Last Night

I dreamt I was at the National Hotel

A California icon


Built in 1856 in what was to become the most sophisticated of the gold rush mining camps, the National Exchange Hotel is a treasured piece of Nevada City history. 

This grand old dame has a new lease on life after an extensive, three-year, floor-to-rafters renovation. Full of rich colors and patterns, opulent furnishings and lovingly restored original features, with whispers of stories past to be discovered around every turn…the National Exchange Hotel invites you to spend unforgettable days and nights with her.


There’s nothing quite like staying at the National Exchange Hotel.

But for those looking to further unlock the magic of the Sierra Foothills, we offer some exclusive packages that will enrich your Nevada City experience!


An indulgence of luxury awaits. The spirit of this unique building shines through in each of our 38 rooms. Each chamber like no other, yet all with a fresh take on Victorian elegance and your comfort in mind.


Libations in our historic bar, a cocktail on the balcony overlooking Broad Street, tea in the upstairs Salon, a sumptuous meal at Lola… you’ll find fresh and creative drinking and dining options here at the National Exchange.


A special event calls for an unforgettable venue. Weddings, reunions, parties, meetings and corporate events are made all the more memorable at the National. With both indoor and outdoor spaces available and an on-staff Event Coordinator, we are ready and waiting to host with the absolute most.

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Bottle of wine and glasses in The Grand Lounge at the National Exchange Hotel, Nevada City CA

“I never claimed to be famous. notorious i have always been.”

Lola Montez

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