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Hotel San Carlos

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I often stay here, always a positive experience. Neighborhood is safer than many, the Management is on top of everything and will not put up with any B.S. that some people try to dish out. I appreciate the order and rules that are for the best in staying at such an establishment. San Carlos is policed by the Sheriff's department and if you try any stunts, the Sheriff will gladly take you to the Redwood City Jail. (and they will show up in record time to take you away too!)

Paid under a hundred bucks compared to other dumps that were more ,everything was quality especially the internet connection.highly recommend.

Hotel was very convenient to our High School reunion in San Mateo. It was clean and very quiet at night (good for sleeping). Would have liked an elevator for our luggage (only stairs). Location was accessible to the main road and freeway.

We picked this particular hotel for the past reviews and value. The hotel was small but the rooms were clean. My only real complaint was the noise. We stayed two nights. The first night I woke up to people walking back and forth above us. The floors creaked and squeaked. Between that and the rude loud family coming in late next door I hardly slept. I could not believe people could walk back and forth that many times in a single room. The next morning the pacing back and forth upstairs started again about 5:30 am. That went on for about an hour. The next night, same thing. About 12:30a they started again upstairs and again at 5:30 the next morning. I was exhausted from the noise. We stayed in room 110. Not sure if all downstairs rooms are like that but to be safe, get an upstairs room.

This hotel was close to where I needed to be for business meetings so it was very convenient. It was old but certainly adequate for my purposes. The room was kept clean and had the amenities I expected. Free breakfast was served each day.

Seems like a good place to sleep that is close to the businesses in the area. Little to hate. Little to like.

Although not a ritzy place, our stay was very comfortable and pleasant. The man behind the desk (owner?) was kind and pleasant.

Hotel was clean and comfortable. Location is perfect close to many stores and restaurants

This is an older motel that looks to have been recently renovated inside and out. The location was great and had easy access to freeways and all the attractions of the bay area. The room was comfortable with a great bed, flat screen tv and free internet. The breakfast was minimal but it was plenty for me. The front desk staff were great and I would be happy to stay here again.

The location was great. Near shopping and resturants. The bed was the Best. Very stable and soft. Good stay.

Was in town for a trail race in Woodside. The hotel was simple, but comfortable and made life easy in the morning.

One day they missed providing toiletries. we stayed here to vist sfo city but the staff mis-guided on the train route and we wasted close to 3 hours in a day.. the hotel is in very calm locality and we found major fast food restaurants around and the hotel is very close to train station. basic amenities were present and we enjoyed our stay other than listed above. worth the money spent

Room was very clean, a little dated with a very comfortable bed. Great location for the area close to shopping and great places to eat.

I really enjoy my stay there, 2 mins drive from Starbucks and Safeway. Great staffs at the front desk, very patient and considerate.

Hotel was not bad for the price. Pool was nice, being the weather was hot. Pool not heated but still nice. Quiet for being on the El Camino and staff were accommodating. Carpet a little damp near air conditioner, but other than that not bad. We would stay again when visiting!

The hotel was really clean and did not smell. T V was nice bed was nice and really quite no noisey guests.

works for a nights stay, about 40min drive or so from the city

The room is fine and quiet. Everything works. No complaints. It seemed a bit overpriced - and I was worried when I pulled in and saw a very sunbleached, worn out hotel sign. But it was ... fine. Nothing special, nothing bad. I overpaid by about $20 but the location was convenient for me, as I was in San Carlos anyways.

the reviews led us to believe this was a nice hotel. Not only is it older, and not worth the money, but we thought we were booked in a room that allowed smoking, they are a non-smoking facility. I understand that, but then don't advertise the room i rent on Orbitz as smoking. Just wasn't worth the $100.

older facility but updated and clean. Good value -- half the price of Holiday Inn Express 1 block away. Use the savings to get breakfast elsewhere

Guest reviews for Hotel San Carlos

Everyone (6) Couples (9) Business (1) Students (1) Family (3) Other (4) Friends (1)
4

excellent value safe location clean well managed

Everyone

I often stay here, always a positive experience. Neighborhood is safer than many, the Management is on top of everything and will not put up with any B.S. that some people try to dish out. I appreciate the order and rules that are for the best in staying at such an establishment. San Carlos is policed by the Sheriff's department and if you try any stunts, the Sheriff will gladly take you to the Redwood City Jail. (and they will show up in record time to take you away too!)

By , from Global traveler on Apr 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2017

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

5

excellent

Everyone

Paid under a hundred bucks compared to other dumps that were more ,everything was quality especially the internet connection.highly recommend.

By , from G on Dec 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 16, 2016

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4

convenient location to our high school reunion

Everyone

Hotel was very convenient to our High School reunion in San Mateo. It was clean and very quiet at night (good for sleeping). Would have liked an elevator for our luggage (only stairs). Location was accessible to the main road and freeway.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

3

do not stay downstairs!

Everyone

We picked this particular hotel for the past reviews and value. The hotel was small but the rooms were clean. My only real complaint was the noise. We stayed two nights. The first night I woke up to people walking back and forth above us. The floors creaked and squeaked. Between that and the rude loud family coming in late next door I hardly slept. I could not believe people could walk back and forth that many times in a single room. The next morning the pacing back and forth upstairs started again about 5:30 am. That went on for about an hour. The next night, same thing. About 12:30a they started again upstairs and again at 5:30 the next morning. I was exhausted from the noise. We stayed in room 110. Not sure if all downstairs rooms are like that but to be safe, get an upstairs room.

By , from Galveston on Aug 5, 2016

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 1970

We’re sorry you were unhappy - we’ll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

3

practical place to stay

Students

This hotel was close to where I needed to be for business meetings so it was very convenient. It was old but certainly adequate for my purposes. The room was kept clean and had the amenities I expected. Free breakfast was served each day.

By on Jul 6, 2016

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2016

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

3

cheap, small, older, but clean.

Everyone

Seems like a good place to sleep that is close to the businesses in the area. Little to hate. Little to like.

By , from Oregon on Jun 4, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2016

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

Although not a ritzy place, our stay was very comfortable and pleasant. The man behind the desk (owner?) was kind and pleasant.

By on Feb 22, 2016

4

quiet get away

Singles

Hotel was clean and comfortable. Location is perfect close to many stores and restaurants

By on Nov 2, 2014

4

family traveller 808

Singles

This is an older motel that looks to have been recently renovated inside and out. The location was great and had easy access to freeways and all the attractions of the bay area. The room was comfortable with a great bed, flat screen tv and free internet. The breakfast was minimal but it was plenty for me. The front desk staff were great and I would be happy to stay here again.

By on May 22, 2014

4

hotel san carlos

Families

The location was great. Near shopping and resturants. The bed was the Best. Very stable and soft. Good stay.

By on Jan 20, 2014