Historic Cary House Hotel

300 Main St., Placerville, CA 95667 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Property
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4.0/5

Based on 711 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • Hotel has 39 rooms
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • 25 suites in hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check out time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Group friendly rating of 7.0/10
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms

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Room Types

Check Rates2 Bedrooms Superior Suite
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 Queen Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room Queen Bed
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble or Twin Superior King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Room with De Luxe
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite Superior with Double Bed
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuperior Suite 1 King Bed Kitchenette
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuperior Suite 1 King Bed Kitchenette 1 King Bed
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Check RatesSuperior Suite 2 Bedrooms 1 Double Bed
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Local Attractions

Whitewater rafting on famous American River. Wine tasting at over 30 wineries. Apple Hill orchards. Browse the largest Thomas Kinkade Gallery next door. Boutique shops on Main Street Gold Mining Golf at Apple Mountain Golf Course

Verified Reviews of Historic Cary House Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great rooms and superb staff."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
My stay at the Cary House was perfect! The staff helped me with the elevator and opening the front door. I highly recommend this hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jan 18 to Thu Jan 20 2022 at a $117.99 average nightly rate.
"Comfortable Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff is friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable. I had fun with the elevator.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
22-Jan-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jan 18 to Thu Jan 20 2022 at a $117.99 average nightly rate.
"Spooky Stay at the Cary House."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
If you're into Ghosts and spooky historical stories this is the hotel for you ! It was so much fun to see the floors and the names of the rooms and find out why. The rooms are simple but nice, having all the essentials you need for a stay! Great view over the town and refreshing to hear the music on the weekend nights! Placerville is cute and we got a kick out of seeing all the wonderful little quirks and town shops after eating at Mel's Original Diner for breakfast. Only suggestion if staying close to the main town, make sure there is food in your belly by 9PM! This seems to be the going time around the town for any seated options, everything else gets kind of far to get conveniently after 9PM especially if you've snagged your parking spot for the evening. Definitely would stay here again if returning to the area. Appreciated the key entry to the lobby after hotel hours as an extra level of security to the rooms. One really cool feature about this hotel, they have the second oldest "Pacific Traction Elevator" west of the Mississippi. And if you have a love for architecture and engineering, you'll appreciate this little slice of history on the way up to your room. If you're looking for that one of a kind experience as you travel along, this was a great one!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 14 to Sun May 16 2021 at a $171.72 average nightly rate.
"Quiet, comfortable and centrally located in town!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We loved the soft pillows and generous blankets along with the very quiet and efficient heat and air system. Staff was very nice, helpful and informative. Very historic and beautiful building and stained glass Windows in lobby. We'll return again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 12 to Sun Jun 13 2021 at a $227.99 average nightly rate.
"Hotel was great and room was very comfortable!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Front desk young man was very pleasant and friendly. I'll be back!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 24 to Fri Dec 27 2019 at a $107.16 average nightly rate.
"Great Location"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
History all around the moment you enter. Elevator showing it's age. I was in room 300. Small in every respect. Biggest surprise there was no chair to sit down at a desk or simply sit down. It needs a chair and maybe a smaller bed. Bathroom has no space for toiletries except on floor. Location is terrific and parking very convenient.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
06-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 03 to Sat May 04 2019 at a $90.95 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 711 guest reviews

Property Description

Welcome to the Historic Cary House Hotel. Our past guest names include Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill, John Studebaker, Elvis Presley. Nestled in the heart of the California gold country, and central to booming El Dorado County, The Historic Cary House is "The Jewel of Placerville." Our lobby will envelope you in comfort featuring antique and vintage furnishings. With the ivy covered Courtyard and the Milton Room for banquets/meetings, we can easily accommodate a group of 50 to 60 people. Groups will enjoy whitewater rafting, wine tasting at over 30 wineries, shopping at boutique shops on Main Street, golfing at Apple Mountain Golf Course, browsing the largest Thomas Kinkade Gallery next door, hiking, fishing, or boating at Sly Park, Gold panning, and gambling at Redhawk Casino.Our staff works with each group to understand your unique requirements and helps you create a successful gathering whether it's a wedding, corporate meeting, or birthday celebration.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 4
Rooms: 39
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 39
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 25
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 1961 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 70 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Pool Info:
No pool at hotel. But there is a community pool (seasonal) within walking distance of the hotel.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Group cancellation policy: Must Cancel 60 days in advance of stay date.
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 50%
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Shipping Handling Fee: 10.00 Per Item
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Additional Room Fees: 35.00 Per Night (Rollabed)
Audio Visual Service Charge: 10.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room

Airport & Shuttle Information

Sacramento International Airport (SMF). The hotel is about 55 miles from the Airport.2+ hours from San Francisco Airport2+ hours from Oakland Airport2+ hours from Reno Airport

Local Shuttle Info: We do work with local companies for airport shuttles, taxi, group buses ect. Costs vary

Breakfast Information

We have morning coffee and tea service. All rooms have coffee makers in them as well.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We have 2 Pet Suites. Please contact hotel for availability as these rooms go fast.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Historic Cary House Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Historic Cary House Hotel.

Feel free to use the Historic Cary House Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Placerville event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Milton Room 32 x 23 x 15 73650/50--35182525--/--60----
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Milton Room

Milton Room offers great space for meetings, receptions, dinners, birthday/wedding celebrations. Excellent catering available from various local restaurants. The room walls have wood paneling on the lower half, local artist on the walls. There is an adjoining room available at an additional charge for a caterer to set up a buffet.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
736 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 23 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
2
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$500.00 USD
Discount to the Milton Room if more than hotel rooms booked.
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The Courtyard 35 x 35 x 0 122565/70------------/----80--
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The Courtyard

Bricks covered with 90 year old IVY on the walls. The courtyard is the gathering place in Placerville. Ideal for afternoon reception, small wedding, company gatherings.
Room Type:
Outdoor Miscellaneous
Total Size:
1225 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
35 x 35 x 0 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
4
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Flip Chart
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$700.00 USD
Discount to the Milton Room if more than hotel rooms booked.
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FAQs about Historic Cary House Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 p.m. based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 a.m. based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Historic Cary House Hotel have?

There are 39 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Historic Cary House Hotel?

Yes, they have 2 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Historic Cary House Hotel?

We have morning coffee and tea service. All rooms have coffee makers in them as well.

Can I get a AAA rate at Historic Cary House Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Historic Cary House Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Great shopping. The majority of guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Kitchenette is acceptable. The majority of guests thought the kitchenette was ok.

Is there a pool at Historic Cary House Hotel?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. No pool at hotel. But there is a community pool (seasonal) within walking distance of the hotel..

Testimonials:

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