Welcome to Amador City … Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant

Step back in time to 1879 when the Gold Rush was in full swing, Amador City was a bustling mining town, and the Imperial Hotel opened its doors to prosperous Victorian hotel guests. Today the miners are gone, but Amador City retains its historic character, and the beautifully restored Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant still offers a warm and gracious welcome to visitors to the Gold Country.

To our friends and valued customers:

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well in these challenging times. At the Imperial, we are adjusting to the reality that our normal operations must be put on hold while our community, state and nation battle the COV19 outbreak. For those of you who had planned to visit us from out of the area, we have cancelled all reservations through May 15th with no charge. We will continue to accept bookings for after that date with the understanding that they will be cancelled if the State of California has not lifted the stay home order currently in place.

The Imperial Hotel restaurant and bar will be closed for in-restaurant dining until that order is lifted. Our restaurant is offering dinner for pick up at the hotel, including curbside delivery, between the hours of 4 – 7 pm, seven days a week. Our menu is posted on our Facebook page (@ImperialHotelAmador), featuring many of the same delicious choices that have been on our regular menu as well as weekly specials that we will post on Facebook each Sunday. We encourage customers to order ahead by calling us at 209-267-9172 or emailing info@imperialamador.com. Those emailing an order should include menu choices and time for pick-up. We would appreciate payment by credit card at the time of order to minimize the time that our staff will need to spend at the time the order is picked up. Any gratuity that you are able to add will go directly to the kitchen staff that are preparing your meal.

We have intensified our cleaning and disinfecting protocols to protect you and our staff and are following all guidelines from the CDC for hand washing, avoiding touching faces, social distancing and the use of face masks. We are grateful that Amador County has had very few (3) confirmed cases of COVID19 so far and are appreciating our open spaces and clean air even more than usual.

For over fourteen years, we have enjoyed the challenge and rewards of operating the Imperial Hotel, meeting new and interesting people and making many new friends. This new challenge is difficult, but we will “carry on” and celebrate with you when we can once again greet you in person.

Please stay safe, stay positive and WASH YOUR HANDS!

With gratitude for your support,
Mary Ann McCamant and the Imperial Hotel staff

Described as “both elegant and whimsical”, with a “rich, seductive opulence”, the Imperial Hotel & Restaurant in Amador City is a place where time does not stand still, but it does slow down. Local residents and visitors mingle over cocktails in the Oasis Bar. Hotel guests sip a glass of wine or cup of tea on the balcony overlooking the town or on one of two native stone patios. A book or magazine selected from the hotel library leads to an afternoon of lazy inactivity. Here for the weekend? Plan to join us for brunch – relaxing, delicious, historic and memorable!

Brunch – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 2pm

Brunch Menu

Spend an afternoon visiting the many award-winning, family-owned small wineries in nearby Shenandoah Valley and Fair Play. Browse the antique and specialty shops in Amador City and Sutter Creek. Return to our regionally acclaimed restaurant for a relaxing meal featuring locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainable harvested seafood. Then simply retire to one of our nine handsome air-conditioned rooms with private baths and look forward to a full gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Dinner – Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 5 pm

Dinner Menu
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Oasis Saloon

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Elegant Dining Room

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Award-wining Dinners

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Patio Dining

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Inspired Accommodations

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Breakfast for Hotel Guests

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Weddings & Events


“There is a rich, almost seductive opulence to this brick 1879 hostelry that comes at you in whispers and peeks.” –Sunset Magazine.

Featured in Wine Spectator Magazine as a recommended place to stay and dine in the Sierra Foothills and Gold Country wine regions.

Celebrated by D’Vine Magazine for our Restaurant.

Featured in San Diego Magazine – January 2018!