The San Carlos has a lot of charm. Old chandeliers, old pictures of Phoenix in its earlier days. So much charm that they left the electricity (wiring) dated by to 1928 when the place was built. We actually have extension cord after extension cord for wiring in our room (room 603) and old pipes sticking out of the bathroom walls where plumbing use to be. If this is charm – I must be missing something.
I must say though, despite these strange elements of charming patina, our sleep has been fantastic. The beds are firm and surprisingly comfortable. This is the main reason for staying here. Unfortunately, I am writing this on Sunday Morning (St. Paddy’s Day) and I wanted to get breakfast to bring to my wife in bed. The hotel does not have breakfast; the fastest option is at Subways across the street. I went over, and the doors are locked (they don’t open until 9AM), oh well, I will write the review while I wait!!
The area of Phoenix is great, central to everything. There are great restaurants well within walking distance. We have yet to try the pricey French Vietnamese on the first floor of the hotel (did I mention that they don’t serve breakfast?).
The place overall is clean (except the wiring and some stains on the rugs). Housekeeping is excellent. Front desk is excellent. It’s just too bad that they were given little to work with.
The state of the art fitness center was laughable.
Oh, and the place is suppose to be haunted. We haven’t seen any aberrations as of yet (we are here for two more night, will keep you posted). Though one woman we met in the elevator told us that she did smell sulfur on two occasions. (I think that this may go beyond ghosts)!!
- Also Known As:
- San Carlos Hotel
- San Carlos Phoenix
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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