After being woken up for the 3rd time by other patrons at 1 am on May 6th, I went to the desk clerk to notify her of the noise. She replied with words to the effect of "oh well a lot of the locals like to book rooms here if they are too drunk to drive home. It's cheaper than a DUI I guess." To be fair, catering to pathetic drunks in Nevada City may be a profitable strategy, but it does not ensure a goodnight's sleep for anyone else. I would definitely not recommend the National Hotel for anyone looking for a place to stay in Nevada City, especially on a weekend.