Da House Hotel

312 San Francisco St, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico | Hotel
Prices starting from $129.00

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Salsa in Old San Juan

A travel blog entry by raniroo on Nov 02, 2013

The last couple of days in San Juan have been fantastic. Staying in a boutique guest house call Da House, situated in the heart of Old San Juan, it's a lively little place with friend staff who are very helpful with lots of information!

It was raining the first night I arrived, so I headed to a little tapas bar called Toro Salao for a …

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This hotel, located in the Downtown/City center area of San Juan, is near Old San Juan, La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, Alcaldia (City Hall), and SoFo.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDa House Hotel San Juan

    Reviewed by raniroo

    Home away from home

    Reviewed Nov 2, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Awesome guest house in the heart of Old San Juan - next door to a Live Salsa Club so weekends can bee a little noisy - so join in and dance the night away. Staff are super friendly and will recommend great places to eat and places to visit! Loved my stay here!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by katertot1978

    For the laid-back traveler, not the fussy

    Reviewed Mar 6, 2011
    by (5 reviews) Phoenix , United States Flag of United States

    I was a little worried going into our stay at Da House. Many reviews said that it was VERY loud due to the salsa bar downstairs. I knew I'd be fine. I've lived in dorms and stayed at many hostels in my day. I was more worried that my boyfriend would not be able to sleep and would be pissed at me for choosing it. I chose an interior room that was supposed to be "mostly quiet". Well, it was still pretty loud, but we were just fine and still managed to sleep well. I thought of the music as a kind of pulsating Puerto Rican lullaby.

    The room was clean and had some cool artwork. Everything was functional but not fancy. The location was very good- just down the street from Castillo San Cristobal. The staff were great. I met the owners and they were particularly friendly and knowledgable. I listened to both of them as they helped other guests. They gave what sounded like excellent suggestions and tips with a genuine interest in providing a good experience. Compared to other accommodations in Old San Juan, it is a smokin' deal. There's a rooftop terrace too...but they need a bar up there.

    Here's the bottom line- Would I recommend it to fellow backpackers or more relaxed,easy-going people?- 100% YES. Would I recommend it to my parents or the chain-hotel crowd?- 100% NO!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lovintheworld17

    Great but loud

    Reviewed Oct 28, 2010
    by (7 reviews) Massachusetts, USA , United States Flag of United States

    Good value, GREAT location, very noisy - even for us!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Da House Hotel San Juan

    Da House - Clean place, a bit noisy


    My wife and I stayed at Da House March 22-24. It was initially a little hard to locate even though I knew precisely which alley it was down. As others have noted, there is as yet no sign or other indication outside to let you know which door to go in; at first, I thought we were walking into a private residence. The double doors are located on the west wall at the north end of the alley (Calle de la Capilla) nearest the chapel for which it's named. Once you go through the doors, the reception area is up on the second floor, so just climb those stairs and you'll be cordially greeted by the very helpful staff.

    Great Place, Will Stay Again


    This place was great! After a very delayed flight, I was nervous about the hotel. We arrived at 3am and were greeted professionally and with hospitality.

    The hotel looks and feels like a european hostel, but with private rooms and bathrooms. Very clean. Modern furniture and super bed. It was a little loud outside, but it was also st. patrick's day.

    It's also a great locaton, right in old san juan and walking distance to everything there is there.

    Each room has works by a different artists, so it's pretty cool.

    I would stay here again. The price was great, too. Did I mention the comfy bed?

    Note though, that this is not your best western or comfort inn. It's unique, but I think it's awesome.

    Lugar maravilloso, me quedaré allí de nuevo


    ¡Este lugar fue maravilloso! Después de un vuelo retrasado, me puse nervioso por el hotel. Llegamos a las 3 de la mañana y se nos dio una cálida bienvenida y con mucha hospitalidad.

    Good and Bad


    We (young 30 couple), stayed at Da House for the first three nights of a week trip to Puerto Rico. First, I will say, you can't beat the location, right in the heart of Old San Juan, then again Old San Juan is pretty small. Our cab driver drove right by it. If it weren't for us knowing the street address, probably wouldn't have found it. No signs, no front door, you've got to walk down a somewhat sketchy cobblestone alley to enter through unmarked doors. Once you know where it is, its actually kind of nice and private. Then trek up the beautiful stairway (see photos) a couple floors to the lobby with your luggage, because there isn't an elevator.

    Great to be in Da House!


    My cousins, my partner and I all got the opportunity to stay in Da House in Old San Juan even though it's just getting started. We loved it! The prices are reasonable, which is very hard to come by in Old San Juan, the people are really really nice and very accommodating, and the place itself is stunningly beautiful. It's this big old building with old tile floors, high ceilings, and some beautiful balconies and a great rooftop. They're still finishing it up, so you get to see the 'work in progress,' and everyone's so concerned that you have a great time, and ask for your suggestions for improvement.

    Vibrant, Beautiful and Affordable


    (Disclaimer: I visited Da House a month or so before it opened for business, and was given a tour by one of the proprietors in its final stages of construction. I have not yet had the pleasure of staying there.)

    Lots of pros, one major con...


    Da House has lots of potential. Lots of charm. Great location in the middle of old san juan. The employees are very helpful. Clean rooms. Great price ($80).

    Da Noisiest Place in all San Juan


    I wish I could write that we had an enjoyable stay at Da House after reading the positive reviews posted on this site. Unfortunately, apart from a convenient location, nice-looking lobby and newly constructed rooms, there's not much on the upside.

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    We stayed our first night in Puerto Rico at the Da House. We were so pleased we booked our last night night there too. The rooms are clean, charming and with modern facilities. The beds were very comfortable. The staff were welcoming and we felt right at home. The first night we stayed in a $80 room. This room had shuttered windows overlooking the street. What a delight it was to open those shutters the next morning and look out over the rooftops of old San Juan. The second night we were in a $100 room. This one was away from the street so a bit quieter and equally delightful. We were there on a Friday night and a Saturday night so yes there was some noise from the club below. But with the windows closed and air conditioning it is tolerable. Views from the rooftop patio of the city were awesome. An extra bonus was the amazing art work throughout the hotel. The next morning we found a great place for breakfast and a pharmacy only a five minute walk from the hotel. There was even a nearby Radio Shack where we bought camera supplies. One should definitely spend some time in the club too. Music was great, friendly atmosphere and the pizza yummy! The whole time we were there we kept pinching ourselves because we could not believe we lucked out with this great place in the heart of Old San Juan.

    Cool hotel, great staff!


    I stayed there 4 days and overall was VERY pleased. Everythign was new, the beds, the bathrooms were exceptionally clean! Very comfortable and centrally located in Old San Juan. Excellent cafe next door (among many restaurants in the area), and only 10 minutes from the airport. Not many complaints, staff was FABULOUS but I will say I wish I had known I was going to be on the 4th floor & the building DOES NOT have an elevator (carrying luggage was a bi%#*.) Also the views from my room were spectacular and the price we paid was excellent. If you're not familiar with the island, people there party very late into the morning!!! Thats just how it is and in the alley right next to the hotel there are 2 bars/clubs so be prepared to bring earplugs or stay up until 6am with the partiers!!! The noise & the stairs were a problem but besides that LOVED the hotel!! Parking close is a nightmare (THEY WILL TICKET YOU if you park where you shouldnt, read all the signs) but there is a parking garage just a few blocks byt the port called Doña Fela, its worth parking there!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Da House Hotel San Juan

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Traveler Photos Da House Hotel San Juan

    our room above the salsa place
    San Juan, Puerto Rico