“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Elko in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)

The Star Hotel

“Ongi Etorri”

The Star Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, August 28, 2015
1. The Star Hotel Marker
Inscription. Basque immigrant, Peter Juaregui had a dream to open and hotel and bar to provide his fellow countrymen with a familiar place to gather, share news of the old country and to live during the off season from their ranching jobs.

On December 17,1910, Pete opened The Star at a cost of $11,000. Basque residents were provided room and board for only $1.00 a day and drinks at the cost of a dime. Meals were served "Family Style". There were no menus, everyone sat at long tables together and the food was served on large platters and in large bowls, everyone ate the same fare. Mealtimes were announced by the ringing of a large handheld bell that could be heard throughout the hotel and bar.

The Star Hotel and Restaurant is now open to the public, and is one of Elko's finest restaurants. There are still some long term boarders that live upstairs and they are considered part of the family.

The Star has been a Basque gathering place for over 102 years. A place to gather, share a drink or meal, exchange news, collect mail from home, or meet an old friend. The family style dining, the exchange of local news and current events, and the Hand Held Bell, are traditions that are still in use today.

The Star Hotel has had 14 owners throughout her 102 year history, all of Basque heritage, and all continuing the dream of Pete, to
The Star Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, circa 2014
2. The Star Hotel
provide the Basque people a place to meet, have a good meal or drink, and to exchange news from the Basque community, kind of a home away from home. Now for all to enjoy.
Erected 2012 by E Clampus Vitus - Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter 1881.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 40° 49.768′ N, 115° 45.772′ W. Marker is in Elko, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Silver Street and 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 Silver Street, Elko NV 89801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elko Independent (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Saloon and Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missouri Flats (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elko County High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Artzaina Zain (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sherman Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oil From Shale (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elko (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elko.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the entrance door.
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
The Star Hotel At Night image. Click for full size.
By Trev Meed, October 9, 2015
3. The Star Hotel At Night
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   2. submitted on October 9, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada.   3. submitted on October 11, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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