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Hotel San Carlos

3.0 of 5
202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #102 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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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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Flagstaff, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 March 13, 2015 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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