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Historic Cary House Hotel

300 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Cary House while visiting Placerville (wish I didn't - what a sad town) and wanted to leave immediately after stepping foot in the place. First, the smell will knock you off your feet right there in the lobby. This place smells like your sick old grandparents house, and not just a little bit (a lot). I'm not... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

October is anniversary time and the welcoming town of Placerville, CA is a great destination for numerous attractions. The historic Cary House is centrally located, neat, and decorated tastefully to take you back in time to the crazy gold rush days. The room we stayed in was named and reflected the history of its name. Ample space, secure, and comfortable... More 

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Undeniably the BEST location in town. It's in the middle of all the action. There's good and bad with that. Good-you are walking distance to the restaurants, shops and bars. Bad-it's a bit on the noisy side if your room faces the main street. The rooms are a bit outdated in terms of amenities, however you do get that historic... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our sister/sister-in-law stayed at the Carey House while she was here visiting Mom at The Pines Rehab. Georgia was sick while here and the Cary House folks were so kind to her. Her room was small but so tastefully furnished .....she felt safe here and loved that she did not need a car for her trip to Placerville....because of the... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Historic beauty, ambiance, warmth, charm, comfort are only a few of the words I would use to describe this wonderful, old hotel right in the heart of main street Placerville. On a whim, my fiancé and I decided to get married on Christmas Day and found the lobby next to the tree and underneath one of the gorgeous stained glass... More 

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Livermore, California
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Around since 1857, many hotels can be quaint but a bit long in the tooth. Not the historic Cary House. Beautiful. Charming. Historic. Warm. Inviting. Well located. Located on the main street of Placerville, this 157 year old hotel is a gold mine! The lobby is inviting filled with wonderful artifacts collected through the history of the hotel. Not overcrowded... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I run an annual event for 35 people and this was my 3rd year at the Cary House. I keep going back for several reasons. 1. I love the ambiance of the place. it's a nice gold rush era hotel where 'rustic' means cool rather than old and broken. The event facilities are nice and have the same atmosphere as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Cary house is full of historic beauty. The service was beyond what I expected for such a short stay and I'm not an easy person to please. Location was awesome its right on main street next to everything you could want for a vacation or stop over. Definitely coming back.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed in their Bridal Chamber during our honeymoon and found head and body hairs in the bed. The night manager was very apologetic, but the morning manager treated us like we scammers. She offered us a free room for a future date, but why would we return to such an unclean hotel?

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Folsom, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a great hotel located directly on Main St where a lot of action takes place in Placerville. The lobby is dark and lush, with a beautiful piano in the back. The lobby staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are charming, but remember that this place is historic, so not a lot of amenities that newer hotels have.... More 

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