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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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From 388 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Decent vibe
More comfort would be nice

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

from $151 CAD
  • 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
  • Scottsdale, AZ (SCF) - 27 min drive
  • Phoenix, AZ (DVT-Phoenix Deer Valley) - 24 min drive
  • Chandler, AZ (CHD-Chandler Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal) - 28 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
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • In-room safe
  • 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 Hotel Phoenix
  • 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
  • Carlos Convention Center
  • Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center Hotel
  • Hotel 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 221 reviews

Good 6.0
Small room with poor wifi, no fridge or microwave as there is hardly any space, old hotel with lot of history. Check in was slow, didnt know why she was having issues and had to ask someone else how to process while next guest came and got check in by different person while I was still waiting. Also, I was locked out 1 day and had to go down to get new key.
ca3 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Wow. Every bad review listed is completely accurate. The water would run hot and cold sporadically. Everything was tiny. I am 5’2” and I felt cramped in the bathroom. My shoulders barely fit the width of bathroom. So much so that I couldn’t brush my teeth over the sink- had to stand at an angle. OMG. The walls are EXTREMELY thin- I could hear conversations from the room across the hall. Keep in mind parking there is no free parking. This hotel is super outdated and not worth the premium price that we paid.
Egidia, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Historic hotel, historic bathroom as well
I know this is a historic hotel however, the sink spigots are not easy to use for warm water, the worse was that the shower water temperature inconsistent and very hot at times, can hear noise from other rooms
Sylvia, us3 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Avoid this hotel
I do love old and funky hotels, which is why I booked this for my conference stay in Phoenix. However, there are certain minimum standards that a hotel should provide at this price, like a working TV, comfortable water temps in the shower, some sound protection between rooms. This place would be better used as transitional housing for the homeless folks living on the streets of Phoenix since there does not appear to be many affordable housing options here!
us3 night business trip
Good 6.0
The bed was very springy & the shower would be either scalding hot or cold! Very very small rooms & thin walls! Other than that was great!!
Valoree, us1 night trip

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center, Phoenix

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