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 only 1.8km from Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum. An example of Italian architecture, this hotel opened in 1928 and was fully restored in 2008.

US Airways Center, Valley Youth Theatre and Herberger Theater Center are 5 minutes away. This comfortable property is located in the heart of Phoenix.

Though placed near a stadium, restaurants and boutiques, the hotel offers a sun terrace, a rooftop pool and live entertainment for on-site relaxation.

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


This property has 125 air-conditioned guestrooms including Economy Double Room and Twin Room that are appointed with coffee/tea making facilities, Wi-Fi, individual climate control, ironing facilities and satellite TV. Guestrooms offer European interior and carpet floor.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The gastronomic restaurant serves light authentic meals. Whiskies can be savored in the lobby bar.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


A photocopier, a business center and daily newspapers and such hotel facilities as a garage, a lift and a beauty salon are available on-site.


Guests will enjoy a health club, a wellness center and a solarium on-site. Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.


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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access



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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      • Museums
      • 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
      • Phoenix Convention Center
        1700 ft
      Sport related
      • US Airways Center
        1700 ft
      • Chase Field
        2300 ft
      Historical sites
      • Ice House
        2700 ft
      • America West Arena
        1700 ft
      • Bank One Ballpark
        2300 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
      • Arizona Science Museum
        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
      • Arizona Capitol Museum
        1.2 mi
        1700 W. Washington, Phoenix
      • Heard Museum
        1.5 mi
        2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix
      • Enchanted Island
        1.8 mi
        1202 West Encanto Blvd, Phoenix
      • Encanto Park
        2.1 mi
        2605 North 15th Ave, Phoenix

      Near the hotel

      • Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center
        1000 ft
        147 E. Adams St., Phoenix
      • Patriots Square Park
        1100 ft
        2 South Central Ave, Phoenix
      • Wells Fargo History Museum
        1200 ft
        100 W. Washington St., Phoenix
      • St. Mary's Basilica
        1500 ft
        231 N. 3rd Street, at Monroe Street, Phoenix
      • Phoenix Police Museum
        1600 ft
        17 South 2nd Avenue, Phoenix
      • Arizona Science Center
        2600 ft
        600 East Washington Street, Phoenix
      • Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
        2700 ft
        602 East Adams Street, 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

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      Based on 37 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.

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      • 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.

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      • Couple

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

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      • 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.

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      • Single

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

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • 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

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • Couple

        The architecture was historic, beautiful

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

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      • 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.

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      • 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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