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San Carlos Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #42 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leawood, Kansas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We take an annual girls trip to the US Open. This is our 4th stay at the San Carlos. Each visit, we are treated like family coming home to visit. Bobby, greets us at the door like a long lost cousin. Gabriel, behind the desk, has a magic trick for us each time. We would never stay any place else. It is one of the cleanest hotels I have stayed in. The housekeeping staff is very attentive and friendly. We stay in one of the suites, which is nice and roomy for 4 women. The bathroom is nice and big with a long counter top. The beds are very comfortable. They have a nice, free continental breakfast each morning...try finding that at the other New York hotels. The San Carlos is close to subway stops, which makes it easy to get anywhere on the 4, 5, 6 green line. It is two stops from Grand Central, which makes it easy to get anywhere in Manhattan. I cannot recommend this hotel high enough!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Have always used the Best Western Hospitality House on 49th, but they were booked and suggested the San Carlos. Using their advance purchase, non-refundable option, I saved the equivalent of a night's rent on. 4-day stay. Spacious living room w/mini kitchen (only complaint there is no ice except from concierge). Free breakfast (bagels, muffins, pastries, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, tea, milk-I bought a giqnt mug and filled it downstairs every morning to bring back to my suite); free wi-fi (the Pimberly Suites across the street charges $13/day for wi-fi!). Bedroom with queen bed, sleeper sofa in the living room. Bonus: half bath off the living area! I have NEVER seen this in any NYC hotel - suites or not. The staff is superb and so friendly and helpful. My trip was to introduce my 5 and 9 year old granddaughters to NYC, and they were welcomed from our first walk through the revolving door (which they loved). By our 2nd day, the girls were going down To bring back breakfast on their own in the morning; knowing that the front desk would be watching out for them. I cannot recommend this hotel too highly; it will now always be my 'go-to' hotel in NYC.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We stayed here for one night to attend a family event in NYC. The suite was very clean and spacious for 4 adults and a 2 year old. The beds were very comfortable. The staff was very helpful with great recommendations for child-friendly restaurants and nearby parks. Everyone from the desk clerk to the doorman were very friendly and welcoming. It is a nice neighborhood with lots of attractions, such as Central Park and 5th Avenue, in easy walking distance.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Trying to book a hotel in New York is an absolute minefield, price, location, cleanliness, space, breakfast all important. well the San Carlos Hotel met all of the above.
On our early arrival we were greeted by smiling courteous staff our room was ready so we went straight up. We had booked a 1 bedroom suite for a family of 4, it wasn't the biggest suite but it was comfortable for bedtime! The hotel was absolutely spotless with staff available all the time for any questions that we had about restaurants etc.
The breakfast room is very small which can be a bit of a struggle if you get your timing wrong but very welcoming once you find a table or as we did one morning grab what you want and eat in your room not a problem. I would recommend this hotel for your hectic stay in Manhattan its great value.........

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cobourg, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As a travel agent , I send clients all over the world. This is the review my client CG sent to me following their stay at the San Carlos Hotel in New York. "Our stay there was awesome, our suite was lovely, rooms well equipped and sparkling clean. The staff were great, particularly the doorman Bobby who was ready at any moment to help with anything. The kids loved him and still talk about him. The continental breakfast was the best that I have seen, always lots of choices and freshly topped up continuously.
All in all it was a very successful stay and we would certainly recommend the San Carlos

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Only stayed for a couple of nights but was wonderful. Had always wanted to visit New York and spent weeks looking into places to stay with 2 young children (2 and 5). Very well priced for what we wanted in a perfect location
Staff were wonderful and so helpful, giving us great information on getting around with children. Room was upgraded which suited much better for us. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a nice place in a fantastic location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All in all, it's a great hotel to stay at in NYC. The location is great, a few minutes away from Central Park and Times Square, the most visited places by tourists. As well, it's a few blocks away from several Subway Stations, allowing you to go anywhere in NYC. The acomodations are great, also the personal and the cleanliness of the room and common areas.
The only "downpoint", was that the room where my family stayed (bedroom + livingroom with foldable bed) had 1 bathroom for all 4 of us, without any windows or ventilation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about San Carlos Hotel

Address: 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in New York City
#35 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#76 Business Hotel in New York City
#124 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — San Carlos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The San Carlos hotel is one of New York City's most elegant, charming, and stylishly sophisticated hotels. Located on New York's fashionable East Side, the San Carlos offers spacious accommodations, plush furnishings, and warm personable service. Oversized rooms and suites are tastefully appointed and include a pantry or kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. This four star boutique hotel is centrally located and walking distance to major attractions, restaurants and shopping. If you are looking to relax in a tranquil and contemporary setting, the San Carlos Hotel is perfect for you. This truly is one of the best hotels Midtown New York has to offer. ... more   less 
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