I moved here for the second week of my stay after a very disappointing first week stay at the El San Juan by Hilton just across the road. This hotel should be the model for customer service and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are smaller than the El San Juan and so is the pool, but they more them compensate. They have a full breakfast buffet included in the price, free snacks EVERY evening abd free cocktails mon to Fri. They also have 24hr tea and lovely coffee available in the lobby ( tea/coffee maker and fridge also in room, unlike the trumped up El San Juan, who removed all the coffee makers in the room and also the frindge–$25delivery charge if you want one!!) Free 10min massage 3 times a week as well. Bit of aircraft noise by poolside, but doesnt affect sleep in room due to the good double glazing. Eating, there is the La Panaderia Canarias just across the road that does day specials from $8. It also does b/fast and pastries. Restaurants in San Juan are largely expensive and everyone slaps a large tax at the end. Large 24hr supermarket “Pueblo” just behind the hotel ( take Diaz ave, next to hotel) as well as Walgreens across the road. Bus stop to Old San Juan in front of El San Juan hotel–make sure you have 0.75c per person in coins as bus does not accept notes. Free trolley ride around Old San Juan, just outside the bus terminal. If you take the open trolley it is a much better ride. Barcardi brewery–take short ferry ride from Pier 2 (0.50cts each way) the $3 taxi ride per person each way. The tour once you reach the factory is free and you get 2 free Barcardi cocktails.
Hampton Inn & Suites,
6530 Isla Verde Ave