Built by a Basque couple, Pete and Matilda Jauregui, the Star serves as a social center for the Basque community but is well known to the entire town for its Basque-American cooking and attracts a diverse clientele of local residents and tourists. The hotel is unusual in that it still has Basque boarders who eat in the dining room every night.
Until the railroad tracks were relocated, the Star had the advantage of being close to both the Central Pacific and Western Pacific lines. Time has taken its toll on the hotel's exterior. The twostory, wood-frame building originally had a