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 150+ year old place is still alive and well! The second-oldest elevator in the west continues to move guests up and down the five-stories (I think five). It was neat to sleep in a place where people like Mark Twain and Levi Strauss once did. Looking out our window toward main street made me imagine old Sourdoughs walking around more than a century ago. If you stay here you can make your own connection with the past.
Our room contained real antique furniture and appointments. Our bed was fine. The room had it's own bathroom and even a kitchenette. It was impeccably clean and appeared remodeled in recent years. There is an updated door lock, 32" flat screen TV, nice linen, in-room coffee. I mean, this room was a great value. Now, it was a bit smaller than you would get at XYZ corporate hotel, but we would definitely stay here again. Easy walking distance to all kinds of breakfast spots and shops. They offer free coffee-plus service and free parking next door. If you visit this historic area this would be a great stay as long as you are the type who appreciates the past. Did I mention free Wi-Fi? What would Mark Twain think of that?
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- Also Known As:
- Lexington Historic Cary Hotel
- Lexington Historic Cary Placerville