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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we came here through west gate which is the largest timeshare companys. well like most of the hype of timeshare poo. this is a half hearted establishment, although trying too remodel the facility it's by far not the 4 star resort promised in our sharing of time and money..our first era. was of the archie bunker room.a throw back room... More 

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mediocre experience, particularly with the El San Juan closed for renovations. Pool setup a bit shaky with intermittent bar service. Lobby bar open inconsistently. No real services on the beach. I was by myself, so it was passable.

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New London, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ok! Nice lobby, recently renovated room clean and spacious full kitchen with pots pans and utensils,ok pool a few steps from beach. No ventilation in the bathroom, lost power out last day room got very hot quick, bring bug spray no screen door on the balcony and mosquitoes will eat you.

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Miami, FL
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Staff is very nice and helpful. Hotel lobby has been updated and gives a good impression to visitors. Hotel is on the beach. The bad (and it's very bad): Rooms are outdated and are in dire need of fixing. You walk through the hallway and pass rooms with iron gates/bars in front of the doors (apparently many people... More 

Thank CMG_7
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dated hotel, seriously overpriced. The room was old and there was a smell of mold. Upon arrival you get a nice list of the price per item if there is anything missing, totally classy. There was a nice announcement of a 20 dollar resort fee upon check out. After I reviewed the site that I used to book there was... More 

Thank Miguel C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have never been to Puerto Rico before,but decided to give it a shot.Our wish list was not extensive.My wife wanted a free breakfast in the morning,and I wanted a great beach.We both got what we wanted at the ESJ Azul.It was on a great beach on Isla Verde,and our room looked right out onto the beach... More 

1 Thank stevee33
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. Our 1st time visiting Puerto Rico so I found this hotel online through Expedia.com. I wanted to surprise my husband with something different. The staff here is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and well kept. The continental breakfast is excellent. Such a variety of hot and cold foods.... More 

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Punta Cana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the middle of it all on isla verda ave. Easy to walk to where you want. The beach is awesome and you had a great view the higher up you are. If on the west side you can watch the cruise ships coming in and out of port..one of my favorite places to stay when in PR, the... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Azul bar is nice and the bartender was great at her job... once you get to your room, you will be disappointed..Outdated is a good way of putting it ( to be nice) The room smell like mold , and everything in it was old..I was told it was being renovated but they had no updated rooms available .... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I think the atmosphere was nice. i like the location best of all. It is located right in front of the beach as well as in front of a huge strip full of different restaurant bars and stores, The pool was nice and the hotel grounds were very decent. on the down size I believe the rooms were a bit... More 

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESJ Towers was originally opened in 1975, offering 450 rooms which range from studios to three bedrooms, all providing kitchenettes or full kitchens & laundry facilities in select apartments, making them the largest sized accommodations in the area. It has been an iconic property on the beautiful Isla Verde Beach for 40 years, functioning as a mix of hotel and timeshare resort, with many owners coming to ESJ since the beginning. Starting in June of 2015, ESJ embarked on an ambitious rebranding and renovation of the property to the new ESJ Azul. This included extensive renovation of the lobby, all hallways, restaurant, and the addition of a newbar/lounge, gameroom, and sales center. Already blessed with one of the best locations on the beach in the San Juan area, the new ESJ Azul is truly an amazing testament to good service, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a legacy of excellence that is more apparent than ever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ESJ Azul

Address: 6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico (Formerly ESJ Towers)
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Price Range: £106 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ESJ Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 451
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Also Known As:
Esj Towers Hotel Isla Verde
Esj Hotel Carolina
Esj Tower San Juan
El San Juan Towers
Esj Towers San Juan
San Juan Towers Hotel
San Juan Hotel Esj Towers
ESJ Azul Puerto Rico/Isla Verde
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
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“complain and you might get one”
 of 5 bubbles 565BarryH, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the pool side”
 of 5 bubbles stevee33, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“West side up high to see the entire beach and watch the cruise ships coming in and out of port.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffreyw146, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms in this OUTDATED resort!”
 of 5 bubbles Lberrios19, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“high floor rooms have better view”
 of 5 bubbles super-momPR, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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