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Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville

3-star3 stars
300 Main StreetPlacervilleCA95667United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Placerville city-center guestrooms with comfy beds
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
Decent vibe
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From 279 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville

from $89
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 40 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space size (feet) - 600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 56
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Hair salon
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1857
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville’s small print

Also known as

  • Cary Hotel
  • Lexington Historic Cary Hotel
  • Lexington Historic Cary Placerville
  • Cary House
  • Cary House Hotel
  • Historic Cary House
  • Historic Cary House Hotel
  • Historic Cary House Hotel Placerville
  • Historic Cary House Placerville
  • Historic House Hotel
  • House Cary

Optional extras

Late check-in after 10 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville


  • Heart of Placerville
  • Placerville City Hall - 1 min walk
  • Bell Tower - 3 min walk
  • Fountain and Tallman Soda Works Building - 5 min walk
  • Placerville Historical Museum - 5 min walk
  • El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce - 5 min walk
  • Hangtown's Gold Bug Park and Mine - 27 min walk
  • Lumsden Park - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Sacramento, CA (SMF-Sacramento Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free casino shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 289 reviews

Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville
Very Good8.0
This historic hotel and the staff are lovely. We really enjoyed the convenience of the location, with many great food and shopping spots within walking distance. The room itself was spacious, with typical amenities such as in-room coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron/board, etc. Our chief complaint was with the king bed; it was very uncomfortable. Neither of us slept well the first night but managed to each find a "sweet spot" our second night that afforded us a better night's sleep. There were plenty of extra pillows and blankets provided in-room as well. One minor addition that would have improved the room would be an additional chair. The living area had a decently comfortable sofa, but an extra chair in that room would have been a nice-to-have. We did quite enjoy the collection of books in the room, particularly the art books, and also the fact that there were television sets in both the sitting area and the bedroom. Overall, it was a nice 2-night stay and we would likely return for another visit.
Nancy, us2 night trip
Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville
Incredible experience - you will go back in time!
Incredible vibe. It is definitely old and historical, so you shouldn't expect anything new and modern in your room. Housekeeping lady very "unhappy" and will not smile or say "good morning" but that should not turn you off. They don't clean your room every day. Be ready to reuse towels and ask for additional soap yourself at the front desk. It is clean and nice. Will definitely come back!
Radek, us2 night trip
Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville
Placerville Weekend
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There is no ice machine but a staff member brought us ice to fill our cooler for a picnic. The hotel is historic and old, therefore it does not have all the amenities that a newer hotel would have but it was comfortable, clean and very convenient to restaurants and shops in town. The lobby is decorated in the period and has much Placerville and gold country historical information posted throughout. The hotel and was very interesting.
Raymond, us2 night trip
Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville
Historic Cary Hotel
Very interesting stay, love the history but room had lots of street noise because we had to leave the window open. Very stuffy and besides advertising air-conditioning, it was not available because of the month (heat only in all rooms because winter/fall season.) For that reason, we would not stay again. Front desk very helpful with suggestions (and discounts) for meals and answered many questions about the history of hotel.
Brian, us1 night trip
Historic Cary House Hotel, Placerville
From Good to not so Much
The building and room were really interesting and the historical aspect of the building made it fun. Because it is a historical building one must anticipate that things will not be a tad quirky. The room was small but comfortable, had a newer TV and mini fridge with a coffee maker. It is in the center of town which is great for walking and going to all of the shops, restaurants, and bars. Even with newer windows it is noisy as there is a fire department close by. The room was reportedly remodeled ... many historical touches were nice though they obviously didn't update the 1970's linoleum, vanity, and plywood door that had a unique smell. The wifi was fast, the elevator was cool, the staircase was stunning. The only downside was that the only towels available in my room were a shower mat, a hand towel, and washcloth. Unfortunately, those were all that I needed the evening of check in. But at 0630 when I realized there were no shower towels I contacted the front desk and the on call answering service which directed me to a voicemail. Needless to say NO one returned my call. I had apps so I was left to make do with a shower mat and hand towel for drying off. No apology from the front desk. Thanks to for making it right. The irony was that the linen closet was adjacent to my room. The property lacks attention to detail which made an otherwise pleasant stay a challenge. Note, parking is in the back and you have to walk through a brick alley to access the front door.
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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