Imperial Hotel

14202 Highway 49 PO Box 212, Amador City, CA 95601 USA (Show map)
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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 room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Very pleasant stay

5 on September 05, 2018

Amador City is very charming town, easy access, historical. Dining was excellent.

I love the Imperial!

5 on September 02, 2018

I’ve stayed here three times. I really like the history, the rooms, the service, the food!

Great Place to Get Away

5 on September 02, 2018

The rooms are old (that's part of the ambience) but very comfortable. Wednesday night includes live music from a local band.The food all looks surperb and tastes great.

Charming Old Hotel

4.0 on August 31, 2018

Fantastic staff at the Imperial Hotel! Warm, welcoming and personable. They were having trouble with kitchen staffing and the food wasn’t up to par, but it certainly has been in the past. It’s an old hotel and while the room decor was pretty tired our room was comfortable and not over done to the point where the room no longer feels authentic. I love the front balcony and listening as the piano music from the dining room floats up the stairs. Do not go on a Wednesday. That is local band night and while it may be a brilliant exercise in community building it is pretty hellish to listen to amateur musicians caterwauling and strumming for 5 hours straight. It ruined our stay and if I had not stayed here in the past I would not return.

A Fun Stay In An Old Landmark

4.2 on August 22, 2018

My partner and I were there for the Jug Band Festival in nearby Sutter Creek. Our room was scrupulously clean, save for a few water stains on the ceiling. The bed was comfortable, with good-quality linens. The hosts provided a tray of early-morning coffee outside our door. Breakfast in the dining room --included in the price of the room -- was yummy: cheese and spinach strata, fruit, juice, croissants, and coffee. The other choice was house-made granola. All in all, a very relaxing stay.

Imperial stay

4.4 on August 19, 2018

Nice bar, great food.

Highly recommended!

4.6 on August 16, 2018

Phenomenal place!

Imperial Hotel: Excellent owner, staff and amenities

5 on July 29, 2018

I stay at this small hotel two to three times a year and whenever I can. I added two hours to my travel time in order to stay here. My arrival was late, and Marianne (owner) arranged to have a plate set aside for me. Who does this any more? And, because I have a broken foot, staff brought the food and a glass of perfect wine up to me he porch where I ate watching the full moon rise over historic Amador City. The Imperial Hotel is wonderful, and I will continue to go out of my way to stay there as often as possible.

I Loved this Hotel

4.0 on July 25, 2018

Loved the town, the region, the hotel, the room and the food. I would go back. I hope I do. Search for my video blog about our stay on YouTube under 'Leigh & Stephen in the USA - Amador'. Leigh Catley New Zealand

Amador City

4.6 on July 25, 2018

Great place to stay - quiet, but just minutes away from Shenandoah Valley wineries

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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

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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

Check Dates


  • 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