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“Great place to get away”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Outside Inn

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Outside Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence
Sacramento, California
1 review
“Great place to get away”
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Stayed in The Cabin for one night in August and was sorry I couldn't stay longer. Cute, comfortable, clean, huge bathroom (with tub big enough for two), windows in every room (that you can actually open!), fireplace, kitchenette, nice outside seating area, and it's a stand-alone building, so you don't have to share walls with strangers. Super-friendly staff. Walking distance to the heart of downtown Nevada City, but tucked away in the trees, so you can wake up and have your coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) out on the deck and enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Already looking forward to my next visit!

Room Tip: The Cabin would be perfect for a couples getaway. Parking is a little cozy, so if you have a choice...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Stayed here for one night during a road trip. Got surprised by the friendliness of the people that run this place, which made me feel really comfortable. They have put a lot of effort and passion into creating uniquely themed rooms.
Walls between rooms are thin. At least thin enough to hear the neighbors have a word fight in the middle of the night. Off course that isn't something to blame the hotel for.
All in all it was a very relaxing stay and I wish I could have stayed longer at this charming place.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

The Outside Inn appears to be a 40s motor lodge that the owners have transformed into a hip, fun, family-friendly place to stay in Nevada City, CA (quite possibly the cutest city on earth). I think there are 12 themed guest rooms and a couple of larger cottages. They have a nice pool, local restaurant menus and a very friendly staff. It's just a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the quaint community.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Alameda, California
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2011

The Outside Inn is my favorite place to stay in Nevada County. The room rates are reasonable, especially for the comfort and unique style of each room. I especially love the Wildflower and Woodland rooms! One of the best parts of staying here is the helpful staff--the front desk gave me great ideas for restaurants (many within walking distance), wineries, and nearby swimming spots. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of the area and wants a relaxing home base from which to explore it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Susannah S
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2011

Three friends and I stayed here 1 night on a spontaneous getaway in early August. We loved the themed rooms, the quiet atmosphere, and the friendly staff. Erin gave us superb restaurant and site-seeing tips. Sitting outside after dinner around the fire, watching the "fireflies" projected in the tall trees was a magical experience. I can't wait to come back with my husband and our bikes (or our cross-country skis!).

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2011

The Outside Inn was a delightful place to stay in. The rooms are exceptionally clean & very well put together & pleasant to stay in. We had a room with a kitchenette & it worked out very well. Everything in the kitchenette was perfect for 2 people .All The staff are helpful & courteous The whole place is very well cared for, both outside & inside. The grounds are very lovely. Also, it is a very easy walk to the main part of town. We had a very peaceful & pleasant 2 night stay. Highly recommend this inn.

Room Tip: The "Tour of Nevada City room has neighbors only on 1 side!
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Clayton, CA
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

We stayed in the Paddler's Suite -- perfect for our family as it had a Queen bed in the bedroom and the kids (10 and 16) shared the sofabed in the living room -- they also had the TV too. There was a nice little kitchen in the suite, complete with fridge, stove, table and dishes. The staff was very friendly and they had menus from all of the restaurants in town to review. The place was quaint and quirky, but not fancy. It was a short walk to town for dinner. We will definitely stay here again -- the kids want to try another themed room! But book early -- they are usually full!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Outside Inn

Property: Outside Inn
Address: 575 E Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2243
Region: United States > California > Nevada City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Nevada City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated 1940's era motor court inn with unique themed rooms, located in a quiet residential neighborhood just two blocks from downtown Nevada City. Wireless DSL, Cable, Summer Pool, BBQs, and Outdoor Fire Pit. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Outside Hotel Nevada City
Outside Motel Nevada City

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