Welcome to Amador City … Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant

Dear Friends:

The Imperial Hotel has new ownership with exciting plans for renovations to the hotel that require it to close down for several months. No reservations for rooms or dining are currently available. Wednesday night Happy Hour from 5 – 9 with music by the Amador All Stars will continue on the front patio, weather permitting. For more information contact the new owners at imperialhotelamador@gmail.com.

To all the customers who have visited us during the last 16+ years: Thank you for your patronage, your stories, your kind reviews and your love for the Imperial.

It’s been a pleasure!

Mary Ann & Our Wonderful Staff

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.

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 dinner – relaxing, delicious, historic and memorable!

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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:  Wednesday – Sunday, from 4:30pm to last seating at 7:30pm

Please call us for reservations: 1-209-267-9172.
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“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!