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Hotel San Carlos

202 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #101 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Carlisle, Massachusetts, Usa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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