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“Top Hotel for Break in NYC”
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San Carlos Hotel
Ranked #45 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Top Hotel for Break in NYC”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Hotel was very very good. High quality finish throughout, very comfortable bed, lovely breakfast. Great location. Hotel is a few minutes walk from Rockefeller center and 5th avenue. The subway is right on your door. Only slight critique would be the night life tends to close around 11pm in the immediate area. Very minor issue as we were not in New York to get drunk. Breakfast was basic but perfectly acceptable, lovely fresh continental breakfast, decent coffee, fruit juices, yoghurts. You can eat as much as you like and grab a coffee before you head into New York. The door staff were great, they found us a taxi at rush hour in the rain which in NYC isn't the easiest thing to do.
The only problem we had was that our safe was not working when we arrived, (battery was duff) but this was fixed within 20 mins.
Overall, no complaints, would definitely return again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We chose the San Carlos based on reviews in T.A and were not disappointed. Location was great, rooms large in good condition, well appointed and staff friendly and helpful. San Carlos was a great location for all the mid and uptown events and attractions we had planned. Close enough for an easy walk to Times Square but far enough away from the crowd and noise. Near to subway for added convenience. The guest rooms are quite large, though the bath is smaller, but we would recommend to friends and stay again on our next NYC visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed here with our good friend while visiting NYC for a Broadway show. The San Carlos hotel is conveniently located to many of the common tourist sites, including Times Square and the Theater District. We were able to walk to most of the places we wanted to see while in NYC.

The hotel staff was so nice and accommodating. They let us keep our bags there before and after checkout so we weren't burdened with them while walking the streets and doing some sightseeing.

The front desk offered great advice for a restaurant that was only a couple of blocks away from the hotel, and they made the reservation for us.

We stayed in a room with two Queen-sized beds, and I will say that the size of the room in general was very large compared to many other NYC hotels. It was very clean and orderly. The beds were very comfortable.

Overall, this hotel is a great value for the price, great location, wonderful service, and very clean rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I stay in the city each quarter for work and we seem to try a different hotel each time. The San Carlos Hotel had the best rate this time, in the midst of the craziness with the holiday time, and it was a nice place to stay. My initial impression was not positive. I stopped by early to see if I could check in before my meeting and the man at the front desk just seemed to want to chat....and chat....and chat. 10 minutes later, I was able to finally find out a room wasn't ready. No problem, but it didn't need to take that long. When I finally checked in at 5:30, I was given a handicapped room which just had some interesting things in the bathroom. Otherwise, the bed and pillows were very comfortable and I was impressed that the room had a small refrigerator (in addition to the mini bar), microwave, and a drawer that contained plates and silverware. That was a very nice touch. It was quiet and had a comfortable bed so I'd stay again if the price was right!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

After alot of trawling for a fab place to stay this was perfect. Location walkable to times square, 5th avenue and close to tube stations. Local people in the area friendly and fab bagel place on 3rd ave and funky rooftop bar directly across the road. The darker style rooms were a blessing for resting and the breakfast is a nice touch that it's free but as been said before don't worry if you miss it. The staff are lovely and helpful and the rooms kept spotless. The beds and pillows were fantastic along with the small bathtub to rest your feet. It was good to have tea/coffee fascilities in the room. We would stay again if we are to come back to NYC. P.S. the Indian restaurant next door is also worth a visit.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Belgium
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stayed this time only one night at the San Carlos hotel. But it was already my fourth stay here. So it starts with a greeted curb side by the doorman who took my suitcase right to the front desk. The check in at the front desk staff was polite and professional but a little bit "cold" . The room was again really nice, clean, though unfortunately not the "suite size I had experienced last times(was realy an upgrade at that time). It had a small sitting room, with all what you needed in your room, refrigerator, coffee, trousers iron,....Excellent location in mid Manhattan, good breakfast for NY standards(all included). Certainly You'll see me back again for business and leisure

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Anadarko, United States
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I LOVE the San Carlos! The rooms are exceptionally clean with great amenities. The staff was wonderfully attentive without being overbearing. They went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable and give "idiot proof" directions to this tourist. The quiet elegance of the hotel was comforting against the hustle and bustle of the city!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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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
#40 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#53 Business Hotel in New York City
#87 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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