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The ghost of a waitress is said to take orders and then disappear much to the guests’ surprise. People report feeling watched, objects disappear and reappear, and lights turn on and off by themselves.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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14202 Old Highway 49
Amador City, CA 95601
United States

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38.41931741953938, -120.82479304071967
Amador County, California
Nearest Towns:
Amador City, CA (0.0 mi.)
Sutter Creek, CA (2.2 mi.)
Drytown, CA (2.2 mi.)
Martell, CA (3.9 mi.)
Plymouth, CA (4.5 mi.)
Jackson, CA (5.6 mi.)
Fiddletown, CA (6.9 mi.)
Ione, CA (7.4 mi.)
Pine Grove, CA (9.0 mi.)
River Pines, CA (9.8 mi.)


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  1. My husband and I stayed for a weekend in 2012 we heard walking all night wth a spur sound and a appearance of a women while I was getting coffee in the hallway and then disappear. That evening while going to sleep our room got ice cold and then our door
    handle shook rapidly we haven’t gone back since but a very beautiful hotel

      • Room 1 we heard a man growl by the door/hallway we had open at the time. Room 6? I believe I heard a kid spirit and a man breathe heavy on a spirit box called a portal I use and they rummaged through my bags and rattled the door. I do have video on my YouTube channel (somewhere) of the creepy heavy breather and kid if you look up Ryan Privee (spirit talk:Ghostly Encounters by Ryan Privee. The spirits also tried to open my door/rattled locks around 3 or 4 AM. There is a nearby mine and another up the hill and a cemetery behind the hotel that are also fairly haunted and accessible day or night.

  2. Attached image appeared, along with others, in my smartphone photo gallery following a night spent in Room 6. Hotel was empty except for my wife & I. No plans to return.

    • Definitely haunted, room 1 and I believe 6 and 9 in a separate building are quite haunted. The cemetery and mines nearby (2) are also haunted as is a building nextdoor that is businesses and not an actual hotel but was back in the day.

  3. Paula Hansson  |  

    Stayed there recently and there was only one other room occupied. I woke around 3 am and heard someone walking up and down the hall. The next morning I ask my friend why she was up walking in the middle of the night and she said she slept through the night. Have stayed there since but had no ghostly encounters.

  4. Spent an evening at this hotel. We were told, during dinner, that my wife & I would be alone that evening and that our room #6 was usually very active as concerns spirits. Ugh. The server related her own experience(s) with footsteps, bar stools shifiting, and lights turning on/off. Well, we retiried for the night, first charging my phone in an outlet close to the bed and window. I had a fitful sleep that evening & was glad to see the morning sun. Retrieving my phone I noticed that the camera had been used sometime during the night. Exposures were random, mostly shots thru the lace curtains out over the lit street below. Also, a number of pix taken of our bed. No flash was used, so I reason that the flash had been disabled. Creepy. I would recommend a stay at the Imperial if you’re looking for a haunted evening. btw: The restaurant was excellent, and the staff wonderful.

  5. I was a resident of Amador city twice in my life, once in 2008-2009. And also from 2018 to 2021. I worked at the hotel Ledger for two summers and I can tell you that whoever this guy is absolutely full of it lol. There is no waitress that takes orders and disappears. I was friends with most of the hotel staff and no one ever saw anything. I have no doubt the hotel is haunted, but the staff makes up a lot of ghost stories to entertain guests.

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