Highway 49--Gold Rush Country
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.
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.
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 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 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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