The Best Hotels to Book Near the Oroville Chinese Temple

The Oroville Chinese Temple was built in 1863 and now includes a museum
The Oroville Chinese Temple was built in 1863 and now includes a museum | © Alpha Stock / Alamy Stock Photo
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19 October 2021

The Oroville Chinese Temple was closed to visitors from its opening in 1863 until 1949. Now, this religious site is also a museum showcasing the history of the Chinese community throughout Northern California. Just north of Sacramento, its riverside location puts you in reach of scenic forests and gold rush communities. Immerse yourself in Oroville history at these hotels near the Oroville Chinese Temple – bookable on Culture Trip.

Courtyard by Marriott Chico

Courtyard by Marriott Chico
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A pool, a Starbucks and a convenient location on the Golden State Highway make Courtyard by Marriott a crowd-pleaser. As for the craft beer fans in your group? You’ll hardly see them in your two-queen guest room or at the indoor pool. They’ll hail a cab and drink their way through Chico’s breweries, starting with the original Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. You’ll find them at the bistro in the morning, sipping down a different brew to help them out of their hoppy haze.

Oxford Suites Chico

Oxford Suites Chico
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Bringing your chow chow or dragon li to Chico? The pet-friendly Oxford Suites is prepared to host all three of you in a lower-floor room. Drop a handful of treats on the floor and sneak out to snack on appetizers and wine at the Manager’s Reception. The outdoor pool and spa will wait for you under the California sun – it’s humans-only, though. Lower Bidwell Park is nearby if any of you need to stretch your paws outdoors.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oroville

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Oroville Lake
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Not much more than 1.25mi (2km) – and a lovely drive through downtown – stands between the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and the Oroville Chinese Temple. This may be an “Express” hotel, but you’re welcome to take your time forking through the free breakfast, paddling through the indoor pool, or channel-surfing in one of the guest rooms. Leave your car and walk to the Temple along the Feather River via Riverbend Park if you want to keep your vacay at a serenely slow speed.

The Lodge at Feather Falls Casino

Lodge at Feather Falls Casino
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It doesn’t matter if you’re pulling your camper into the KOA RV Park or lowering your tired legs into the whirlpool of your Star Suite – the brewery at Feather Falls has a Naughty Native IPA with your name on it. Sip on the Lodge’s tasty ales and do what you wish with your time. Blackjack and slots or events such as costume contests and car shows are just some of the festivities to enjoy here.

Gold Country Casino Resort

Gold Country Casino Resort
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You may not roll out with bricks of gold, but hitting it big with cold, hard cash at Gold Country Casino Resort will keep you happy all the same. Not one for the slots? Skip the casino floor and roam about your oversized room, jumping from the soaking tub to the balcony for sundeck views. Live entertainment is always in the cards – as are ice-cold drinks at the Gold Bar, sure to make you feel like a million bucks.

Gold Miners Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection

Gold Miners Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
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You don’t need to pack a pickax to hit it rich at Gold Miners Inn – but you will need a plate. The complimentary breakfast buffet is only the start of a grub rush – coffee is always as warm and ready as the freshly baked cookies in the lobby. The evening manager’s reception is a boozy affair, with special bottles from local wineries popped on Thursday nights. You’ll do so much gorging that the only time you’ll see your suite is for a mid-meal snooze.

Harmony Ridge Lodge

Harmony Ridge Lodge
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Embraced by five acres (2ha) of Tahoe National Forest, Harmony Ridge Lodge is a hug of tranquility for anyone who needs a break from city life. This relaxing retreat is just 5mi (8km) from Nevada City, close enough to Oroville Chinese Temple for an overnight escape yet feeling worlds away once you step onto the property. The private deck and jacuzzi tub are waiting to welcome you in Suite Five, though Suite Three’s balcony and king bed make an equally cozy nest.

The Dutch Flat Hotel

the dutch flat hotel
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Heated rooms and home cooking have drawn visitors into the Dutch Flat Hotel since 1852 – and to be honest, that’s all you’ll want or need during your stay. Sure, high-speed wifi is always available, but you won’t be. You’ll be too busy lacing up your hiking shoes for a day in the Sierras, right? Even when you’re chilling at the hotel, split your time between your suite’s balcony and a seat next to the period fireplace with a good book. Bliss.

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