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San Carlos Hotel

Phoenix, AZ, US (PHX)

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Based on 311 reviews
The San Carlos Hotel is the only historic boutique hotel that has been in continuous operation since 1928.
Room & Rates
Standard Queen Room  - San Carlos Hotel - 1

Standard Queen Room

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV w/Premium Channels
  • Desk
  • Phone w/Voicemail
  • Clock Radio
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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Standard Double Room  - San Carlos Hotel - 2

Standard Double Room

  • 2 Double Beds
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV w/Premium Channels
  • Desk
  • Phone w/Voicemail
  • Clock Radio
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
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San Carlos Hotel
202 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ US 85004

Make yourself at home in one of the 129 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Why Stay Here?

  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free Newspapers in Lobby
  • Outdoor Pool

Guest Services and Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Phoenix? This hotel has 1300 square feet (121 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

About the Area
Red-rock mountains offset the downtown skyline. Many of the citys events take place in Copper Square, including the Phoenix Convention Center, the US Airways Center, and Chase Field. Nearby, lawmakers convene at the Arizona State Capitol. Other area cultural institutions include the Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, the Phoenix Zoo, and the Arizona Science Center.

More To See and Do

  • Herberger Theater Center
  • Patriots Square Park
  • Phoenix Convention Center and Venues
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Heritage Square

Notifications and Fees

  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Complimentary Newspaper in Lobby
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gift/News Stand
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking (+)
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit at Front Desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tennis Courts
  • Valet Parking (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 311 reviews
from Santa Fe, New Mexico
Submitted on 01-26-2017
Stayed here one night because of a previous stay 5 years ago and love the history behind the place and the location. The hotel and rooms are clean but outdated - especially the bathrooms. I love the artwork and photos on each floor and the many stories they tell about the Hollywood stars who have stayed there. It even made a cameo appearance in "Psycho" in one of the downtown shots as Janet Leigh leaves for the Bates Motel! I have not seen any of the suites (Spencer Tracey, Clark Gable, Marilyn ... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 01-21-2017
In the area around the hotel many homeless people asking for money. You can see and smell the hotel's age on the floors. The Wi-Fi does not cover all rooms, when it worked very slow. No breakfast possible in the hotel. Valet parking works good, $25 a day.
from Savannah, Georgia
Submitted on 01-01-2017
This is the ABSOLUTE worst hotel I've ever stayed in. There is NO wifi in the rooms even though they advertise "free wifi". The place is such a dump you can literally hear the people upstairs urinating.......and everything else in between. It's basically a hostel and the pics on line are not even from this hotel. The bathroom is so small you hit your elbow when you sit down on the toilet. There are NO nice views, the last pic is what every room looks down upon......dirty rooftops. COMPLETE CRA... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 11-20-2016
The hotel is all about the location. Very easy access to almost everything, since it is in the heart of downtown. We had a conference meeting in the nearby conventional center. It is an old hotel, which definitely needs some renovation work. The internet is OK and it is included in the room reservation. The ride to the airport is not more than 15 minutes. The staff is OK.
from Carlsbad, California
Submitted on 11-16-2016
I was touring with Il Divo (what a fabulous entertaining group of exceptional young singers with marvelous accompanying dancers from Spain) when I stumbled on the vintage Hotel SAN Marcos. What a little gem. It has enormous history and shares some history of old Hollywood. Now, to be clear, I favor old, historic hotels. This hotel is not a state of the art, twenty-first century hotel, with fancy elevators and fancy ballrooms and five star restaurants. But, it is quiet, clean and cozy, with... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 10-26-2016
We stayed here when we were going to a concert as Talking Stick. It's a short walking distance which is exactly what we wanted. The room was very clean. This is an older, historic property so the rooms are smaller. We didn't care as we were there for one night only. We ate at the restaurant in the lobby which was fabulous. Overall, this was a great price for a great hotel.
from Branchland, West Virginia
Submitted on 10-17-2016
I love staying at hotels with history. This one has it! It is said a young lady jumped to her death and never left San Carlos! This is one of, if not the oldest hotel in Phoenix. I stayed in room 517. The hotel is clean, but the bathroom is so small you have to step out to dry off. It is very dated, but adds character to the place I guess. I was here for a Conference, so didn't have to spend a lot of time in the room. I would stay again if i have to come back to the area.
from Prescott, Arizona
Submitted on 10-17-2016
We have once again tried to embrace the "Historic Charm" of the old San Carlos Hotel. Yes, I knew from earlier visits that the room would be old and small. However after my past and more positive review, the hotel manager had responded that the bathrooms had been upgraded since my visit. Well ours certainly had not. The bathrooms are far from period antiquity and now really just a dilapidated conglomerate of patchwork repairs made over decades. The rooms have doors between the units (of the type... Read more
from Phoenix
Submitted on 10-04-2016
The staff is very friendly. Tge hotel is a older property but neefs sone upgrades The beds are not very comfortable bathrooms need to ve updated tge shower drains slowly causing the tub to fill while showering.
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 09-28-2016
We stayed here to attend a concert nearby. Here's the scoop: The good: Great location for any downtown activities Charming, quirky and historic Staff was helpful and very nice Better then expected bathroom products Bed was comfy Good towels...not thin or skimpy Pool area great Fitness area perfect for rolling out a yoga mat It may be haunted. We had a couple of odd things happen. The to be expected for a historic hotel: Small. Small room, small bathroom. I have stayed in larger spaces in hist... Read more