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Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Nevada City B&B and Inns
Palo Alto, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasant”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

My elderly mother, myself and my teenage daughter stayed at the motel for one night. The cottage was comfortable with a wood-burning stove, a small kitchen, nice sitting room, and separate bedroom. We were especially happy to have separate beds for each of us. The major down side was that we were at the end of the line for hot water and there was none for us until all the other guests had finished their morning ablutions. We had arrived quite late the night before, so it was not a major issue for us, but it might be for someone else. We did not buy the optional breakfast because it was full of dairy products.

The friendly, helpful owner showed us a video of fox kits on the property and we were sorry that we did not get to see them in person. We did meet the cat who liked to roost high in our garage, perhaps to stay away from the fox family.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you so much for your review, Kristen. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family on your last minute getaway. I do appologize for the lack of water preasure. This happens in an old building (1933) as well as sometimes the City's pressure to the property is low. Repiping is on the wish list as one of the future improvements.
Thanks again for taking the time to comment here on TA.
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Carmel Valley, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Pros: Bed was super comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Surroundings were quiet. Cottage was roomy. Price was reasonable. Nice owner
Cons: very noisy air conditioner. Fan was a good substitute and much quieter. Bathroom sink very slow to drain. Towels worn out and need replacing. Refrigerator very old and its door was hard to close. Shower water pressure and temperature tended to be erratic.

We stayed in Apple Blossom. All in all, we had a good stay, but I'd love to see the place updated a bit more. Then it would be first class.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you here with us for the World Fest Music Festival last weekend.
I do apologize for the rough sounding air conditioner. It rattles quite a bit when you first turn it on. It mellows after it circulates the freon, but the first minute or two it is a bit noisy. We plan to replace that one first in our effort to upgrade the cooling systems throughout the property.
Thank you for letting me know about the slow sink in the bathroom. It has now been treated.
We have replaced about 90% of our towels and in fact bought more yesterday before your review was posted. We start all the cottages out with the new ones and only use the older ones if we notice multiple hard to remove stains in the new ones. We do ask that the white towels only be used to dry freshly showered bodies and not for removing make-up (blue wash clothes provide for this) or for wiping spills etc. as this greatly reduces the useful life of the towels.
The Apple Blossom Cottage has its own electric water heater so I don’t know why the temperature was erratic. I let the water run for ten minutes and could not duplicate the problem, however the pressure in these older (1933) buildings can at times vary.
The refrigerator in this Cottage is a 1950’s antique and I put a new door stripping on it just before your arrival. It closes best if the handle is in the open position until the door is closed and then release the handle. I am expecting the new stripping to compress a bit with use so this won’t be necessary.
It was nice to see you enjoy your breakfast on your private patio and we hope to see you again.
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

A different type of B&B with the separate cottages and the option to have breakfast delivered to your cottage vs. the communal outside eating area. The breakfast was very enjoyable, the accommodations certainly were charming, clean and comfortable. The property is adjacent to residential properties, but our stay was very quiet and peaceful. The property was a bit rough around the edges, but the price and service more than made up for any shortcomings. Also, any easy .5 mile walk to downtown. We will stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for your comments Jon and Carla. We look forward to your next visit!
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Grass Valley, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We live in Grass Valley and have driven by this place for years, we have seen some recent improvements and couldn't wait for an excuse to try them out. We spent our wedding weekend in the Laurel Cottage, we loved the escape from wedding mayhem they provided! The cottage was a perfect little retreat complete with kitchenette. The breakfast served to us on our wedding morning was the perfect start to a long and wonderful day, what a great presentation of fruit and a very nice pancake with lemon syrup! So much better than any breakfast served at a hotel! The couple who run this place make you feel like famiy, and we love the cat Maui!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 31 May 2013
Thank you Celia T. for your review of Piety Hill Cottages! We wish you a long and happy marriage!
Sometimes one needs a little respite from the craziness and we appreciate that you chose us, right here in your own backyard so to speak. We Hope to see you again! Maybe for 1st anniversary?
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

The grounds for this B&B are very cute. They try to make it cute & cozy. Our cottage had everything we needed except the bathroom was so small my poor husband barely fit. It was our first time staying there & I was a little disappointed. The room was in need of a little TLC. We skipped the breakfast but it did look good. I saw when they were delivering it to another room

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Latina53
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time here on TA to review Piety Hill Cottages! The bathrooms in several of the cottages are on the small side, as this was not the builders main focus when these were built in the height of the depression (1933). Some of the cottages have larger bathrooms but none are what I would call a big bathroom. Though you didn't mention the name of the cottage that you stayed in, I am asssuming that you stayed in the Daphne Cottage as it is one of the two smallest and has the smallest bathroom. It is slated for new carpet and paint this week, along with 2 others, and may have already been done by the time TA posts my response. I hope that you will return to Piety Hill Cottages on your next visit to Nevada City and Grass Valley and if you give us a call ahead of online scheduling, I will help you choose a cottage that is more suited to your husband's size need. Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again.
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Incline Village, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I did my research before going on a trip to NC and I decided to stay here at $99 a night. It is located 10min from DT NC and the walk is very enjoyable. Around the corner within walking distance is an IGA supermarket. The owners are beyond pleasant and helpful and the cottages are simply put homey and comfortable. I think it would be a mistake to pass on the breakfast that is ordered. They set up the time to deliver it to your room and they are on time. The food is excellent and plentiful. We even asked for a veggie breakfast for the second morning and the owners went to the store and purchased a veggie sausage for the next breakfast. I travel for a living and stay all over the country/world and this establishment rivals the best. If you cannot tell I was impressed and will be back. For reference we stayed in the Walnut Cottage.
STAY HERE!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
It warms our hearts to hear the satisfaction of our guests so amply expressed. Thanks for the great review!
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Davis, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We just got back home 2 days ago and are already planning a return trip to Nevada City. We love the quaintness and comfortable accomodations here as well as the lovely gardens and individual cottages. We've stayed in 3 different cottages and can most recommend the "Apple Blossom". Be sure to order the optional full breakfast, Michael can really cook! Wendee S., Davis, CA.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Piety_Hill_Cottages, Owner at Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
Thank you Wendee! We look forward to your next visit.
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Property: Piety Hill Cottages Motel and B&B Inn
Address: 523 Sacramento St, Nevada City, CA 95959
Region: United States > California > Nevada City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nevada City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, casual, and private, our cozy cottages are a relaxed setting for singles, couples and families. As our guest, you will retire to a one, two or three room cottage with French Country or Early American decor. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave, various dishes, a small fridge and coffee maker, as well as complimentary coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. Your cottage will have a private bath and may have a King, Queen, or King and Day Bed w/Trundle. Each cottage has a television (some with a VCR or DVD), heating and air conditioning. A delicious full, hot or generous continental breakfast can be delivered to your cottage or out in the flower garden between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Our courtyard has several BBQs and lots of room for the kids to burn off some energy. The Yuba River and many high mountain lakes (including The Tahoe National Forest) are just a short distance up Hwys 20 & 49. ... more   less 

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