The Holbrooke is deeply rooted in history. From presidents to local politicians, from miners to highwaymen, the Holbrooke has seen its share of historical events and visitors. Built in the boomtown known today as Grass Valley in 1862, the Exchange Hotel as it was named then was conveniently located to the local Gold Exchange and operated the Adams Express Office, Golden Gate Saloon, the oldest operating saloon west of the Mississippi. Stephen and Clara Smith were among the first to invest in a boomtown known today as Grass Valley. They built the Adams Express Office and the Golden Gate Saloon which sadly, were destroyed by fire in 1855 along with most of Grass Valley. The Smiths rebuilt the popular saloon as a one story fieldstone building with a brick facade, making it safer from the threat of another fire. The Golden Gate Saloon is the oldest, continuously operated saloon west of the Mississippi River. In 1879 the hotel was purchased by Ellen and Daniel Holbrooke and was given its current name.In 1974 The Holbrooke Hotel was declared a California State Landmark and in 2007 accepted into the Historic Hotels of America National Trust for Historic PreservationOver the years, the Hotel has hosted many famous guests that have included Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, James Garfield and prize fighters, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Famous authors Mark Twain and Bret Harte were also guests of the Holbrooke Hotel. The hotel was frequented by entertainers Lola Montez, Lotta Crabtree, and Emma Nevada. Rumor has it that the infamous highwayman, Black Bart was also a guest of the hotel. The Holbrooke blends historic Gold Rush era ambiance, with a level of comfort that results when unparalleled service is integrated with modern conveniences. Each of our 28 unique guest rooms is beautifully appointed in the Victorian tradition; some with balconies, sitting areas or fireplaces, and most with classic antique claw-foot tubs in the washroomsAmenities are Bar, Internet access-High-Speed, Conference facilities and Restaurant. $10 per adult per night + tax; $1 per room Visitors Tax; Rollaway $10 per night + tax; Crib $10 per night + tax.