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Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

3-star3 stars
202 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, United States of America

Historic hotel with outdoor pool, near Phoenix Convention Center
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Decent vibe
Complaints about WiFi
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Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

from $85
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, City View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

What’s around Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix


  • In Downtown Phoenix
  • Phoenix Convention Center - 5 min walk
  • Talking Stick Resort Arena - 7 min walk
  • Chase Field - 12 min walk
  • Arizona State Capitol - 30 min walk
  • Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix - 4 min walk
  • The Van Buren - 7 min walk
  • Comerica Theatre - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 24 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 27 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal) - 28 min drive
  • Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway) - 38 min drive
  • Van Buren - 1st Ave Station - 3 min walk
  • Washington - Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Jefferson Street - 1st Ave Station - 4 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 129 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1300
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1928
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Azerbaijani
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Centrico - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel San Carlos Convention Center
  • Hotel San Carlos Downtown Convention Center
  • San Carlos Convention Center
  • San Carlos Downtown Convention Center
  • Hotel San Carlos Downtown Convention Center Phoenix
  • San Carlos Downtown Convention Center Phoenix


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 20.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 440 reviews

Fair 4.0
Bag and unusable Internet
A bag bit me in the bed at the first night. Internet condition was terrible, almost no use in busy time.
us3 night business trip
Good 6.0
Not for business stay
Outdated hotel. WiFi was nearly unusable it was so slow and signal would regularly cut out. There is also no temp control in room (no AC) and water temp was nearly uncontrolable (regular bursts of scalding water).
George, us2 night business trip
Good 6.0
Friendly staff
The hotel is convenient to the convention center and was less expensive than most of the hotels near the convention center. Employees are friendly and helpful. The San Carlos is a historic hotel; a history buff would probably have loved it. Well kept but historic translates to old. No heat control in the room; it was warm outside but I needed my jacket in the room the first night, although it was better the next 2 nights. Bathroom was very small; not sure a large person would have fit. Maybe they gave me this room because I am small. Coffee maker, no refrigerator in the room. Ice and water cooler available on 3rd floor; nice to have cool water available in Arizona.
usBusiness trip
Good 6.0
Nice price but needs updating
Rooms are noisy and need updating. WIFI slow and unreliable.
Todd, us3 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Poor choice
Could hear a conversation in the room next door TV didn’t work Access card stopped working everyday Bed was very hard Elevators doors would not open on the 5th floo
Mark, usBusiness trip

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

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