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Historic Holbrooke Hotel is History Today

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  Site Where: 212 West Main St. [map], Grass Valley, CA, United States, 95945
March 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM | by | ()

It's the end of memory lane for the historic Holbrooke Hotel: Luxist is reporting that the historic Grass Valley, CA hotel — which opened its doors in 1851 — will be closing for good today. Famous for its Golden Gate Saloon ("the oldest continuously operating saloon west of the Mississippi"), the 28-room hotel has played host to four U.S. presidents and Mark Twain (perhaps you've heard of him) back in the day.

But the hotel had been going through some financial difficulty and couldn't stand up to the economy; it had been up for sale for a while. Unfortunately, no interested buyers could go through with the deal and the owners have been forced to shut the doors.

On the bright side, the place is an official landmark building — which means it can't be torn down, and we can continue to hold out hope that an aging heartthrob actor will snap it up and open his own inn a la Richard Gere.