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TravelPod Member ReviewsSandy Beach Hotel San Juan
This hotel was a little out of place. The positives about the place was the free limited breakfast and the amazingly close location to the beach (pretty much right on it). However, it is surrounded by super nice high raise hotels that you wish you would be staying at. This hotel is small, outdated, and a little run down. The price vs. location was right for us, and the hotel staff was very helpful. Would maybe consider staying in a little pricer but nicer hotel on the next visit.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sandy Beach Hotel San Juan
This place Was Horrible!
This place was really horrible for $95.00 a night. It did not have a pool or even a Iron which you might think is very Basic! The phone service SUCK!! and important messages that you get at the lobby you will never GET....The only thing that was good was the Air conditioner! Pls if you need to just choose the Marriott next door for a few extra $$ dollars and you won't be dissapointed.. otherwise we loved Puerto Rico.... enjoy!! we can't wait to go back.
A nice place
Stayed here for a week in July 2003. Clean, conveniently located, nice and helpful staff, good continental breakfasts. Not much of a view from the windows... but if you're at the beach, why spend your holiday indoors looking out the windows?
Very Cute Lovely little Place
This was a nice little hotel. The staff was very friendly, it was near the beach and a couple of the Casinos, I had no complaints. I really enjoyed my stay on this Magical, and beautiful Island.
Great, cheap place to stay!!!
This was such a cute little inn, about 30 steps from the water! If you're looking for a resort, this isn't the place for you... But if you're looking for a great little place to go to sleep and shower (yes, they have hot water!), this is it! They give you breakfast, it's clean, it's in a great location (unlike a lot of other places in Condado)...
Highly recommend it!
Great place, great price!
We were only able to spend one night at El Canario but we loved it. The staff was very helpful and gave us great recommendations of where to go and eat. They are on a dead end street so there isn't the traffic noise of some places, and the beach at the end of the street is great. The rooms were nice and clean, and they serve a pretty good continental breakfast in the morning.
Must have stayed at different El Canario by the Sea
I see these rave reviews of el canario by the sea and think, " that can't be where i stayed!" I stayed in the room on second floor with the thin, thin curtins and saftey lights shone into all night. The room with the sink coming off the wall. The commode set down to preschool level, and the bathroom door that stuck , split and finally broke with each opening. But my very favorite was when i could hear the person drain his sinuses after hearing him take a shower. I made enough noise to let them know i was there, after all some things i did not want to hear- it had been a long week. I stayed at a marvelous place for same price the next year. i love puerto rico!!!! Oh and yes the staff was wonderful
Best bargain around
Great little place. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly and nice. Stayed here the night before a cruise and it worked out well. Added convenience that taxi stop is just up the block. Bottom line is you can't beat the price for a very nice room just steps from the beach!!
Stop searching and book it
Anything positive you read in any other reviews of this hotel are absolutely accurate. We stayed here from Feb. 12 to Feb. 21, 2003 and have zero complaints about anything regarding our stay. The place is clean, bright and plenty of room, the staff couldn't be more accomodating, especially when we needed to add 3 more nights because of the snow storm in the Northeast. Continental breakfast was real good. Location is perfect, best part of the beach in Condado. Stores, restaurants and casinos all within a 2 minute walk. Stay here, you'll like it.
I chose the El Canarion by the Sea based on its location, cost, and the reviews I read on this (and other) sites. Using these criteria, it was exactly what I expected - close to the beach, clean, and not that expensive (compared to other places in PR). It's a very basic inn with very friendly staff. One word of caution - request a room that is not on the first floor - especially room 101. It is right next to the ice machine and where they serve breakfast - hence it is very noisy. Plus room 101 is not in as good condition as the other rooms.
It was such a cute place!
I found El Canario by the Sea to be such a great little place. Priced perfectly, it's a hop and a skip to the beach, you don't even have to jump. The staff is excellent; very friendly and helpful. The rooms, although decorated simply, will suit your needs, especially if you don't plan on spending all of your time in them. They were very clean and cozy. Puerto Rico is known for it's huge roaches. Well, I am happy to say, I didn't see one in or even near the hotel (definitely a plus!). I can't stress enough that I would stay at El Canario again in a heartbeat. I do not have any complaints, which I hear is pretty rare when it comes to New Yorkers... guess that means you can trust me.
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... in the unique and beautiful colonial architecture of Old San Juan. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a US National Historic Landmark District, both of which protect the buildings from being demolished or replaced by anachronistic structures. This lends the neighborhood, with it's cobblestone streets, narrow roads and colorful colonial buildings, a charm that you don't see in other parts of the Carribean. It's like being where New Orleans meets a Spanish ...
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The embassy suites is a nice hotel. But to call it a golf resort is an overstatement. The golf course has not been tended to for a couple years at best. Weeds that were a few inches thick were in all the sand traps and debris was all over the course. Bottom line. Don't being your clubs.
It was already planned that I would switch hotels to the double tree in San Juan so I couldn't stay at the resort for too long. ...
... After a few hours and many memorable sights/pictures, we headed to San Juan and our hotel. I managed to pick up local driving habits (the kind that would *never* work out well in Washington or even Tampa) and navigated to the hotel without mishap or misdirection.We were pretty bushed from the trip and hike, so decided to eat at the hotel. So that's how we came to be eating french food in San Juan on our first night - oh, well - local food tomorrow in the old ...
Our information-packed orientation began 15 minutes after our arrival. It was given by this small-framed enthusiastic woman who informed us that she would be one of our teachers over the summer session. Professor Awilda, as we called her, passionate in her own right handed us packets with detailed campus rules, sites, and the plans for our meals. Professor Awilda relayed to us that we would ...
... to hire a car so before going to bed I booked a four day hire online. Apparently Puerto Rico has almost no public transport and so if you want to get around at all you need a car. On the upside I was able to book a relatively new Nissan for just $8 per day. As the day drew to a close we sat on the balcony looking out at the port and watched our cruise ship sail away. After mopping up the kids tears (not really but almost!) we took our ...