We stayed at this hotel for one night before leaving on a cruise. All we really wanted was a place that was clean and affordable. This hotel served the purpose.
Our room was actually two rooms; the bedroom and a kitchenette type area that opened out to the patio area of the top floor. We certainly could not complain about that. The kitchenette area had a table with chairs, a full-sized refrigerator, microwave and toaster. There is also an iron and ironing board. The TV is an old style cathode ray tube rather than flat screen. But, for our brief stay, this was not an issue. This hotel is obviously an older property; the room keys are actual keys - no magnetic card keys here.
The small closet has a safe that is available for a fee. Our bed was queen-sized and was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was on the small side with a combination tub shower. One note: the bathroom has NO electrical outlet for a hairdryer. And, we did not find a hair dryer provided. Fortunately, my wife brought hers.
There is a basic continental breakfast in the morning. A small selection of sweet rolls, cereals and a few fruits plus coffee, tea and some juices. Not fancy, but okay.
The staff was helpful when asked, but not overwhelmingly friendly. The night we checked in, the room clerk was mostly occupied with watching something on the computer. But, he did answer our questions. The following morning, a different clerk helped us with a cab, but again was not overly interested in our welfare. Nothing bad, just not concerned.
One very nice thing about this hotel is the location. It is within walking distance of restaurants, etc. It is about a block from Avenida Ashford which is near the Atlantic beach side. There are a number of restaurants there, as well as numerous shops and some casino hotels.
Overall, we think this was a good value for us since we only needed basic accommodation for one night and many other hotels were outrageously priced because of the Festival of San Sebastian in old San Juan.
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