A historic landmark writes a new chapter in the story of a vibrant California Gold Country town.


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  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options


  • Recycle Program

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

Community Impact

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Local Farmers Program


The Setting

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills is a postcard town once known only for mining. These days, Grass Valley is home to everything that would make a Kind Traveler feel like they’ve found gold -- a vibrant art scene, local farmers' markets, organic vineyards, historic museums, locally-owned boutiques and antique shops, and natural surroundings ready for exploration. The one constant in town has been the Holbrooke Hotel.

Originally constructed as the Golden Gate Saloon in 1852, the Holbrooke has long been considered Grass Valley’s social center and was declared a California State Landmark in 1974. However, in the years following, some of the shine began to fade. Recently, a team of local architects, designers and craftspeople have revitalized and modernized her while preserving the historic charm. She’s ready to show off her newly renovated digs to a Kind new generation of travelers and Grass Valley’s increasingly diverse population. 



  • Complimentary Parking

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Fire Pits on Property

  • Conference Rooms

  • Pet Friendly

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Conference Halls

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Entertainment

  • Golf Course

  • Handicap Accessible


Check-in 11 a.m | Check-out 4 pm

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of $100 per accommodation, per stay (service animals exempt from any fees)

Children + extra beds
  • Children are welcome
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available
Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

Pet fee: $100 per accommodation, per stay (service animals are exempt from fees)



Kind Eats and Drinks
Conscious Culture
  • The North Star Mining Museum is one of the gems of Nevada County
  • Empire Mine is one of the oldest, largest, and richest hardrock gold mines in California
  • Pop into Elixart for a healthy tonic or tea and take in their collection of local art
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Check out an exhibit or purchase a piece from The Center of the Arts, a world class center for performing and visual arts
  • Pick up some gear or learn all the responsible ways to enjoy the South Yuba River with the help of the South Yuba River Citizens League
  • Follow the Bear Yuba Land Trust Trails Portal to responsibly enjoy the hundreds of miles of local hiking and mountain biking trails
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Dive into a class head or feet first at The Yoga Dive
  • Book a class at The Pilates Place
  • Scotts Flat Lake has a day use area suitable for swimming, fishing, sunning, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding


212 W Main St, Grass Valley CA 95945


By Plane

67 miles from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) 

92.9 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) 

By Bus/Metro

Take the #142 bus every 30 min from Terminal B at SMF to J St. & 4th St ($4). Transfer at Sacramento Station to the California Zephyr train to Colfax Amtrak Station ($35). Taxi remaining distance 13 miles. Or, the nearest bus stop is one block away. Other bus only option is to take #142 every 30 min to J St & 4th ($4) Transfer at Sacramento Station to Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service to Auburn Amtrak Station, transfer to #5 bus ($5) to Tinsley St Transit Center at Bank St in Grass Valley. Total Trip roughly 4 hours. 

From RNO take the GREEN bus ($49) every 30 min to Truckee Depot. Transfer at Amtrak Station to California Zephyr to the Colfax Amtrak Station. Taxi remaining distance, entire trip cost roughly ($149). 

By Automobile

The drive from Sacramento Airport is roughly an hour and can be easily reached via I-80 E and CA 49-N. From Reno-Tahoe, the hotel is reached by roughly 1 hour 35 min drive using I-80 W and State HWY 20-W. Parking is complimentary at Holbrooke.