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Hotel Plaza De Armas

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle San Jose 202, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent two nights at this hotel. The employees were friendly and helpful. The room wa small but clean and the bed was comfortable. Good deal for the price. In the heart of Old San Juan everything is within a walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is located across from the city hall in Old San Juan. Thus the location is quite convenient; and everything is within walking distance. The hotel property is of some historical significance, as it is in the historic area. I stayed in one of the interior rooms, thus, it has no windows; only an interior patio, but you have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is excellent for shopping and sightseeing. However wifi should be made available in the rooms. The experience was a great mix of the architecture of Old San Juan and modern housing. A restaurant would be a useful addition to the service provided

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Plaza De Armas three nights. I had a single room without a window. I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable and quiet the room was during my three day stay. I got plenty of uninterrupted rest. The staff was friendly but the third shift attendant was especially knowledgable and helpful. The location is... More

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Encino, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In old town closed to all places. nice friemdly and helpfull staff. Clean place.need to have better wifi and tv in room has some problems. Slow elevator .better restaurant out side the hotel.Good for just have coffee.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love everything about this hotel, and especially the people. My favorite people are the ones who say, "maybe there is something I can do." Their generosity extends beyond their responsibilities, their job, their obligations, to some recess of their conscience that wants to be a better person or at least make the world a better place. When you step... More

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LuisGarzon, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Plaza De Armas, responded to this review

A million thanks it's not enough Vermont_Jo to express our gratitude to your amazing comment about your recent stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas. All of our staff are really delighted for your opinion about us and happy because our mission is to give every person who arrives here a great service. We really enjoy reading your expressions and certainly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself was fine, we just made the mistake to book a room with window. The street is pretty noisy at night by itself. But to top it off, they were doing some roadwork on Calle Fortalezza, so all evening and all night there was jack hammering and truck noise. On top of that: although this is a non... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is my first vacation in the old city of San Juan, and it is the best place to stay, Plaza De Armas Hotel; I love the place, I love the location, I love the people, and the surroundings. I would definitely love to be there again.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I called late afternoon and they were able to get me into a room. It was perfect for what I wanted and needed. The room and bathroom were very clean. The bed was comfortable and the room was just the right size. This hotel is in a great location in the heart of Old San Juan. The plaza right outside... More

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Roseburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was beautiful. Walkin distance to everything n had an awesome view!!!!!! You are by the restaurants as well. We walked to the water and seen a cruise ship at port n ate Senor Frogs. The weekends are awesome. U can walk down n see tons of vendors n eat amazing food all without driving a car. I Will only... More

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Address: Calle San Jose 202, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plaza De Armas 2*
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza De Armas
Howard Johnson San Juan
Howard Johnson Old San Juan
San Juan Howard Johnson

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Welcome to Hotel Plaza De Armas, located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel Plaza De Armas is for travelers looking to be in the heart of Old San Juan, our hotel is in a coveted location in the historic quarter. Hotel Plaza de Armas is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. The blue cobblestone streets of the old city sprawl out in every direction and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment abounds. The hotel's Spanish colonial-inspired lounge is decorated in rich red and gold with warm lighting and leather couches.A completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums and art galleries. We are just a block away from the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.The cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Construction of Cathedral San Juan began began in 1521.[1]The cathedral contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León.The 50 rooms at the Hotel Plaza De Armas are wrapped around a spacious inner courtyard. They're clean and modest with simple touches such as wood wardrobes, headboards and nightstands, and stainless steel lamps. All rooms have clock radios, coffeemakers, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe and a television with cable. Suites have floor-to-ceiling shutters that open for views of the cobblestone streets. Some suites have small refrigerators and sofa beds. The modest standard rooms have no windows. Suites have windows overlooking the historic district. Hotel Plaza De Armas also offers high-speed Internet access.From its uniquely Spanish-colonial architecture to its comforting in-room amenities, the Hotel Plaza De Armas PR offers guests the perfect blend of Old World charm and New World elegance. We are just a walking distance from the City Hall (Alcaldia) of Old San Juan and right next to an 18th century building where you can find the Department of State. Also we have a trolley stop right outside our door .We look forward to welcoming you at Hotel Plaza De Armas! ... more   less 
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