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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Miramar San Juan
I stayed at Hotel Miramar Feb 27-Mar 1 2004 and had a nice experience. I am not a high maintenance traveller and if you are, this may not be the place for you. If you want nice, clean but basic accomodations, then this is the place. Its in the city and doesn't have a pool but if you have a car or know the bus system, its not a big deal. I had a rental car and just drove to the beach and also to other sights around this island. This being, I spent minimal time in the hotel. The room was old, but clean and the bathroom was newly renovated. The staff was friendly. This is definitely a good place for a night or for the PR savvy traveller. I would definitely recommend it if cost is an issue. And yes, I would stay there again.
Not for me
Its old and very worn out. I thought it would not be a big deal to spend one night before the cruise and save some money. I was wrong.
Hotel Miramar just ok
We stayed one night Jan.31st,it is not in a very nice location and there is atpresent day and night roadconstruction noisenext door going on.Otherwise a clean and moderate hotel.
Don't let the web site fool you, this hotel is nothing like the web site! I spent 4 nights at Hotel Miramar and it was the worst 4 nights I've ever spent anywhere.
1. On their web site, they claim that they are just minutes away from the beach, casinos, and all other attractions....they neglect to mention that if you dont have a car, you have to get around a lagoon and a highway to get to these places, and that is not an easy task.
2. The safe in our room was broken, where are we supposed to keep valuables??
3. The shower curtain had mold on it!!!! Need I say more about cleanliness?
4. The t.v. was like 5 inches big!
5. The room was made to look much bigger on the web site than it really was.
5. In Spanish, Miramar would mean "look at the sea"(or ocean, I dont remember which one). This would kindly give you the impression that the water is right near the hotel.....another lie. You can't see the water unless you go on to their "sun deck terrace" and go to a certain corner of the building to see everything.
5. Miramar is located in a residential area, so practically all the stores in the neighborhood close at about 6. The best thing about this hotel was the cafe and the workers there were very polite, other than that, this is not a hotel i would recommend to anyone!!!!
Stay away the worst
We reserved a room in early November for 12/17 stay prior to taking a cruise. When we arrived they said they did not have any rooms???!!!! I had confirmed the reservation in the morning of 12/27 before we left. They said "too bad we are booked and cannot accomodate you!" This was 11:00 p.m. at night after a long flight. They said all hotels were booked except for a hotel around the corner. SInce we were appalled and had no choice we had to stay in this disgusting "Fleas bag hotel" that was very unsafe and scary, let alone no shower. We had prepaid for Hotel Mirmar already mind you. The next morning I went to see the manager-who they said was not there. The desk clerk said "What can I say-but don't let it ruin your vacation"! Do not book a room ever with this incompenant hotel though LOdging. Very Unreal experience and now I am struggling to get my money back.
No hot water for shower and diffficult to find
For our last night in puerto rico, we stayed in hotel Miramar, it was by far the worst hotel of our entire trip.
First it took us a long time to find it, then when we finally settled in and wanted to take shower, we found there was no hot water! We went to the front desk to ask, and were told this problem happened regularly during "hot season" and the only thin we can do is to wait till tomorrow! They wouldn't change room or refund since we booked our hotel through internet and not directly with them, what a lame excuse!
When we told them we need to leave really early to catch flight, they told us we can use the shower room in gym on the top floor. When we went up there, we met several people who were waiting for the shower, they had the similar situation, they were stuck here for a week, no refund or no room exchange. I will never come back to this hotel.
Miramar --Very nice hotel
Just back from Thanksgiving vacation in Puerto Rico. Our first night we stayed at the Miramar Hotel. Very clean, quiet and well-run hotel. I recommend it.
Excellent vacation stay
Wonderful service. Very clean!! The continental breakfast was a nice touch. Lovely little resturaunt/bar. Located in a nice, comfortable neighborhood--walking distance to beaches, casinos. Old San Juan just minutes away. Kitchenette well stocked. Grocery store just down the street. Great value overall.The website accurately depicts this boutique hotel. I would stay at this hotel again!
Best value in San Juan for two people
Best value in San Juan for two people.
My family and I were very inpressed about this little Hotelon the Miramar area, Unfortunatley the Check in-out, Is a MESS, you get charge if you get there before the check in time which is at 7:am , but thr comfort of the rooms are good they were on the proccess of remodeling they should be finish now, there was no rest. and the only problem i found is that you can hear VERY CLEAR the traffic and people talking, and the music from the nerest bars.(actually theyeven provide a safe deposit box on each room0 but they don't work : (
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Travel Blogs from San Juan
... the barques of the garrison and set fire to them, which was a big mistake, because the resulting fire woke up the sleeping guards who began firing on the British ships and drove them out of the harbor. Is it a true story? I don’t know, but it’s a good one. The whole tour was like that.
We ended up at a restaurant where we participated in creating our own mofongo dish for lunch. They made us do the hard part, which was ...
We managed to have a good sleep-in which we both needed. We went for the included continental breakfast which was of usual poor quality. Quite a let-down after enjoying all those delicious breakfasts on the cruise. Mid-morning we decided to take the bus to Isla Verde. The usual ˝ hour wait. We found a nice little restaurant for lunch at Piu Bello and ...
... off and take a taxi anyway, lol. Its a flat fee, so really we could have stayed anywhere but oh well, we had Hilton points to burn. The hotel was pretty much the same as any embassy suites you have been in - it was very nicely kept up and though they were remodeling the upper levels while we were there, you wouldn't know it if there was not plastic covering the hallways. They was indeed a casino, but they shoved it into the corner across from the main desk, so you could hardly notice ...
... s’s for bacalaitos (fried cod fritters), tostones (twice fried and pounded plantains), and granny’s belly (pumpkin fritter with smoked cheese). Second stop was Cuatro Sombras Café for traditional Puerto Rican coffee farmed in Puerto Rico – we had a terrific macchiato. Third stop we ate alcapurria – plantain fritter stuffed with ground beef and sofrito (mixture of onion, peppers, etc…) then we topped it with pique (hot sauce). ...
... to do and explore the old city and take picture of it before catching our flight back home. Yes you guessed it, once again, she overruled."I think we should go see the caves"
That's like on the other side of the island."We have time"
Barely!"But we still have time"
What about the city"Ok fine...I mean I just really wanted to see the caves, but ok, guess we can see the city"
Dammit Ayesha, fine, lets go see the caves. You have 15 minutes to get ready ...