We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Funkalicious”
Review of Outside Inn

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Nevada City
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Outside Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Funkalicious”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Had a great stay at the Outside Inn over MLK weekend. Stayed in their largest and smallest places. Cottage was great, beds were comfy and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Walking distance from downtown makes it great for location!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank dionysistravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

360 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    264
    77
    13
    2
    4
See reviews for
70
156
26
20
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (112)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Winters, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Outside Inn is a charming hotel to stay at in Nevada City; we will surely come back. It was clean, affordable, comfortable & exactly what we were looking for. It was within walking distance to many restaurants & shops which was fantastic. Thumbs up!

Room Tip: we stayed in the wildflower room
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank adfoleykennedy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oakland, CA.
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a super-cute Inn located a short walk from downtown Nevada City. My wife and I stayed in the Tour of Nevada City room (bicycle themed) for a wedding weekend. It has all the amenities you we could ask for and the staff was very nice and friendly. The only knock on this room was the shower pressure was extremely poor. I would stay here again without question, although most likely in a different room.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank chicocat20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chico, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Cute, comfortable and economical to stay and explore Nevada City. Very easy to enjoy the Victorian Christmas festivities, too. Breakfasts at Ike quarter cafe was over the top, what a menu and grits to boot.
Want to return and hike some of the local trails.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mary jo B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Danville, CA.
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. Walking distance to historic Nevada City. Up for Victorian Christmas the weekend before Christmas. Staff so friendly, the Office is a wealth of info... Basket of menus from local restaurants. they have maps, pamphlets. Feel free to take a scoop of Jelly Beans before leaving. The rooms are all different. Very Clean. Beds comfy. Heater warmed up the room quickly. It was full capacity, and very quite. Take note our shower was on the small side. No hair drier in room, I bring my own hair drier any woo. We are making this an annual trip & have already booked our room here for 2014.

Room Tip: They are Pet friendly. Certain rooms are for "with pets" . Book early.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank phillymontreal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Belmont, CA
Level Contributor
208 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Outside Inn deserves 5 stars for friendliness, price and charm. Nestled into its quiet neighborhood location, the Inn is a short stroll past vintage homes to the shops and restaurants on Nevada City's busy/noisy main drag. "Quaint" is a good description of the cozy, individually decorated rooms and tiny bathrooms offered by this classic and beautifully maintained motor court. It fits the ambiance of historic Nevada City in ways that just can't be matched by either the chain motels or the pricier B&Bs. If you're a fan of plastic key cards and "free" waffles, this is not your place, but for a sweet step back in time and the simple pleasures of colorful quilts, crunchy fall leaves and unfailingly friendly service, Outside Inn is hard to beat.

Room Tip: Read all the descriptions of available rooms to choose one that fits for you. We usually choose one...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Northcoast_Flyer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2013

My friend and I enjoyed the quaint atmosphere of our room and the grounds. Try Room #1 for 1 or 2 people. Rooms are on the small side but we were comfortable. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Locally we enjoyed the live music over dinner at Friar Tucks, a wonderful breakfast at Ikes and a 'Sweaty Betty' at Lefty's.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kansastwo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nevada City
0.2 mi away
Broad Street Inn
Broad Street Inn
#2 of 5 in Nevada City
4.5 of 5 bubbles 143 reviews
0.6 mi away
Northern Queen Inn
Northern Queen Inn
#3 of 5 in Nevada City
3.0 of 5 bubbles 100 reviews
3.9 mi away
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
#1 of 10 in Grass Valley
4.5 of 5 bubbles 231 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 mi away
Best Western Gold Country Inn
Best Western Gold Country Inn
#3 of 10 in Grass Valley
3.5 of 5 bubbles 350 reviews
4.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gold Miners Inn-Grass Valley
1.1 mi away
Nevada City Inn
Nevada City Inn
#4 of 5 in Nevada City
3.0 of 5 bubbles 98 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Outside Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing