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San Carlos Hotel

4.0 of 5 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a little trip away with my mum and sister to this fabulous city. We chose the San Carlos as we liked the location. It was within easy walking distance of 5th avenue with good metro links close by too. The room was great lots of room for the three of us and was immaculately clean. The staff on the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are comfortable, (fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, etc.) location is prime, free continental breakfast. It all adds up to a great stay. But the shining stars at the San Carlos are the staff. Housekeeping ("would you like more coffee in the morning, no decaf?") to the front desk and porters who remember your name and go out of their way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed here again in Oct. 2014 and as always it is a great place to stay. Location is convenient whether you are doing business or sightseeing. Large rooms...yes large rooms in a city well known for small rooms...comfortable beds/great service from housekeeping and nicely lit bathrooms. Price of course varies but always reasonable given the season and events going on... More 

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new jersey
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was my second business-related stay and started off really well. For some reason, during this visit, I was also assigned a handicapped-accessible room. No big deal, however. The positives are that it's very quiet, comfortable bed, Aveda toiletries, free wireless, and you can have the NY Times delivered instead of USA Today. The big con during this stay was... More 

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Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the San Carlos Hotel. We appreciate your comments and have already implemented your suggestion. We are in total agreement and have instructed our staff that "honesty is always the best policy" no matter the repercussions. Our ultimate goal is to assure our customer satisfaction with... More 

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time at the San Carlos and I was really pleased with my stay. The location is central, and the staff was friendly and helpful. As a former NYC resident, it is tough to find a place that checks all the boxes, and he San Carlos certainly did. The room was a decent size by New York... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stay here on my business trips to NYC. The staff is exceptional and friendly, the rooms are comfortable, and it is in a very convenient location for me. The bed is comfortable, a little soft, but quite nice, the shower water pressure is great, there is turn down service. This is an excellent little boutique hotel.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Perfectly located hotel, with spacious rooms, lovely service, a complimentary breakfast and a free WiFi that actually works (though you have to log in every time you return). All for a very decent price. I'll be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Spent one week at the San Carlos and really liked it. San Carlos is very well located. close to Grand Central Station a couple of blocks away from Central Park we both really enjoyed the possibilities. We were there to run the NY Marathon so being central was import. Also since the race finishes at the Central Garden it was... More 

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Garnet Valley, PA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was my second time at this hotel. I have a family of five and finding a hotel to accommodate that is very hard. Our room had two beds and another room with a pullout sofa bed. The room with the sofa bed was large with a kitchenette and small dining table. The bathroom is a nice size and has... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were not long term guests and only there for 2 nights. We nevertheless were treated like royalty. My wife commented that it was like the way the Richard Gere character was treated by the hotel in Pretty Woman. The only semi-drawback was that since the building is not too tall, you will not get the vast view of the... More 

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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 > Manhattan , Midtown
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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#18 Family Hotel in New York City
#37 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#92 Business Hotel in New York City
#129 Romantic Hotel in New York City

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