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“Second time through....Still an A+”
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San Carlos Hotel
Ranked #46 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Second time through....Still an A+”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

We came back to the SC after staying here a year ago. TA will delete my older review so if you look for it it won't be there. Anyway..it's a great deal in Manhattan!! A one-bedroom suite with kitchenette for less than $400!! What a deal!! It's in a great location that's close to great shopping, dining, and the subway. The staff is always helpful and friendly. The rooms are HUGE and most importantly quiet. Sure, there is some siren noise, but not much. The beds are comfortable as well. The breakfast is typical; yogurt, baked goods, toaster items, cereal, etc. This hotel always impresses me as a luxury hotel without the luxury price tag. Expect robes, turn down service, a pants press (??), two flat screen TVs, two closets, etc., etc... We'll be back for third visit for sure.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

All the way around, this is a superior hotel. My wife and I spent three nights there over the Columbus Day weekend, with two teenage boys. Everything is superb and we will return if the opportunity arises. Plenty of space in our one-bedroom suite, very clean, thorough room attention each day, perfect bed, more than ample free breakfast food, friendly helpful staff, tasteful wall hangings, better than average fitness room, great location in Manhattan mid-town east right next to 51st and Lexington subway. One final thing -- when we checked out, the man at the front desk did a magic trick for my younger boy. This is a really special place. Kudos to TripAdvisor for bringing it to my attention!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

We stayed in an Executive Suite. It had plenty of room for NYC even with 2 young children -- including floor space, a small "kitchen" table, couch, coffee table, kitchenette. The continental breakfast had a good selection and was well supplied. The doorman was friendly and provided us with umbrellas on our way out when it was raining. We were able to borrow a DVD player from the front desk. We all agreed we'd stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Irvine, CA
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We chose the San Carlos Hotel solely because of the TripAdvisor reviews we read about it. We had an interior room which was quiet and cozy. The rooms have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker. Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and also a wonderful business center with several computers with internet access and connected printers. The workout room was perfect as well - TV's, towels, bathroom, and all the necessary exercise equipment. The Hotel Staff was spectacular... helpful, kind, efficient and quick. We arrived early in the morning on a Tuesday (red-eye flight) and were able to get into our room at 10am to nap and shower. The Aveda shampoos, soaps and lotions were wonderful and the bed was the best hotel bed we have ever slept in. The location could not be better... walking distance to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and easy Subway access to everywhere else. Next time we travel to NYC, we will be staying at the San Carlos Hotel.

Room Tip: If you want quiet... pick and interior room, even though it might be a bit dark. Higher rooms get m...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2011

We found the San Carlos through TripAdvisor and couldn't have been more delighted. It was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in in NYC. The location was supurb, the front desk very welcoming and our rooms immaculately clean, spacious and away from any street noise. We couldn't believe our great good fortune. The continental breakfast was generous with sweet rolls, patisseries, yogurt, orange juice, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, cottage cheese, etc. The 24/7 internet availability was convenient as were the 24/7 gym facilities. The room was tastefully decorated, the bathroom smacking clean and up-scale modernized, the beds amazingly comfortable with lovely linens, and the staff and personnel couldn't have been more accommodating and gracious. All in all, the San Carlos is a hotel that we can recommend without reservation. Hello to Gabriel and to Bobby...two of the staff members who are excellent representatives of the San Carlos's impeccable hospitality.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have just returned to London today, having spent five nights at the San Carlos, which I picked out from Trip Advisor reviews. Expedia informed them it would be my birthday when I was staying. Upon arrival I found a beautiful room big enough for three, and a fabulous gift box of goodies with a Happy Birthday note. You can't top that! The staff were exceptionally helpful and polite. The hotel is situated in a very nice part of Manhattan and very near the subway - you can get just about anywhere! My room had a fridge with small freezer, microwave, china and coffee maker always supplied with coffee. I cannot fault the San Carlos and need to save up to return as soon as I can!

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet room and it really was. I was higher up, on the 10th floor.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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London
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We found this hotel on tripadvisor and were delighted we did. We were given the high floor room we requested -- it was spotless, extremely comfortable, quiet, and pleasant in every way. There was a fridge and microwave as well as free wifi. The staff were friendly and helpful and the few mistakes they made were quickly and pleasantly corrected. Breakfast was fine, too, and the location was perfect. I've been recommending the San Carlos to everyone.

Room Tip: High floor rooms seem quieter and the lift is quick
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: San Carlos Hotel
Address: 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022-9500
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in New York City
#42 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#53 Business Hotel in New York City
#85 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — San Carlos Hotel 4.5*
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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