by Julie Bielenberg
Guests come to the Gold Hill Hotel for its historic character, elegance, and unique architecture. Originally built as a rooming house, but also served as a private residence, bar, brothel, and periods of non-use during its 152 history, has now found a footing in modern day hotel lodging. The onsite restaurant and salon exude charm and delicious cuisine. Families might want to choose the Bullion Lodge located across the street from the hotel, it’s a restored historic house featuring a king bedded upstairs bedroom with an old-fashioned deep tub bath, downstairs shower bath, eat in kitchen, living area and patio with views up the hillside. There are a variety of other lodging options as well such as balcony suites, queen room, doubles rooms, guest house suites, miner’s cabin and a couple more, so families really do have many options depending on size.
Our Editor Loves
- Room options and large suites
- Onsite dining
- Unique ghost town location
- Horse Back Riding
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
In mid- October, my husband and I had some events to go to in Virginia City, the city hotels, B&B's etc were almost completely sold out. We made reservations at the Gold Hill for Friday and Saturday night. When we arrived to check in, we found out they only booked us for Friday night. The owner was like oh well, nothing I can do we are sold out Saturday night. It was obvious he did not care about this MAJOR error by his staff. We stayed Friday, Saturday morning had to repack and load our luggage etc and then start trying to find a room for Saturday, which eventually we did find. I was shocked that the owner was uncaring and unprofessional about the dilemma his staff put us in. Will not stay there again.
This is what I had hoped for when coming to Virginia City. Instead of rampant commercialism this old hotel was the real deal. We peaked inside the restaurant that was not open at the time, talked to some people who were staying in the inn/B&B and then were given permission to explore around on our own. There is an old mine behind the inn and the views were worth the drive.