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El San Juan Reort and Casino rooms

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El San Juan Reort and Casino rooms

I have read so many bad reviews about the rooms here so here I am looking for a little clarity. I wanted an ocean view but seems they are far and few between. Reading through reviews seems some renovations have happened or are happening. Can anyone recommend the best room to get here. I posted on the Isla Verde forum but doesn't seem to get much action. TIA I count on TA for all my vacations.

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Hi Mom, The most recent renovation ( which seriously degraded the hotel) was completed at least 5 years ago. The best rooms are the oceanfront lanais. The poolside or garden lanais need renovation and should be avoided.. I haven't heard of any present renovations . The best rooms are the odd number rooms on floors 6-9 in the tower, these look down the beach at an angle. The balconies were incorporated into the rooms in the last renovation.

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Thanks prvisitor. I thought I read about renovations on a recent review....gonna double check that.

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Stayed there two days in August. After reading numerous reviews about room conditions, was apprehensive, but very glad I made this choice. My room was fabulous and enjoyed all hotel had to offer. Heading back in January.

Edited: 08 November 2013, 06:38
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I too enjoyed my room (and the rest of the hotel) when I stayed at ESJ last December.

Inquiries about such negative reviews come up often. But frankly, I can't picture it. I think ESJ is a great hotel, at the best location in San Juan.

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Which rooms did you have?

King of Prussia...
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The main tower, 7th & 9th floors I think.

Rocky Point, New...
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Thanks.....what was your view? Usually get at least an ocean view but doesn't look like they have that many. I just don't want a view of an ugly rooftop as some have posted.

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My view was that of the building next door. But hey, at $90 per night for a 4 stars, I didn't mind. If I wanted to look at the ocean, all I had to do was walk to the beach.

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Great price and true bout the ocean

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I am getting conflicting reviews on the El San Juan Resort & Casino. Has anyone stayed there since the November 2013 reviews and any good car rental companies?