I liked everything. The staff was incredibly accommodating. The hotel itself was amazing and exactly what I wanted, which was a place with character and charm. Do yourself a favor and stay here.
The attention to detail and quality was evident in the furnishings and finishes of the hotel. The staff as courteous and responsive and the daily guest wine and cheese reception was a nice touch. It's location is hard to beat and the hotel blends well into the historical city of Old San Juan. There is a lot of traffic directly outside. Not good for early check in.
It's a historic building with an invaluable art collection. Their claim to have a pool is ludicrous.
Beautiful hotel, wonderful hosts, located in an old world city.
Every staff interaction was terrific. Friendly, eager, helpful, welcoming. Front desk, restaurant (tapas bar, food and staff shine!) History just walks the halls with you! The rooftop pool and hot tub with harbor view at sunset was something special. Then we left a coat behind, and discovered it after our cruise ship left, they packed it up and Shipped it home. Having to leave so soon. Should have booked a much longer stay!
Staff was super friendly and helpful. Joyce promptly answered my emails/questions before we got there. Location was perfect. Right in Old Town San Juan. Couldn't find an outlet in the bathroom. Made it a bit more difficult to get ready in the morning. Room was small but wasn't an issue for us because we were only in our room to sleep.
Hotel was very cleaned, staff was so attentive and personable, room was comfortable enough for 2 people.
This was our second visit. We love the historic and quaint atmosphere this hotel provides, exactly the experience we wanted in Old San Juan. This small hotel is not crowded and staff treat you like a personal guest. They go above and beyond to help you and ensure you enjoy your stay. It can be a bit noisy but at no fault of the hotel. When you stay on Fortaleza St you are in the center of the action and hear music from neighboring restaurants. We did not mind this. Being in the center of things was important to us and we felt part of the activity and excitement that is Old San Juan.
We loved our stay at this cozy little boutique hotel in the heart of Old San Juan! Lots of character and small rooms (which we liked and found so comfortable). Loved the chandeliers in the bedroom and even bathroom! The staff was so accommodating and friendly and hauled my overstuffed, incredibly heavy bag all the way up 5 flights of stairs with no problem (they don't have an elevator yet). The rooftop was so unique and overlooked the city too! I would highly recommend if you're looking for a different kind of experience than the Hilton and big chain hotels. They're currently installing an elevator but the staff will gladly carry bags up the stairs for you.
Friendly helpful staff. Excellent location. Iconoclastic décor. I very much enjoyed staying at this hotel, but it does not meet the lowest level of fire safety standards. There is only one open stairway leading to all the floors and no secondary means of escape--not even a fire escape. There is not separation between the lobby and the restaurant. There is no sprinkler system.
This is a very charming little hotel in a great location in the middle of Old San Juan, and the staff is incredibly friendly. I highly recommend it. The bed was pretty hard. I overpaid because I booked through this site. I would have paid much less booking with the hotel directly. I recommend you do that.
The position is great , the staff is excellent, clean, nice,the best place to walk Old San Juan
Beautiful hotel!!! Excellent staff! Fantastic location. Our A/C was leaking and they could not get it to stop. The hotel had no other rooms available so to fix the problem they moved us to a nearby hotel. The new place was beautiful as well and it felt like we got an upgraded room. We were very impressed with how the situation was resolved so quickly and smoothly. Nothing! Would have loved to have stayed there if the A/C would have stopped leaking. But they fixed the situation very quickly.
I liked the location on Calle Fortaleza, close to good restaurants and to parking lot. The room was incredibly small. I need to talk to someone in the front desk to get my key, and they had a sign that says "for help text x number". Nobody answered until the next day when I had left already. How did I finally get my key? I opened the desk and there it was, no help, no security, no supervision. I just took it and kept going.
The hotel had so much character and thought put into every detail. our room was gorgeous! They were very accommodating about us leaving our luggage in a side room when we were several hours early for check in.
La Terraza is a beautifully restored hotel with tile flooring, alcoves, and a beautiful rooftop terrace. There are modern touches as well like walk in showers, flat screen TVs, and a rather reasonably priced mini bar. The beds were very comfortable and the view from the terrace was pretty impressive. Last but not least, Carmen, the front desk manager/coffee barista was incredibly charming, kind, and knowledgeable. If you're looking for a place to stay in Old San Juan, this is it! There is virtually no street parking available which I believe is just a symptom of that part of the city. However, there is a parking garage around the corner but it's a flat rate of $20/24-hrs so be prepared. We also had a difficult time getting to the hotel once we reached Old San Juan due to construction and lots of one way streets. I suggest avoiding the rental car and using some sort of public transport or your own two legs.
The facilities and staff were excellent. Beautiful rooms, old world charm with modern water pressure and comfy beds. St. Germain is just down the street, and fabulous coffee right around the corner. The infinity pool is hoy tub sized, but the view is lovely.
Quaint. The staff was very friendly and hospitable. It was a perfect location for seeing old San Juan The room we had was next to the kitchen so we heard noises throughout the night. But it wasn't bad and I would still come back. My wife and I loved the room overall.
Proof super friendly and helpful and the place was awesome!!!! Perfect location
My wife and I wanted something genuinely Puerto Rican and this did it. Only 1 day but very enjoyable in the center of Old San Juan with easy access to anything. Staff was super friendly. Even held our bags after check out so we could keep exploring before boarding a cruise. THEN they kept our bags again, 1 week later when we returned from our cruise and had another 5 hours to kill even though we didn't book another night. A+++
It is a very nice boutique hotel. It is close (walking distance) to all the attractions in Old San Juan. Very friendly staff. Our room had a dining table, family room, hammoc, and a niece view to San Juan harbor. Perfect price for Old San Juan. There is no parking like all the other hotels in Old San Juan (500 years old city). Some areas need to dust off more often than they do.
