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Housekeeping4
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9.0

Exceptional

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Exceptional location
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Butterfly Wonderland 21.7 km
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Hotel San Carlos

"Roomswere clean and the htoel staff were also superb."

Richard - July 25, 2018
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Hotel San Carlos

202 North Central Avenue, Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix (AZ), United States, 85004 - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Chase Field
Within 890 m of property
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 180 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

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Value for money7.3
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Distance to airport6.3 km

Rooms available at Hotel San Carlos

Queen Room with City View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with City View
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Bed Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
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Double Room, 2 Double Beds, City View
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel San Carlos?

        Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Hotel San Carlos?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel San Carlos has a car park that's close to the hotel. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Phoenix (AZ) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

        What is the smoking policy at Hotel San Carlos?

        Hotel San Carlos does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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        What people love about Hotel San Carlos

        • 7.2
          Very good

          "The roof top pool is great at night."

          Ira

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          July 9, 2020

        • 8.0
          Very good

          "I would highly recommend this hotel."

          Richard

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          July 25, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "This is a beautiful historic hotel."

          Ben

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          March 14, 2021

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        Location score
        9/10
        Service score
        8.4/10
        Cleanliness score
        7.6/10
        Value for money score
        6.8/10
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        Overall rating:
        7.8
        Very good
        62 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.0
        Facilities
        6.8
        Location
        9.0
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        What travelers say they love:
        Outside pool on third floor was cool.
        Eric from United States
        Couple
        More about Hotel San Carlos

        More about Hotel San Carlos

        Located adjacent the Phoenix city centre light rail line, this historic boutique hotel features Italian Renaissance design, on-site restaurants and a roof top pool. All guest rooms offer free Wi-Fi. A cable TV and tea and coffee-making facilities are included in each air-conditioned guest room at Hotel San Carlos. An en suite bathroom with premium toiletries and bathrobes is also provided. Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub at the San Carlos Hotel offers an extensive selection of Irish and Scottish whiskies, traditional Irish pub fare and live entertainment. Guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner at the unique restaurant Rice Paper, located in the hotel lobby. A 24-hour reception welcomes guests to Phoenix Hotel San Carlos. A fitness centre is located on site. The Phoenix Convention Center is 5 minutes' walk away. The Phoenix International Airport is 15 minutes' drive away.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping
        3 mentions
        Swimming Pool
        2 mentions
        Internet
        1 mention

        What they offer

        8.0
        Very good

        "Reasonable price for a major US city."

        Richard

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        July 25, 2018

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        Reviews of Hotel San Carlos from real guests

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        7.8
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        10
        Cleanliness8.0
        Facilities6.8
        Location9.0
        Service8.3
        Value for money7.3
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        8-9 Excellent (4)
        7-8 Very Good (7)
        6-7 Good (5)
        <6 Below Expectation (4)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sarah from United States
        Family with teens
        Double Room with City View
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

        You can't beat this location”

        This hotel is located near everything in downtown Phoenix. It is very old and has an interesting history filled w movie stars and a ghost (I love "haunted" hotels)! My 15 year old and I enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

        Reviewed March 29, 2021

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        Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to leave a review. We appreciate the positive feedback and are glad you enjoyed the history of our hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

        Responded March 29, 2021
        Hotel San Carlos
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Ginger from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

        Loved It!”

        Great ambiance and history, and the staff were very nice and approachable. There is a signed book about the history of Hotel San Carlos available for purchase at the front desk - I regret not buying it! ***I would definitely stay here again!**

        Reviewed February 14, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.4
        Excellent
        Catherine
        Group
        Double Room with City View
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        funky comfort”

        This is the second time I've stayed at the hotel, both times sharing a room with my sister while visiting family in Phoenix. Great value. I like its location and personality. If you need upgrades to the latest decor, don't come here.

        Reviewed April 27, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We always appreciate feedback, even more so when it's from repeat guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.0
        Excellent
        Evelyn from United States
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2020

        Historic hotel near airport ”

        We went to the hotel San Carlos to experience the history and the hauntings. The history was definitely there an interesting oh, that we did not experience any hauntings. This sweet, little hotel near the airport made it very convenient for us the next day.

        Reviewed September 24, 2020

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        Thank you for staying with us and letting us know how we are doing. We are very happy that you had an enjoyable stay and that everything was convenient for you. Hope to see you again in the future. :-)

        Responded September 24, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.0
        Excellent
        Ross from Canada
        Business traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

        Old but good!”

        The Hotel is old and out dated - not a honey lets get away for a weekend place. But if you have a budget and want to stay close to downtown or the conference centre, its perfect. Pros: Cheap, pool, air conditioning, clean. Cons: Smells like an old hotel, looks like an old hotel, and feels like an old hotel. Overall, if I had another conference - I would stay there again and save 450.00. ONLY IMPROVEMENTS THEY NEED - COFFEE IN THE MORNING>>>

        Reviewed June 11, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed the Hotel and its Historic Preservation. We have individual coffee makers in every room and the front desk staff will always supply extra coffees at the guest's request. Please stay with us again!

        Responded January 05, 2019
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.8
        Excellent
        Ben from United States
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2021

        Very Nice”

        This is a beautiful historic hotel. Some negative reviews are about how dated it is but this is a historic hotel- it's supposed to be dated. Lovely decor, super kind staff.

        Reviewed March 15, 2021

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        Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again the future.

        Responded March 19, 2021
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.0
        Excellent
        Richard from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

        Superb”

        After reading some of the negatives I though this hotel might be a gamble but Im so glad I booked it. Reasonable price for a major US city. Comfy beds with good TV selection. Roomswere clean and the htoel staff were also superb. Helpful and friendly. Good Irish bar next door and plenty of places to eat. Nice pool on the 5th foor. I would highly recommend this hotel.

