Imperial Hotel

14202 Highway 49 PO Box 212, Amador City, CA 95601 USA (Show map)


Beautifully restored historic hotel in the heart of California's Gold Country with a regionally acclaimed restaurant and full bar. Amador City retains the authentic feel of the late 19th century, but is just minutes from more than 30 wineries, golf, fishing, antique stores and much more.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.3

I love the Imperial Hotel

5 on January 06, 2016

Basically, everything exceeded expectations. Room was great, bed very comfortable, food excellent, friendly staff. We'll be coming back.

more than met my expectations

5 on December 15, 2015

We will have very good memories about the Imperial Hotel. The five course dinner was absolutely AMAZING! The French Toast served the next day was like I have never had, moist, with very good flavor. I have already referred all my friends and family. I will be back. Thank You, David Whitney


3.4 on December 12, 2015

The breakfast was very "petite"

Great Gold Rush era Hotel

4.2 on December 11, 2015

Since I have family in the Gold Country, I've been making a point to stay in a different old hotel in the area when I visit. The Imperial has been on my list for a while, and I finally stayed there over Thanksgiving this year. The owner and staff were all very nice and friendly. The hotel is well taken care of and has a lot of antique charm. I stayed in Room #1 which is a balcony room at the top left (facing the hotel). It's a good sized room with plenty of sun. The balcony is a real treat, great for sitting with coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night as you look out over the town of Amador City. Part of the charm of these old hotels is the imperfections, and as long as you expect them, then your stay will be great. In this case, the mattresses could be better, but then I've been spoiled by my Tempur-pedic at home. The hotel is also pretty noisy; I don't mean the people are noisy, but the floors are creaky and the doors are squeaky. I love it, because reminds you that you are staying in a piece of history, but if you are a light sleeper, it could be a bit much. The bathroom and plumbing were are perfect, everything worked, hot water stayed hot, and everything was very clean. The room was furnished with a space heater and a hair dryer which made my wife happy. The coffee in the morning was very good. I will definitely stay again! Thanks for everything!

Funky But Fun

4.0 on December 04, 2015

We stayed at the Imperial Hotel during a tour of the Shenandoah Valley wine country. The hotel is old and not very soundproof, and our room was tiny. Both room and private bath were spotlessly clean, there was plenty of hot water, and the bedding and towels were first-rate. Coffee was brought to our room in the morning, and breakfast in the dining room was excellent. All told, the service was good and the price was reasonable, particularly in comparison to other places in the area. We would stay there again, even though we did not get to see the much-touted resident ghost!

Comfortable ambiance in the historical atmosphere of the hotel and foothill village

4.6 on November 25, 2015

Fun in Amador City!

Perfect Gold County Retreat!

5 on November 19, 2015

Perfect place to recharge your batteries while enjoying sterling service and priceless Gold County ambiance. Explore the small town then enjoy cocktails on the balcony. Eat dinner inside or outside depending on the weather.


4.0 on October 08, 2015

The hotel is quaint. Room 6 could use new carpet. The bed was wonderful...

cozy B & B

4.2 on October 07, 2015

Every employee was fantastic! Breakfast on Sunday was incredible. Rooms are old but interesting. Wonderful visit.

Friendly and welcoming

4.6 on October 02, 2015

The hotel manager, Peter, was friendly, welcoming and enthousiastic. He manages with a grand hotel flair and small town wamth. We had a great lunar eclipse experience, when all the hotel guests and staff steped outside and together observed the event.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Queen canopy bed, sitting area and gingerbread in a sunny room with wood floor and french doors opening onto balcony overlooking Main Street. Shower in bathroom. Internet access, luxury linens, fine antique furnishings. Twin daybed can accommodate small adult or child. Rate is quoted for double occupancy, third guest is $25.00 per night to be paid at property!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $155

Room 2

Queen antique pine bed with morning sun on the front balcony accessed through large french doors. Private bath with tub/shower. Free internet access, luxury linens, fine antique furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

Room 3

White wicker queen bed in sunny room with wicker accents and garden printed fabrics. Private bath with shower! Free internet access, luxury linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$105 - $135

Room 4

White wood queen bed, period furniture. The peach-colored walls are highlighted by morning sun. Private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 5

King or twin beds in a room with hand-painted furnishings by local artist John Johannsen, whimsical and sunny. Private bath with tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 6

California King bed and art deco appointments in a light, airy room with sitting area and morning sun. Private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From Sacramento: Hwy16E to Hwy49S through Drytown, then 2 miles to left turn-off into Amador City. From Stockton: Hwy88E to Hwy 49N, then right into Sutter Creek, continuing 2 more miles to Amador City.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf, Fishing, Gold Mining, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Luxury Linens, Heated Towel Bars

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside patio
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to hold reservation
  • Cancellations: 72 hours prior to check-in



Mary Ann & Jim McCamant

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


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  • Time Served: 8 - 10 am
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet