The Good: location- close to shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, famous sites, nightlife. Price- for those on a super tight budget and who are very low maintenance. Mostly Clean, old building but tidy. Bring flip flops to shower in!
The Bad: not so bad, if you don't mind seeing ants, an occasional roach, and are not afraid of a few mosquito bites. This is a window screen free place, open air, it's the tropics- there's a Walgreens nearby for all your bug spray needs. There's a kitchen with a stove, but no dishes or pots to cook in, so fridge and microwave are somewhat useful. Location could also be an issue for you if you are seeking quiet.
The ugly: I spent 3 nights there and there was an evening street fair on with live music, so... Very Loud. This street is packed with bars and restaurants so no matter what it will be loud on weekends, don't plan on an early bedtime.
Overall, an agreeable place for a short stay as long as you plan on wandering the city and not hanging indoors- no tv, no Internet. So unplug yourself
and enjoy the local ambiance as much as you can.
(I would not book there again though)
The caretaker is super nice though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fortaleza Guest House is a small, old-fashioned style guest house for travelers looking for a nice, comfortable, clean place to stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Rooms vary from having fans, air conditioners, and balconies. There are 2 shared bathrooms and 1 kitchen on each floor, free WiFi, and coin-operated laundry.The guest house is in an excellent location, within walking distance of a variety of stores and restaurants, gorgeous plazas, and lively salsa clubs. We'd love to make your stay in Old San Juan unforgettable!Check in at 1pm and check out at 12 pmPay cash on arrival. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fortaleza Guest House Hotel San Juan