The CasaBlanca is a lovely hotel in a perfect location in Old San Juan. The lobby decor is Casablanca (as in the movie) themed. The classic queen room, though itty bitty tiny, is lovingly appointed and the bed is a dream. I had an interior room with no window, but I honestly didn't mind. It is such a cozy space. The staff is wonderful, particularly Manny at the front desk.
There are two negatives: (1) no elevator, but there is a strong young porter that carried luggage to and fro the suite, so if you have mobility issues this hotel is not for you; (2) breakfast/brunch is a horrific disaster. How does one mess up waffles and a mimosa? Disgusting. Don't waste your money and calories dining at the hotel restaurant. There are far too many places in the immediate vicinity for a delicious and modestly priced meal.
- 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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