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HOLBROOKE HOTEL IN THE MEDIA

AS FEATURED IN SUNSET MAGAZINE

 

“Grass Valley’s Holbrooke Hotel is a Golden State staple. Boasting a storied history of 1800s fortune seekers, gamblers, and gunfighters, the vintage-yet-defined property recently completed a multi-year renovation fine-tuning much of the building’s original 1862 charm. Just don’t call it a comeback—the iconic property has already survived a history of fires and Prohibition. Modern-aged tweaks to its rustic aesthetic—think original clawfoot bathtubs—have Holbrooke poised to welcome guests with its timeless allure for years to come.”

 

– Sunset Magazine, February 2021

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Continue onto Grass Valley, where you can stop by another hospitality landmark, The Holbrooke Hotel, which dates back to 1862 and has hosted a wealth of famous guests from the U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and James Garfield and even authors like Mark Twain. The hotel is also home to the Iron Door, a spectacular hidden speakeasy creating handcrafted cocktails to transport you back in time to the roaring 20s’ (1920’s, that is…).

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Sacramento Magazine: Grass Valley

Historic and New—The 28-room Holbrooke Hotel has recently reopened after an 18-month, multimillion-dollar renovation, bringing the property up to date with modern amenities while preserving its historic flavor. The restaurant, bar and lobby on the main floor, rich with dark wood and upscale Western style, invite visitors to relax on a lush leather curved-arm sofa, sink into one of the extremely high wingback chairs or pull up a stool at the bar.

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Sunset Magazine: Holbrooke Hotel

Grass Valley’s Holbrooke Hotel is a Golden State staple. Boasting a storied history of 1800s fortune seekers, gamblers, and gunfighters, the vintage-yet-refined property recently completed a multi-year renovation fine-tuning much of the building’s original 1862 charm. Just don’t call it a comeback–the iconic property has already survived a history of fires and prohibition. Modernized tweaks to its rustic aesthetic have Holbrooke poised to welcome guests with its timeless allure for years to come.

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Destinations: A Landmark in Local History

Celebrating Grass Valley at its most authentic…unearthed, restored and brought forward into today. Welcome to the Holbrooke Hotel: where modern luxuries blend seamlessly with a historically unique, rustic-yet-refined, one-of-a-kind property. Set in the heart of our bustling town with easy access to restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and historical sights, our meticulously renovated California Historical Landmark offers a true break from the ordinary and an unforgettable stay.

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Marin Magazine: Grass Valley, A Historic Destination Only 140 Miles from Marin

First known as Boston Ravine, and then officially named Centerville, Grass Valley was finally named as such — for unknown reasons — in 1852, the year after its post office was established. Empire Mine and North Star Mine, which are both located within the town, produced vast amounts of gold and made Grass Valley the wealthiest of all California mining settlements.
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Hotels to Love: The Holbrooke

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Holbrooke Hotel is about as historic as they come in California. It’s Golden Gate Saloon was born during the booming times of the Gold Rush Era in the 1850’s when Grass Valley was just one of many mining camp settlements in the area flush with gold-veined quartz and hopes to strike it rich. The Golden Gate Saloon has greeted its share of infamous bar patrons over the years, from outlaws and generals to treasured writers.
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The Union: Holbrooke showcases local talent

Since 1852, the iconic Holbrooke Hotel has embraced so much life. The stories echoing in its bones hold the strength of its character. For several recent months, with undying honor and respect, designers, contractors, craftsmen and artists have worked heartily to restore and revive the Holbrooke for a truly grand reopening. And it’s exciting how beautiful it is. They used a lot of local talent and the Holbrooke is shining brightly. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

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Visit California: 22 Pet-Friendly Hotels In California

After a two-year restoration, one of California’s oldest hotels is once again welcoming pets and their humans. Discover dog-friendly trails using Holbrooke’s mobile app, like Empire Mine State Historic Park, a Gold Rush landmark with mining ruins. Find fenced-in fun at Grass Valley’s Dogs Run Free park, where pets splash in puppy pools and play among ponderosa pines.
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HiTravelTales.com: Historic Holbrooke Hotel Grass Valley

Residents and visitors pressed their noses to the windows for months, trying to catch a glimpse of the renovation that was happening inside the historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, California. The pride of the small Gold Rush town, the Holbrooke Hotel was beloved for its noisy bar, tales of ghosts, and legendary charm, but had admittedly lost some its luster after nearly 170 years.

