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The Gallery Inn

204 - 206 Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #10 of 21 San Juan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Englewood, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only add to what others have already written about the aptly named The Gallery Inn. It is not your usual hotel chain hotel. It has been Jan, the owner's, life work, and I have much respect for what it represents. Its full of nooks and crannies, sculpture, art, and, best of all, parrots. It is just fascinating. There... More

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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 days here recently and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The friendly staff made us feel right at home. We enjoyed the unique character of all the nooks and crannies of the hotel and were encouraged to look all around. Don't miss the music room! I will say that this hotel is not for those who thrive on large... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is way more than your typical hotel. Hotel doesn't even seem like a fair thing to call The Gallery. The inside is full of nooks and crannies to explore and don't miss happy hour with the owner every evening. She brings in amazing talented artists such as acapella groups and dualing pianos depending on the night there to... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from a week stay at the Gallery Inn, and it was great. The photos of this hotel really don't do it enough justice, its even better in person! I typically chose the big corporate hotels when travelling, but this was a refreshing change and really reflects the charm of the city, with personable staff and great... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, we read the reviews before we booked and wondered if we would be one of the "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" reviewers ourselves. If you like the style of Marriott when you travel, don't book The Gallery Inn. There is dust under the beds, the plumbing is old, there is a feeling of clutter and disorder. However, this B&B... More

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Jantheartist, Owner at The Gallery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and we love you! It's so refreshing to hear from someone who really "gets" us. This has been my home for over 50 years, and the most interesting people in the world come to visit. We're comfortable, welcoming, and at the same time elegant. We don't like white paint. We work very hard to make everything look like... More

Seattle, WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every room in this eclectic and fun hotel is different. I loved getting to our room via a spiral staircase, but it was on the smaller side (our friends paid the same for a much larger room) and I did not appreciate running out of hot water with every shower, regardless of when I took the shower. The staff said... More

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Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was facing the ocean, which also faces the busiest road in Old San Juan. Had to wear ear plugs to sleep. When we asked to be moved they could only move us for 3 nights and then we would have to move back. Found out this was due to a tv production company being there and they pretty... More

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Jantheartist, Owner at The Gallery Inn, responded to this review

Dear Maureen: Thank you for your review. It does help, very much, to hear our guests experiences. From that, we can make necessary changes and improvements that may have slipped our eyes. I can see from your stay date, that you came to Old San Juan during one of the two busiest months of the year. We so much want... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is the perfect place to have a wedding. We invited just enough guests to book the entire hotel (26 rooms), and it was so cool to have every person in the hotel be someone that we knew. The Gallery Inn is within walking distance to the forts, a $25-ish (every cab charges differently) taxi ride from Isla Verde... More

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Santa Fe New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Love staying in unusual small hotels where the owner is involved in providing a special experience. Location is unbeatable; our room overlooking the sea was small but fantastically decorated (very comfortable large bed). Small bathroom with smallish towels. Loved the parrots, the art everywhere, wandering around the hotel exploring the different public rooms and terraces, the staff who helped with... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
39 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Everything you read on Tripadvisor about the Gallery Inn, the good and the bad, is correct. First the good: (1) location, location, location, the Inn is near everything in Old San Juan; (2) a wonderful, charming, friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to please; (3) a fascinating and beautiful owner (a lady of a certain age, as they used to say), whose... More

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Address: 204 - 206 Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This sprawling 22-room ocean-view boutique hotel features lush gardens, tree-shaded patios and secluded and private nooks at every turn. The Wine Deck offers breath-taking, panoramic views from the highest point in Old San Juan. The newly completed sculpture waterfall pool meanders through ancient brick passageways, past fragrant gardenias. Six active art studios and world-class piano recitals are all open to our guests. Unique, elegant and exotic: the Old World charm of The Gallery Inn. ... more   less 
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