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Hotel San Carlos

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Central City)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I chose this hotel because others close to the convention center were sold out. I do like those different hotels outside the chains that have a special charm. This has the historical value. I have stayed in old hotels like this, but never in these conditions. The worst part was the fact there was no privacy. The walls might as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am sure that the people here, at the San Carlos Hotel, was so relieved when I finally decided on the room. Staying here was truly a "flash in the past" ... a hotel where many movie stars and celebrities have stayed over decades. With a nostagic touch, it is richly decorated, no air conditioning, and charming. If there really... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

$20 a day valet parking that if you choose not to pay, you get to find your own parking garage. You can't check in until 3pm as I was rudely informed. No thermostat in your room, paper thin walls, you'd have more room sleeping in your car.

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Los Angeles, CA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
31 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel San Carlos for a meeting in Phoenix. Clean room, comfortable bed, very narrow bathroom- have to turn sideways to go from the toilet, to sink, to shower. Interesting posters by the elevators on each floor, e.g., Happenings at Elvis' visits to Phoenix in 1950s and 1970s; reported ghost sightings of a woman who threw herself off... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hotel downtown location is convenient, though a little boring. The staff is helpful, but the rooms are too small and too noisy, especially at night. And I would advise the manager, Angela H, to learn some more English.

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Kirkland, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Tend to agree with the other ratings that this hotel has some character, but that doesn't outweigh the downsides of poor service, tight accomodations and noisy setting. Location in the middle of Phoenix is the biggest plus.

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Ash Fork, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you want generic modern lodging (a Days Inn or similar) this one is not for you. If you want a piece of history that is well maintained by independent owners, you'll have a great experience. I love this place, with all its echoes of the 1940s and 1950s. So much character. The Mae West suite is especially recommended. Any... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

By far, the worst Hotel I have ever stayed. Dirty, dark, old, empty, noisy..............¿More information? Dirty bathroom, no safety box, no bell boys, no restaurant, , expensive (for the price you pay you can get much better options); it was built 100 year ago, .................run away as far as you can. ¿Do you want to arrive late anyplace? Use the... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

i stayed at this hotel for one night thank god it was one night i asked for a king room and got a queen but i was to tired to complain the bed was horrible you could feel very spring in your back the room was very small i know this is an older hotel but the television was on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely worst hotel I have ever stayed at. It was booked by my assistant so I didn't look into before hand. I would not stay here if they gave me a free room. The rooms are small, there is no lobby other than a desk for check in. The bathroom is from the 18th century. This place makes the courtyard... More

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Address: 202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Central City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Carlos 3*
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The Hotel San Carlos is Phoenix's only historic bouitque hotel and has been since 1928. Each of our 128 guest rooms has been individually decorated. Hotel San Carlos is convenietly located in the heart of downtown Phoenix's financial,goverment,and entertainment distric, just steps away from many fabulous local Phoenix Attractions.Walking distance of the convention center. We look forwards to having you stay with us and experience a touch of Phoenix history during your stay at Hotel Sand Carlos. ... more   less 
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