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Hotel La Playa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Calle Amapola, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Isla Verde
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is in a prime location. Read a few reviews of people complaining about abandoned building next door, its PR, what do you expect? The bartenders pour a great mojito, the food is very good, our room had an outstanding view, and the staff was helpful and friendly. We stayed here to wrap up a five night trip, staying... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I only had a few hours during a layover in San Juan and was recommended lunch at Hotel La Playa. Only 5 minutes away from the airport by taxi, $18 round trip. The food here is the freshest I've ever had; I swear they must have butchered the cow for my burger earlier that day. Girlfriend had chicken wrap, delicioso!... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We loved the customer service oriented aim to please friendly staff- especially Jessica at the front desk! The rooms were very comfy and clean. The view from the deck was beautiful- except for the abandoned building on the left and the shabby looking building on the right! Beach is close by be sure to wear water shoes or sandals- I'd... More

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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This was my second stay at Hotel la Playa. The hotel staff is attentive and friendly. The rooms are not fancy, but they are clean. The beds are quite comfortable. A cooler and mini-fridge is provided in each room. Just bring your cooler down to the bar before heading to the beach and they will gladly fill it for you.... More

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11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed one night due to flight cancellation. Room 207 overlooked the ocean … great view. No elevator, but help available to get bags to the second floor. Air conditioner not working, but a portable unit was there. We put the unit on fan and opened the windows to enjoy the warmth. Since the room was right on the ocean, we... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The entrance to this hotel--down a warren of narrow streets and next to a derelict concrete building--gives it a slightly gritty feel. But if you prefer a place with character to the sterile luxury high-rises, this is a place you would like. The hotel is steps from the Isla Verde beach, where you can stroll or rent a beach chair... More

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Bx, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here many times. The location is great! The staff friendly and efficient. The rooms are small but clean. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking. The only downside is the food. They have not changed the menu much in years and the flavors are just blah. Soggy "crabcalaitos" and sweet fried calamari??? Yuck! I will always go... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This hotel is older but clean and quiet. Small fridge, carry cooler, iron, hair dryer in room. Beds are comfortable. Continental breakfast is nice so you don't have to leave to go to a cafe. Meals are very pricey here. Lots of places to eat on the beach a little less costly. Limited free wifi but still nice to check... More

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Passaic, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The first thing you'll notice when you arrive will be the views of the ocean. The beach is literally 20 steps away from the hotel (we counted). The second thing you will notice is the abandoned building next door that the local kids enter to mess around in. The room we stayed in was small and private since it was... More

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We spent the weekend here the first weekend in September and loved it. The staff is very friendly and the location is great. They even walked us to our room. Right on the water. Breakfast is continental on the deck that faces the ocean. They even had a cooler in your room that you can use to take to the... More

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Additional Information about Hotel La Playa

Also Known As:
La Playa Hotel
La Playa Carolina
Hotel La Playa Puerto Rico/Isla Verde
Address: 6 Calle Amapola, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Playa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated 15-room motel-style hotel, restaurant and bar in Isla Verde - only 5 minutes from San Juan's airport. Only 10 steps to the best beach in San Juan from our front door. La Playita restaurant and bar on ocean-front deck for fantastic views. New 'Miami-style' design and decor feature new beds, flat-panel cable TV, air conditioning, new bathrooms and complementary continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 
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