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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We love historic hotels, and stay at them throughout the American West. We are usually inclined to give them a break when it comes to judging modern amenities or fixtures. But I'm afraid the Cary House needs a wake-up call of its own. For the price (we paid $175 for two people in a king bed room), this is what...

2Thank Roseann H
Chico, California, United States
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I grew up in the town of Placerville and was looking forward to visiting as a guest at the Cary house, but due to a family emergency could not make it. Pay attention to the ridiculous 72 hour in advance cancellation policy. Although I did call nearly that far in advance, technically I missed the deadline and the front desk...

3Thank Biogirl1967
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 16 May 2013

The old town of Placerville is a nice place to visit in either summer or winter. We needed somewhere to stay while visiting family nearby, who already had guests, and decided to stay here. There have been no upgrades in a number of years, but that was not an issue for us. The hotel is reported to be haunted. We...

2Thank JohnInItaly
Lorraine-GenMgr, General Manager at Historic Cary House Hotel, responded to this review

Can't definitely confirm those ghostly rumors John, but the legends certainly live on here at our historic hotel. Since your visit in December, we've made a number of value added changes and we hope you'll stay with us again when you're in town. Safe travels!

Roseville, California
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

The people are friendly and accommodating. The rooms are furnished with antiques & beautiful quilts that bring you back to the gold rush days. The only negative is that the floors are very creaky but that is to be expected in these old places. The nice surprise was the well supplied continental breakfast. The hotel has a reputation for being...

Thank Rosalind C
Lorraine-GenMgr, General Manager at Historic Cary House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for being our guest at the Historic Cary House Hotel. We hope you'll be able to join us again in the near future.

Pontorson, France
Reviewed 6 April 2013

A lovely 19th Century hotel with lots of history and evidence to prove it in the books and albums available to browse. The lift (elevator) is not for the faint hearted as it drop when you enter it, however, the stairs as very wide and typical Victorian, The rooms are modern as are the facilities. It's a lovely town as...

Thank Eddie R
Lorraine-GenMgr, General Manager at Historic Cary House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 23 February 2013

For the price its a rip, especially when I could have gotten a decent room for half the price on Hotwire at a hotel with the same number of stars on TripAdvisor. The furniture and artwork look like a collection of thrift store meets Target. Toiletries were cheap and the kitchenette and fridge promissed in each room are nonexistent. What...

Thank ariana b
Lorraine-GenMgr, General Manager at Historic Cary House Hotel, responded to this review

We certainly respect your opinion and have reviewed your comments knowing that there are always steps we can take in making every stay enjoyable for our guests. We understand that each guest brings a different perspective. Here for example is an excerpt from another guest received the same day you arrived at the hotel - The Cary House has lots...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The hotel is clean and decent, but in Placerville in the evening with everything in town closed, we thought that we would watch one of the two TVs in our room. There were 26 stations available, including Fox News, but no PBS stations, no MSNBC,or Comedy Central, or even CSPAN 2 for the weekend book TV program

Thank Susan D
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 January 2013

While strolling the historic Placerville Main Street shops, we poked our head into the Cary Hotel. My niece had said that the hotel was haunted. I asked the front desk clerk if they had any haunted rooms. He said that the entire hotel had provided supernatural sightings but that two rooms in particular seemed to be visited frequently. Those rooms...

Thank Suzanne O
Anaheim, California
Reviewed 19 December 2012

My boyfriend and I just returned from a two night stay at the Historic Cary House Hotel in Placerville, CA. I have to say that I was very impressed by this small, historic hotel. Upon arrival the only thing on my mind was getting to bed, but as soon as I stepped into the lobby of the hotel I was...

2Thank iloveireland13
Reviewed 5 December 2012

We try to stay only in historic hotels, at least once in every town we visit. We've returned now to Cary House a couple of times. It's getting a wee bit tired, but the history and beautiful lobby are still lovely. On 11/21/12 we stayed in ROOM 200, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Management was more than just "attentive" -...

1Thank Dea B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Historic Cary House Hotel

Address: 300 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667
Region: United States > California > Placerville
Price Range: RM405 - RM700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Cary House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Lexington Historic Cary Hotel
Lexington Historic Cary Placerville
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Fortuna, California
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“ask for a court yard room”
 of 5 bubbles RevWren, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher end rooms are on the upper floors. If you stay there on a weekend, take the advise of other reviewers if bothered by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles julieZ3333JO, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“seemed all similarly nice”
 of 5 bubbles cocobomb, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not get a room in the front of the hotel facing the street. It is very noisy with street and people noises all night long.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenw832, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want street view, book ahead and state that. Rooms facing east are probably more quiet and probably cooler in the summer.”
 of 5 bubbles MaggieVallejo, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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