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Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Hotels

Hotel San Carlos

  • 202 N. Central Ave. Map It
  • Downtown Phoenix


  • A distinctive, character-filled spot for a downtown stay


  • Old-time charm may not translate well to those used to modern spaciousness and amenities

Updated 04/01/2014

Fodor's Review

Built in 1927 in an Italian Renaissance design, the seven-story San Carlos is the only historic hotel still operating in downtown Phoenix. Among other distinctions, it was the Southwest's first air-conditioned hotel, and suites bear the names of such movie-star guests as Marilyn Monroe and Spencer Tracy. Big-band music, wall tapestries, Austrian crystal chandeliers, shiny copper elevators, and an accommodating staff transport you to a more genteel era. Updated rooms are

snug by modern standards but have attractive period furnishings. An off-site fitness center accommodates guests for a small fee.

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Hotel Information


202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, 85004, United States

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602-253–4121; 866-253–4121

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 109 rooms, 12 suites
  • No meals

Updated 04/01/2014


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