Listen on the National Register of Historic Places, The Martin Hotel was established all the way back in 1898 and has been serving the Winnemucca community since. Heavily traveled by Basque sheepherders during this time, a French family from San Francisco saw a gleaming business opportunity and by the early 1900s had set up shop as a boardinghouse to cater to these folks. Before long, The Martin Hotel and Boardinghouse became a well-known favorite by locals and travelers alike, and for over 100 years continues to be known for its high-caliber, family-style Basque cuisine.
While the hotel portion is no longer operation, the bar and restaurant couldn't be more vibrant. Offering an expansive, family-style dining room and banquet room, The Martin is able to accommodate small families or large parties and continues to be a dining staple among ranchers, townsfolk and vacationers. With a unique stucco exterior, the building was constructed in Vernacular Commercial style complete with a veranda and even the original hitching posts. The interior is covered with an amazing variety of pressed tin walls and ceilings, and offers an incredible setting to experience an deliciously authentic family-style Basque American dinner.
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, The Martin Hotel also serves as a concert venue for Great Basin Arts & Entertainment, Winnemucca’s local nonprofit organization which produces top-notch American Roots Music acoustic performances.