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Historic Cary House Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Placerville
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
lynnking04 Tracy, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tracy, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have made a tradition of attending the annual antique faire the last weekend in September and really enjoy that and also the town of Placerville. We stayed last year at the Historic Cary House and other than the location, I'd say that was really all it had to offer. The room had a strange layout and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights. VERY pricey for what was actually on offer - we were a bit surprised and disappointed to learn that breakfast wasn't included in the price. We parked our car in the hotel's parking lot behind the hotel. We left it at midnight and came out at 6.30am to find it had been... More

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

Our thanks to you for visiting the Historic Cary House Hotel. We're so glad to hear that the room met your expectations for both size and cleanliness, and that our customer service staff stood out positively during your stay. You're absolutely correct, there are almost always "cheaper" lodging options, but definitely not for guests interested in staying in a historic... More

Concord, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This hotel which is more than 150 years old is wonderful! Full of historic Gold Rush antiques and history, including well-known guests such as Mark Twain and Elvis Presley. Room was small, but to be expected for hotel of this age. On a wonderful street with old fashioned candy shop, antique stores, restaurants and bars. Only problem is everything seems... More

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Reno, Nevada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have to start with how nice they are at the front desk. Personalized attention and more. That first impression is everything and they want the guest to be happy. Our room was a perfect fit for 2. We had a small refrigerator and cook top stove in the room. Just enough closet space and drawers for folded clothes. The... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Enjoyed a two night stay at the hotel with my wife. The service of the staff rivaled that of any 4 star hotel we have ever stayed. Staff was very friendly. Great location for the historic district in Placerville.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Take a walk back into history - impressive lobby, 1920's elevator and period decorated bedrooms - all original - all well maintained and comfortable. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, however the breakfast is very minimal and thankfully there were no ghostly bumps in the night!

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Poolville, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent the night in the 'haunted' Cary House Hotel in Placerville, Ca. The room we had was great - with two seperate sleeping areas and a kitchenette. My bed was great but my partner stated his bed was not very comfortable. The hotel creaks but we did not see any paranormal activity. However, the bar across the street was... More

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Plano, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

On Monday morning I went to the front desk to ask a question and was told to tone it down as I was too peppy for a Monday morning. Things went down hill from there. The breakfast room was never neat. There was sugar, cereal and drinks spilled on the tables and serving area. They ran out of cups and... More

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

We take all of our reviews very seriously here at the Historic Cary House Hotel, as we did yours. Let me start by saying we're very proud of the review scores our guests have given us - especially for customer service. With that said, unlike so many others, you obviously didn't enjoy your stay and we're sorry about that. It... More

Wheatland, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I felt like we stepped back in time (in a good way) when we walked into the lobby to check in. It was nicely decorated and had music playing in the background. The man at the desk was very friendly. Our room was on the small side, but it was the perfect size for our one night stay. The bed... More

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Sacramento, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
18 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What could be better than a 150-year old historic hotel located in the heart of historic Placerville? Close to shopping, events and restaurants and a great getaway for couples or friends. The rooms are a bit outdated, but immaculately clean and very comfortable. Our 4th floor room was close to Main Street, which was close to Liar's Bench, the local... More

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Address: 300 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Historic Cary House Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Lexington Historic Cary Hotel
Lexington Historic Cary Placerville

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