To say that I am a frequent traveller would be like saying that the Gallery Inn is a hotel - talk about an under statement!
I travel constantly - in fact i have now racked up over 3 million miles on American Airlines alone! (My passport is worn out - in fact I have a new one and that is already threadbare!)
As such a leisure trip is not something I do as a matter of course - however in the case of the Gallery Inn this is truly an escape from reality. From the moment I arrive at the antique 'portal' that provides entry to this magical place I can literally feel the stress leave my body. The gardens that are part of the hotel, literally providing outdoor rooms, are filled with flowers, parrots and in many cases other guests. As I have visited this hotel many times I am welcomed as a member of the family, a glass of wine is pressed into my hand and my bags are taken to my room while I succumb to the warm embrace of Puerto Rican hospitality. Jan (gracious hostess and artist extraordinaire) proudly shows me all the improvements since my last visit - I am dizzy with excitement! From the intriguing swimming pool that was created from the ruins of an old house, to the new offerings from the gourmet kitchen, there is always something new to discover. Darkness falls - the noise from the street blends with classical music that is piped throughout the courtyards, the patios and other areas that I wander through in delight. I look forward to the next day when I can enjoy the comforts of the hotel - or travel back in time through the streets of San Juan. My magical evening ends when I climb the stairs to my incredible room - I gaze at the moon over the water through the ancient window and finally make my way to my Temper-Pedic bed where I fall into a dreamless sleep. Bliss!
Even though my stay is short I will leave refreshed and ready to face the work week - this is truly a travel haven!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This sprawling 22-room ocean-view boutique hotel features lush gardens, tree-shaded patios and secluded and private nooks at every turn. The Wine Deck offers breath-taking, panoramic views from the highest point in Old San Juan. The newly completed sculpture waterfall pool meanders through ancient brick passageways, past fragrant gardenias. Six active art studios and world-class piano recitals are all open to our guests. Unique, elegant and exotic: the Old World charm of The Gallery Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gallery Hotel San Juan