1 Best Hotel in Amador City, Sacramento and the Gold Country

Imperial Hotel

$ | 14202 Old Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA, 95601, USA Fodor's Choice

A judicious 2023 makeover broadened the appeal of one-block Amador City's 1879 redbrick hotel without sacrificing the throwback feel of the guest rooms, two with balconies overlooking town. A wooden staircase leads directly from the lobby bar to three second-floor rooms with king beds, three with queens, and all with exposed brick walls and painstakingly sanded original floors. The bathrooms, equipped with period-sensitive fixtures, are stocked with high-quality products. As with the hotel, renovations to the restaurant preserved a sense of the past, with the updated farm-to-fork cuisine providing contemporary travelers additional incentive to book here. A nearby hilltop cottage contains three larger suites. Rates are higher for these, but good views and a quieter setting compensate.


  • History-evoking stay
  • Excellent restaurant and full bar
  • Three larger cottage suites nearby


  • No phones or TVs in rooms
  • No staff on-site overnight
  • Lacks pool, fitness center, and other amenities of larger properties
14202 Old Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA, 95601, USA
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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