4.6 out of 5

"Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Hotel had many amenities. Price was great. Would recommend this hotel for everyone. " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Manhattan awaits you at San Carlos Hotel. You'll be 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Grand Central Terminal. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a restaurant, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 147 soundproofed rooms feature LCD TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy free wired Internet, iPod docks, and sofa beds. Minibars provide refreshments, kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and free weekday newspapers are available.

The restaurant, Spice Symphony, serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a 24-hour fitness center. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star Central New York City hotel include Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$300 per night

Junior Suite (Executive)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Suite (Elite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Suite (Elite 2 Queens)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

San Carlos Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great hotel within walking distance to attractions

Pros: Comfortable beds and large room.
Cons: Breakfast. Limited on food choices and if you came a little later, the food and drinks needed to be replaced sooner.
Location: Many places to eat within a few blocks. Grocery store within a few blocks. Walked to Times Square within 12 min. time. Location was great.
Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Hotel had many amenities. Price was great. Would recommend this hotel for everyone.

Posted by , from Houston, Texas on Jun 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Hotel!

This hotel was great! It was within walking distance of everything. I had wanted to stay in Times Square but with our family we wanted a 1 bedroom for more privacy for everyone. The room did not disappoint. There was construction noise but we were usually getting up in the mornings when it started so not an issue for us. What a great decision to stay here.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016

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3 out of 5

did not stay reservation canceled

This reservation was canceled over a month ago due to Delta changing the flight times. Travelocity was great about giving me a full refund for hotel and airfare when the time change did not work for my travel plans. My only complaint was when issuing the refund I was told it may take up to 8 weeks to for the credit to show up on my credit card. To me this time frame is unacceptable in this day of electronic transactions, there fore I will not be booking with Travelocity in the future. In actuality my account was credited in less than a week.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent staff!

Great location. Excellent service. Good continental breakfast. Comfortable spacious rooms.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

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5 out of 5

Location, location, location

This was a great hotel that I would recommend to anyone. The location was central to everything. It was quiet and comfortable. Rooms were spacious, clean and the staff very attentive. There was seven people in my party and we all had a great experience.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015

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4 out of 5

Best door man in NY!!!

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Very comfortable and well located. Had a very pleasant stay. Their door man, Matthew went above and beyond to make sure our stay was wonderful. He gave us great tips, got us a cab during rush hour and was always pleasant and accommodating.

Posted by , from Houston, TX, USA on Mar 22, 2013

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4 out of 5

Short but nice stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Walk to Ice skating, lego etc.. Parking not free but can get a discount voucher. Breakfast was nice but mostly sweet items. We were craving for something salty afterwards.

Posted by , from ma on Apr 18, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel in Midtown.

the San Carlos was what I expected. Nice hotel, decent sized rooms for New York, good service, decent amenities at a good midtown location.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2009

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

We stayed for 2 days before transferring to a hotel off Times Square which was already prepaid. If not for the prepay, we would have stayed at the San Carlos. Very friendly people, glad to accomodate and the neighborhood location was fantastic. It was quiet but you could walk one block either direction and be in the thick. The room was quiet and very roomy with a kitchenette. Markets close by with hot food bars and groceries if you don't want to eat out. We will definitely stay at San Carlos again.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2009

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5 out of 5

LOVELY PLACE TO STAY

This hotel is lovely. It was our first trip to NYC and the accomodations suited us to a T. The room is modern, clean and the beds are comfortable. The bathroom is also clean & modern. The bonus feature is the little kitchenette: a microwave oven, 4 cup coffee maker with 2 complimentary pouches of coffee, sugars & sweeteners, dishes and cutlery and the minifridge,which is separate from the minibar fridge, ice bucket AND BOTTLE OPENER {a little thing but not even the Waldorf Astoria provides a bottle opener}. Even though our room had 2 double beds, the room also included a easy chair & ottoman with side table & lamp {again, something not even the Waldorf provides}. The complimentary continental breakfast was well done. Staff, for the most part, are friendly, helpful & multilingual. The location is ideal...most must-see destinations and shopping are within walking distance.

Posted by on Jun 16, 2009

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury San Carlos Hotel. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 147 guestrooms or units
  • 18 levels
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (26.8 km / 16.6 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

San Carlos Hotel offers 147 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with pay movies. Accommodations at this 4.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Manhattan hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include minibars and safes. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Spice Symphony - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The San Carlos Hotel has a complimentary fitness room with treadmills, stationary bicycles, an elliptical trainer, and a strength-training machine. In addition, Pilates mats are supplied.

One block from the hotel is a full-service health club that offers yoga and Pilates classes, a swimming pool, and racquetball/squash courts. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, four blocks west, opens in winter.

Twelve blocks from this New York hotel, Central Park encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours), the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and the Ramble, which is also known for bird-watching. The Loeb Boathouse, on a 20-acre lake, offers rowboat and bicycle rentals. The Wollman Memorial Skating Rink has ice-skating in the winter and splendid views of the park and city year-round.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Pets are not allowed at this property. For more information please contact the front desk using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Additional fees apply for parcel deliveries. The hotel cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 500.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 45 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carlos Hotel
  • San Carlos Hotel
  • San Carlos Hotel New York
  • San Carlos New York
  • San Carlos New York City
  • San Carlos
  • Hotel San Carlos

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.