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“Hidden Gem In Grass Valley”

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Sierra Mountain Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
Nevada
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Hidden Gem In Grass Valley”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

My girlfriend, sister, and I were looking for a place to stay overnight in Grass Valley/Nevada City so we could go shopping and have a nice lunch and dinner. I found the Sierra Mountain Inn on the Internet and was a little hesitant since none of us had heard of it. Boy! Were we delighted.
Ginny and her husband are the owners; didn't get to talk to him much but Ginny is this darling woman with a British accent ready to make you as comfortable as can be. They bought the place and it was an absolute dump. They gutted it and redid essentially everything (the pictures are in the lobby). The rooms are attractively decorated, quiet, and super clean (my girlfriend is a clean fanatic).
We enjoyed wine and cheese on the 4-person table on their large lawn area. Shopping is nearby. My sister had to return home but my girlfriend and I stayed another night! Only suggestion we had is to place better lighting over the mirror in the bathrooms - makeup mirror was by the mirror but the lighting was not good for putting on makeup. We will always stay there for any future visits!

Room Tip: One room was on Main St., a busy street, but there was no problem with sleeping.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We we phoned in advanced asking if it would be a problem we were arriving late (around 10pm I believe) but we were told it was fine and upon arrival were greeted with a warm welcome. The rooms were spacious and spotless. The only failing is the parking which I can imagine would be very tricky for a large car.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Ginny and Phil have made this a comfortable, cozy home away from home. I have stayed in many other places (historic B& Bs to regular motels) over the last 5 years, but will come here from now on. The beds are wonderful, the bathrooms are great and it is quiet. It is within walking distance to the wonderful shops and restaurants and the quaint wine tasting rooms. We travelled with our Mom and had a two bedroom suite that had a little kitchen and this was fantastic! We could work, relax, read, walk, eat in or eat out...perfect! Oh, and be sure to visit the candy store - ohmygosh!

Room Tip: Choose any room that Ginny recommends for you!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Sierra Mountain Inn was once a dilapidated old ruin of a motor hotel. The current owners gutted that ruin and created a lovely, well maintained, comfortable motor inn with most likely more charm than the original hotel ever had. They've planted flowers in every crack and the inn is shaded by lovely old redwoods. We stayed in room 12 which was not large but just the right size with a spacious completely renovated earth tone tile bathroom. The beds are as comfortable as much more expensive hotels with nice linens. As an added bonus to the charm, the price and location is great too. There are many restaurants within easy walking distance. However if you feel like staying in, they provide a small fridge, several place settings, and wine glasses. Since Grass Valley is basically nestled in the mountains, the town can be quite hilly and as another reviewer mentioned, the Sierra Mountain Inn is higher up on the hill than the nearby restaurants. In my opinion, the hills and mountains are lovely and add a nice feel to the town and the inn. I enjoyed the amazing location because after being in the car all day it was great to get out and walk in the fresh clean mountain air.

Room Tip: 12 is great because it is at the back away from the road.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grants Pass
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

As a single traveler this trip, choosing to stay at Sierra Mtn Inn was perfect, comfortable & very safe. The grounds are well maintained as are the rooms. Phil & Jeannie take pride & it shows. Whatever you need, if any, they are always there to make your stay pleasant. Comfy beds & pillows, very clean kitchenettes & appliances. For being on one of the Main streets of the area, you can rest assured of a good nights sleep. Absolutely worth a return visit! Good job, Great prices, Personable Hosts & most of all the proof is in the pudding...book your next visit to historic Grass Valley with Sierra Mountain Inn. You'll be glad you did...I am!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

I have stayed two different times and both rooms were decorated very tastefully and felt so welcoming. It's a very nice place to stay and you are treated as family there.
I will go back as often as I can!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Watsonville, California
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Blend a visit to Grass Valley and Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada Foothills with the comfort, charm, and exceptional hospitality at the Sierra Mountain Inn and you have the perfect smoothie. We stayed in Room 8, which had 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom, a kitchenette complete with cups, wine glasses, bowls, plates,quality silverware, refrigerator, microwave, and a mini-bar with marble counter top. The rooms were exceptionally clean and had a delightful freshness. The husband-wife management team of Phil and Ginni was the frosting on the cake. They were warm, friendly, enthusiastic, and supportive. My wife, daughter, and I enjoyed our stay immensely, and we are already planning to return next month.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sierra Mountain Inn

Property: Sierra Mountain Inn
Address: 816 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5402
Region: United States > California > Grass Valley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Grass Valley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sierra Mountain Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled under the redwoods, three blocks walking distant to Old town Grass Valley's shops and gourmet restaurants. Free wireless for the business traveler and vacationer, quiet, peaceful, beautiful, wine tasting just down the street. Tour the gold mines, beautiful country walks, lovely bike rides, close to lakes and rivers for whitewater rafting, water-skiing, fishing and recreation. Come stay with us and enjoy our area - we look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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