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


5 on August 19, 2015

Everything is as advertised. Quiet, relaxing, wonderful stay. Highly recommend.

Repeatedly Excellent

4.8 on June 24, 2015

Cottage room was quaint and secluded. Dinner, bar and breakfast at the restaurant are a gem. Pete and staff are wonderful. I can't say enough about their hospitality and warmth!

Nice experience.

4.2 on June 11, 2015

Arrived at the hotel after a day of wine tasting. The staff were very friendly and down to earth. We ate at the hotel. My wife had the rack of Lamb and I had the Chicken Saltimbocca. Both were excellent. We really enjoyed the slow pace of the area and warmness of the staff.

Charming B & B

4.4 on June 03, 2015

We stayed in Room 7, the honeymoon suite in the separate cottage house, not in the hotel. The room was spacious, the king bed was very comfortable, and we enjoyed using the large two person whirlpool tub after our day of cycling! The room was decorated with antiques and furnishings which made us feel like we stepped back in time. We loved the view from the front porch while sipping our wine! The staff was very friendly and helpful to our needs.

Imperial Hotel-Amador City, CA

3.6 on May 27, 2015

We stayed on a Monday night when the restaurant is closed and no one has regular hours to be there. The cleaning staff was there and as our room was clean, they allowed us to drop off our luggage before check-in time. We have stayed here before and found the restaurant to be excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is excellent. No TV or internet if those are important to you.

Charming Stay

4.0 on May 27, 2015

Loved the feel, inside and out, of this old hotel. Wonderful meals, helpful staff and a great location.

Birthday Celabration In The Shenandoah Valley

5 on May 25, 2015

We spent 2 nights in the offsite cottage, room 8, enjoying the quaint charm of this very old world stylish room. It was spacious enough for our comfort. The bed was softer than our normal, but quite an old west bed? We both slept very well. The bathroom was very large with a jacuzzi tub. We didn't partake of that, however it was inviting. A non-slip mat would be good here. Our short walk to the dining room for our delicious inclusive breakfasts was invigorating of fresh mountain air. We enjoyed a very nice dinner in the main dining room one of our evenings. Over all..very sweet with awesome friendly service. Goldene & Fred

Imperial room #7

4.6 on May 24, 2015

The room had a large jacuzzi tub, quiet and private. Loved the breakfast and the whole town of Amador City is a great experience. We will be back.

Beware The Cottage & Breakfast

1.6 on May 23, 2015

Stayed 3 nights in mid May 2015. We were given Room 8 in the cottage, some 3 minutes' walk fm the hotel. Not a problem, but the path leading to it is - unlit, uneven, overgrown & dodgy, especially after a downpour. Gutter above the outside steps also leaks badly. One of the bedside lights had a loose connection & flickered. It's an outbuilding, but BEWARE, there are NO coffee or tea-making facilities there. You can order coffee (not tea) which is delivered at 6:30 each morning, in a flask to the verandah outside. Lukewarm by 7:30 when we awoke on 3 chilly mornings. Room not serviced on morning 1 so used coffee flask + mugs not collected either. Dining. "A full gourmet breakfast with hot entrees is included". They're dlusional. no hot entree (unless it was tea or coffee). Morning 1, breakfast okay; Morning 2 diabolical: tepid, over-microwaved scrambled eggs accompanied by a local dish "Biscuits & Gravy" - bread scones slathered in a sweet white sauce containing lumps of gristly sausage meat. Appalling. THIS IS GOURMET COOKING? Waitress monosyllabic & tetchy when asked for toast (we were still hungry). We needed to check out at 9:15 am on day 3. "Sorry, no-one can help you for up to an hour". In desperation, & after 15 mins, my husband discovered the cook knew how to process final payments. The whole place is sloppily decorated, no attention to detail & staff need a bomb under them. Owners are rarely there & don't like criticism. Tough.

10 Year Anniversary Trip

4.4 on May 11, 2015

Awesome trip to the Hwy 49 Gold and Wine Trail. Amador City was our base for first couple of days, and we absolutely loved it. The Imperial Hotel was the perfect place to stay, and we had an amazing room with a balcony overlooking town. What a gem. Peter, the General Manager, really cares about his guests, and he sets the standard for other employees. Anniversary dinner was outstanding - the rack of lamb was done perfectly. Great choice for accommodation - would definitely stay there again.

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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