Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hotel Dunsmuir

Originally named, “The Weed Hotel,” The Hotel Dunsmuir was built in the 1920’s by Abner Weed. Many of the railroad employees at the time referred affectionately to the Dunsmuir Hotel as the “Upside Down Hotel” because the entrance on Dunsmuir Avenue brought you into the lobby on the top floor!

After a fire burned the building, it was reconstructed in the 1940’s Art Deco style, seen today. The renovations were wrapped around the original brick building. The hotel reopened in 1947 and was patronized by affluent tourists and famous people. Dunsmuir was known as the most populous city north of Sacramento and visitors craved its culture, healing waters, and idyllic setting.

After almost 100 years, the restoration process continues.  Each room is uniquely themed with a full kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. Walking distance to downtown shops and museums, the railroad depot, restaurants, the Hotel Dunsmuir is the prime location to enjoy Dunsmuir’s pure water, natural beauty and all this city has to offer!

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