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“Hurricane Sandy” 4 of 5 stars
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San Carlos Hotel
Ranked #53 of 475 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Jersey Shore
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hurricane Sandy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Due to a lack of electric power from hurricane Sandy and the NY Marathon falling on the same weekend we couldn't get a room at The Plaza, Pierre, Regent, Essex House etc. My wife found a room at the San Carlos Hotel in Midtown with only one night available. We loved it. The room was clean, bright and more than ample.
They had a nice buffet breakfast included.
Great staff

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank mrwarz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

After 2yrs planning 3 friends and I left the husbands and kids at home in Ireland and headed to NYC for 4 nights of relaxation, sightseeing and shopping. We arrived Sat 27th and Sandy arrived Monday 29th so our NYC adventure became somewhat curtailed. Thanks to all the staff at San Carlos. We ended up staying for 3 extra nights (at standrad rate - no profitering, unlike stories we heard from other weary travellers!!!) and enjoyed all NYC has to offer before we departed. The rooms are very spacious and spotless. The suite was great for 4 ladies. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We had to move rooms because of the storm and again because of the extended stay, we ended up in a r...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank JMCG41
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Jamison, Pa
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57 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I enjoyed a two-night stay the San Carlos hotel. I was greeted curb side by the doorman who took my suitcase right to the front desk. The front desk staff was terrific. Check in was easy and they upgraded my room.

The room was really more of a suite. It had a large sitting room, with a refrigerator, and wet bar. The bedroom was comfortable with a nice king size bed with soft, comfortable linens. Both rooms had flat screen TVs and a wide selection of channels. The bathrooms were large by NYC standards. Nice appointments including nice fluffy towels. The room was very quiet so I slept well.

At $275 for the night, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank chrismiller2523
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at the San Carlos Hotel for two nights last month. Hotel was in a great location and the subway is around the corner. Room size was great for traveling with two kids. Pleasant front desk and housekeeping staff. Breakfast is fine - pleasantly surprised by the Stoneyfield Farms yogurt...nice perk Ess-A-Bagel is around the corner if you want a true NY bagel. No complaints would definitely consider a return visit when back in NYC.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ILuvLexie
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Hampshire, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Girls weekend that included tickets to see Barbra Streisand perform in Brooklyn. We were debating about a vacation rental vs. Hotel. Finally settled on the San Carlos based on a recommendation. What a great choice! Friendly staff and SPACIOUS room! We rented an executive suite which was a living room, bedroom and small kitchen, complete with dishware, mini fridge and microwave.

Clean, mostly quiet ( hard not to heat street noise in NYC, right?). Bathrooms were an unexpected luxury.

1 1/2 blocks to the subway ... Couldn't have been any more convenient. Close to Times Square and the Theatre District, and, of course, shopping!

I would definitely stay at the San Carlos again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Slp322
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I come to NY regularly and always stay at the San Carlos hotel as it has a rare combination of:

1. top rooms that get the highest level of maintenance

2. Staff - the nicest staff that never changes and always happy to assist the guests in any way they can.

3. small but important things that better anybody's stay, such as breakfast, free internet, biz center and more.

During Sandy, the hotel was ran in the most efficient way. needed staff stayed over and was extremely nice to everyone (given the numbers of ppl that walked in...)

for me as a frequent traveler, there's only one hotel in NYC - The San Carlos !

Room Tip: speak to the front desk, they are always very helpful.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank nadav k
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Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

My daughter, grandson, and I just spent a long weekend at the SCH. We had a suite that included two rooms, two queen beds and a sofa sleeper, and a kitchenette. It was huge compared to other places I've stayed in NYC. It was also clean. The continental breakfast was perfect for us, convenient with a nice selection of food items and drinks. My only disappointment was that no welcome basket was waiting for my grandson. I had written SCH asking for help in pulling together a little gift to make my 6-year-old grandson's first visit to NYC extra special. I was told they would put together a complimentary one, which would have been perfect. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. I just wish I would have known ahead of time, so I could have done something on my own.

Room Tip: The New York Luncheonette across the street is a nice convenience. One evening, we got one of their...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in New York City
#43 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#53 Business Hotel in New York City
#88 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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