$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 29, 2015 Check-out: May 31, 2015

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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.1
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

4
5.01.0
All-Star Game Fan
Business
Toms River, NJ
Jul 14, 2011

Great Choice!

Very Euro-Chic. Reminded me of a French Boutique Hotel that i stayed at. Small, non-branded, but clean and accomodating. Basics are all there. Clean Room/Bed, beefy, soft towels and a full assortment bath accessories. Very friendly and professional staff. Perfect location for Ballgames. Short walk to all venues.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lax, ca
Aug 2, 2011

good

good

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

Business

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Arizona
Apr 10, 2011

Really great historical hotel in Phoenix

Gorgegous lobby!Really cool original elevators. Friendly staff overall.. rooms were alittle smaller but I would def and will stay again at the Hotel San Carolos probably a couple more times just for fun.Not a noisey hotel. Clean room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fez is nearby great restaurant to eat at!

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SAfatboy
Business
San Antonio, Texas
Apr 16, 2011

Great Location, Older Property

Was in PHX to attend Suns game downtown. Great hotel location, short 2 block walk to arena, nice restaurants along the way. The rooms were small, no a/c or heat adjustment (but temp was comfortable), 24" tv (non-HD, no remote), small bathroom. Overall, room was clean and quiet. Not much downtown street noise. For 1 or two guests, the double/double rooms are fine. 3 or 4 guests would feel cramped in one room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Arrogant Butcher was a fun hangout before the game. Good drink specials and very popular with the locals.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Apr 19, 2011

A great place to stay in downtown Phx

Easy to get to from Phoenix's new light rail system, with convenient access to the heart of downtown. The price is also much more affordable than most hotels in the area. Rooms were comfortable and staff were friendly--my only complaint is that it was a tad noisy (bar/nightclub on first floor) on the weekends.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Phoenix's new light rail system is efficient and well-run, and much cheaper than other options ($1.75 flat rate). It stops near the hotel, goes directly to the airport, and also to the areas north of downtown.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ventura County, Ca.
Jul 4, 2011

Perfect price & location!!

Scheduled a last minute trip to Phoenix. The location for Hotel San Carlos is perfect. Easy access to the trains. The hotel is older (built in the 20's) but in great condition. The staff was very knowledgable of the area, history & the "ghostly stories" of the hotel. I'd definately stay there again!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

I needed to get to the US Airways Center. You can walk the 5 short blocks or use the street car. $1.50 each way or $3.00 all day.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jun 5, 2008

Great downtown locale, lots of history

The Hotel San Carlos is a very old hotel with a gorgeous bar and restaurant. The classic old furniture, chandeliers etc.are a real treat. There are fine city views,a great third story pool,and the proximity to downtown sporting and concert venues is the best. We actually walked over to the Dodge Theatre for a concert. I did not enjoy the small size of the rooms, the paper thin walls, and the ten dollar a day parking fee. Overall we had a good experience and felt the value was fair. The rooms named after Hollywood Stars who had visited was cool.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Irish themed bar/restaurant, Baja Fresh, El Matador mexican, Starbucks,City Deli,Orpheum theatre,Chase Field,U.S.Air Arena.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Downtown Visitor
Business
Kingman AZ
Jun 14, 2010

Hotel San Carlos

Hotel is full of history. I would stay there again. Only issues were the shower was very small with no place to put shampoo etc. and the water in the shower when turned all the way to hot was just barely hot enough.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Very few places for supper nearby. Plan to drive.

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mother of ASU freshman
Business
Memphis, TN, USA
Aug 19, 2011

Charming, with history, want to know more...

I was disappointed to have not seen or heard any ghosts. Will stay again and hope to meet up with one next time. The staffer at front desk said they are renovating, should be done by September, so rooms will be even nicer next stay. Had no hot water the first morning as no one told me how to work the faucet. Once I fiddled around, I figured it out, (when turned to the OPPOSITE from the H, the water got hot! Bed was very comfortable. Hall was very quiet. Breakfast was delicious!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location to visit the downtown ASU campus. There are many nice restaurants close by. The Arrogant Butcher was great!

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Walt & Non
Business
Southfield Mi
Aug 22, 2009

Beautiful Old San Carlos

The History of the San Carlos is very interesting. Loved all the Old things still in the hotel. The rooms are a little Small but its is old . Loved the walk of Fame on the side walk and the Star's names on the Suites. We really enjoyed our stay the staff were Great, The front desk gals Supper nice. Will go there again. Haunted ? did hear voices in the Bathroom but no Ghost. The Goodens

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Silver Spoon is a great place for Breakfast and Lunch. Josh was Cool. The Irish Pub next door to the Hotel is Faboulas! Great food and cold beer.

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