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"There is a rich, almost seductive opulence to this brick 1879 hostelry that comes at you in whispers and peeks." -Sunset Magazine  Featured in Wine Spectator Magazine and D'Vine Magazine as a recommended place to stay and dine in the Sierra Foothills and Gold Country wine regions.
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Step back in time to 1879 when the Gold Rush was in full swing, Amador City was a bustling mining town, and the Imperial Hotel opened its doors to prosperous Victorian hotel guests. Today the miners are gone, but Amador City retains its historic character, and the beautifully restored Imperial Hotel still offers a warm and gracious welcome to visitors to the Gold Country.

» Featured in the SF Chronicle, February 2016
» Featured in Mercury News!
»Featured in Marina Times, The Examiner, Jetsetextra and Weekend Adventures Update!

Described as “both elegant and whimsical”, with a “rich, seductive opulence”, the Imperial Hotel is a place where time does not stand still, but it does slow down. Local residents and visitors mingle over cocktails in the Oasis Bar. Hotel guests sip a glass of wine or cup of tea on the balcony overlooking the town or on one of two native stone patios. A book or magazine selected from the hotel library leads to an afternoon of lazy inactivity.


Spend an afternoon visiting the many award-winning, family-owned small wineries in nearby Shenandoah Valley and Fair Play. Browse the antique and specialty shops in Amador City and Sutter Creek. Return to our regionally acclaimed restaurant for a relaxing meal featuring locally grown produce, fresh meats and sustainably harvested seafood.Then simply retire to one of our nine handsome air-conditioned rooms with private baths and look forward to a full gourmet breakfast in the morning. Life at it's absolute best!

Enjoy our Summer 2016 Newsletter!
For the fourth year in a row, Amador City is Dancin' in the Street on Saturday nights this summer. Live music on Water Street outside the hotel starts at 6 pm until 9 pm. It's great fun and it's free! Here's a line-up of the bands:

July 16th - Slade Rivers Band - country
July 23rd - Norman & The Boyz - motown
August 6th - The Spotted Dog Band - blues rock
August 13th - Full Circle Band - rock & roll

Make a reservation for dinner and enjoy the music on our front patio — better yet, snag one of our rooms for the night and dance your way to dreamland!

AMADOR COUNTY FAIR - the #1 small county fair!
This year's theme for our wonderful county fair is "Saluting the Heroes Among Us" — firefighters, law enforcement, military, animal rescue and the hundreds of volunteers who pitch in and help out in a crisis. Join us in honoring them and enjoy the Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Truck and Tractor Pull, Wine Tasting, live music, working sawmill demonstrations, corn dogs, steak sandwiches, livestock competitions and auction — and lots of friendly Amador County folks! Tickets at www.amadorcountyfair.com.

Save the date! On Friday, September 16th, we'll be hosting our Amador City neighbor, Uphill Vineyards, for a Winemaker's Dinner. At the 2016 California State Fair commercial wine competition, Uphill was awarded a Double Gold for their 2012 Primitivo and Best of Region, Best of Class for their Pinot Grigio and Rosato di Primitivo. We're looking forward to creating a five-course menu to complement their wines. Be sure to book early to take advantage of our Winemaker's Room and Dinner Package — our rooms have been booking up quickly for these events.

The other half of this special weekend will be the Amador City Downtown Wine festival on Saturday, September 17th. 14 wineries will be pouring up and down Main Street from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be small bites, live music, and commemorative glasses. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance on the Amador City website: http://www.amador-city.com/amador-city-events.html

Looking farther into the future:

Amador Vintners' 2016 Big Crush Harvest Festival: Celebrate the grape harvest with Amador County wineries and get in on this most exciting time of year. Big Crush is a grand time to see the harvest in action and this year will be no exception.

Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd , 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you're invited to see the Crush in full swing. Scenes of teeming vineyards, trudging tractors, bustling crush pads are accompanied by incomparable Amador wine region hospitality! Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities are presented by warm & friendly family wineries. Tickets available at www.amadorwine.com.

We sometimes get a little lonely on Tuesdays here at the Hotel, so here's a little something to entice you to join us:
Two for Tuesday Special: Book any room in the main hotel at regular price and choose your special add-on for just $50, including a second night in the same room, a second room on Tuesday or dinner for two in our dining room.

Our Winemaker's Dinner Package will be available for the Uphill Vineyards Wine Dinner on September 16th. Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine for two and spend the night in our hotel for $275. Add a second night to enjoy the Amador City Downtown Wine event on Saturday and we'll provide a 10% discount on our regular rate.

Here is that list of other websites to check for fun things to do here in Amador County: touramador.com, amadorwine.com, amador-city.com, suttercreek.org, suttercreektheater.com, amadorcountychamber.com, amadorarts.org  - just follow the links!

As always, we appreciate your patronage and friendship, and we hope to see you soon! 

Mary Ann & Jim McCamant

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