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San Carlos Hotel
Ranked #52 of 475 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
California
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“NYC Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

NYC Spring Break 2013...Not The least bit Disappointing!! Starting with our check in at the San Carlos Hotel...Although we were early to arrive the hotel graciously allowed an early check in. The staff provided outstanding service during our 4 night stay. The room was surprisingly spacious for NYC. It was modern and very clean. I truly cannot say enough about the perfect accommodations provided by the hotel and its central location was the cherry on top. Highly recommended...

  • Stayed April 2013
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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great NY location, very clean, friendly & attentive staff, free Wifi, complimentary breakfast reasonable. Room 506 is located towards the back of the hotel and thus quiet, you cannot hear any traffic at all. A/C and complimentary fridge were humming at night but you quickly get used to it. Spacious room for 4 people compared to other hotels in this category. Comfortable beds. We will definately book again. Thank you.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed there for a week in an Elite suite.It was a very good choice and a very good value for the price. There was a little fridge and micro wave ,they could be handy for a family.All the personnel were really nice and helpful from arrival to departure.Breakfast was fine with a choice of pastries,cereals,fruits and yogourt. Wi-Fi is free and works well.
Location is great: close to restaurants and Times Square.
On a down note the AC in our room was a bit noisy.
I would have no problem recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Stayed in a suite for three nights with three kids - very comfortable with plenty of room. Very nice hotel with friendly and helpful staff. About 15-20 minute walk to Times Square. Breakfast was breads, cereal, and yogurt - no eggs or breakfast meat. No swimming pool. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband, my kids and I stayed at the San Carlos hotel in July for 9 days. The staff is corteous, the location is good (4 blocks from 5th ave). The complimentary breakfast (a good differential in NY) is ok: basket of breads/toasts, cereal,coffee, milk, yogurt, orange juice. No eggs, no ham, no cheese, only 1 type of fruit. After 4 days you will get tired of this...#fact
The room was clean and although it is not so spacious, has a closet, a mini fridge and a microwave oven. Two small windows facing only brick walls (like all double rooms in the hotel) and a tiny bathroom. The courtains broke on our second day and were promptly fixed without asking (!!!). Beds are comfy and the street is calm.
Free wifi in the room and computers with printers (!!!) on the second floor. Great to print out e-tickets and etc during the trip.

Room Tip: Maybe the executive suite is better (more spacious and with some view).
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank BrazilianLu
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent hotel located in midtown. I love the location, the rooms are super big, they have complimentary breakfast, the have free WiFi. Excellent for couples or families!!
The staff is very friendly and the rates are great for New York.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stayed at the San Carlos hotel in June for a short business trip, nice hotel in a good location, but my suite was definitely due for a facelift. It was spacious and overall clean, but the carpet was quite stained and the decor pretty dated. Would stay there again because of the location, not sure about the 4 star rating though.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Thomas B
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Additional Information about San Carlos Hotel

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
#42 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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San Carlos Hotel New York
San Carlos New York City

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