Lola Montez was speaking about herself of course, but she could have been describing Nevada City’s National Exchange Hotel. The Victorian-era dancer was intelligent, beautiful, courageous, outrageous, exotic, opulent and above all, an independent woman ahead of her time…the same can be said of the grand old dame currently under major renovations here in the heart of the Gold Country.
Built in 1856 in what was to become the most sophisticated of the gold rush mining camps, the National Exchange Hotel is now a treasured piece of Nevada City history. We are taking great care to pay our respects to the heart of the original building as we work around the clock to update, refresh and revitalize the hotel with our team of local contractors, designers, architects and craftsmen. Thank you for your patience.