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Hotel San Carlos

202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #103 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Yorba Linda, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I needed an extra night in Phoenix and since I was traveling alone thought I'd try a "boutique" hotel with "courtesies of a gentler era". Coming up Central from the airport I had a bad feeling about the neighborhood I passed through and the intersection the hotel was at. Few rooms could have possibly seen the actual (modern) downtown skyline... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel to see a few spring training games in Phoenix. We usually just do a Best Western for this kind of a guys trip, but, it was also bike week and every reasonably priced place was booked. All I can say is that they had a great photographer because this place looked NOTHING like the website. With... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To preface, I love old hotels. I have stayed in them all over the world. I’m especially fond of stately, multi-story behemoths built when travel moved at a different pace – and rarely by car. Like the Langham in Pasadena, for example. The architecture is interesting, the location is convenient, and the setting is warm and inviting. But not here.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed here twice. The Hotel San Carlos is an historic downtown landmark. The renaissance styled building has been in operation since 1928. The premises are clean & the service is good. Unfortunately the great old bar behind the lobby is closed.

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Roswell, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Terrible hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. There was hair in the bed, I pulled the covers back and there was long curly black hair. You have no control over the air it is set for the entire hotel. It is so loud it sounds like there is a party going on all night.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the HSC as part of a Rocketmiles promotion which earned us 5,000 American Airline miles. This is a historic property that has not been thoroughly updated or upgraded in decades. From the moment we walked in to check in we were greeted by the front desk rep that appeared from the back room still chewing her... More 

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NYC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent hotel with beautiful bones. Friendly staff. Do not stay here if you need a wi-fi connection. Sometimes things that are "free" are worth less than that. Absolutely impossible. Hotel could fix this with a couple thousand dollars investment. You have been warned.

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Fontana, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get what you pay for. Family stayed for a couple of nights for MLB spring training. The only good thing here is proximity to all things downtown. Located right next to the train station, we heard noise from the trains all night. as another review mentioned, the walls and doors are thin. we could hear next door and the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stayed here for a fun weekend. The hotel has the best location for the price. Walking distance to everything. The place was a bit worn. The walls were pretty thin as we heard our neighbors and hallway activity. The bathroom was small but the two of us were fine with the room and service. We weren't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location location location! Visited Phoenix with family in October. was very satisfied with this hotel. It's old like other reviewers are saying but comes with a history. We had a mishap with rooms but manager Angela helped us out. Great stay for the price!

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