The register in this 1862 hotel boasts the signatures of Mark Twain and President Ulysses S Grant; rooms are aging but neat. The restaurant (mains $11 to $22) serves casual fare in the ornate dining room or on the shaded patio, but the best tables overlook the Main St action. Weekday rates drop by 15% to 30%.
There's live music in the saloon bar every night except Monday, with a regular slot for Celtic bands on a Sunday. Beware the haunted loo downstairs from reception.
All air-conditioned rooms at The Holbrooke Hotel feature a private bathroom and a coffee maker. For guest convenience, a clock radio and hairdryer are provided in each room as well.
On-site dining is provided at the Holbrooke Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. The Holbrooke’s Saloon features a full bar, appetizers and live music. The hotel also offers a 24-hour front desk and free parking.
The Hotel Holbrooke is within walking distance of Grass Valley Antique Emporium and Nevada County Golf course is a 4-minute drive away. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is 3.5 miles away from the hotel.