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Oceana Hostal Playero

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1853 McLeary Ave | Ocean Park/Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico (Formerly Beach Buoy Inn)
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Ranked #22 of 24 San Juan B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Bloomington, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were staying at this place just because it is close to the airport; we had a 7am flight from San Juan. We were winding up our PR trip and thought we'd stay close nearby the airport. There was some confusion about our reservation; we had mentioned we were 3 adults while making the reservation on Booking.com and yet, we... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Didn't actually stay here as even though we had reservations when arriving from Canada no room was available when we got there. Overall impression from lobby was not great. Better plays to stay in the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We wanted to stay away from the main tourist areas in San Juan, and found this little hotel. It was clean, had a/c, fridge, stove, etc, like a little condo. It definitely was not a five star resort, but that wasn't what we wanted. We wanted a good local place where we could see the real Puerto Rico. Oceana was... More

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had two nights to kill in San Juan before picking up rental car and going to Palmas del Mar timeshare (in Humacao, PR) for a week. Was really surprised to find this one on my company reservation site (AMEX), for half the price of any chain hotels in the same area. You get what you pay for. I checked in... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Beware, customer service is almost nonexistent. Never apologized for any of the complaints. Asked for ice, since there was not an ice machine for guest and it took two hours for them to bring it after they said it would take 30 minutes. Never even offered and apology. Double charged credit card and when called to question was told I... More

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Plano, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

If I could describe this place in two words is would be: disgusting and weird. I went on vacation with my family and were completely shocked at what we saw. Once we got to the room we couldn't stop laughing. We travel a lot and we have stayed at quite a few hotels and motels and I have to say... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Conveniently located only a block from the beach. A block in the other direction is a major avenue with lots of shopping/dining options and bus routes. No helpful advice offered upon check-in. Are towels available to borrow to take to the beach? Who knows? Was the complimentary breakfast mentioned? Nope. What we remember from check in was the FD clerk... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Room with dirty walls, dirty doors, stained, night lamp not working, a/c not cooling properly, very small bathroom and shower not well cleaned, no elevator, TV like a computer screen, no phone extension in room, wake up call knocking on your door. Breakfast just toast with jelly, banana, coffee and juice...limited. Not staying there again.

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Jackson, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This place is a bit on the "worn" side...maybe it always was. It has an air of 1970's seediness that just might appeal to some. We knew it had some "ify" ratings before we went; we were not distressed or disappointed. I agree with my wife when I say this COULD be a fun hotel if the owners showed it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Booked this hotel last minute at a decent price. I could have stayed at a main chain hotel for the same price, but I choose this place. The hotel is in the hood there was a hooker on the corner, I'm not joking. The placed smelled as we walked in and not to mention the AC didn't work and it... More

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Address: 1853 McLeary Ave | Ocean Park/Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico (Formerly Beach Buoy Inn)
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceana Hostal Playero 2*
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Once you arrive, the warm welcome of our Staff gives you a glimpse of why Oceana has become the most popular Inn in San Juan, in a prime address, one block from famous Condado Beach, offering the best value for money. Oceana features comfortable Guest Rooms plus Studios and One-Bedroom Suites equipped with full kitchen, very roomy to accommodate up to 6 sleepers. Breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are always free. ... more   less 
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