Hosteria Del Mar

1 Tapia St, San Juan, 00911, Puerto Rico | 2 star hotel
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Back to PR

A travel blog entry by mothman

And so straight off the boat and across the ferry then a shared taxi to Bacardi factory, free tour. Very well run and worth the trip, especially as at end we got free bevvies, and some people gave us their vouchers. By 11 am we were a bit tipsy!

Back across ferry to lunch opposite cruise port, then we took taxi to our hotel by the beach. I …

I Like To Be In A-mer-i-ca

A travel blog entry by sql_spice

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... runs every 8 minutes. And if by "8 minutes" Lonely Planet meant "once an hour, departing 55 minutes after you step into the bus shelter," then bravo for accuracy. But standing for nearly an hour on a street corner gave us a chance to observe Puerto Rico's Caribbean/Latin vibrancy. It has all the blue sea, palm trees, and rainbow of colors of the Caribbean, but the Latin spice and salsa of its Spanish roots. Also, given that their annual Gay Pride Parade was that very day, that ...

San Juan

A travel blog entry by lindakhaas

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... really good and played a mix of music but mostly pop rock both classic and contemporary. We sat and blogged while he played. I got one blog posted and then didn’t have internet. He played for about an hour, then we went back to the room and talked about choices for tomorrow. We are probably going to do different activities on Grand Turk as Erin wants to do another Catamaran and Snorkel and I don’t. Then we went to bed.




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Flux Pavilion - Freeway Tour

A travel blog entry by canrico

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and time again why he’s a favorite in the Bass scene in Puerto Rico. The nights start out
with international talent and end up with locals reinforcing the idea that our talent is on
par with what the world is putting out. As I headed out of the club while the sun slowly
started creeping up I was filled with a sense of satisfaction having memories of another great weekend in PR.
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Day 3: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico!

A travel blog entry by autour-de-monde

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Day three of our cruise was spent on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. So rich with history that you notice right off the bat. Unfortunately we had no excursions or really any plans for this port, we just winged it, which I didn't mind. San Juan is so historic with buildings and cobblestone streets that date back to the 1800's. As well as monuments of all sorts of explorers who first discovered the little hispanic town. Upon exiting the ship the first thing you really see is the ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Condado/Santurce area of San Juan, is near Ocean Park Beach, Isla Verde, Plaza las Americas, and Plaza de Armas.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Del Mar San Juan

    Reviewed by mothman

    One of the worst places I've ever stayed

    Reviewed Nov 13, 2011
    by (29 reviews) Brighton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Triied to rip us off for some sort of resort fee not stated on booking. Are they having a luagh or what - there is not even a swimming pool, how can they have the cheek to charge a reosrt fee!!!! Check in staff rude and unfriendly, manager a lot more helpful and waived charge, but still...

    Room looked good on first impressions, but was right by bar so noisy, was full of sand, and shower curtain did not reach bottom of shower so room flooded (not just bathroom, the WHOLE room) When mixed with the sand this was most unpleasant. I very rarely leave poor reviews, but at these prices I would expect FAR better. I honestly can't think of a worse value for money place I have ever stayed (been to over 70 countries). The Sofo casblanca in town is a much better place to stay (unless you really need the beach!).

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

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hosteria Del Mar San Juan

    A little strip of Paradise...

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    Romantic and beautiful, the Hosteria del Mar is nothing short of paradise. It is simple and eloquent, and perfectly situated right on the beach. The staff is absolutely wonderful. They make you feel welcomed and at home from the second you walk in. The decor is stunning, and the bar/restaurant deck is the perfect place to sit as you look out onto the spectacular view of the ocean. If you want a relaxed, laid back atmosphere where you can unwind and take in all the beauty Puerto Rico has to offer, I would definitely recommend Hosteria del Mar.

    Beach Lover Paradise

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    Hosteria is perfect if you are looking for a romantic, quiet, and simple place right on the beach. The view to the beach is quite overwhelming and not many places in San Juan match this view. The restaurant is fine, and the deck to hang out is perfect. If all you want to do is go to the beach, sunbath, and the like, this place is perfect. If you want luxury, casinos etc go to a different place. Do not stay on the rooms of the first floor because for some reason it has odor problems. The rest of the builidng is clean perfect and quiet. The place is so romantic that I picked it to propose to my fiance.

    Relaxing, Beautiful, Pleasant

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    My wife, 18-month old, and myself needed a place to stay for our last night in PR, and we needed to be close to the airport for an early flight the next day. We are so glad that we found the Hosteria del Mar, situated practially on their own private beach.

    Wonderful Hotel

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    I visit Puerto Rico every two years or so. I have stayed at the Hosteria del Mar about 5 (five ) times. The food is EXCELLENT. The hotel staff and service are wonderful. It is right on the beach and is one block from city transportation. It is no more dangerous than any other areas of Puerto Rico. The hotel staff is fluent in both Spanish and English. If they had special rates or would match other lower cost hotel, I would'nt hesitate to stay there on my next stay.

    Nice little hotel

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    I stayed at this hotel in February of 2000. It's a small and quaint hotel. We stayed in a room with two double beds, and a kitchenette which came in very handy. We spent three nights there and I'm glad we stayed there. It has a little restaurant in a gazebo attached to the hotel, it's good vegetarian food, but expensive and a little slow. Its location is not the best, it can be dangerous at night but we had no problems. I would recommend this and give it five stars, if all you're looking for is a nice quiet hotel right on the beach. Any questions, feel free to email me.

    Step out of the hotel and onto the beach

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    When the air conditioning broke down in the apartment we were staying in we called Hosteria del Mar which had been reccommended by friends.

    Luckily they had a room and we checked righ in. This is a charming, friendly place to stay in a wonderful location. Our room on the second floor overlooked the beach/ocean with a small balcony. It was wonderful to get up at 6 am and take a beautiful walk down the beach before starting the day.The restaurant could not have been nicer, both food and decor - it gave me a south seas feel. I look forward to a future visit when i can spend a few nights there just relaxing and enjoying.

    Average Room, but Super Value

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    My wife and just returned from spending two nights at Hosteria Del Mar. We spent one night each way on our trip to Virgin Gorda, BVI. The hotel was perfect for an overnight stay. It was a 10 minute ride ($14 cab fare) from the airport and was in a quiet neighborhood and right on the beach. The hotel has a very nice, small restaurant and bar on site with good food, but slow service. There are a number of other local restaurants within walking distance that serve either local fare or fast food (Macs, KFC, etc). The rooms were very small, but you can get a larger one for a bit more money. We heard that Ocean Park was not a very good area especially after dark. We did not encounter any problems, but did not venture out too late in the evening. The hotel rates were very reasonable. Although I would not care to spend more than a day or so at the hotel, the value for money was terrific.

    Small Inn on the beach

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    For my 50th birthday (12/99) my husband and I spent a long weekend at Hosteria Del Mar. It was perfect for us. It is a quite inn right on the beach. The area is residential and calm. We could walk to 2 other restaurants. Driving into San Juan, out to the national park and the airport was easy. Rates were very reasonable. We highly recommed this inn.

    OK but be caredful!

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    We spent a night here on 6/22/02 prior to embarking on a cruise based on the previous review and after talking to the hotel desk.

    An Ocean Park Gem

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    I vacationed in San Juan 2/16-2/19/02. I was quite surprised at the accomadations of Hosteria Del Mar. Many places advertise that they're located on the beach only to find out they're by the beach(i.e. a block away, across the street, within view by satellite) Hosteria Del Mar IS ON THE BEACH!!!!!!!!!!!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hosteria Del Mar San Juan

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good