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“Great location with EXCELLENT service!” 4 of 5 stars
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Coral Princess Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1159 Magdalena Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Merrimack, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great location with EXCELLENT service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

After spending 10 days at the Coral Princess my boyfriend and i would say that the room and the location was very good the service at the front desk and housecleaning was excellent We would highly recommend for anyone who needs clean bright place to stay with a friendly staff Walking to the beach ,restaurants and bars took only several minutes. The staff had many great tips on how to make the vacation memorable, all of their suggestions were perfect ,so be sure and ask for recommendations

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great location and great value. The hotel is literally 2 blocks from the beach, around the corner from Walgreen's, around the corner from Starbuck's and all of the restaurants. An excellent fitness centre is a 3 minute walk away. The location is just perfect.

The rooms were very clean and modern. Flat screen TV, marble floor, and all other necessities. The rooms were small however. We spent most of our time outside the room so it was perfect for us.

There are 2 great outdoor spaces in the hotel. The third floor has a rooftop patio with a hot tub. There is a lot of room up there and hardly anyone goes up there. The 2nd floor also has a nice sitting area. The main floor has a pool and sitting areas.

The breakfast every morning was just average. It was a continental breakfast with juice, milk, coffee and hot chocolate.

The staff were excellent. They are very polite and very helpful with finding out which buses to take to get to destinations, which restaurants are the best to eat at, which shows are the best to go to, etc.

The neighborhood of Condado is in the perfect spot as it is halfway between Old San Juan and Isla Verde.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

this is our 2nd visit. The staff is always welcoming and knowledgeable, when we come through the front door and lobby. It's a quaint property, updated furnishings, elevator access to most floors - everything you need for a short stay. Location is a plus, to the beach, to restaurants and bars. Try out the small pool to cool off, or sit in the rooftop hottubs. Breakfast was continental with lots of coffee. One comment/recommendation, service staff cannot provide attention to detail while on their cell phone. Book early for this hotel, it's often full. See you next time - if you have room for us!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and I chose the Coral Princess for our annual romantic getaway and we were not disappointed. Although sometimes we do stay in large resorts, this time we wanted a small, quiet property in walking distance to hotels, public transportation and the beach. The Coral Princess is perfect if this is what you are looking for, and what you save for the room rate you can spend on restaurants and the like. The Coral Princess is small (only 25 rooms), clean and quiet. Our room (#4 on the first floor) had a queen platform bed with window looking out to the pool, small fridge, ample closet space, desk and chair, and air conditioning. It was smallish (about 12x12) and simply decorated (similar to style of IKEA furnishings) and included a great bath with jacuzzi tub/shower combo, sleek modern sink with storage drawers underneath and a large mirror. Pure white towels were clean and VERY soft. Hotel provided daily body wash, shampoo and conditioner plus lovely olive oil/orange scented bar soap. The front desk was manned 24/7 with very friendly and helpful staff (they gave us great advice about navigating public transportation). Margarita, the manager is a delight! When we were hard pressed to find a restaurant/club to celebrate New Year's Eve, Margarita got right on it and within an hour had found the perfect venue that matched our style and our budget; we cannot thank her enough! This intimate hotel is located on a quiet street (Magdalena Street) one block from the main avenue (Ashford Ave) lined with restaurants. The beach is two blocks away, and though the sand is clean and soft the ocean there is rough so we took a 15 min taxi to Carolina Beach which was gorgeous with warm, calm waters. The hotel has 3 floors, with a rooftop hot tub, outdoor sofas and pool table (inside). Continental, self serve breakfast is included with lovely indoor/outdoor seating surrounded by tropical plants. We very much hope to stay at the Coral Princess Hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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620 reviews 620 reviews
83 hotel reviews
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307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

My wife and stayed there earlier this year and no problem whatsoever with this hotel. The rooms were clean and not too small. The only drawback was the construction across the street. But we understand that it has nothing to do with the hotel itself. The staff were extremely friendly and helped with dinning options every night!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I chose Coral Princess based on the mostly positive feedback here at Tripadvisor. After spending one night, my right foot was covered with bed bug bites. Bugs also bit my arm. I promptly complained to the manager, who apologized and offered to refund me 50% of my one-night stay. I requested a full refund, which she politely declined. I was not in the mood, nor I had the time to spend my last day on the island arguing over a hotel bill, so I reluctantly accepted, and quickly checked out. Basic sanitation is something to be expected at any hotel, and anything less is not only poor customer service, but also a complete disregard for someone's health.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are looking for a resort type hotel it is not the place to go, but if you are looking for a good place, with excellent location and with a good price this is the place to go.
We stayed at this Hotel during thanksgiving weekend, we travel with two babies. They gave us the room number II just in front of the breakfast area, it is a very spacious room just in the first floor and just next to the kitchen area, it was perfect for us specially because we were traveling with two little babies. The room has a refrigerator and it is also next to the pool.
If having a nice pool is important to you, here you won't find it, the pool is small, but for us it was just OK. The hotel is just a few blocks away from the beach, these are the same beaches from the big hotels of this area. And all the area is perfect for walking, shopping, activities, take pictures, and visit good restaurants.
The breakfast is very good, different kind of juices and it includes eggs and jam.
They have internet access, but I was not able to get it from my room. Margarita the manager and all the employees were very warm and helpful.
If you are looking for a good location in a warm and cozy place where you will feel at home but you don't want to overpay for staying in a big resort, this hotel is the place to go. I highly recommend this place, hopefully in my next visit they will have baby cribs and the internet access from my room will be working.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1159 Magdalena Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coral Princess Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coral Princess Hotel is an elegant 25-room boutique-style hotel offering the business traveler and families an excellently priced alternative in a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Managed by its owners, you will receive personalized quality service that will surely make you feel at home. Located a two-minute walk from famous Conado Beach, Coral Princess Hotel is a block from boutique shops, over 15 restaurants, coffee shops, and casinos. It is centrally located just 5 minutes from Old San Juan and the Puerto Rico Convention Center, 10 minutes from Hato Rey business district, and 10 minutes from the international airport and Isla Verde. Enjoy your complimentary Deluxe complimentary continental breakfast served daily at the hotel’s courtyard, stroll down Ashford Avenue, or swim and sunbathe at our pool or nearby Condado Beach. We'll make you feel at home! You will sure want to come back. Complimentary high speed internet access in room and WiFi in public areas. ... more   less 
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