Directions … Imperial Hotel, Saloon & Restaurant

IMPERIAL HOTEL is located at 14202 Old Highway 49 in Amador City, CA 95601.

From Local Areas

Amador City is about 4-5 minutes from Sutter Creek, 4 minutes from Drytown, 10 minutes to Jackson, 20 minutes to Volcano, 15 minutes from Ione, 10 minutes to Plymouth (county fairgrounds), 12 minutes from the start of the Shenandoah Valley vineyards loop in Plymouth. Closest supermarkets and discount stores are located in Martell off 49 on the way to Jackson (8 minutes).

From Placerville

Take Hwy 49 south, about 35 miles, through Plymouth. Take a left turn to stay on Hwy 49 south towards Sutter Creek and Jackson. About 1-1/2 miles past Drytown, make a left turn onto “old” Highway 49 and go another mile into Amador City. Driving time: about 30 minutes.

From Sacramento

Take Highway 16 (Power Inn Road/Howe Ave exit off Hwy 50) toward Jackson. After about 40 miles, you’ll see 49 to Sutter Creek/Jackson exit on your right. Follow 49 south. About 1-1/2 miles past Drytown, make a left turn onto “old” Highway 49 and go another mile into Amador City. Driving time from Sacramento: 50 easy minutes.

From Sonora

Take 49 into Jackson, drive through Jackson, take Hwy 49 exit to Sutter Creek on right and keep right to stay on “old” Hwy 49 through Sutter Creek and on to Amador City. Driving time from Sonora: 1 hour.

From Bay Area

Through Stockton, take 880 or 680 to 580 East, then 205 to Tracy which runs into 5, take 5 toward Stockton. In Stockton on 5, take the second Hiway 4 exit (4 East – Downtown Stockton). Then get on 99 North to Sacramento for 1 mile, then take the exit 88 to Jackson. Stay on 88 past Clements, watch for left hand turn onto 88 at flashing light right past Clements. Follow 88 until you see Sutter Creek/Ridge Road exit on left. Take the exit, turn left at the next traffic light and then stay in the right lane to drive through Sutter Creek. Amador City is 2 miles after Sutter Creek. Driving time from Stockton: 1 hour.

From Lake Tahoe

North Shore – can go either 80 to Auburn to 49 to Placerville (very winding) or 80 to Sacramento to 50 to 16 to Jackson. South Shore – 50 to Placerville to 49, or 89 to 88 down past Kirkwood to Jackson to 49. Driving time: South Shore – about 2 hours. Truckee: 2 hours 45 minutes.

From Kirkwood

Take 88 south to Jackson, through Sutter Creek and then on to Amador City. Driving time: 1 hour 15 minutes (weather and ski traffic dependent).

“Great Experience! We stayed one night in room 1 and thought it was wonderful. The room is spacious and has access to a balcony which overlooks this charming little town. Both room and bathroom were clean and lovely, and we loved the uniqueness and history of the place and how quiet and calm it was at night. In the morning we were served a fantastic breakfast, both generous and delicious. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who prefers a interesting and historic experience to cookie-cutter chain hotels.” – Kristina,, 5 Stars