There are four floors to his hotel but the top floor is used for (free) continental breakfast and banquets. Something to remember if you stay on a Friday or Saturday night. From the 3rd floor you hear everything. Our room was a king size room which had a desk in it. There was little room for anything else. But for short term, it is fine. The bed was average for sleeping in. There is nice pool for relaxing and paid parking ($3) with a security guard which is good if plan to park for the day and the street only allows metered parking. We were driving and it was easy to find our way to the hotel, but the hotel itself has two signs. So when we arrived at what he thought was the main enterance, it was closed. Turns out this is the side and the enterance is 1/2 a block right around the corner. The hotel is in a central location and there is park across the street, shops and restuarants and ice cream shops all within blocks. It is close enough to Castillo Serralles and Cruceta del Vigia, both of which we toured, that you can see them from the hotel. I wouldn't recommend walking as it is pretty much up hill all the way. There is also a poor example of a Japanese garden. It is a small area with some bonsai trees and a koi pond. I wouldn't pay to go see it if I knew before hand. Breakfast was inlcuded and included cereal, bread, corn bread, donuts, and beef empanadas with coffee, tea and juice. Sitting out on the open deck was nice but the pigeons were insane so we had to move inside. We ate dinner at Cafe Tomas which was right around the corner and served fantics dinners. The hotel also offered Wifi which worked great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Melia, a historic landmark surrounded by colorful and picturesque monuments, museums and the social night vibes. Located in the heart of downtown Ponce, walking distance to several touristic and cultural attractions such as: Ponce Art Museum, Serralles Castle Museum, Ponce History Museum, the Fire House Museum and many others. Enclosed in the City are numerous culinary and entertaining destinations that are most popular in the Southern Region. Hotel Melia has a total of 70 rooms, 5' depth swimming pool, 2' depth kiddie pool, 4 conference rooms with capacity for 12-75 persons, 2 venues for special activities with capacity for up to 150 persons, Bistro and Lounge for breakfast, lunch, brunch and tapas & cocktails. We also offer catering, room service, business center & services, parking, free Wi-Fi. Airport Information: From Hotel Melia to: (PSE) Mercedita International Airport, Ponce- 3 miles (8 min.) (SJU) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan- 72 miles (1 hr. 18 Min.) (BQN) Rafael Hernandez International Airport, Aguadilla- 70 miles (1 hr. 27 Min.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Hotel Ponce
- Melia Ponce