We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights before a cruise and this is a very nice hotel in a great location, right at the heart of Old San Juan! You can walk pretty much everywhere since the old part of the city is quite small (and very beautiful), and there are many good restaurants, bars and cafés close to the hotel too.
The building is clearly old but seems well maintained, and it appears each room has its own unique decoration (we had to 2 rooms and they were very different from one another). The biggest concern is that there is no elevator, which seems to be pretty common in hotels in Old San Juan, so if you have a room in the higher floors you'll probably want to ask somebody in the staff to help you get your suitcases up there!
Speaking of which, the hotel staff is really nice and were glad to help us with anything we needed, making sure we had a pleasant stay.
Overall, a very good choice for the price we paid, I would definitely return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Elevator is up and running! CasaBlanca is a Boutique Hotel with 32 guestrooms with a lot of character and a personalized experience. We want you to love San Juan as much as we do by making sure your stay is pleasant and memorable. The structure is Spanish from the 1900's therefore rooms are mid to small sized, air conditioned and impeccable. Our beds are comfortable and equipped with microfiber linens and Hypoallergenic pillows, our bathrooms are small but private and unique, with amenities from the organic brand - Archive. Please ask front desk for complimentary items you might have forgotten to pack. Also available are: steamer, hairdryer, in room coffee maker and ice machine in lobby. Our Sun Deck offers guests a memorable experience with magical views of Old San Juan, watch the cruises as they disappear into the bay or enjoy the historical views of San Cristobal Fort next to the open Caribbean Sea. From tanning to reading, enjoy our comfortable lounge chairs, as well as our stone bathtubs provided for a deep relaxation in fresh water at your own desired temperature and time as it is open 24 hrs. Everything from our menu is available with one quick call to guest services from our service phone. Still worried about catching up with friends and family or posting your recent vacation pictures online, or maybe send a late work related email, not a problem, our high speed Internet is available everywhere in Hotel grounds. We are a smoke free, environmentally friendly, historically preserved Hotel where you will find a smiley face where ever you go! Cafe Americain conveniently located in the lobby serves a delicious breakfast every morning from 8 - 12 pm while streaming our favorite Hollywood movie CasaBlanca. Restaurant hours are 8am - 10pm Wed to Sun and 8am-11am for Mon to Tue. Offers a lunch menu selection of local cuisine as well as light options as sandwiches and salads. ... more less
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