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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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Ranked #102 of 174 hotels in Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam B Los Angeles, California
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk staff was rude, ineffective, and placed us in a room over a bar which we discovered when the live band started playing. We had to be moved because the noise was so loud. The rooms had tiny showers that did not drain, literally just a toilet bowl and sink. You have absolutely no control over the temperature.... More

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at The San Carlos during the weekend of 7th of July. Comicon was also heald the same weekend, so I could not stay in the hotel I usually stay in. Iunderstand the historical significance of the San Carlo, but would avoid staying here again. The room was small and the bathroom "tiny". Reminded me of staying at a YMCA... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed one night going to two Dbacks games. The hotel was maybe three square blocks from Chase Field. Even on a blazing hot day it wasn't a bad walk. I was able to find street parking so I didn't have to pay to park the whole weekend. The hotel was a lot of historic charm, apparently the 4th floor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to Phoenix because I had a convention to attend, it was hot but being from florida, I didn't mind. We chose this hotel because we didn't want to be with the huge crowd that was attending and it was a great deal at $60 per night. When we entered we received a very warm welcoming and lots of friendly... More

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18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 July 1, 2014 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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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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Address: 202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix > Central City
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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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