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At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1750 McLeary Ave | Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #27 of 47 hotels in San Juan
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“You get what you pay for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are looking at this hotel as an option then I suspect you have realised that hotels in SJ are not cheap. Having read the previous reviews and now having stayed for 4 nights I would say that I was happy with my choice. Overall this hotel is good value for money as long as you realise that it is a 10 minute walk to any bars/restaurants in Condado and that the pool is small and really just a dipping pool with 2 or 3 sun loungers. I actually was not overly impressed with SJ as a city and decided to spend a day on the island of Culebra which I HIGHLY recommend if you want to laze on an amazing beach for the day, if at all possible though bring some food with you as the choice there is not great.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Just got back from a five day trip in San Juan. On the plus side: the location was in a nice residential neighborhood called Ocean Park with an uncrowded beach and numerous restaurants nearby, especially in the adjacent Condado district. The place is charming with courtyards, a deck and a pool. Staff was nice and helpful. On the minus side: the room had a musty smell and needed a good airing out. Could use a paint job too. Price was way too expensive.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Booked this hotel for a very low price ,and did not expect much. The outside and security to get in was really good.
A really nice and effective welcome met us in reception. Furniture and decor was very tasteful, everything was clean and fresh, there is a small pool and a nice little garden. Breakfast is at a sister hotel just nearby.
Our room was not big but enough for us two, with a big and comfortable bed. This hotel is a nice surprice.
Beach is 5 min walk away, the neighbourhood is of the better kind. To go to old town or to central San Juan, the buses run
Just a few minutes walk away, nr 21 or 53. Have 75 cents in coins, no bills.
All in all, if we come back to San Juan ,this will be the hotel we will try to book first.
Raimo/ Kristin

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The boutique hotel is in a quiet neighborhood and is at walking distance to the beach. It is not in a tourist area, thus you'll have a great experience. The neighborhood has some pretty nice authentic restaurant Puerto Rican restaurants. The staff is great However, the room is not that great.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We found At Wind Chimes to be a charming little inn - the staff was extremely good and friendly and helpful. It does depend upon which room you have - ours, #124, a "deluxe" room, was just great - 4 windows with great breeze, a huge and comfortable bed. There were several nice restaurants nearby - one a very popular Puerto Rican restaurant, the other a French bistro.
We reserved a parking space, so we had no trouble at all with our car, always a space.

Room Tip: Take a room on the second floor and a "deluxe" one if it is available.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I had a great experience. I did call ahead to confirm reservation. Staff was very friendly. Me and my bf dont like the crowded scene so this was a good fit for us. Only one or two more guests that we came across. Only 1 day for like and hour we shared the pool, other than that, completely for ourselves. Close to restaurants and beach. Beach with strong currents. Jets in the jacuzzi were not working at the time, but warm water. Bar only open at night for drinks, but huge flat screen ON at all times, office staff will put on tv whichever channel u wanna watch. We bought finger food and beers and watched NFL playoffs right there the two of us! I would go back. Oh, fridge was not working in room, we didn't need it anyways, but check before u buy anything if you are planning on using it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just east of Old San Juan is the upscale hotel zone and neighborhood of Condado. The At Wind Chimes Inn is an alternative to full service hotel casinos in this area. The hotel is a converted villa with only 18 rooms and the grounds and rooms are well kept and very charming. My wife and I enjoyed 4 nights here. Although the inn does not have a restaurant, several good ones are nearby.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1750 McLeary Ave | Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 47 hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A truly intimate boutique hotel, At Wind Chimes Inn is a restored Colonial Spanish Villa located in Condado, San Juan. The inn is a short block away from the nicest beach on the North Shore. Our tropical rooms have 10' ceilings, terracotta floors & private bathrooms, A/C, and basic cable TV. WIFI is available in the common areas. Visit our famous Tiki Boat Bar! ... more   less 
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At Wind Chimes Hotel San Juan
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