        Reviewed July 25, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff pride themselves to deliver top quality service to each and every guest. Please come again!

        Responded January 05, 2019
        Hotel San Carlos
        7.6
        Very good
        Jennifer from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        A beautiful old building in a great location, but she really needs a face lift”

        The hotel staff was very nice, my room was kept clean, but I feel the aging thrift store looking décor from the 1980s is holding this hotel back. The building is old and so I can overlook the small bathroom and thin walls. This could be a much more successful hotel with the right "set dressing". She needs to look historic and classic, which would not be too hard to do. For example, the door to the pool looks more like an emergency exit to a roof or alley, I was afraid to use it to peek out. The art in the hallways, could definitely benefit from a "less is more" approach. Overall, I would recommend this hotel, yet with a disclaimer that it will be a bit of an adventure.

        Reviewed April 06, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. We hope to see you again in the future.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        7.2
        Very good
        Ira from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

        Historic”

        The Hotel definitely has some history to it and, does have it limited modern amenities. The rooms are small in size not ideal for a large family. But good if your a single or couple traveling. The roof top pool is great at night. Also the walls are very then and you can hear what is going on in someone else's room. I found myself being to quiet just because I didn't want people to know my business. The views are great at night. Since there is no controlling the AC your pretty much suck with the same temperature this didn't help my allergies very much. The lounge was a great experience.

        Reviewed July 09, 2020

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback on our historic 92-year-old property.

        Responded August 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        6.8
        Good
        Virginia from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        Just Not There”

        For a boutique hotel, it just doesn’t make the list of places to come back to. No thermostat control (so rooms are too cold in winter for me), walls are paper thin (so I here the kids electronics in the next room, and all night someone getting texts), rooms are quite small, no fridge, carpet is nostalgia but also has that dirty feel.

        Reviewed February 10, 2020

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        Dear guest, we are truly sorry that we were unable to make your stay a pleasant one. We are a historic hotel, 92 years old, so the structure of the building has not changed much as we do like to preserve the history of the building. We do apologize for the inconveniences you experienced while staying with us.

        Responded February 25, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        10.0
        Exceptional
        david from United States
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Fun Place”

        Great location, Clean, Friendly staff. Would stay at again

        Reviewed October 29, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff pride themselves to deliver top quality service to each and every guest. Please come again!

        Responded January 05, 2019
        Hotel San Carlos
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Eric from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Lovely little historic downtown hotel”

        i loved my stay here even if it was for just one night. would definitely book another room here again if i needed a place to crash from a night of fun.

        Reviewed July 08, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff pride themselves to deliver top quality service to each and every guest. Please come again!

        Responded January 05, 2019
        Hotel San Carlos
        6.4
        Good
        David
        Couple
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Don't liked”

        Old building (nothing wrong with that) but small rooms and very small bathroom. Hard to take a shower. The bed was clean but with dip in the middle. Not worth what I paid for but location is great.

        Reviewed March 13, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        6.4
        Good
        Paulo from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

        Won't come back”

        Old hotel (they say historic), small rooms, worst ever shower in a hotel (goes from boiling to freezing countless times), useless wifi (use my phone plan during the whole stay), creepy feeling (it is famous as a haunted hotel they say). One of the worst hotels I've ever stayed.

        Reviewed March 17, 2018

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        Thank you for staying with us. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. We are always finding ways to improve our guests experiences here. We are a historic hotel and our goal is to preserve the Historical Heritage for our guests to experiences.

        Responded May 19, 2018
        Hotel San Carlos
        7.2
        Very good
        Luda
        Family with teens
        Double Room with City View
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Very good”

        Everything so tiny , very old . No microwave, no fridge , just location

        Reviewed March 17, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.4
        Excellent
        Nasibeh
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Very friendly and helpful staff”

        The building is very old and rooms are very small but the staff a very nice and caring. They were flexible in check in and out which was a blessing for a business travel.

        Reviewed November 07, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our staff pride themselves to deliver top quality service to each and every guest. Please come again!

        Responded January 05, 2019
        Hotel San Carlos
        8.0
        Excellent
        Magda from United States
        Business traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2020

        Paper thin walls”

        Great location, friendly staff. Room very small, old furnishings and carpet but worst part are the paper thin walls. You can literally here every thing that happens or is said next door and in the hallway.

        Reviewed February 23, 2020

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        While we appreciate the views of all our guests, we are incredibly disheartened to see your feedback shared in this manner. Our hotel is 92 years old, and we do like to preserve the history of the hotel. Did you happen to notify the front desk about the complaints you had so we can accommodate you with another room?

        Responded February 25, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        6.0
        Lyndsie
        Couple
        Double Room with City View
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Above average”

        The walls were extremely thin and we could hear the people next door grunting and screaming at 5am, all the way through 10am.

        Reviewed May 27, 2019

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        Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.

        Responded June 06, 2020
        Hotel San Carlos
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Patricia from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2021

        A wonderful experience”

        Excellent customer service from all staff, clean and orderly facility, and a lovely vintage historical boutique or a excellent historical and vintage accommodation.

        Reviewed February 15, 2021

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        Thank you for being our guest. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again in the future.

        Responded February 15, 2021
        Hotel San Carlos
        5.6
        Gerard from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Queen Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Above average”

        Antique nostalgia!

        Reviewed December 19, 2018

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        Thank you for staying at Hotel San Carlos! We are glad you enjoyed the historic feel!

        Responded January 05, 2019
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