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“Perfect hotel for short business trip”
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Hotel Gardenia Inn
Ranked #16 of 54 Hotels in San Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
Panama City
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Perfect hotel for short business trip”
Reviewed 26 October 2009

This is not a luxurious hotel, but it definitely has everything one needs for a comfortable stay as far as business trips go. I have stayed here a few times in the past 18 months.

Some of the things I like
* Free and fast wifi
* Nice and clean rooms (at least the last three times that I have visited)
* Buffet breakfast, though not the most extravagant and varied in San Salvador, has enough of the basics to keep one happy (variety of fruits, egg menu varieties, cereals, types of bread, etc)
* Secluded area not in the business district
* Nice lush patio area makes one forget one is in the most deforested country in Central America
* Good ol' true Salvadoran hospitality

Some of the things I do not like
* Towels have low thread count, leading one to need two towels instead of one to get oneself dry after a shower
* Not all cabbies know this address by heart, unlike bigger hotels like Holiday Inn, etc (better to keep the address on record)
* No external restaurants within walking distance

Overall, I think that looking at the price vs. what one gets (in other words, value) this is a great option for a business traveller in San Salvador

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 24 May 2009

I've been to El Salvador three times and the hotels can be sketchy. The only hotels I have no complaints about are Comfort Inns. They are very clean. The food is excellent. Friendly staff. The floors are not carpeted and there are no comforters, only sheets and blankets. These are good things since it makes the place more clean. No complaints.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 September 2007

I stayed here four times whilst travelling throughout Central America. The rooms were a standard chain room but that meant that everything worked, they were clean and cool and had a nice solid feel about them. I liked the open plan layout of the floors and the free wirleless internet in the rooms was a real bonus. The breakfast was good and the location not bad at all. I enjoyed my walks to the nearby shoping mall and further afield. The security was first class, staff excellent and helpful to a tee. I would thoroughly recommend staying here if you need to spend a day or two in San Salvador. The laundry service was excellent. A large washing machine and dryer downstairs allowed me to get all of my laundry done in one go for 8 US. Yes I know that a cheap laundry would be cheaper but you have to find one, then carry all of the clothing and then collect it. For 8 US dollars I doubt you could get more than two or three drinks back in the US.

  • Liked — Solid feel and facilities
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Gardenia Inn
Address: Calle El Carmen y Prolongacion Alameda Juan Pablo II, Col Escalon, San Salvador 0000, El Salvador
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Region: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 54 Hotels in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Gardenia Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn San Salvador
San Salvador Comfort Inn

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