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“Pedro F Nice and clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan

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Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Ranked #26 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
1 review
“Pedro F Nice and clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

A nice and clean place to stay in one of the oldest cities in America. Very old, small and slow elevator so be ready to do some cardio. Perfect location. Nice service, perfect stay for getting to know Old San Juan.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

The room was very clean! I loved that the bathroom was spotless and worked properly. The staff was very kind and professional. Ivonne and the Manager are a blast... It's the perfect place to stay in Old San Juan, everything is within distance from the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Just spent 3 nights in Old San Juan and would enjoy a few more. Cannot stress the best location to explore the Old Town. There is free trolley stop in front of the hotel and you can see major sights.
For us walking and admire the restored houses, public buildings, check and shop interesting crafts, clothing and taste local flavors - will be remembered for a long time. Do not bother with a rental car as traffic and parking is not easy.
The hotel personal is friendly , helpful and polite.
Will stay again.
Andre/sarasota

Room Tip: A very slow elevator, stay at lower floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lodi, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff. This jewel needs a little polishing. We had trouble with the shower, due to the older plumbing there is a sweet spot to have a warm shower. My first shower was cold. It rained while we were in San Juan, the hotel courtyard was leaking all over the place. On the day we were checking out part of the city lost power. Our room had no window so it was pitch black in our room. We had to ask for a flashlight to pack up our things to leave. The hotel just needs a little TLC and restoration and could be the jewl she once was

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

A friend and I arrived in sunny Puerto Rico last November 11th .... After a series of unfornate events at the place that we have booked for lodging... We stumbled upon Hotel Plaza de Armas :) upon arriving to the hotel ( we were tired, sweaty and exasperated... ) Luis ( the manager ) and Ernesto greeted us with a smile and said that they will erase the first impressions we had of Puerto Rico. True to their word, they accomodated us and reccomended wonderful places to eat and see.

I highly reccomend this hotel... Besides the wonderful staff, the rooms are clean, it is walking distance to everything at Old San Juan... :)

Muchos Gracias... Luis, Ernesto, Yvonne, and Sandra :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Old Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Very kind and accommodating people. No continental breakfast but that was fine we wanted to go out and experience the local breakfast places anyway. I'll def stay again if I go back to Old San Juan. The building, like all in the area, is very old so don't expect something like a modern hotel experience. Wifi didn't work in the room, and it was rather small but fine for a short stay for two.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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san juan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The hotel accommodation where just right. Everything was very clean and quiet. it is important that you check security box and TV to be working well as soon as you arrived. When we stay, we checked in, left our stuff and came late and the TV was not working neither the safety box. besides that everything was perfect.

Room Tip: a room with a balcony will be nicer
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan

Property: Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Address: 202 Calle San Jose | Old San Juan, San Juan 00925-3510, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#14 Family Hotel in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan 2*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Plaza De Armas, located in the colonial district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel Plaza De Armas is for travelers looking to be in the center of Old San Juan. Hotel Plaza de Armas is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. The colonial building features its unique and renowned antique elevator true to its history. In every direction you can find world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Our completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums and art galleries. The modest standard rooms are windowless, excellent for a good night sleep. Suites overlook the city hall and Plaza de Armas. Hotel Plaza De Armas also offers high-speed Internet access in all common areas of the property. Even though everything is at walking distance, we have a trolley stop right outside our door and a taxi line across from the hotel .We look forward to your stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza De Armas
Howard Johnson San Juan
Howard Johnson Old San Juan
San Juan Howard Johnson

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