Midtown East - Grand Central, New York

San Carlos Hotel

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Alice Wu
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Why We Love It

  • Complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi are always included
  • Spacious rooms are huge by NYC standards
  • Conveniently located in Midtown East -- Grand Central and Rockefeller Center are a 10-minute walk away
  • TripAdvisor reviewers rave about the friendly staff

"Top-notch service" -- Gayot

95% (19 Member Ratings)

"The rooms were very large by NYC standards."
Apr 21, 2016
Delray Beach, FL, United States


Map & Directions

The San Carlos Hotel is a 20-minute taxi ride from LaGuardia Airport, and the fare is approximately $25, before tip and tolls. It’s about 40 minutes by taxi from JFK Airport, and that fare is approximately $50, not including tip and tolls. 

Rooms & Rates

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For an immaculate and sizeable (by Manhattan standards) room, the Hotel San Carlos does just the trick.

Located on a quieter stretch of 50th Street in Midtown East, the hotel has a residential ambiance similar to an upscale New York City apartment building. The marble lobby is intimate, and the friendly employees at the reception desk will likely greet you by your first name. A hearty continental breakfast and in-room Wi-Fi are provided at no extra charge.

Unlike the many boutique properties in NYC, the décor here is more traditional, but the big rooms make up for the lacking hip factor. The least expensive room is the Standard with roughly 300 square feet (most NYC rooms are under 200) and comes with bonus touches like a granite wet bar with a microwave and mini-fridge. A great option for families, the junior and one-bedroom suites come with a pull-out sofa bed, large wet bar and a small dining area for morning Cheerios. Double-glazed windows cancel out street noise.

The hotel is surrounded by subway lines: The 6 train stop is one block from the hotel, and the Lexington Avenue E and M train stop (which connects to JFK airport) is three blocks north. Walk to attractions like Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art and Grand Central Terminal in under 10 minutes.

From the press:
  • "Happily rolls along on a well-deserved reputation of offering top-notch service" -- Gayot



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities Microwave

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Children 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request: $30 per night for one older child or adult.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: An Occupancy fee applies per room/ per night and is based on room type booked: 
$2.00 Standard room
$4.00 for the Executive Jr. Suite
$6.00 for the Elite One bedroom suite

The occupancy fee of $6.00 will be applied to the nightly rates. Customers will be charged the correct rate based on room type selected upon check-in.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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19 Member Reviews
(95% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The rooms were very large by NYC standards.
Other Comments: The complimentary continental breakfast had nice variety and a lot to offer.
Jodi Apr 21, 2016 Delray Beach, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Lack of service
Sandra Apr 11, 2016 Houston, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: We LOVED the San Carlos! When we walked in, they saw 5 ladies -and all the luggage of 5 ladies- and upgraded us to a bigger room! We didn't even ask! They were very helpful in the concierge department. All the staff were very friendly. They even provided umbrellas on a day that rained! We wil recommend the San Carlos to anyone who asks us about outstay in NYC.
Other Comments: Definitely a good choice. Boutique at its best.
julia Feb 17, 2016 dierks, AR, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful room, extremely friendly hotel staff, great price for hotel, wonderful location in downtown Manhattan.
Other Comments: The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming.
Melissa Sep 01, 2015 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very clean, great location within walking distance to many sightseeing opportunities, large rooms and very friendly staff!
Other Comments: If I return to NYC, I would definitely stay at the San Carlos!
Amy Aug 20, 2015 Mokena, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful and large room, great price, professional and kind staff. Shout out to Evelyn! My cruise ship singing husband ported for one night in New York and I flew up to meet him. What an ideal selection of a hotel!
Marlene Aug 12, 2015 Cornelius, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most: Comfortable hotel to base your NYC experience
Scott Aug 10, 2015 Bay Harbor Islands, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room was phenomenal. The staff was awesome. It was central to everything. Would stay there again
Other Comments: Awesome hotel, staff, location
Gill Aug 09, 2015 Langley, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most: the staff were exceptional, they were extremely attentive to my special needs daughter. They made her feel like Royalty!
Clarita Aug 03, 2015 Richmond County, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Good service, huge room (exec suite jr), nice complimentary bemreakfast, good location, clean hotel.
Michele Jul 25, 2015 Huntington Beach, CA, United States

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