211 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Nevada City’s most visible landmark, the National Hotel, will re-open later this year, under new ownership.
As reported in The Union on February 12, 2018, the National Hotel in Nevada City is under new ownership, undergoing an estimated $5 million renovation. The project seeks to restore the hotel to its former glory by combining historic preservation with modern aesthetics, and by meeting code requirements, and aims to be completed before Christmas. In the interim, the bar is closed and room reservations are canceled — although two rooms are being kept available in the back in order to keep the “continuously operating hotel” designation.
Plans include keeping the veranda as a primary attraction, moving the restaurant upstairs, and creating a downstairs lobby and hangout spot with a Victorian-era library feel. The pool area will be substantially upgraded, and the rooms upgraded so they all have bathrooms. The bar will retain its intimate, slightly funky feel. The exterior will not change beyond a paint job.
The name will change to The National Exchange Hotel, which is what the hotel was named when it first opened on August 20, 1856. The National is believed to be the longest continually operating hotel in California.
Updates will be posted here as new information becomes available. Read the article in TheUnion.com.