San Carlos  3 stars

202 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85004, Phoenix, United States, 85004  show mapSave
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San Carlos is a 3-star property that provides visitors with a rooftop pool, live entertainment. The traditional building was totally renovated in 2008 and now mixes Italian architecture with the modern technology.

In the heart of Phoenix, just 20 minutes from Enchanted Island, Alwun House and Phoenix Theatre. You can see CityScape Phoenix, Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center and Stand Up Live only 350m from the hotel.

Boutiques, a stadium and restaurants are only a few steps from the hotel.

Sky Harbor Intl airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.


There are 120 air-conditioned rooms, which are fitted with cable TV, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. They provide bathrooms with bathrobes, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.


The Unique restaurant will spoil you with light authentic meals. The lounge bar stocks whiskies to enjoy in a warm atmosphere.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Guests of San Carlos are welcome to make use of internet access, newspapers.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 12 per day.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   128.

City Center Phoenix - 1000 ft
Airports Sky Harbor Intl (PHX) - 4.0 mi, Phoenix-Mesa-Gateway (AZA) - 26.0 mi
Bus stop - 4.5 mi
Restaurants Province (Cuisine: American, South American, Spanish) - 300 ft, Bonjour Vietnam (Cuisine: Vietnamese) - 300 ft
Parks Patriots Square Park - 1100 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Solarium
  • Sun terrace
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Ceiling fan



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    San Carlos LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Tourist attractions
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    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Phoenix Civic Plaza
      1400 ft
    • Mystery Castle
      2300 ft
    • Copper Square
      2300 ft
    Convention centers
    Sport related
    Historical sites
    • Ice House
      2700 ft
    • Museo Chicano
      1000 ft
    • Movimiento Artistico del Rio
      1000 ft
    • Business Volunteer For the Art
      1000 ft
    • Phoenix Museum of History
      1700 ft
    • Heritage and Science Park
      2300 ft
    • Arizona Doll and Toy Museum
      2300 ft
    • Phoenix Bach Choir
      2700 ft
    • 2700 ft
    • Arizonans For Cultural Dev
      3300 ft
    • Maricopa Parks and Recreation
      400 ft
    • Patriots Square Park
      1000 ft
    • Parks and Recreation
      1000 ft
    • Phoenix Parks
      1000 ft
    • Grant Park
      3700 ft
    • Verde Park
      3700 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Mccd City Ctr College
      1400 ft
    • City Colleges Ctr
      1400 ft
    • Asu Extended Education Clg
      2000 ft
    • Arizona Opportunities Ind Ctr
      2300 ft
    • Phoenix Job Corps Ctr
      3000 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Phoenix Art Museum
      1.1 mi
      1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
    • Phoenix Theatre
      1.1 mi
      100 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix
    • Alwun House
      1.2 mi
      1204 East Roosevelt, Phoenix
    • Arizona Capitol Museum
      1.2 mi
      1700 W. Washington, Phoenix
    • Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
      1.2 mi
      1700 West Washington St, Phoenix

    Near the hotel

    • Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center
      1000 ft
      147 E. Adams St., Phoenix
    • CityScape Phoenix
      1100 ft
      1 E. Washington St., Phoenix
    • Patriots Square Park
      1100 ft
      2 South Central Ave, Phoenix
    • Wells Fargo History Museum
      1200 ft
      100 W. Washington St., Phoenix
    • Stand Up Live
      1200 ft
      50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix
    • Phoenix Symphony
      1200 ft
      75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix
    • Herberger Theater Center
      1300 ft
      222 East Monroe, Phoenix

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Province

      61% likes this, based on 88 reviews
      Cuisine: American, South American, Spanish, Latin
      Price Range: USD 14 - USD 34

      300 ft
      333 North Central Avenue

      Phone: 6024293600

    • Bonjour Vietnam

      64% likes this, based on 18 reviews
      Cuisine: Vietnamese
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 22

      300 ft
      202 N Central Avenue

      Phone: (602) 252-1223

    • z pizza

      78% likes this, based on 20 reviews
      Cuisine: Pizza

      400 ft
      111 W Monroe St

      Phone: 602-254-4145

    • The Downtown Deli

      73% likes this, based on 13 reviews
      Cuisine: Delicatessen

      500 ft
      130 North Central Avenue

      Phone: 602-258-3069

    • Focaccia Phoenix

      61% likes this, based on 37 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      600 ft
      112 N Central Ave

      Phone: (602) 252-0007

    San Carlos Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at San Carlos

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Based on 29 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      I loved the charm of the hotel. Built in the early 1900's, but still nice, clean and very conveniently located to town, food, activities and convention center.

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    • Single

      Close to Convention Center

      Poor quality of rooms, poor customer service at the front desk when checking in. Looks run down instead of historic.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The location was great for downtown Phoenix and the Ball park. It was a pleasant change from the typical "box" roomed chain hotels, with a bit of style and history.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      It was small and not worth the money at all!! Our hot water didn't even work!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      the location was convenient. the staff was very helpful.

      We did not control our environment of our hotel room. t\They did not have the AC on, the window didn't open, we had a ceiling fan. Each room did not control cooling or heating. I've had bigger rooms in NYC and Europe.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The history and the fact that movie stars stayed at the hotel.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Loved the historical nature of the hotel, staff was fantastic and location in downtown Phoenix. In walking distance to the Convention Center, nice bistro downstairs and only 15 minute cab ride from the airport - loved it - I will go back.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      A little run-down. old building, old decor. lot's of peeling paint and broken stuff. The elevator is from 1920-something. But it was ok.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The front desk staff were helpful and friendly. It was comfortable and beds were clean and comfortable. Close to Chase Field and the Lite Rail

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Very clean, lots of pillows,tastfully decorated,well maintained, rooms don't smell

      Noise from the hall is easily heard in the rooms, elevator tends to break down regualrly.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The staff were great and it was nice to be in a historic place. It was very convenient for the concert and staff were gracious about the valet parking.

      The elevators were not working and the stairs were steep and narrow.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Room was in center of Phoenix near everything and walking distance to Chase Field and other attractions. I booked the room not to have to drive back to Tonopah after the baseball game.

      No complaints, Hotel is old and historic, built in 1928 with stars that visited back then was Mae West, Marylin Monroe and Clark Gable.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The architecture was historic, beautiful

      The city view was looking at the roof of another building.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Nice staff. Location.

      The carpet in the halls and bedrooms needs replacement. The rooms were noisy because of lack of soundproofing between rooms.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very disappointed with hotel - was very shabby and the rooms were very small. It relied on its former reputation but needed an extensive overhaul. The location was not the best either as there were very few places to get a meal. The staff were not overly interested in being helpful.

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