Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Phoenix hotel, near convention center

Storied past

Opened in 1928 as the first fully air-conditioned high-rise hotel in the Southwest, this downtown Phoenix hotel once played host to Hollywood's and Phoenix's elite.

Sundeck with pool

Guests at Hotel San Carlos walk to numerous downtown attractions (all within 5 blocks) sun/swim on a third-floor deck, enjoy a meal in one of two hotel restaurants, and relax in the elegant lobby.

Wireless Internet

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center is a 7-story Phoenix hotel offering 128 guestrooms with high ceilings, antique-style furnishings, brocades, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Hotel San Carlos, located in downtown Phoenix and within 5 blocks of numerous attractions, features 2 restaurants--Bistro 202 and the Ghost Lounge--and several street-front shops, including a men's apparel shop, barber shop, a shoe-shine/shoe repair shop, and a gift shop. The hotel offers 24-hour fitness facilities and 2 meeting rooms totaling 1,300 square feet. A sundeck with pool on the third floor allows guests to bask in the Phoenix sun or go for a swim. Valet parking (surcharge) and self parking are available (surcharge).

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1300 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 121 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 129 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1928 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 

Where to Eat

Bistro 202 serves breakfast and lunch, while the Ghost Lounge offers dinner and a bar featuring an evening Happy Hour.

Nearby Things to Do

On a third-floor sundeck with cushioned chairs and lounges, a 33-by-20-foot heated freeform pool provides year-round swimming. Potted plants and globe streetlights grace the deck.

The Ghost Lounge features dinner and a haunted mansion show on Friday and Saturday night (upon request and subject to availability). On Monday nights, the Ghost Lounge offers swing dancing.

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center offers a discount day-pass at a 24-hour health club across the street that includes an indoor swimming pool, racquetball and squash courts, outdoor tennis courts, and exercise classes such as spinning, yoga, and aerobics.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 12 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
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