I was a little nervous after reading some of the negative comments but am here to report that the Acacia was a wonderful little hotel. It was spotlessly clean, charming and quaint. It is only steps to the beach and in walking distance of some eateries. In our travels we found that Acacia was so much nicer than the modern high-rise hotels that we passed.
The staff was pleasant and very helpful. Thanks to Maria del Feliz for her hospitality and Johnita for such a warm welcome and for hauling our suitcases up the stairs. They always reminded us to stay hydrated and always had orange or lemon infused cold water at the desk.
The view from 207 had to be the best. 307 MIGHT have been better but it was another flight up. 207 had two King beds, a big mounted TV (with many shows in English), a small table and chair set and lots of other space to move around. The bathroom was unique with its copper-colored tile.
Niche was a little expensive for dinner but breakfast was reasonable and beautifully served. Thanks to Hector for his great service.
We ate in a lot of Puerto Rican restaurants in Old San Juan but once back at the hotel, you will find some cafes, Burger King (food served with a Puerto Rican flair) and Church’s Chicken on Loiza, just east of Taft. Kasalta Bakery was a little further east at 1966 Calle McLeary.
There is a Quiznos (with delicious soft ice cream, sandwiches, soup and groceries), a short distance on Loiza, just west of Taft. Just past Quiznos, is Bebos restaurant (with a variety of Puerto Rican dishes) and a large grocery store with lots of take- out food and snacks and a drug store.
Among other things, we spent 2 days in San Juan and took advantage of the tour to the Rain Forest, picking us up right at the door. Bus service was “spotty”, to say the least and we were never able to catch a bus anywhere. Ended up taking cabs.
I am pleased to be able to tell my photography club that the Acacia is the place to stay when they visit Puerto Rico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Acacia Boutique Hotel is a restored villa located in Condado, San Juan, literally steps 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. Free WIFI is available in the Rooms. Niche is the restaurant in the hotel that serves breakfast and dinner. It is one of the finest dining experiences in the San Juan area. After dinner enjoy a relaxing soak in Puerto Rico's largest Jacuzzi/Spa while sipping on a mojito. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Acacia Seaside Hotel
- Acacia Seaside San Juan