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Hotel San Carlos

202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #101 of 175 Hotels in Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older, but charming hotel, that is conveniently located in downtown Phoenix and great if you going to baseball, basketball or concert. Very reasonably priced. Parking is either valet (for a charge) or there are parking lots around the area that are a little cheaper. Best to do some parking research before going!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently attended a tradeshow at the convention center in Phoenix and the San Carlos was recommended as a hotel option. The San Carlos offered great customer service by Desiree and Christina, it was quaint and quiet, had a small fitness room, with a good location and it was reasonably priced. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather tired old facility with a tiny room, tiny shower (no bath, no big deal) and a showerhead that would have nicked my skull had I been a couple of inches taller. Also, they need a balancing valve so the water doesn't turn hotter when someone else in an adjacent room turns it on. Now for the good news:... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very handy location if you are in town for an event at the convention center (I was). It is a little rough around the edges but it's got the basics. There is a large private outdoor sitting area around the small pool. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Restaurant on the first floor is good. $2 public transportation tram ride... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on a forced extra overnight, but found it quite acceptable and enjoyable. The major drawbacks were the lack of ability to control room temperature and very slow wifi, but neither of those were a particular problem for me. The staff was especially friendly, the location was great, and the bed was comfortable. I would certainly stay here... More 

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Flagstaff, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Perhaps I went in with lowered expectations after reading reviews and that's what made my stay okay. One also must realize that each night can see different results (the maid you get, the weather, the other guests). I was lucky to have a clean room, good weather which made the room comfortable, and quiet guests. I was also at the... More 

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Yorba Linda, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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