Located in a mainly residential neighborhood, and a few minutes walk to Ocean Park Beach, we found the the Coqui del Mar to be a good value. We did a lot of comparing of other lodging, and found this to be reasonably priced for what you get. We stayed in the Pescado unit. While the unit shows its age, it was clean, the furnishings were serviceable and the kitchen provided what we need. We especially liked that the unit had a computer with internet access, which was very helpful. It has no assigned parking, but we were always able to find parking nearby on the street (although the hotel was not full when we were there). The managers (Noyda and Neal) were very helpful, answering questions and providing recommendations for driving directions, restaurants, etc. There was easy access to the highway, with a 15-20 minute drive to the city of San Juan. We also appreciated that they make an effort to be environmentally friendly, with such features as ceiling fans (besides the AC) and solar hot water. (although this may be why sometimes the water was not as hot as other times).
We recommend visiting Old San Juan, El Morro and San Cristobal Forts, El Yunke National Rainforest, the Yunke Zipline Adventure, and the Rio Camuy Cave Park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you want to experience Puerto Rico like a local while still having all the conveniences of home, this is your place. We make you feel at home. You have private personal space (all rooms have private kitchens and private bathrooms), while in a beach side neighborhood setting away from the crowded tourist areas. You will experience some of the best Puerto Rico has to offer while living like a local, visiting the restaurants frequently visited by locals (no chain restaurants near us). We are in the Ocean Park beach area of San Juan, in between Old San Juan and the international airport. We are 3 minutes walk to the nearest beach. Ocean Park beach is one of the locals's favoites, and also a preferred spot for kite surfing and windsurfers. We are 5 minutes walk to the tourist bus route (which goes to the casinos and to Old San Juan) and walkable to restaurants and grocery stores. Each of our units have full kitchen, free WiFi, cable TV/DVD, Apple TV, in room safes, and an Ipod player. We strive to provide more than expected, and I think you will find that with us, from the beach chairs, or bicycles to the in room safes, there are never extra charges. One of the best things about us is our live in management, Noyda and Neal, who call Coqui del Mar home and welcome you as if it is your home as well. They are local experts and can help you find a great restaurant, plan a special event, or enjoy a chat. Our courtyard, bar-b-que and jacuzzi are great for meeting other guests. If you are looking for personal service and a unique, eco-friendly (we have solar hot water supplemented by electric, ceiling fans supplemented by ACs, and offer recycling), and a clean guest house for a reasonable price, then check us out. We are not a Marriott and offer our own unique sense of quirky and intimate Puerto Rico. Come join us. *Our free parking is on a public street in front of our location. Not difficult to find a spot, but it is not designated parking for our guest house and is open to all. * Airport transportation acknowledges that there is taxi service from the airport. **Free parking is on street parking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coqui Del Mar Hotel San Juan