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Sandy Beach Hotel

2.0 of 5
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4 Condado Avenue | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico (Formerly El Canario by the Sea)
Sandy Beach Hotel
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Ranked #36 of 45 Hotels in San Juan
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were definite faults with this hotel. The place is much older and not maintained too well. The bathrooms in the rooms are small and everything is a little mix-matched. But it offers a shower outside for after you get out of the ocean. Tons of places nearby. A neat breakfast place is upstairs that overlooks the ocean with a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a birthday getaway, the hotel is fairl small but just right! literally 10 steps away from the beach, our room was great and turn down service was given every day, with fresh towels, the staff was freindly, but the overnight desk agent was very rude, kind of turns you off, and gives everyone else a bad name. bed... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is very small, but close to the beach, you can walk from this hotel to the beach, the staff are very friendly, the room was kind old, the bathroom was dirty, no clean, the phone was no working. Like I say one night is ok, and the price is to higher for what u get.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you are considering this hotel, you should really keep looking. Let me start by saying the walkway to get up to the hotel is horrible. Try carrying luggage up this ramp while its wet, impossible. The only good thing about our stay is that the front desk clerks were helpful and friendly. Once inside the room, we couldn't believe... More 

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although close to a beach hotel was the worst place I've ever stayed at. Elevator stopped 6 inches before floor reached. Room without shampoo, towels were worn an dingy, dirty looking. Air conditioner was rusty and ready to fall from window. I have a nice itchy rash on my neck since staying there, should have left immediately after seeing room.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed before and after a cruise and this hotel was perfect for our needs. As others have said it's quite basic but clean and much better value than a lot of the hotels in San Juan. Location was perfect, cheap taxis from the airport and to the cruise terminal. And bus to Old Town just on the corner. The... More 

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