Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country: Grass Valley, Gold Miners Inn--A Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites + Grass Valley Courtyard Suites


Gold Miners Inn--A Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites  121 Bank St., 1 blk. from historic downtown, (530) 477-1700.  80 rooms; 3 stories.  Breakfast; afternoon wine.  Fitness room.  Pets ok.


guest room at Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley, California
Located freeway-side, this hotel offers easy-on, easy-off plus the expected chain amenities.  In addition to a complimentary buffet breakfast, a complimentary afternoon wine reception sometimes includes appetizer samplings from local restaurants.


pillow at Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley, California
Guest rooms include large flat-screen TVs and a variety of pillows for sleeping.  I got a kick out of a towel folded into an elephant on the bathroom counter, but I didn’t like that the windows didn’t open and that the couch felt like sitting on a brick.  Keep your eyes open here for celebs, as this is where many stay when performing in town.


Grass Valley Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley, California
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites  210 N. Auburn St., 1 blk. from historic downtown, (530) 272-7696.  38 rooms; 2 stories.  Breakfast; evening snack.  Some fireplaces & kitchens.  Heated pool (seasonal); hot tub; fitness room; small health spa.  Pets ok.  Family-owned, this attractive motel has a bit of B&B in it that is especially noticeable at breakfast, when the owner often gets in there herself and whips up waffles to order.


guest room at Grass Valley Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley, California
Guest rooms here are extra-large and feature a comfortable memory-foam mattress.  Nights are very quiet in the residential area the inn is located in, but keep in mind that noisy events are sometimes booked at its new complex across the street which also has some nice new guest rooms.

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