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Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

3-star3 stars
202 N Central AvePhoenixAZ85004United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Historic hotel with outdoor pool, near Phoenix Convention Center
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Great pool
Decent vibe
More comfort would be nice
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Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

from $189
  • Standard Room
  • X-Deluxe Room
  • X-Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Double Room, 2 Double Beds, City View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

About Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

The Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center is located in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. The Dodge Theatre, Chase Field, US Airways Arena, Arizona Science Center, Herberger Theater, Orpheum Theatre, and Phoenix Symphony hall are all within six blocks of the hotel.

Hotel Features.
The smoke-free Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center is the only historic boutique property in the Phoenix area. Lobby decor preserves the hotel's historic past with polished wood floors, chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. The hotel has one restaurant: Seamus McCaffery's, an Irish pub offering live music. Street-front shopping directly outside the lobby includes a men's apparel shop, barber shop, gift shop, and shoeshine/repair shop. Hotel San Carlos includes a third-floor heated outdoor pool and sundeck surrounded by potted plants, globe streetlights, and cushioned lounge chairs. The hotel provides two meeting rooms, a business center, and discounted use of a nearby 24-hour fitness center.

All 128 guest accommodations feature high ceilings, antique furnishings, tapestries, and crown moldings. Cable TVs, phones, and complimentary wireless Internet are provided. Coffeemakers are stocked with gourmet coffee. Bathrooms feature Rusk toiletries, shower/tub combinations, white tile floors, and pedestal sinks. Self-parking (surcharge) is available.

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

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

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1300
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 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

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
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Seamus McCaffrey's - This pub specializes in Irish cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. 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.

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

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 - 11 min walk
  • Phoenix Theatre - 26 min walk
  • Arizona State Capitol - 31 min walk
  • Orpheum Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Herberger Theater Center - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Phoenix, AZ (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 28 min drive
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 31 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (AZA-Phoenix - Mesa Gateway) - 41 min drive
  • Van Buren - 1st Ave Station - 3 min walk
  • Jefferson Street - 1st Ave Station - 5 min walk
  • 12th Street - Washington Station - 23 min walk

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

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