Hotel San Carlos

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2020 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

Distinctive & Notable





From hauntings to Hollywood, the past and present unite at Hotel San Carlos, a historic hotel with a rich and storied past that includes visits from Mae West, Clark Gable, and Marilyn Monroe. With its 1928 opening, the existing hotel was the most modern hotel in the Southwest and the first air-conditioned, high-rise hotel with elevators in the state. Today, guests are invited to enjoy Centrico, the hotel’s Mexican fusion restaurant, taste the imported Irish beer at the famous Seamus McCaffrey’s, and experience the best of stays, including an on-site old-fashioned barber. The historic Hotel San Carlos truly offers warm Phoenician hospitality reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Era.

Hotel San Carlos

Footage of Historic Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix, Arizona in 1930


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Discover the Desert Botanical Garden, the Arizona Science Museum, Comerica Theatre, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix several blocks away.


Discover the Renaissance-inspired architecture of the Hotel San Carlos.


Explore the "Old World" elegance of the Heritage & Science Park of Historic Heritage Square.


Experience the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona at Symphony Hall.


Taste fine French and Vietnamese fusion at the Hotel San Carlos's Bonjour Vietnam.

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