Hotel San Carlos

3 stars
View map of 202 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Hotel San Carlos

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
118 out of 118
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Logan K.
Business
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

Work Conference

I traveled to this hotel for a work-related conference. Most of the other hotels in the immediate area were booked, so I fell back on San Carlos. The hotel has a lot of character being how old it is. However, the rooms seem somewhat small, and amenities were pretty basic. There was no fridge in the room, and the TV remote didn't work too well. In addition, the bathroom is fairly small. My biggest problem was with the hot water in the shower. It seemed as though every time someone in the hotel flushed a toilet, the hot water would spike. During the course of a 15 minute shower, the hot wate spiked about 10 times. I reccomend other hotels in the area, but this hotel is tolerable if you have no other options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Powderpages
Business
Denver
Dec 2, 2014

Good value, old hotel , old rooms, old, old, old

Some people like the old time nostalgia of all the polished brass, old cage elevator and layers upon layers of white paint probably 3 inches thick on the walls, bu ti prefer clean and quiet. The rooms were loud, the bathrooms small (no really small, like a phone booth for a shower) and the view out the window revealed three non-descript brick walls and a parking garage, Not bad fr a quick in and out for business but wouldn't stay here on a vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kerjo
Business
riverside,ct.
Oct 27, 2014

DIFFERENT

A FLASH BACK TO THE DAYS OF OLDWEST.NEXT TO TROLLYCARS , THAT MAKE INNER CITYEASY. THE ROOMS ARE DATED TOTHE DAYS OF OLD, THAT BLEND INTO THE PAST.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BobIvey633
Business
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, UK
Sep 22, 2014

San Carlos - nice place

Nice, quirky hotel in a central location with a good bar next door. Perhaps only downside is no breakfast as even a continental offering would make the place even better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Good Irish-themed bar right next door.

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kymmchow
Business
Phoenix
Sep 14, 2014

Great location. 24 hour pool!

I live in Phoenix and I often stop by the bar located fat the hotel. The hotel has so much history and it's like taking a few steps (or maybe more than just a few!) right into the start of Phoenix. All to be expected and gave the hotel some charm Thin walls. Be very quiet! if your neighbor was talking and you were feeling lonely. You could easily jump right in on there convo (-: Please don't expect a fully renovated room with Egyptian cotton sheets and down pills you wish you own. It's kitschy and the space remains historic. Enjoy it. It's a slice of Phoenix that's still being kept alive Id stay there again if the price was right. Definitely would not spend more than 80 though!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bramar
Business
Surprise
Aug 10, 2014

Great short getaway hotel!!

Nice hotel to spend a weekend in downtown Phoenix. Close to all downtown activitys, bars and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Your Hearts
Aug 7, 2014

Loved this place

Absolutely zero problems. A real gem of a place to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sick man
Business
San Jose, California
Jul 25, 2014

Great bargain and convenient location; great ambience

Very nice, laid back hotel experience; lots of history and interesting facts posted throughout; does not have all the fancy bells and whistles of more modern, updated hotels, but is refreshingly down to earth and a quiet place to stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Very convenient to downtown shopping, restaurants and sports venues. We walked everywhere easily- even in the heat! Great value compared to other hotel choices

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TB1234
Business
Dallas, TX
Jun 24, 2014

Just ok hotel

I would rather stay at the Hyatt, Westin, or Sheraton, next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carrie Hill momma
Business
Colorado
Apr 14, 2014

Great hotel for how old it is...

Because of age walls are a little thin. Love the preservation of history in this place though. You can feel it! Loved location as well...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Central downtown location makes it within walking distance from ball park & convention center...

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