The National Hotel ~ About

In 1849, at the dawn of the California Gold Rush, two Pennsylvania natives, Ellis Evans and D.C. White, with a fortune they amassed manufacturing cotton gins in Louisiana, made their way to California, where they built a general store at the south end of Main Street, on Jackson Creek. Three years later, that store became The Louisiana Hotel and Store. After a fire in 1862, Evans and White rebuilt and expanded, calling their new establishment the National Hotel.

Painstakingly renovated – far exceeding its original splendor – by former owner and local resident Stanley Lukowicz, The National Hotel stands tall at the end of historic Main St., as the sentry of a bygone era, and a veritable museum of the Gold Rush days when Victorian design, in all of its opulence and color, set the standard for the day.

Lukowicz spared no expense with the renovations, as the masonry throughout the property, as well as perfectly appointed rooms attest to. A truly remarkable convergence of Old West ambiance, historical accuracy and modern luxury converge at the National Hotel, where guests are treated to gleaming marble and glass bathrooms, and perfectly restored period antiques, all cloaked in the rich colors, polished hardwood and sumptuous textiles of the Victorian era.

The National Hotel, now with a new owner, is welcoming travelers, and providing them fine accommodations in a unique setting that is certain to leave a lasting impression.

the national hotel jackson facade

The National Hotel Amenities

  • Complimentary breakfast.
  • Central heating and air-conditioning.
  • Adorned with Victorian era antiques and period furnishings.
  • Interior corridor with four floors and connected by staircase and elevator.
  • Elegant Lobby with fireplace.
  • WiFi throughout the hotel.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Walking distance to town, shops, and restaurants.

“Superb….Far Exceeded Expectations. The hotel’s d├ęcor is beautiful, takes you back to yesteryear. The hotel staff’s service was impeccable and met all needs. Really can’t say enough….would encourage you to visit the National Hotel if you are going to be in Jackson area. You won’t be disappointed. One PS. The linens are of the finest quality.”

SB Visalia