Property at a Glance: San Carlos Hotel
The 4-star boutique-style San Carlos Hotel makes you feel at home in the heart of Manhattan’s dynamic Midtown area. Get some rest on a comfortable pillowtop mattress, then wake up to a complimentary continental breakfast. From the hotel, it’s just a short walk to Midtown’s famous attractions, including Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and Times Square.
- Recent award: TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014
- Rise and shine: Each morning, the hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast.
- Stylish rooms and suites feature pillow-top mattresses, 32-inch LCD TVs, microwaves, mini fridges, and coffeemakers; all suites have kitchenettes.
- In-room amenities include designer toiletries, hair dryers and plush robes.
- 24-hour fitness center with treadmills, ellipticals, and weight machines
Midtown Manhattan: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center—home to the iconic outdoor ice-skating rink, the Today show, and Saturday Night Live—and Grand Central Terminal, the world’s sixth-most-visited tourist attraction. Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.
Another New York landmark, Times Square, is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of world-class cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.