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Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Ranked #28 of 48 Hotels in San Juan
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I was very happy with my hotel stay. It is located in the middle of everything including pharmacy and stores. I felt very secure there even in really early mornings. Staff is very friendly and polite. i was staying in inside room, very quiet. Hotel is clean, ac is working well - what else would you need to have rest in between sightseeing...
on my previous trip to San Juan, i was staying in different hotel in the same area but after my stay in Hotel Plaza de Armas this may i would definitely return back to enjoy their hospitality.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Front desk staff were very polite, but kind of inept. Had to go up and down the stairs 3 times because our key card wouldn't work. Ended up in a better room with a large balcony though :-) Elevator is really small and kind of scary. I wouldn't use it, but my husband did and he lived through it. The hotel is in the heart of Old San Juan, lots of police around, plenty of restaurants and only a 10 minute walk to the cruise pier.
It was pretty loud as our room was on the street on a Saturday night. All the floors in the hotel are tile, so we could hear everybody who talked in the hallways.
If you are going to San Juan to "party" and you don't mind staying up past 10:00, it's a great hotel. If you want a restful nights sleep, stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank lisarunsfast
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Very perfect Central location in old san juan ,, super friendly and helpful reception team, very clean, great value price, i will definitely come back to this hotel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that place.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Inlovewithpuertorico
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our stay at the Hotel Plaza de Armas was excellent. It is a simple hotel in an excellent location in the middle of Old San Juan. The room was nice and clean and the staff was very courteous and helpful, always available with a smile. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Perfect location just a few steps from the governor house!!
Security everywhere. Great food all around the area. Full of Puerto Rico history.
This hotel is for pure adventure!
Warning: This hotel is not a resort. If you want a hotel to stay all day in your room do not stay here.
This hotel is for pure fun and excitement.
It is in a great location close to monuments, great restaurants and bars, nightlife and cultural places.
Close to the airport and malls.
Im telling you this hotel is amazing. Service is great and the a/c is real cold.
Great Great Great!!!!!

Room Tip: First floors because the elevator is very old and slow.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed in May 2014. The hotel is in the center of Old San Juan, letting you walk to all the historic sites and be near your hotel if you want to go to rest or pick something in the middle of the day. There are no luxuries but it is impeccably clean, and all personnel were very nice and happy to serve.
Be prepared for the elevator. Since it is an old building that has been remodeled there is only one elevator, and it is an old one (approx. 4 people can get in at the same time), so you may have to wait for others or make more than one trip depending of your luggage. You may open its door only when it has arrived to your floor and has fully stopped. If you try to open the door when it is in another floor it will stop where it is and not move until someone there opens and shuts the door again. It is not a big deal, just be aware of this to make things easier.
This is a great place to stay if you want to enjoy Old San Juan and just have a good place to sleep.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stayed at Plaza De Armas in May 2014. We reserved three rooms for family gathering. Although, the hotel is older rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet. Friendly staff, very helpful. Located in the heart of Old San Juan making it easily accessible to food, shopping, sightseeing and lots of wonderful history. We will definitely return.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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
Price Range: £102 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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