American Exchange Hotel
Photo © Julie Griffin
Located on Main Street in historic Sutter Creek, California, the American Exchange Hotel has opened its doors after 30 odd years! The hotel has been 100% revamped, remodeled and upgraded. The hotel has 25 rooms full of history, decorated in a restrained Gold Rush fashion with rustic wrought iron bed frames and distressed Empire style furniture.
The hotel was described by the 1897 Amador Record as, "elegantly furnished and fitted throughout...It is headquarters for all the stage lines." The parking area to the rear of the hotel used to be the hitching post area for teams and saddle horses, and the old saloon was operated under the name "Sutter Club." It also served as an office and stage stop for Adams & Company Express, one of the first express companies established in California, precedin Wells Fargo and Company.
Each room has a flat screen TV, telephone, wireless internet access and state -of-the-art heat and air conditioning. The second floor of the hotel has 10 rooms, each with a private bath. Extending up the oak wood staircase, the third floor has 15 rooms with four common bathrooms located in the center area and convenient to all the rooms. The lobby has an ornate coffered ceiling with recessed lighting.
Breakfast Not Included
Season Open: Open everyday except Monday
The hotel houses the Twisted Fork restaurant serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. The banquet facilities can accommodate up to 80 people and can be reserved for that special party, weddings, club meetings, etc. The room has a 12-foot retractable screen and projector for educational training and seminars. The Bellotti's Lounge, located on the main floor, is newly decorated with stunning wood carvings. The "original" Bellotti bar has been moved downstairs to "The Annex", named for the original building established in 1858. The Annex offers pool tables, dart boards, juke box and on certain nights live music. Also displayed throughout the restaurant and hotel are photographs of Amador County.
Rate Range: $90.00 to $120.00
From Sacramento: Highway 5 to Highway 50-East; South on Power Inn Road, left on Folsom; right onto Highway 16 Jackson Highway; approximately 30 miles turn right onto Highway 49 (south), left on Sutter-Ione Road, left on Spanish, right on Old Highway 49 (Main Street) to property.
From Stockton: Highway 99 turn East on Highway 88 (Waterloo Exit), North on Highway 49, follow the signs to Sutter Creek.
The proprietors, Dennis and Julie Griffin, reside in and operate the hotel since its remodel in 2005 and welcome you to experience the ambiance of the Gold Rush era coupled with modern conveniences, in the historic setting of Sutter Creek. Meet the hotel "historian" Donna who operates the front desk of the hotel and Tracy who operates the lounge.
No pets allowed.