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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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" -... More 

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Over 40 room nights used for a family reunion ( 11/20-26/2012 ) cold water showers were the norm every day even at 5:45 AM .... had to wake the night manager at 7:40 AM to open the very small breakfast area and unlock the front door.... dated rooms from the 1970's ( not period to the turn of the century... More 

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Oakley, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

If you love history, beautiful woodwork, and fine, vintage things, then this is the place for you. The staff were all friendly and most helpful. The rooms were VERY clean, the atmosphere is wonderful. The breakfast was serve yourself in a cute room in the back of the lobby, which consisted of waffles, English muffins, yogurt, cold cereal and fruit.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We're fans of historic hotels--creaks and quirks are part of the charm, but this one was pretty quiet. Staff was attentive, and the history's fun. Great location in on Placerville's main drag--check out the candy store!

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1 Thank UtahTravels
malibu,ca
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Came up with three couples for our annual Apple Hill Weekend and enjoyed every moment. We have been coming to Placerville and to the Cary House Hotel for ten years. We love the location on main street and location to Apple Hill (10 minutes). We had a great dinner at Hey Days across the street and drinks at the Liars... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We travel quite a buit to gold country in California and we have stayed in lots of different types of places. We have stayed in several historic hotels as well. The Cary House DOES NOT compare to the National Hotel in Jamestown, The Holbrooke in Grass Valley, Murphy's Hotel in Murphy, Hotel Leger in Mokelummne Hill, etc. These other hotels... More 

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West Coast USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Charming hotel with an interesting history. We stubled across this property on a weekend getaway and enjoyed the charming downtown and little antique shops. The wine-bar next door was propbably the highlight of the stay. The room was spacious, but worn-down. Noise insulation was nil and the bar across the street closes at 1AM..... if you face the front of... More 

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Pacifica, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2012

You'll see recurring complaints for this hotel for a good reason. There is no hot water in the morning - but chances are good there will be hot water in the evening so plan accordingly. Breakfast is kinda lame: muffins, yogurt, cereal - but you always have the option of going out for breakfast like you would if you were... More 

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Tahoma, California, United States
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2012

You definitely get the feeling you're going back in time while in the Cary House because of the furnishings and overall interior design. You really get the feeling of going back in time when you walk into your bathroom and read a very small sign that says wait up to 10 minutes for the hot water to get to your... More 

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Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

Could be nice but run down!!! For the cost I expected a bed that did not match the age of the hotel. There are other great B&Bs in town. The lobby looks great and then you hit the hallway. They use the word suite..... A chair in the room does not count as a suite.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $120 - $206 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Jojobeanm14, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Have someone show you how to get to the outside balcony facing downtown. It seemed like a good people watching place.”
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