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San Carlos Hotel
Ranked #45 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Orchard Park, New York
1 review
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Clean spacious room; good sized bathrooms. Complimentary breakfast - not a lot of food options but good quality; great OJ! The staff is warm and personable; definitely a hotel to put at the top of the list!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

I stayed here again for the third time in November of 2013. In my last review, I indicated that the bed mattress was too soft for my liking. However, I cannot voice that complaint this time. Also, the attentive staff was excellent, and the San Carlos is in a great location in Midtown East, basically on the corner of 50th and Third Avenue.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Stayed at this magnificently located Manhattan hotel for the sixth time on November 21-26, 2013 and cannot give it anything less than five stars. This sixteen floor hotel is located strategically at East 50th street between Third and Lexington Avenues, so conveniently situated close to the many wonderful tourist sites and stores that New York City has to offer. The greatest thing this hotel offers is service. The staff goes out of its way to fulfill the every want of its guests wherever possible. It all starts with the friendly and efficient bellboys and the magnificent staff at the registration desk who never fail to greet the customer effusively and are glad to oblige whenever their assistance is needed. Repeat guests are always recognized because there is rarely any turnover of staff at this hotel and the staff is amazingly able to recognize return guests, often even remembering the guests name even a year later. The rooms are very spacious (I always choose the room with two queen beds), offers great heat in the winter and superb air conditioning in the summer, has fine bathroom amenities including (thank goodness) more than enough towels, and very comfortable beds. The rooms are spotlessly clean and the maids very quickly clean the rooms so you can return to your room at any time of the day you choose and the beds will be remade and the bathroom supplies replenished. On the floor above the lobby there are six computers for your free use (wi-fi is also free) and these computers are always very well maintained. Free breakfast is also supplied to guests (continental type breakfast with bread, rolls, fruit, coffee, tea, juice, and yogurt available). While the view from some rooms is not spectacular you will never notice for you will be bowled over by the friendliness of the staff. I am perhaps a little reluctant to write this great review for fear that every Tom, Dick, and Harry will learn this best kept secret in New York and some day I will find it difficult to obtain a reservation when I want but all kidding aside, this is a magnificent place to stay whether you are in New York on business or for pleasure.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Went to New York City for a girls weekend to see some plays, shop and sightsee. Found the San Carlos Hotel on Trip Advisor and liked it so much that I wanted to return the favor to others seeking a hotel in the Theater District. Everything was great. We had a suite with 2 queen size beds that were very comfortable. The bathroom was very nice. Our suite also had a large sitting room with sofa and chairs and a kitchenette. A Continental Breakfast was included. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Walked to the Theater and dinner. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

I am loath to recommend this hotel as I don't want many people to know how great it is so its not booked up with no rooms for me. Beautiful lobby, with helpful and friendly doormen. Reception staff friendly and chatty. Breakfast is spare/- bagels, cereals and pastries but is all you need when in NYC. Fantastic rooms with lovely decor, mini kitchen and roomy for NYC. Great location- a short walk to St Patricks, and to Rockefeller. Close to shops to pick up essentials. Starbucks nearby if interested in their coffee. Highly recommended

Stayed October 2013
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Winnetka, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for business for 2 nights. Good sized rooms for NYC and good value for the price. Breakfast was a bit lacking but thats probably because theres a great bagel place around the corner! There was a bit of water work going on outso d e the building but overall a great stay.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the San Carlos for three nights while in town for meetings staff very pleasant While perfectly adequate and comfortable, I was in a lower level inner view room and it was quite dark. Breakfast in lobby ok continental Appreciated refrigerator and microwave but would have much more appreciated wi fi that work. While I called a few times and they sent someone to "reset" it ever got better in my room. Beware some rooms get it better than others. If you need it for work check before you unpack.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about San Carlos Hotel

Property: San Carlos Hotel
Address: 150 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022-9500
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in New York City
#40 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#53 Business Hotel in New York City
#85 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — San Carlos Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 147
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The San Carlos hotel is one of New York City's most elegant, charming, and stylishly sophisticated hotels. Located on New York's fashionable East Side, the San Carlos offers spacious accommodations, plush furnishings, and warm personable service. Oversized rooms and suites are tastefully appointed and include a pantry or kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker. This four star boutique hotel is centrally located and walking distance to major attractions, restaurants and shopping. If you are looking to relax in a tranquil and contemporary setting, the San Carlos Hotel is perfect for you. This truly is one of the best hotels Midtown New York has to offer. ... more   less 
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