Fodor's Expert Review Imperial Hotel

14202 Old Hwy. 49, Amador City, California, 95601, USA

An 1879 hotel on the bend in this one-block town, the Imperial charms its guests with six second-floor rooms whose antique furnishings include iron-and-brass beds, gingerbread flourishes, and, in one instance, art-deco appointments. The two front rooms have balconies. The menu at the hotel's restaurant ($$$) changes seasonally and ranges from country hearty to contemporary eclectic. A nearby hilltop cottage contains three suites; prices are higher, but good views, lower noise levels, and Jacuzzis help compensate.

PROS

  • history-evoking stay
  • good restaurant and bar
  • two rooms with balconies

CONS

  • hotel and bar are the town nightlife
  • rooms and hotel could use a refresh
  • noise issues in street-side rooms

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 209-267–9172

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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