San Carlos Plaza Hotel Resort & Convention Center
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... few weeks was amazing and shocking at the same time! The deck had been filled and re-painted in two -tone (no pun) beige and cream, the trims and toe rail varnished,new deck boxes made (by Carlos a carpenter we've used before) and varnished, a sliding door in the aft cabin and two separating panels ,for more privacy, the bow sprit completely rebuilt in local hardwood, new solar panels fitted,new radar and SSb radio: the list goes on.... Now I can focus on ...
...Tony's favourite expression, meaning making a mess and me clearing up!
Now, finally back in Guaymas and Mexico, only we have two lives.One in the new camper and one onboard Windstrutter.
Tony met me at Phoenix airport just over a week ago,with 'Carolita 2' (as I've named her after our former caravan 'Curvaceous Carol' ) .Not the most beautiful,but a 1970's classic ,with colour coordinated everything, which ...
... pantomimes. Knowing I was trying to ask for something and that I was not just cleaning her counter, she brought out her lap top computer, and brought up an internet application to translate English to Spanish and Spanish to English. She then gestured for me to type what I needed.
I typed "tack cloth" and the computer translated it to "tele de povo" (I think). The nice lady told me "no, she did not have those" (I think). I ...
I thought we would just rush down here and splash her, but that was competely naive. The first thing we discovered was the staysail furler is beyond redemption, so impacted with rust that it has to be replaced. The sole (floor) boards have shrunk due to the heat and lack of humidity and have to be stripped and revarnished to make ...
... the Banjercito.
AHHH- you can only get the auto permit here, now we have to go back to Naco to get the people visa,
then back to Cananea for the auto permit, with proof of people visa . Or go to hwy 15 where we need
to go anyway, then back up north 36 miles to get it all done in one place. !!! WA LA everything went smoothly here!!
So 12 noon we are off and running, it is getting pretty warm by now---not ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Carlos Plaza Hotel Resort & Convention Center
This hotel is exactly why I never stay at large impersonal hotels when I travel. The hotel itself is okay -- room size, cleanliness, etc., but that's it. The hotel is situated on a beach, but the beach cannot be used (at least when I was there) because of ATVs screaming up and down the beach spraying sand everywhere. I couldn't believe that there wasn't a barrier of some sort up so the guests could actually use the beach! So that's the first problem. The second problem is the pool was really too small for the amount of screaming kids that were in it -- you could never be in the hot tub -- entire families would park there for the day. On the last night, there was a wedding reception poolside complete with band that played until almost midnight at a volume that shook the rooms. I didn't get "The Macarena" out of my head for weeks. Can you imagine? Food at the hotel (and you have to eat at the hotel unless you have a car ...) was mediocre at best and confusing. Sometimes the restaurant was open for lunch, sometimes not. Best food was at the bar and the only nice face in the whole place was Paul, a server there.
What a wonderful world.......
As a senior in high school my spanish class raised money and spent a few days in san carlos over easter. The hotel was gorgeous (we stayed in the presidential suite) and the staff was all amazing. As a group of 10 americans we had a wonderful time. We ate at the kiosko inside the hotel and at the pool side restuarant and bar. We even got the staff to teach us dances! everyone was so great and the live band ONIXX was amazing. they were very fun and cute. i would recomend this as a great vacation spot for anyone. there was never a dull moment. it was the best weekend of my life!!!!!!!!!
5 Stars to San Carlos...the hotel, I give 3.
We stayed at this hotel for three nights on a tour. The lobby and grounds were attractive, although the lighting in the lobby was virtually nonexistent.
San Carlos is a beautiful place, and also the people. I had the best time in the resort food, views, service and accomodations. Accomodations need a little remodeling but nothing like the horrible comments that are here.
The entrance is beautiful and many restaurants also they have a baby plaza!
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The only possible way this resort could be rated as a ***** is the impressive building. Aside from this, it is literally a dump. My room (Standard room with balcony and full view) was dirty, bathroom had mold all around the bathtub and shower, the shower head was small and stopped up and Oh Yes, only HOT water so be careful with that. The bed linens were in poor condition.........sheets tissue thin, blanket dirty, bed spread worn and dirty and carpet was dirty and stained with unknown substances. The beach is (or could be beautiful), but the trash, horse droppings and ATVs screaming around the beach destroyed what could have been a very pleasant beach experience. The food at the Kiosk restaruant was poor to average and service was friendly but extremely poor, especially at night. So think carefully about staying here, as it may not be the pleasant experience you expect.
I love everything about it!!! the staff was great, the view was spectacular. The perfect get away for my wife and I!!!!
This place was a huge disappointment. From the minute you walk up the stairs at the entrance the flaws standout like a big fat sore thumb...chipped marble tiling, dirt in every crevace - we even saw blood drops on the stairs going up to the second floor that remained there for the entire course of our stay. The rooms: the view beautiful.
We stayed at San Carlos Plaza Hotel October 17-20, 2003. We were told by many people that this was the nicest place to stay at in San Carlos. BEACH/POOL -We knew there was going to be damage to the beach after the storm they had weeks before we arrived. A lot of the sand is gone and the beach is rocky, but they were working on putting the sand back in front of the hotel while we were there. There is still enough sand to hang out on the beach and have fun. (A lot of homes along the beach have storm damage) There is a nice stretch of beach to take a long walk on with lots of shells to collect. The water is absolutely beautiful a clear, green blue color and warm. The weather was sunny and warm and a little humid for this time of year we have been to San Carlos in October before and the weather was dry I think the humidity was left over from the storm. When we are at a beach location, we generally hang out at the beach, but with the work being done on the beach we mostly hung out at the pool. The pool area was ok the chairs were hard white plastic chairs with no pads, the pool was a nice temp but a little need some repairs. There were plenty of towels at the front desk. There was a bar by the pool that you could go and order drinks and food from. We tried to rent wave runners one day and they said they didnt bring them to the beach that day, so we never had a chance to ride. We didnt snorkel this trip, but we have in the past (by the old Club Med) and the snorkeling was excellent. There were a lot of divers staying at the hotel, so I guess the diving must be good. PEOPLE Everyone from the taxi drivers to the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We know some Spanish but we didnt need to use it, everyone spoke English to us. HOTEL We stayed in a Master Suite which had two balconies with unbelievable views. We were disappointed with the room it was dirty and the carpet felt very strange on our feet, we think because it was dirty. The bed is very hard and the furniture was worn and in need of repair. When you turn on the lights at night you can see some roaches run and hide yuck! We dont think they have change the air conditioning filters since the place was built. The hotel itself looks like it needs some looking after a lot of lights didnt work so the hallways were dark, the water feature was not working and looked very dirty in the lobby, etc. Oh be careful on the steps in the elevator area and by the pool they are not lit and we watch a few people fall. FOOD We didnt find anything we liked but we are picky. OK, one thing the homemade soft tortillas and salsa were good. We ate one meal out of the hotel and it was excellent it was at a locals home they prepared homemade tamales and beans-Yum! OVERALL we will probably not go back to that location in Mexico mostly because there is not a nice clean place to stay and get a good meal. The water and beach is beautiful, but we would still go somewhere else. Good luck, I hope your experience at the hotel is better then ours. PS We had two other friends staying in the same type of rooms and they felt the same way about the hotel as we did.