The best locaction and reasonable price. Welcoming and helpful staff. Charming old structure. Incredible to walk out the door and see the Capilla del Cristo right there. Because of it old structure lots of stairs and ups and downs and delicate plumbing. But that's part of the charm! No staff at night but phone in case any problems arise.
Old world charm, quiet, helpful staff, in the heart of Old San Juan, friendly cats, beautiful art work, and a comfortable mattress. Nothing.
The location was excellent & the staff very friendly. The room is original & decor great, just a bit too tight for comfort.The breakfast request was for 7am, it arrived at 7:20, with taxi pick up at 8am. Maybe a selection of tea, not just green tea, and coffee ready & hot h20 would have taken off the edge.
Cozy & comfortable, beautiful decor and great location to explore the city. Very friendly and helpful staff. The walls/doors were a little thin, so we could hear everything going on outside
Nærhet til severdigheter i San Juan, ligger midt i smørøyet og var derfor vi valgte det. Standarden på rommene svarte ikke til forventningene i forhold til pris...var og irriterende med ekstra låst dør, som gjorde at vi måtte ha hjelp til, for å komme til rommene.
Beliggenhet. Avstand til Cruiseterminal.
Service and location.
Room was dated, hair in bathroom, toilet clogged, shower head calcified and dirty, twin sized bed and I order to get an additional two size bed you have to pay $25-$50... Last but not least bed bugs, I stayed one night and got out of there. Location
Location was great
large room, great balcony view, right in the heart of old San Juan
Location in the center of Old San Juan is great. I did not like that I paid extra for a room with balcony access that didn't have it. The doors were locked with key. When I asked for assistance with the doors the staff acted surprised that they were locked with key and none of them knew where to find them or how to get the doors open. The air conditioning was also set to heater when we arrived to the room. When we mentioned the staff member at the front desk simply said to wait it out for it to cool off. Sorry but if I wanted heat in Puerto Rico I could simple open the balcony doors. Oh never mind those were yet another amenity that was falsely advertised.
Cheap hotel one step above a hostel.
Located in the middle of Old San Juan. Easy walk to most everything. Hotel was built in 1860, so it's not super modern. Most everything works, just a little slow sometimes. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Would stay again. Wasn't disappointed in much, just understand going in that it's 155 years old.
I wouldn't stay there again. I was treated poorly by the hotel staff and service seemed to be inexistent except for the very nice cleaning lady. It's over priced for what it is and shouldn't be so well rated. the service was the worst I've ever experienced. The manager yelled at me with no apparent issue. He yelled for something that had happened the previous night.
The location is very central to visit the Old San Juan area. The description of the hotel indicates that they have parking, when I almost get there I called for directions to the parking and they said "We don't offer parking". Well the main reason I chose this hotel was because of the parking, I know for sure that parking in Old San Juan can be a nightmare. To make it worse, it Rained, but that's not the hotels fault of course.
the continental breakfast was terrible. just bad coffee and white bread
Excellent front desk, very friendly with good suggestions about restaurants and things to do. The room was very large and clean, the king size bed was wonderful with top quality sheets. The location cannot be beat for those interested in the Old City. This hotel is right in the middle of Old San Juan and our window view faced out over unsightly rooftops -- but there is no way for the hotel to address this problem! No coffee machine in room (would have been nice since our flight left before the breakfast room opened).
The staff were very helpful in recommending good places for an authentic experience in old San Juan and helping with transportation. The rooms were very quiet, roomy and clean and the central location was perfect for walking around the city, day or night. The air conditioning is controlled in a central location and at times it got rather warm before the A/C kicked in.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Location was excellent-close to many good restaurants and the cruise ship terminal. Room smelled very musty. There was no window nor any way to control the room's temperature. It was very cold in the room.
Large rooms, sparsely furnished, but very clean. The hotel staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.
The front desk was very helpful and accommodating. Rooms were big and quite comfortable. Our room had a view of an old building, but who cares, we weren't there for the view. No coffee/tea maker in room. A/C way too cold, but was adjusted when asked.
perfect position downtown of Old San Juan Following our stay in this Hotel, we were not happy with our selection: 1th - the room had no windows 2nd - we had less than 18° C (approx. 64° F) in our room because the air condition could not be regulated or switched off. After the first night we made a complaint on the lobby. Following their caretaker tried to close the fan / blower in the rooms - but without sucess. The morning after we had taken a beautiful cold for the next 3 days... For this hotel we can't make any recommandation - also when the position is perfect downtown of Old San Juan.
Location This hotel required me to give them my credit card number upon arrival. Which I did. But my room was already bought and paid for through Booking.com three months earlier. I then spent a week on a cruise ship and never used my credit card again. When I returned home I found that my credit card had been used for a booking at the Sheraton (an unauthorized charge since I never stayed there) Since S & J Suites is the only place that recieved my credit card number my assumption is that the number was stolen and by someone at the S & J Suites and used fraudulently. I have turned the matter over to the fraud unit at my credit card company for their investigation. The night manager's name who took my credit card # at the S & J Suites is Angel.
Convenient location, clean rooms noisy, poor air conditioning, lights did not all work. No safe. no dead bolt/security chain. No continental breakfast as advertised. TV channels were few and uninteresting