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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We often visit friends in the area. You know, two nights in a corporate, sterile room. This time we decided to try something real, something that has stood the test of time. We were not disappointed. Walking into the lobby we immediately felt warm and welcome. The great artifacts and beautiful stained glass are just part of the attraction. This...

2Thank CoastieDad
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I love the location of the Cary House Hotel. It is right on Main Street and when you walk out the door you are in the heart of Placerville. The front desk staff were very helpful. Aside from location and staff - I felt the hotel was a real let down. We stayed in a king bed, junior suite. The...

6Thank dwoods1073
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed at the Cary House as we were in town for a friend's family gathering in the area. In this hotel you are staying for the experience and the sense of history that it engenders. From a mods and cons perspective it doesn't really have many of those. It does have the oldest lift car in the west of...

1Thank Im_a_travlin_fool
San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed 19 July 2013

There is so much history around this hotel you could spends an hour in the lobby. We had a pleasant stay in the Yellow Jacket room. It was decorated charming. The hotel location is great. It is so easy to walk up the street to a variety of restaurants. The best place however is the wine tasting next door at...

1Thank lbrb97
San Jose, California
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed here and since there were two couples, they put us in a suite to save us money. Since the building is very old the layout was not ideal (having to go through one bedroom to get to the bathroom) but they have done the best they can with the space there is. The day we stayed they had...

1Thank hostofmany
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We were in a front room on the 4th floor. Very difficult to get luggage there since only two people or one person and luggage can ride in the elevator at a time. There is no one on duty at the desk after 8, and we had an issue with a hotel guest wondering the halls in his boxers looking...

2Thank Yumn
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.

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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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  • Suites
  • 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: RM387 - RM632 (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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“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
“A room that does not face the front of the hotel or a room on a higher floor as the club next door sometimes gets loud.”
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