Fodor's Expert Review National Hotel and Restaurant

18183 Main St., Jamestown, California, 95327, USA

In business since 1859, the National has survived the gold rush, gambling, prostitution, at least two fires, a ghost named Flo, and Prohibition, and stands today a well-maintained property with all the authentic character and charm its storied past suggests. Its furnishings—brass beds, regal comforters, and lace curtains—are authentic or period reproductions but not overly embellished. The saloon, which still has its original redwood bar, is a great place to linger. The popular restaurant ($$) serves special sandwiches (all on bread made on-site) and a variety of salads and pastas for lunch. Dinners feature more upscale Mediterranean cuisine.

PROS

  • authentic character—feels straight out of a Western movie
  • views from odd-numbered rooms (plus Room 2)
  • popular restaurant (good brunches)

CONS

  • some rooms are small
  • most even-numbered rooms have no view
  • some noise issues

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 209-984–3446

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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