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San Carlos Hotel

4.0 of 5 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW

Stayed here several times and was never disappointed - very accommodating, friendly, helpful and clean. Highly recommended. The breakfast is nothing special, but its very nice to have something complimentary in the morning, esp in that neighborhood. Hotel also was generous with early check in/late check out requests.

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Arouca, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had no regrets whatsoever with my stay at the San Carlos Hotel. Our flight coming into JFK was very early. When we arrived at the hotel we were able to check in before time and our room was ready. We had an Executive Junior Suite which had great space for our family of four, inclusive of 2 and 9 year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Am delighted to have found this hotel in New York!! Normally stay at the w just a block away from the San Carlos but will now make this hotel our future choice for stays in New York!! Space is normally a premium for hotels in cities but we were delighted with our one bedroomed suite giving three adults ample space... More 

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Troutville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and two nieces spent Valentine's weekend at this hotel. I read tripadvisor reviews on so many NY hotels and chose this one because of the good reviews. I was not disappointed. Check in was smooth and we were pleasantly surprised with the spacious 2 queen room. The room was nicely appointed and very clean. Aveda products were a... More 

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Tirana
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at San Carlos three times and i have enjoyed my stay. The rooms are very clean, airy and spacious and have full amenities for a very comfortable stay. The staff is very friendly and always with a smile.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start by providing some context to my review of this property: I wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day in NYC with my fiancee. I perused the usual search engines and websites and all the 5 star and most 4star properties showed no availability. I then went on Priceline.com (which I usually never do because of not having control over... More 

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JanetM150, Director of Sales at San Carlos Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reza F, I am disappointed that you were dissatisfied with your accommodation, but appreciate your taking the time to comment. Our hotel has consistently met the industry standards set forth for a four star property. We undergo inspections from independent organizations to ensure that our four star standard is maintained. I do appreciate your positive comments regarding our excellent... More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had never been to New York so we had no real idea of what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised with what we found.The staff at the San Carlos Hotel were excellent nothing was to much for them and most importantly they always appeared happy and eager to help and nothing seemed to phase them.It was nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed here 5 or 6 times over the past few years. rooms are a great value. older hotel but very well maintained, although the remodel of a few years back is beginning to show in worn and stained furniture. (but you seem to find that and worse in the major chains like the Hilton properties in NYC 😱)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is an example of how all hotels should be run. We were a family of four (2 teenagers) who arrived at a very busy time for NY, yet all was tranquil in the hotel lobby. Everyone behind the counter and even the door attendant gave us a big welcoming smile. They checked us in without fuss, even though... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy the San Carlos. I have stayed there on three separate trips. While it is an older property everything is well maintained. The staff is always helpful and eager to be of service. The bell staff is especially helpful providing umbrellas in the rain and arranging transport back to the airport.

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Address: 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Carlos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 149
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Also Known As:
Hotel San Carlos
San Carlos Hotel New York
San Carlos New York City
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#16 Family Hotel in New York City
#36 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#69 Business Hotel in New York City
#124 Romantic Hotel in New York City

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