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.

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

Hotel Map

33.4506 -112.0742
Area served
Phoenix.
Nearby airports
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 4.5 miles.
Area description
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Phoenix's financial, government, and entertainment district, just steps away from many fabulous local Phoenix Attractions.

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

3
5.01.0
meaha
Business
twin falls idaho
Mar 13, 2014

business/fun getaway

It was a very interesting stay. I loved to learn the history Of the hotel. The staff was awesome but the walls are paper thin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Else2983
Business
Flint, MI
Mar 13, 2014

Great historic hotel!

Great value, yummy restaurant just off the lobby, great downtown location, close to the light rail. The Hotel San Carlos is a wonderful fun hotel if you like historic hotels and a good story(supposedly haunted). We had a great time and all the employees were so helpful and nice.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dine at The Hyatt Hotel's Compass Restaurant(rotating restaurant!) on the top floor. Great food, drinks, and a friendly waitstaff.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spicy Biscuit
Business
Olympia, WA
Mar 8, 2014

San Carlos

Interesting place. The older fixturing was like staying at my Grandma's house. Kind of scary at first, but turned out to be very clean and functional.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Nice Irish pub and Vietmanese restuarant right in the same building.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Boston Markie
Business
Chandler AZ
Dec 9, 2013

Anniversary

Rooms very small but nice, no view, bathroom VERY small, noisy, walls like paper, no security to keep guests quiet at 3:00 AM, called front desk no answer finally checked out at 3:30AM took 40 minutes to find a valet to retrieve my car to go home and sleep. This hotel is in a great location, old but nice, decent price. I am assuming it was the group in house that was noisy, but hotel staff needs to keep it under control. It was worse than my college dorm. It would have helped if the man at the desk at 3:30 apologized or offered to move us but, he just acted like we made things up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Irish Pub and Vietnameese restaurant in the hotel were nice and fun

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Chicano
Business
Centreville, VA
Dec 7, 2013

Best deal in Phoenix

The best money for the location you get!! If you need to stay in Downtown Phoenix, look no further. The staff are great and you will get better than first class treatment.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Chicano
Business
Centreville, VA
Dec 7, 2013

Business Trip in Phoenix

I needed two rooms - one for my girlfriend and me and another for my parents. I was there for an event scheduled to be at major hotel, but they were sold out. An On-line Chat Customer Service Representative helped me find options near the venue and they narrowed it down to something within my price range. It was perfect!! An Oldie but Goodie, you are treated like royalty. They are there to help you! The rooms are small, but quaint and comfortable. It's located close to everything that you need Downtown.

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 drive from hotel

If you really want a great Mexican Restaurant near Downtown Phoenix, go to the Comedor Guadalajara! It's been there forever and the locals swear by it! No reservations required!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr. Travel Guru
Business
California
Nov 22, 2013

Great staff - above and beyond

A friend and I stayed at the San Carlos last week and enjoyed the retro ambience of the hotel. The hotel still has an elegance from another era that sets it apart from modern chain hotels. The service was fantastic-front desk quick and efficient. The best part was our valet, who shared stories of the San Carlos and answered our questions regarding the haunted history of the hotel. He even took care of our luggage. Great employee, ask for Ben!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Copper Blues and Comedy club close by. Great French/Asian cuisine at the San Carlos.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Grandma Kuka
Business
California
Nov 11, 2013

birthday gift to myself

The service was great. Pricilla at the front desk/valet girl went the extra mile to make my visit a pleasure. Thank you.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TJ Nani
Business
Phoenix AZ
Nov 11, 2013

Just OK

Have been here many times over the last ten years and the location is the only thing that makes it OK. I only go here for the grandkids who love the ghost aspect of this historical hotel. Don't go here for a good night's sleep as you can hear the guy in the next room throw up and every step of anyone walking in the hall and the doors slamming in the middle of the night. The pool was supposed to be heated. Maybe it wasn't cold but it wasn't warm either. Rooms were clean. Carpet is filthy. Our feet got black walking from the room to the pool. Front desk girl was inept and defensive. Messed up one of the room reservations- tried giving us one bed rather than two and kept telling me that was what the reservation said- until she double checked, finally, and realized she was wrong. This is the last time I will go back there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Three blocks south on Central Ave is City Scape. The Breakfast Club has a great bfast for a great price.

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Review of Hotel San Carlos

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DonC13
Business
Las Vegas NV
Sep 17, 2013

Neat Place to Stay

The Room very very nice and the Hotel history is very cool and the staff was great.

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

Business

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