We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

City Hotel

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
22768 Main St., Columbia, CA
+1 209-532-5964
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 30: English reviews
Sonora, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its overall OK , appetizers truffle fries were good a little too much salt and I love salt. the pork chop was a little over done , the special rib eye was order medium and received RARE, like I took it home and cooked in the frying pan for breakfast and it was perfect. my wifes wine did not get... More 

Thank Steve L
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Very sorry for your dining experience the other day. Anytime there is a problem please let your server know and we will make it right. If you don't say anything we have no idea of these problems so we encourage you to speak up, good or bad. Hope your next experience will be much better. More 

San Jose, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for four star accommodations, go to Vegas. The City Hotel offers comfortable 1850s decorated rooms and a parlor. Wifi absolutely sucks, but we stay there to get away from 2017. Downstairs is one of the best restaurants in the Mother Lode, Christopher's. Adjacent to Christopher's is the atmospheric What Cheer Saloon, the oldest bar in the... More 

Thank RomanTGnome
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Roman for the nice review. Sorry about the wifi in the State park, sometimes its good, other times not so good. Christopher at the City Hotel tries hard to provide a wonderful dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The menu posted outside only told part of the story. I was making certain that this restaurant had enough choices to please everyone. Verifying that it had plenty, my friend and I decided to come back after picking up my wife. It was so worth the wait. While a duet played the perfect music to dine by, we ordered and... More 

1 Thank 415Mark650
Manhattan Beach, California
Level Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you're planning to visit Columbia State Historic Park, City Hotel is an excellent historic building you can actually stay in and also dine in. The room is decorated as it might have been during the gold rush, and the wait-staff dress accordingly. The menu has a lot of choices, all of them look good, and everything we had was... More 

2 Thank 00Bruce00
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the restaurant. Our service staff, Chef Christopher and cooks are dedicated to providing the highest possible wonderful dining experience. More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We chose Christopher at the City Hotel because we had tickets to a play at the Fallon House Theater down the street and have always loved to walk around Columbia before the show. We had mixed reactions to the Caesar salad…two felt it was good, two felt the dressing was a bit thin and had too much Worcestershire sauce. The... More 

Thank Ohana_Lover
George S, Public Relations Manager at City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant. We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful dining experience. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Groveland, California
Level Contributor
329 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This place was highly recommended by friends as we were going to see a play at the Sierra Rep Theater the problem was when we got there they had pretty much run out of all the items on the menu and we waited for an hour and a half to get our food and then when he came it wasn't... More 

Thank frequent1
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry for just seeing your review and not responding earlier. For some reason this review has just recently come to our attention. No excuses, but last year October was one of the first months we opened for dinner and frankly we were overwhelmed by the attendance. Our food is cooked individually for each order and that is one reason for... More 

Sonora, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with another couple on a busy Friday night. It was our first time dining here since the change of ownership and we were pleasantly surprised by the creative menu, quality food and excellent service. Our server, Clover, was friendly, attentive and helpful. We started with the artichoke heart appetizer followed by half sized wedge salads. For main... More 

Thank foothillstrekker
George S, Owner at City Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We strive to uphold your 5 star rating. More 

Ripon, California
Level Contributor
134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We ate lunch here before attending a theater production at Fallon House. We were promptly seated and given menus. Our hostess was also our waitress. I regret that I didn't get her name, because she did an awesome job! Her personality was wonderful and she was very efficient, as she took care of the entire dining room. I ordered a... More 

1 Thank Cindy S
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with family on Friday. We were seated, handed our menus and beverages promptly. The kid's menu burger, What Cheer burgers were excellent. Kids liked the Fried Shrimp. The lamb burger was special too; done medium with plenty of lettuce on the side. Definitely a great choice while at the historic park.

1 Thank Plus2kids
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We really enjoy the food at the City Hotel restaurant. Nice menu, reasonable prices, pretty dining room, good service. It's family run, husband, wife, dad, sister. They really care. For a lighter meal, try to adjacent bar.

1 Thank 101547

Been to City Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22768 Main St., Columbia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 209-532-5964
Fine dining in an historic gold rush setting. New owners as of June 2015.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of City Hotel and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from City Hotel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?