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Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3315 Ponce Bypass, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 of 8 hotels in Ponce
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I travel to new places I try to stay in 'non-traditional' hotels whenever possible. Still sometimes it is just convenient to pick a recognizable hotel and stay there, especially if it's for a short stay. We recently did just that...spent two nights at this Holiday Inn. It has a nice pool...a deep end for diving (no board) and a... More

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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rolled in in late afternoon wondering about this place (not having previous info). It was a Holiday Inn, to be sure. But the dinner we had was exceptional. The pool, with the view of the Caribbean is large and deep. We had the normal buffet breakfast which was not included but not expensive. The casino seemed to be hoping,... More

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm sad to write this review, as a local puertorican customer. I choose this hotel based on good experiences I had staying in IHG hotels in mainland USA. I wish I can rate this experience better but the room I was given should be placed in the "Out-of-Service" list. The double beds are so small not even 2 kids can... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, responded to this review

Dear JLA00783, Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a detailed review of our property. It seems that you did not experience an exemplary hotel stay with regards to the room accommodation and amenities. We apologize for the inconvenience these aspects have caused you and your family. As far as the... More

Gilbert, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Couldn't find a hotel on the south side of the island until this one, picture shows that it was close to the ocean it really is up on the hill over top of the freeway, you can see the ocean that you're not close to it. but it was a place to sleep, clean, and reasonable prices,

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Greeted by a friendly clerk who assigned us a room with balcony on the fifth floor overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Port of Ponce off in the distance. Room was well-appointed and clean and extremely quiet -- certainly enjoyed our stay and would stay again at this hotel.

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Sterling, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed here one night as we made our way around the island. There didn't seem to be many quests staying at the hotel when we were there which I think was more to do with when we visited. The hotel is in good shape. The rooms were clean and looked to have been renovated fairly recently. The pool is... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Recently we stayed here for. Conference. The hotel is tastefully decorated. The staff was very kind and helpful. Our room had pool view as well as ocean view. Food at restaurant was ok but not spectacular. The hotel is not in the center of city but is worth the drive.

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Nassau, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I arrived in Ponce P.R. Mercedita Airport at approximately 4:30 am. I had booked reservations to stay at the Ponce Holiday Inn. I arrived at the hotel and the place appeared clean, but there was no doorman or bellman to help you with your luggage!! The receptionist was very nice, very professional; she checked me into a room on the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, responded to this review

Dear FJ5862, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. It is hugely motivating for us that you have acknowledged the efforts of our staff. Surely they will be happy to learn about your kind words for them. Conversely, I am very disappointed to read about the challenges you had with the noise,... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had a nice ocean view and the balcony faced the pool which was pretty at night. Make sure you get directions from the hotel even though mapquest was accurate. The streets in Ponce have no signs and leaving the Dan Juan airport was very confusing. This is one of the worst places when it comes to driving and streets... More

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Santurce, PR
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband and I visited this hotel just for one night while attending a conference that was being held there. Our last-minute reservation was at a great price $ 138.00 dollars including taxes, breakfast buffet and tips. The breakfast buffet: scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, Danish, fresh fruits, coffee and orange juice. Also you can order omelet, hot cereals... More

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Address: 3315 Ponce Bypass, Ponce 00728, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Ponce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Para informaciÏŒn en Español, haga click: Holiday Inn Ponce HotelBeautifully nestled on top of a panoramic mountain with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and the Historical City of Ponce known as the City of Museums. The Holiday Inn Ponce Hotel & Tropical Casino offers 116 renovated and spacious guest rooms and junior suites with individually climate control air conditioners and private balconies. Privileged location - El Tropical Casino located in our main lobby opened 24 hours daily. We are located just one mile from the Speed and Splash Water and Racing Theme Park and only 7 miles from the new Costa Caribe Golf Course. Easy access to the heart of Ponce and the tourists zone. Located 80 miles from the main airport Luis Munoz Marin in San Juan and only 12 miles away from the regional Mercedita Airport. Smoke detectors & fire sprinklers. Olympic size pool and kiddy pool with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. Banquet and meeting facilities for up to 300 persons. Wheel Chair Accessible and non-smoking rooms available. Locally acclaimed restaurant 'Tanama,' Ponce's Nouvelle Cuisine. Live music Friday and Saturday at the Barlavista Lobby Bar with a breathtaking view of the pool and Caribbean Sea. Game Room. Fitness Center. El Tropical Casino is open daily 24 hours with the newest tropical atmosphere. ... more   less 
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