$141 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 19, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

Hotel San Carlos

3 stars
202 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
109 reviews
Loved this place

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

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 7, 2014
Best deal in Phoenix

The best money for the location you get!! If you need to stay in Downtown Phoenix, look no further.... See full review

  • El Chicano
  • Dec 7, 2013
The hotel San Carlos is Phoenix's only historic boutique hotel and has been in continuous operation since 1928. Each of the 128 guest hotel rooms has been individually decorated, and the history of Phoenix Arizona awaits you at every turn. The hotel invites you to stay with hotel and experience the courtesies of a gentler era.

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Hotel San Carlos Rooms

Queen - Single
Queen View room offers a view of downtown phoenix, features 1 queen bed, television with cable/satellite television channels. Includes, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, iron/ironing board, blackout drapes/curtains, ceiling fan. Non-smoking only.
Economy - Queen
Standard Queen room is an interior room which features 1 queen bed, a private bath with a shower no bathtub. It also features a television with cable/satellite television channels. Includes, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, iron/ironing board, blackout drapes/curtains, ceiling fan. Non-smoking only.
Double Room
Double Room View room offers a view of downtown phoenix, features 2 double beds, television with cable/satellite television channels. Includes, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, iron/ironing board, blackout drapes/curtains, ceiling fan. non-smoking only.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Orpheum Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Wells Fargo History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Phoenix Symphony: 0.2 mi
  • St. Mary's Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • US Airways Center: 0.4 mi
  • The Rosson House: 0.5 mi
  • Phoenix Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chase Field: 0.6 mi
  • Phoenix Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Phoenix Art Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Arizona Capitol Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Heard Museum: 1.5 mi
  • South Mountain: 4.9 mi
  • Pueblo Grande: 5.2 mi
  • Orpheum Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Wells Fargo History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Phoenix Symphony: 0.2 mi
  • St. Mary's Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • US Airways Center: 0.4 mi
  • The Rosson House: 0.5 mi
  • Phoenix Children's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chase Field: 0.6 mi
  • Phoenix Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Phoenix Art Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Arizona Capitol Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Heard Museum: 1.5 mi
  • South Mountain: 4.9 mi
  • Pueblo Grande: 5.2 mi
  • Arizona Science Center: 5.6 mi
  • Octane Raceway: 5.7 mi
  • Wrigley Mansion: 5.7 mi
  • Papago Park: 7 mi
  • Phoenix Zoo: 7.1 mi
  • South Mountain Park: 7.2 mi
  • Desert Botanical Garden: 7.3 mi
  • Piestewa Peak: 7.4 mi
  • Camelback Mountain: 7.7 mi
  • Phoenix Mountain Preserve: 7.9 mi
  • America West Arena: 9.2 mi
  • Western Destinations: 11.3 mi
  • University of Phoenix Stadium: 12.1 mi
  • Jobing.com Arena: 12.2 mi
  • Musical Instrument Museum: 16 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel offers intimate space for up to 50 people for private business meetings, rehearsal dinners, or other private events. Please contact the sales office at 602-253-4121 ext. 156 for details.

Dining

Bistro 202
Open daily serving made to order breakfast and lunch.
Ghost Lounge & Restaurant
Taking it's name from the "Haunted" past, the Ghost Lounge serves up cocktails & dinner 7 nights a week.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (109)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel San Carlos

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
109 out of 109
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room 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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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Winterhaven, CA
Mar 28, 2011

Lady Ga Ga concert

The hotel was very nice. The beds were very very comfortable! The only real complaint was the water temperature changing while you showered, they did have a notice in the shower. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Nov 11, 2010

The Best Description is Funky

A thoroughly enjoyable small hotel. When you walk into the lobby you feel transported back to 1929. Rooms are certainly smaller than a Hilton or Hyatt's but they are not miniscule. There is a writing desk, a small corner table and chair and a very comfortable bed. I got a great night's sleep. It is right down town, within easy walking distance to the convention center, the baseball park and the basketball arena and a shopping center. There are several good restaurants around it, including a good Irish pub. The front desk was very helpful, especially since I made the reservation through [...] and [...] screwed up and did not forward the reservation to the hotel. [...], on the front desk, spent a lot of time getting hold of [...] to rectify the situation.For a downtown hotel, the price was more than reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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