San Carlos Hotel
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... a tiny part of the trunk! It was definitely worthwhile and interesting to see the new buildings being build around it. Walking the Brooklyn bridge was lots of fun. There was a bit of construction going on but it still gave us really amazing views of the New York skyline. Definitely a worthwhile walk. We went out one night to a sushi saki bar with our ciachella friends. You had to put 2 chop sticks on top of your glass of beer and on top of thr sticks ...
We reluctantly dragged ourselves out of bed as we had to check out of the lovely Affinia Dumont at 12 noon. We popped next door to the hotel to The Barking Dog (restaurant / bar) for brunch and then grabbed a taxi to take us back to our original hotel - the Affinia Manhattan. Our room wasn't ready to check into tho, so we dumped our luggage and nipped over the road to Starbucks for a drink. After supping up, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews San Carlos Hotel New York City
Valentines Day stay
I stayed here on Valentines Day and arrived around 8pm. The only downside to my stay was the fact that the garage was full and the hotel only validates parking for the garage next door. I parked down the street and got $200 in parking tickets. The hotel staff was friendly and the room was large and clean. The bathroom was nice but could be a little cleaner. I stayed in a suite with a refrigerator and a kitchenette. The linens and Aveda products were nice. Would probably stay again, the room rates were really good - better rate by booking directly w/the hotel.
I was really impressed with the genuine hospitality of the staff. I don't like it when I am made to feel as if I am intruding or making someone's job difficult. The San Carlos staff was so accomadating I really felt like a guest and not some customer. There was discounted parking nearby, which is important for NYC. I was also very pleased with the location. We were within walking distance of Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, Times Square, and a number of really good restuarants. This hotel is definitely what I paid and more.
I have grown accustomed to luxury hotels, and my travel agent recommended the San Carlos. Wow! Was I pleased! New York has many fine hotels, but few have the space, the staff, and the unbeatable location of the San Carlos. I mean, if New York weren't such a compelling city, I think we would have been happy spending our time in the room.
We just returned from a pre-Christmas weekend in NYC and had a great stay at the San Carlos. The hotel is located several blocks behind St.
Wonderful, Great Location!
Stayed here the 2nd week in October for three nights and thought the hotel was terrific. Had stayed across the street at the Kimberely for a Thanksgiving trip a few years back and did not remember that this hotel was even there. The staff was wonderful and the continential breakfast a really nice amenity. The beds were not the most comfortable, but the rooms were large, nicely appointed and the location was great. Adjacent to the subway, 5 minute walk to Rockefeller Center, 10 minutes to Times Square and just a block off beautiful Park Avenue. We had a great time and the price was right. Would stay here again anytime.
Great hotel with nice location
My husband, 9 year old daughter and I arrived at 11 am and were greeted immediately by Bobby - happy to assist with luggage. Gabriel at check in was delightful. Our suite was brand new and we had plenty of room for the 3 of us. The location is great - within walking distance of all fine shopping, dining and many attractions. I would highly recommend this hotel for any future stays.
Just spent the last weekend at the San Carlos. Overalll I would give this hotel a high rating. we had a one bedroom suite (2 double beds) for $259, and then a $30 rate for parking. The room was very nice, and very fresh as just renovated. The staff was very pleasant, and when we called for extra towels and ice, were very prompt. I have recently stayed at The Muse, and while this Hotel is not the Muse, the current prices are much better, and I enjoyed the East side location more than the West side. Overall I will have no qualms in recommending the San Carlos to friends who want a nice place to stay at a reasonable price!
San Carlos needs work
Newly remodeled with rooms from NY tiny to more than comfrotable. Continental breakfast included in rate but poor offering. Free high speed internet access a big plus. Russian staff can makes spekaing english a challenge. There are better value .east side mid town locations
Stayed at the San Carlos on Aug 9-10, 2003! The place was BEAUTIFUL! Not terribly expensive given NYC, $199 plus all the NYC taxes. Got discounted parking next door for $30 rather than $47! The place was just renovated, and it's beautiful! Rooms were beautiful, lobby was gorgeous, staff very courtious! Definitely stay there again! Try it out. I'm sure you'll be very happy with your choice!
On paper, the San Carlos sounds like a gem - a good location on the East side of midtown Manhattan, it's a former apartment offering a great deal of space (and an ample Continental breakfast in a small dining area off the lobby) for less than the price of any of the hotels in the same neighborhood. Unfortunately, service is dreadful, housekeeping sloppy, security lax, and management indifferent to guest concerns. On our day of arrival, we discovered a number of items of clothing - most of a personal nature - under the bed, and immediately contacted the front desk so they could remove them. Four days later, they were still in the same place. New bars of soap were not provided until the old ones were worn to mere splinters, and if two sheets of paper remained on the bathroom roll, a new one wasn't left. The kitchen utensils and glassware were dirty, light bulbs were missing from a couple of the lamps, and everything was covered with a fine layer of an unidentified greasy substance. On our last night, we returned to find our room ransacked and items missing, and the front desk clerk refused to call the police, leaving it to us to handle the matter. When advised of the situation the following morning, the hotel owner arrogantly accused us of having filed a false report in an effort to collect insurance, and literally chased us from his office out to the lobby, where in front of other guests he continued to make his absurd accusations! This wasn't the dream deal we thought we'd found, it was the nightmare from hell. Avoid this dump like the plague.