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Coral by the Sea Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Isla Verde
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Can't beat the price or the service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Let me tell you, you cannot go wrong. I stood 9days and was treated like a king! the rooms are ok, but the staff more than makes up for it! And with the money I saved, I was able to go, kayaking bio-luminescent, ziplinning, and jet skiing. And you have to eat breakfast at the piu restaurant located in the hotel. The staff greets you with a warm smile and a hot cup of coffee(Puerto Rican style) and plenty of desserts for anyone with a sweet tooth. I had so much fun and the hotel is located on the strip, close to the beaches, casinos, shops. I have to say the staff made my trip an enjoyable one. Im coming back in may and already booking my room. You can't beat the price or service!

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chico, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

If you are on a budget and want to stay someplace very conveniently located in San Juan, then this is a fine place to stay. The rooms could use an update, but the laundry is very clean and refreshed everyday. The hotel people are very courteous and bilingual. The hotel is located a walk away from the El San Juan for fine dinning and gambling and a Chilie's across the street. A Walgreen's and liquor store are close as well. There is a nice cafe that serves breakfast and lunch near the lobby and a very fine PR bar and restaurant near as well. What I liked the best was a clothes washer and dryer on the 2nd floor. Very nice for the money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Howell, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We booked Coral by the Sea to spend our extra day in San Juan after our Cruise. It is Very close to the airport and taxi is there in a couple minutes to take you there. You have to ask for wash cloths , and Check in is at 3 pm so if you come from Cruise, find something to do until then, They will watch your bags for you . Breakfast was great at the restaurant Pia Bella that is attached to the hotel .
For one night it was ok.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

We did not know what to expect but it was one night prior to cruising. Diana at the front desk and Jose the handyman were kind enough to help us with a situation with our luggage. The TV worked as well as the A/C was very cold. Our room was very clean with comfortable beds. The furniture was older and worn but we expected that since the price was so low compared to other hotels. I would stay there again and having a restaurant right there along with a little shopping very close by was perfect for us. It was a good experience and I would stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 6 days last Feb and it was a decent place to stay for I needed. The location was incredible, close to beach, restaurants and many other places. The two restaurants on site were good and provided a discount to hotel guests. The room was a good size. The only bad thing was the bathroom was small and outdated. I stayed on the fourth floot and everything worked fine. I needed the room to sleep and shower. If you are in Puerto Rico you shouldn't be hanging out in your room anyway. Perfect for the price. I will stay there again.

Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We had a late flight and wanted a nice place to stay for the day, Coral by the Sea was nice enough to let us check in early as we were going to check out at 730pm. Friendly staff and walking distance to the beach. It's not as bad as the other reviews, again you get what you pay for, it's a 7 min ride to the airport and is just fine for a night. It's not a resort, it's a hotel with a bed, shower, nice staff and 2 good restaurants that you get A discount in for being a guest at Coral by the sea. Don't let the reviews scare you , it's a decent place for the price

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

After reading all the other poor reviews, I knew not to have high expectations. The rooms are okay. They were clean and spacious. I've certainly seen worse. The main problem was the staff. They were SO slow with check in and they were not very helpful, at all. They did not allow me to use the phone to make local calls or help me book an excursion. Upside: Rooms are spacious (somewhat), AMAZING location (located between expensive hotels), Close to the beach (2min walk) and amazing breakfast and dinner restaurants attached to hotel. If you have a little more in the budget to spend on a more expensive hotel than please do it. However, this hotel is good for the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Coral by the Sea Hotel

Property: Coral by the Sea Hotel
Address: 2 Calle Rosa, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-7107, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Isla Verde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Coral by the Sea Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coral by the Sea is situated only steps away from many of the area's most popular attractions. A variety of recreational activities, including various water sports, as well as the historic Old Town San Juan are nearby. The Coral not only provides guests with an ideal location, but also with a variety of modern amenities. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, a modern business center and the on-site restaurant. ... more   less 
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Coral Sea Hotel
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