One of the Palace Hotel’s regular guests in its early days was Herbert Hoover, who as a 22 year old US mining engineer worked in the Goldfields for several years.

During this time he reportedly fell in love with a barmaid at the hotel before leaving to marry his college sweetheart and continue his mining career in China, before rising to take the American Presidency in 1929. He also composed a poem to the barmaid, an excerpt of which hangs next to the famous mirror.

The elaborately carved mirror which stands in the foyer of the hotel was his parting gift to the Hotel where he spent much of his time when he was in Kalgoorlie.

We’ve also kept the memory of his of his alleged affair alive with a mural on one of our exterior walls and which has been become a part of the Heartwalk trail. Read the full story here.

Licence Numbers: 6010011403 and 6070034199 Class of Licence: Hotel and Nightclub Licensee: Sylvester Pty Ltd Palace Hotel and The Gold Bar Kalgoorlie 137 Hannan Street, Kalgoolrlie WA 6430 Warning: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988 it is an offence: To sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licenced or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or attempt to purchase liquor on licensed or regulated premises. Information on this web site is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm any details.