Guests who've stayed at this gem of a hotel often refer to it as their "little secret." And it's no wonder. The San Carlos Hotel may not be the most famous of New York's 4-star hotels, but it's certainly one of the most charming and elegant. And the Midtown East location is superb. You'll be less than a half-mile from Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. At the GE Building (also known as "30 Rock")--the crown jewel of the Center--you can take the NBC Studio Tour or see the city in a whole new light from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Then, treat yourself to a heavenly Parisian truffle from La Maison du Chocolat, on 30 Rock's main floor. Catch a rising star in the Broadway Theatre District, just west of Rockefeller Center. One block past the Shubert Theatre, jazz greats take the stage at the legendary Birdland; the club's Cajun cuisine wins rave reviews, too.
Here's another plus: The San Carlos serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, certainly a rarity among upscale Manhattan hotels. Use of the 24-hour business center is also complimentary, and particularly handy for printing out your boarding passes and other essentials. Better still, complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Room service is offered during limited hours by Mint, a highly rated Indian restaurant located on the premises. Craving a chewy-fresh New York bagel? The popular Ess-a-Bagel café is right around the corner. And, if you want to burn those carbo-calories, the fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
Guestrooms and suites are refreshingly spacious. Snuggle up beneath the soft duvet, and watch a late-night show on your LCD TV. A clock radio with an iPod dock is bedside, so you can fall asleep--and wake up--to your favorite tunes. Bathrooms indulge with Aveda amenities and plush bathrobes. Guestrooms at the San Carlos Hotel are conveniently outfitted with microwaves and compact refrigerators. If you opt for a suite, you'll appreciate the fully equipped kitchenette, perfect for preparing a light dinner or a midnight snack.