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Hotel Playa San Carlos

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

This hotel is older and very basic, but the service and views are to die for. We were only going to stay 2 nights and decided to stay a 3rd. Love the beach!!! San Carlos is very small (still) so everything you need is close by. Rooms and grounds were very clean and neat. We both like that there are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

Upon arrival was greeted by a nice women behind the counter she. After asking the rates she offered me a deal. It was a Monday off season. We fell in love with the place we were planing on checking in, and out the next day, but stayed the whole 4 nights. The food was splendid in the restaurant, beautiful view... More 

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2 Thank Christopher p
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Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

I disagree with previous reviews. The hotel is a perfect getaway from television and internet. The basic rooms are perfect. Food is wonderful and service is excellent. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to getaway from the normal and just relax on the beach

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3 Thank Roni C
Arizona
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Sad history with present 'manager' . Empty Basic rooms, old beds and non existing service. Old, cold tile floors, no televisions, or Wifi except in bar. Iffy food. There are so many better choices in town.

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San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2015

It is now the Hotel Playa San Carlos. They renamed it Hotel Playa because it's on THE PLAYA, and a South facing playa at that! (Sun ALL day!). The hotel is eclectic for sure, but now repainted, clean but no TV. If you don't want to swim in the ocean, there's a small pool. The restaurant is excellent with one... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2015

We'd been going to SC for years in our motor home but decided to drive down and stay in a hotel for a week. We had enjoyed going to what was then The Hotel Fiesta and is now Hotel Playa San CArlos. It had been the subject of much legal trouble involving a family who have a less than honorable... More 

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4 Thank darbone85737
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Basic and outdates installations, but very close to the entrance/exit from San Carlos, this Hotel has the basic needs for your stay: clean rooms/beds, pool, restaurant, with good rates for the budget. A plus is to be able to buy groceries, food, drinks, etc., to your room without having to pay more. And as a bonus, an Extra store is... More 

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Foster City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014

I must agree with the recent reviewers that though its location is good, as of April 2014 this place was a dump. We also noticed that there didn't appear to be any cars parked in the guest parking area. But we had paid in advance and we arrived rather late in the day so we really were motivated to stay... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to see what the rooms looked like and to get a price. The first thing that I noticed is that the office smelled like cat piss. But from the beach this place looks nice, but up close, it is slowly falling apart. There is a sign in the office thats says, "no tv's or phones in the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We try to give honest reports and really want to see businesses succeed but we just can't do it with this one. We stayed 2 nights and the main reason is, we are traveling with a little dog and they are the only ones I could find online that accepted dogs. I will look harder next time. Here is the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hotel Playa San Carlos

Address: Carret. a San Carlos Km 8.5, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Sonora > San Carlos
Price Range: $55 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“All rooms have a patio with a view. Second and third floors had best views.”
  • View from our room's patio. All rooms have a patio.
 of 5 bubbles Pilla51, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“get a top floor for the view. Bottom floor for access. Skip the one in the middle.”
 of 5 bubbles christopherp878, Feb 16, 2016 | Read review
“To our knowledge there is NO good room.”
 of 5 bubbles ArtLover62, May 1, 2013 | Read review
“Visit the room and check for hot water. The beds vary greatly from room to room.”
 of 5 bubbles Cleat12, Dec 13, 2012 | Read review
“Smile, speak whatever Spanish you know and be pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles joannofsonoma, Oct 31, 2011 | Read review
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