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Historic Cary House Hotel

300 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667-5606
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#2 of 5 hotels in Placerville

Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Placerville does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Historic Cary House Hotel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as El Dorado Federated Church (0.4 mi) and Denver Dan's U-Pick (0.9 mi), guests of Historic Cary House Hotel can easily experience some of Placerville's most well known attractions.

Rooms at Historic Cary House Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Historic Cary House Hotel.

Travellers looking to enjoy some filet mignon can head to The Independent. Otherwise, you may want to check out a pub such as Jack Russell Brewery Downtown, Bricks, or Powell's Steamer & Pub Co..

Should time allow, Hangtown's Gold Bug Park, Bell Tower, and Jim Powers Gallery are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Historic Cary House Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Placerville.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Flatscreen TV
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Christopher B wrote a review Nov 2021
Murphys, California49 contributions19 helpful votes
I stayed at the Cary House from October 30 to 31, 2021 for an event. The hosting group arranged a special group room rate of $129, Deluxe Queen, plus tax that was provided to both the Cary House management and their intended guests. I made the reservation with a Cary House employee by the name of Christie, on the phone, who confirmed the $129 plus tax rate on October 24, 2021 at 8:40 pm. I was assured I would receive an emailed confirmation of the reservation at $129 plus tax, but it was never delivered. On October, 30, 2021, Christie checked me in on October 30 and verbally confirmed the reservation price of $129 plus tax. I was not given any paperwork on check-in and expecting a receipt to be slid under my door, which is a common practice with just about every hotel in the world. I left the next morning by 7 am, when there was no one at the front desk and no one on staff. I never received a paid invoice. There was no email follow-up, which, again is a standard hotel industry practice to forward a guest their paid receipt. On November 3, 2021, I saw a credit card charge on my account from the Cary House of $306.90 and I was totally flabbergasted. I had to call and leave messages for an arrogant, pugnacious, and unprofessional so-called “manager” by the name of Joshua S., who I found out later is the assistant manager of the Cary House. I do need to state, in my phone call with Joshua S. on November 3, not only was he arrogant, belligerent, and condescending, he would still not offer or provide an emailed or snail-mail copy of the paid receipt or a copy of my sign-in affidavit. He relentlessly argued that the $306.90 was the room rate and no employee of his would agree to such a low-ball price of only $129, “especially on Halloween Weekend.” When I questioned, why did I not receive a paid bill under my door first thing in the morning, he stated he worked in the hotel industry for ten years and he never heard of such a practice. This statement alone display rank amature status of his skill set. I was so frustrated with his condescending belligerence, when I asked for his full name, he flat out stated, “I will not give you my last name, only my first.” I emailed Joshua the copy of the group room rate agreement with the hotel on November 3, 2021, with a detailed email, such as this explanation, and Joshua wrote back, “Thank you for your email. I am investigating this matter and trying to reach a solution for you at this time. Please be advised I will follow up with you within the next 48hr in regards to the issues solution. Thank You Joshua S. General Manager Cary House Hotel” Joshua never replied and made no effort to “investigate” the overcharge. On November 8, I emailed him that I would be disputing the charge with my credit card company. And I have. Again, he never replied. I have no issue with paying the agreed to amount of $129.00, but this was clearly a bait and switch reservation where the Cary House more than doubled the price of the room by over 100% when they agreed to a special group rate, thinking they can get away with the overcharge. I am a seasoned business traveler with some 35-years of experience and I have never encountered such inferior business tactics and despicable customer service. I infrequently travel to this region of the world for small conferences. The celebratory conference I attended at the Cary House was for 40 people. I have advised this organization to never use the Cary House again. If you’re considering using the Cary House for any kind of function or even a one night stay, don’t. The staff is miserable, unprofessional, and apish and the hotel is tired, musty, creaky, under-heated, and simply bleak. Avoid at all costs. And the best possible advice I could give to the ownership of the Cary House: Fire Joshua S today.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
dkperreira1955 wrote a review Oct 2021
Castro Valley, California14 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in the Bridal Suite/Chamber Rm 408/ for 1 night. It was a nice suite but I have a few suggestions.:First, the white upholstery really needs to be cleaned as you could see obvious dark stains. If nothing else, place a cover over it! Also Please let you customers know ahed of time that you have a festival going on (Oktoberfest) and that the main street is closed down and need to come in a different way-we had to ask one of the people setting up the barriers how we could get around. The main street was packed. which was nice to see so could of also been people returning from the Apple Hill High Ranch festival which we also attended for a little while . An email could of been sent as a heads up as we had booked this in May. We had to drive around as there were no parking spaces blocked off in front or behind the hotel for their guests and had to park blocks away. We have a Harley and were nervous about just leaving it but we did but I didn't sleep that well worrying about it. .We stayed this past Saturday night and it's nice tobe able to walk around in all the shops,etc. I noticed a lot more restaurants and shops open which was nice to see as it's been a few years since we were hear last. We also had hot water for a shower early Sunday morning even though we were on the 4th floor which is a plus in my book. I thought the staff could of been more friendlier but I understand we are still in a Pandemic and they are probably short staffed and are doing their best. Dinner was great at the Taproom and had breakfast also really good at the Golden Waffle.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Don't think there are balconies past the 2nd floor; I believe they may be pet friendly as I...
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vonnie h wrote a review Jul 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada7 contributions3 helpful votes
well we had a ball. the front desk Jennifer and our little girl with dual hair color couldn't have been more accomendating. it is an historic hotel remember all things don't work like a new hotel. we stayed in the bridal suite i think 417. it was just lovely. big and it had a refrigerator , sink and plenty of room fir our bikes which we could leave unattended. this is our second visit here and Jenifer has been awedome both times the front desk closes at 4 ish i think? so bringing your key to get back i. is a must. we usually ride the 7mike path which tracks along the highway, through pathways, across the freeway into a lovely area. it can been strenuous so prepare with plenty of water snd good legs, we don't have electric bikes! we have stayed here before we love the old elevator, which you learn how to open metal gate, use bottom lever to keep it open while getting out. it was quiet and very pleasant. again we will return to this hotel as we live the historic ness of it. fyi down the street is the Cascada restaurant and bar. randy has been the bartender there since it opened. and the shrimp cocktail is hugh and delish. we had a great time and will return next year. foot note. SWEETI PIES up the street opens early and has delish cinnamon rolls to die for and rest of food is good too also terrific service
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CaliforniaKool wrote a review Jun 2021
L.A.27 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a suite. The kitchen had a fridge, freezer, electric range and sink but nothing else besides cupboards and drawers - nothing to cook in and no plates or utensils. The bed was good. The problem with these older places always becomes a lack of electric outlets, and finding the ones they do have. The hotel does have an elevator and service was good.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Susan C wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
1857 is the year. Many of the historical elite have relaxed at The Cary House, and modern guests can enjoy the beautiful, antiques-furnished rooms, elegant ambiance and great hosts, who have adapted to the difficult times with extra attention to wellness. Ghosts enjoy a stay here as well, and the Main Street location with parking is terrific. We've stayed here for many years, and enjoy The Cary House as its own destination. 5 Stars!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$88 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Historic Cary House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Historic Cary House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vallejo Farmers Market (0.1 km), Bell Tower (0.1 km), and Winterhill (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Historic Cary House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Historic Cary House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Historic Cary House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Historic Cary House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heyday Cafe, Cascada, and Old Town Grill.
Is Historic Cary House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Placerville.
Does Historic Cary House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Historic Cary House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting El Dorado County Courthouse (0.3 km), Druids Monument (0.3 km), and J. Pearson Soda Works (0.5 km).
Is Historic Cary House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.