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Real Travel Adventures: Exploring California’s Landmarks: Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley

Diving deeper into our state’s checkered history is now becoming a favorite pastime for many Californians, bound to stay in place due to COVID-19 safety measures. While traveling is generally discouraged, local road trips in a car with a member of your immediate household (a.k.a. husband) are not really prohibited.
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Hot Mama Travel: We Stayed at a Haunted Hotel!

Family Travel to the Holbrooke Hotel: The Oldest Hotel in California! Hot Mama travel covers their family stay at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, California. If you have watched us long, you know that we love us some haunted places! Well, we love places with a lot of history and places with history usually come with a few ghost stories. It’s a mix of old and new in the oldest hotel in California and has been recently remodeled.
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Sacramento News & Review: With the Holbrooke Hotel’s restoration, a piece of California history gets second life

For 169 years there’s been a hotel standing at 212 West Main Street in Grass Valley. An inferno claimed its first incarnation in 1855, but the structure that rose from those ashes went on to become the longest continuously operated hotel in California—and one of the oldest functional landmarks in America west of the Mississippi.

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Inspire Design: STORIED PAST

The Holbrooke Hotel, first built in 1862 in California’s historic Gold Rush Country, is a reminder of Grass Valley’s storied history as a gold mining boom town. The 28-room hotel has undergone a renovation to create an experience that honors the property’s past and that can appeal to the modern traveler. Gambling and gun fights, fortunes made and lost, and visits from Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant and Lola Montez—the Holbrooke has seen a lot in its time.

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The Union: Holbrooke Hotel on track for a September reopening

After over a year of renovation, Grass Valley’s historic Holbrooke Hotel is on track for a September reopening, with the National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City following later this year. A more specific timeline of reopening has not yet been announced for the National Exchange Hotel, which first opened its doors in 1856 and has been under renovation since 2018. Both hotels will be managed by Acme Hospitality, a Santa Barbara-based company. View full article

Hotel Management: Historic California hotels undergo renovations

Located in California’s historic Gold Rush country, the ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. In its heyday, the hotel hosted five U.S. presidents and notables like Mark Twain and Lola Montez. The 28-room hotel is being updated and will reopen in September following a renovation.

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Hotel Business: A Look at Hotel Renovations

Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Rush Country, the Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862. To reopen in September following a renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen and builders, the Holbrooke is now being transformed. Upon reopening, the 28-room Holbrooke will bring an elevated and timeless guest experience to the Sierra Nevada region, according to the company.

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Inspire Design: REIMAGINED SPACES

Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Rush Country, the Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862. To reopen in September following a renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen and builders, the Holbrooke is now being transformed. Upon reopening, the 28-room Holbrooke will bring an elevated and timeless guest experience to the Sierra Nevada region, according to the company.
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KNCO Newstalk: Holbrooke Reopening Announced

A more than two-year painstaking transformation of the Holbrooke Hotel is nearing completion. Acme Hospitality, which has been spearheading the project, has announced the 28-room hotel is scheduled to reopen in September. In a news release, Acme Hospitality says the project team has uncovered and restored countless details that had been neglected during the hotel’s long history.
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The Union: Holbrooke Hotel to reopen in September following restoration

Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Rush Country, the ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Set to reopen in September following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen, and builders, the Holbrooke is being transformed into a true icon of California history.
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Sierre Foothlills Report: Holbrooke Hotel set to reopen in September

Throughout its history, the Holbrooke has seen it all: gambling and gun fights, fortunes made and lost, five U.S. presidents, and maybe even a haunting or two. In keeping with its status as one of California’s oldest hotels, every effort has been made to honor the original spirit of the hotel. Upon reopening, the 28-room Holbrooke will bring an elevated and timeless guest experience to the Sierra Nevada region
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Sierra Food Wine Art: Historic Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley set to reopen this fall

The historic ​Holbrooke Hotel has stood as a landmark along Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1862, serving as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Set to reopen this fall following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen, and builders, the Holbrooke is being transformed into a true icon of California history and hospitality.
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