If you are looking for a resort type of place this is not it. This is an excellent hotel that meets all needs in a perfect location. The service is incredible. If you need something talk to Miguel. Miguel is excellent. He is helpful, funny and very knowledgeable. I have to say he is a great part of the hotel. Our room was on the small size but suited our purpose. Not sure if all the rooms are the same size. Our room had a window but it was to the hallway. A little strange but did not bother us at all. This is an old building converted to a hotel. It will have some stuff that are unconventional.
One thing, there is no elevator, stairs up and down. Thought at first it was going to be an issue but it was not. Well worth the effort for the hotel and location. The place is very clean. Even saw staff cleaning lobby every day.
We had breakfast one time there and they give you an discount but it was ok and a little pricey. You can get a better deal a couple of blocks down. Now the lobby and restaurant area is very nice.
Oh another thing, the rooms do not have hair dryers. You have to ask for one. It irritated me at first that I did not have access to a hair dryer and then realized that it was not a big deal. I ended up not drying my hair during my stay and it worked out just perfect. Sometimes we are attached to certain things that end up being no big deal.
Unable to rate WI-FI though it was available we left all electronics at home. We were on vacation. No need to be connected.
It was a great way to start our vacation in PR. We would definitely stay here again. Casablanca and Miguel, thank you for making us feel so welcomed and special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CasaBlanca is a walk-up (no elevator) Boutique Hotel with 32 guestrooms with a lot of character and a personalized experience. We want you to love San Juan as much as we do by making sure your stay is pleasant and memorable. The structure is Spanish from the 1900's therefore rooms are mid to small sized, air conditioned and impeccable. Our beds are comfortable and equipped with microfiber linens and Hypoallergenic pillows, our bathrooms are small but private and unique, with amenities from the organic brand - Archive - to microfiber towels. Please ask front desk for complimentary items you might have forgotten to pack. Also available are: iron, steamer, hairdryer, 24 hrs water, coffee and ice. Cafe Americain conveniently located in the lobby serves a delicious breakfast every morning from 7 - 10 am while streaming our favorite Hollywood movie CasaBlanca. All our guests receive 20% discount. Restaurant offers a lunch menu selection of local cuisine as well as light options as sandwiches and salads. Diner is informal and only open Thur-Sat with the best "comida Criolla"in town. Our Sun Deck offers guests a memorable experience with magical views of Old San Juan, watch the cruises as they disappear into the bay or enjoy the historical views of San Cristobal Fort next to the open Caribbean Sea. From tanning to reading, enjoy our comfortable lounge chairs, as well as our stone bathtubs provided for a deep relaxation in fresh water at your own desired temperature and time as it is open 24 hrs. Everything from our menu is available with one quick call to guest services from our service phone. Still worried about catching up with friends and family or posting your recent vacation pictures online, or maybe send a late work related email, not a problem, our high speed Internet is available everywhere in Hotel grounds. We are a smoke free, environmentally friendly, historically preserved Hotel where you will find a smiley face where ever you go! ... more less
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