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“Great location!!!” 3 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
Albany, New York
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great location!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great location. Staff were very helpful with directions. Room 211 is haunted!!!!! My last night there,a manly ghost awakened me by saying "hello" in a deep manly voice,twice. Overall,I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Loved this Hotel, it's in a great location. The front desk staff are regardless. Pedro, Kevin and Luis Garzon very Friendly, Helpful and Courteous. The bed were very comfortable, great A.C. If you want to explore Old San Juan, this is a great choice. It's close to the Airport...walking distance to all Historic areas, Restaurants and Shopping. Definitely I will be back!!!

Room Tip: Great Bed and A.C. after walking and shopping!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Owings, Maryland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed one night in a junior king suite in this small, just-barely-renovated old hotel. The ceilings were very high and the lovely original wood shutters opened at the small balcony overlooking Plaza de Armas, where we could see and hear the sounds of the old city waking up in the morning. The hotel had a sense of the original, while providing enough creature comforts (A/C, comfortable bed, ice machine and helpful, accommodating staff) to make our stay pleasant. My husband would have preferred something a little more modern and upscale, although he found the hotel satisfactory. Myself, however, being an historian and preferring to experience things more 'the way the locals do,' found the original floors and woodwork and stairwells, and the barely-disguised formerly open atrium from pre-A/C times, to be utterly charming and connecting me to an earlier time. The staff was authentically Puerto Rican: the front desk personnel and hotel manager were well-trained, outgoing and friendly, the house staff were shy and reserved, but opened up warmly after a few interactions. We didn't have time to visit the little pastry cafe downstairs before checking out, but heard later from others that it was very good.

Room Tip: King suites are the only rooms with windows to the outdoors. All other rooms open onto an atrium, wh...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodstock, Canada
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Right around the corner from Barrachina, birthplace of the Pina Colada. $20 cab fare plus $1 per bag will get you here from the airport.

Clean, quiet and inexpensive no frills hotel. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Excellent hotel in old san juan try it nice hotel,good location, i hope come back again, enjoy the nighs its fully of life, it has many places for drink and eat , very helpful stuff and the location is easy walking.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cedar Park, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

While Plaza De Armas is an older hotel, it has charm and character. We were expecting a nice, simple, decent place to stay, but our room was very clean, nice, had a high ceiling (the room felt roomy), and was very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay there and will stay there when we return. The front desk staff, regardless who was there, was extremely helpful and courteous; they were very nice and professional. I highly recommend Plaza De Armas when seeking to stay in Old San Juan.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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centex
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The only reason that this hotel won't rate 5 stars is for the parking situation but that would hold true for every hotel in Old San Juan (OSJ)! Spacious room with high ceilings, comfortable king size bed, adequate closet/bathroom space, and the best part; walking distance to almost everything we wanted to see (or eat) while in OSJ. (And if not, there are free options for travel through most of downtown.) We chose an interior room (I'm a light sleeper and need DARK) and it was on the second floor. I'd read about the elevator (it's small and if you're claustrophobic; it isn't for you) but, HELLO, we were on the second floor. Pretty easy to reach our room by hoofing it. Kind and helpful desk staff provided us with coupons to the nearby Barrachina's restaurant which proclaims itself to be the "birthplace of the pina colada." This is a quite an old hotel and it shows (Picture a refurbished hotel in the French Quarter) but it served our needs perfectly and I wouldn't hesitate in returning to this property.

Room Tip: We chose an interior room on purpose. While there was still a bit of light coming in through the tr...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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
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