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

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

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.

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Central location
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Comfy beds
Our Guests Note
  • Guestrooms weren't very spacious

Hotel San Carlos - Downtown Convention Center

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Hotel San Carlos, located in downtown Phoenix and within 5 blocks of numerous attractions, features 2 restaurants--Rice Paper and the Seamus McCaffrey's--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, an onsite business center, 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. Self parking is also available (surcharge).

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Rice Paper - Serving lunch and dinner.

Seamus McCaffrey's - Serving lunch and dinner.

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 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Name

  • Hotel San Carlos Convention Center
  • Hotel San Carlos Downtown Convention Center
  • San Carlos Convention Center
  • San Carlos Downtown Convention Center
  • Hotel San Carlos Downtown Convention Center Phoenix
  • San Carlos Downtown Convention Center Phoenix

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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