I wanted. So, I just left. In defense of the wait staff here, there doesn't seem to be anyone in charge. Last night a waitress who was busy with tables had to stop and show me the room and check me in. She said their general manager died a couple of months ago. This morning there were only about 4 tables occupied in the entire place so I have no idea what happened. Again, a waitress checked me out and took my key, and I guess she was busy too, she never said a word, not a thank you, not an invitation for breakfast or coffee, nothing. I kinda figured out for myself what to do next. All in all, I'd go back. The food is excellent, the rooms are clean, comfy and charming, and the history alone is worth the price of admission. Maybe they will get a manager soon and that would make this the perfect place. If the wait staff didn't have to multi task, maybe the food service would improve greatly.…
The Hotel is quiet and very comfortable - the proprietor listens and the restaurant staff is positively outstanding, the food is good and the location is the best for area attractions that include Columbia State Park, Lake Melones, the Rail Museum state park and many other gold country attractions The beauty of this hotel is that there is simplicity that makes for a wonderful stay, as worry free as can be
Love the environment and staff! They absolutely deserve a high five on their service and making customers feel very at ease and relaxed. Their food is amazing also and their watress is very attentive. Love the entire location.
Warm cozy atmosphere for a large family gathering from Sunday brunch. Our meals were all very tasty, large portions and all arrived hot! The service team were completely professional and friendly. Will stop again when we get back to Jamestown.
We were passing through Jamestown on our way up to the mountains and decided to spend the night at this lovely golf country hotel. Aside from being a beautiful western style structure, the rooms were nice and modern, while still reflecting the areas origins. We stayed in the Vade Phillips room, which had two individual bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The bathroom was very modern, with a nice shower. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast of waffles, eggs, and sausages on their beautiful shaded outdoor patio. All around a great place to stay when passing through Jamestown!!
This was a great stopping place after our stay at Yosemite on our way to San Francisco. The room was neat and clean. Dinner and breakfast were delicious. All the employees were nice and welcoming. The town was very quaint and fun to walk around - even after most stores were closed.
We overnighted in Jamestown on route to Yosemite. It was a late change to our planned itinerary but we were pleased we decided to stay in Jamestown. It's a total contrast to San Francisco but worth the visit. Hotel staff were very friendly, room was clean and the food was good. Recommended hotel.
We stayed at the Jamestown Hotel during our visit up the coast of California on motorcycles. We were traveling as 2 couples. We were greeted warmly and were given tips on our trip from a fellow motorcycle enthusiast. The rooms were charming and welcoming. We ate dinner in the restaurant downstairs and the meal was delicious and staff wonderful. I have to say the pillows on the bed were magical! The bathrooms were modernized while the bedrooms and furniture had old charm. The balcony was a great place to hang out and offered a great view of the entire town. Fresh coffee was offered in the morning and was both delicious and and thoughtful. Breakfast downstairs at the restaurant was delicious and so convenient. Resident chocolate labs Coco Chanel ( who gave kisses) and Gracie were keeping watch at the front door. I was extremely satisfied and delighted with our visit and would definitely stay again! Highly recommend this charming hotel.…
On my road trip through Gold Country (which I've done more than once), I decided on Jamestown as one of my overnight stops along the way with my boyfriend. The town itself is small and most of the businesses close early, which is usual for these small old mining towns. It's still nice to explore and can be done rather quickly. The hotel is a truly historic place to stay. It's undeniably period to the time and staying in true California history is not something you often have the chance to do. This is why I decided to stay here. The layout is as such where there is a bar and restaurant on the bottom level, and there's a central stairwell to an array of rooms above. Town and general hotel info aside, my stay was kind of uneven in terms of enjoyment. Parking is very confusing. When you get there you'll notice there's a side lot, which seems like it's part of the hotel, but at the same time, it feels like a general parking lot for the town and not one you can just leave your car overnight. I parked there and went inside. The place was bustling with restaurant goers. There was no one manning the front desk and frankly, it took an unnecessary amount of time to get someone's attention to help us. The woman that eventually did help us was very nice, but it also was confusing as it seemed like the restaurant staff also ran the check-in process. She was very adamant about how wonderful the restaurant was. We asked about parking and she told us there was a parking lot around back they owned. I went ahead and moved my car, and again, the lot has no signage to indicate it's safe for guests of the hotel and I felt uneasy leaving my car there. Now the room itself was sadly small and cramped. The furnishings antiquated and not in a, "wow what lovely antiques" kind of way. I realize the property is old (which is a selling point), but I couldn't help but feel the actual sleeping space could be better thought out. The bathroom though very large and starkly modern in comparison. It has clearly been redone in the recent past. It's funny to stand in the doorway and see drastic changes in style and modernity. It's important to note there is no television. My night was restless. My boyfriend can unfairly sleep through anything. The bed was squeaky and the noise from the bar downstairs really carries up, and as it's open late, that sound will carry for quite some time. If I can understand word-for-word what clearly obnoxiously loud bar patrons are saying, we have a problem. It was at this point I realized this is not a hotel with a restaurant, this is a restaurant with a hotel. The emphasis is not on the comfort of the people paying to stay there but on the people paying for food and alcohol. Sadly once the bar went quiet the cleaning began and I had loud vacuums and other restaurants cleanup noises to contend with. Had there been a TV I would have loved to be able to use it to pass the time. That being said, the next morning we did eat breakfast in the hotel and it was great. The helpful waitress/check-in person was right! If I come back in the future it'll be to eat and not sleep, as seemingly the hotel intends.…
Nice old hotel with enclosed bar and restaurant and in the middle of the small town. Few nicely renovated big rooms with sitting area (at least those I saw) and each room differently furnished with antique furniture. Very clean, nice beds - mine was so high I could only get in with a jump :-) Beautiful big shower. Only problem was there were no hooks or shelves in the bathroom and only few small ones in the bedroom. So I either had to put toilet articles on the floor including towels or "decorate" the chairs and all possible surfaces. Very nice big balcony on the upper floor. Relaxed there every evening with a glass of wine watching the very quiet streetlife :-)