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“Great for a night before a cruise” 4 of 5 stars
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Da House Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   312 San Francisco St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great for a night before a cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We flew into San Juan the night before our cruise and were just looking for some place to sleep. Every where else I looked was 2-3 times the cost or required a 2 night stay. Didn't need anything special but a bed and bathroom. This place was perfect. The only thing I would have liked was a hair drier in the room. I didn't pack one since there was one on the ship. The guy at the front desk was really helpful in keeping our bags so we could see Old Town before heading to the ship and made a great lunch suggestion.

- They do not have an elevator. If you can't carry your own bags, don't stay here.
- They do not have resort amenities. If you must have your pool and other luxuries, don't stay here.
- They do not have TVs or Wifi. If you have to be connected, don't stay here.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This hotel was suggested to us by neighbors as a funky place to stay. Price was great and they were very accommodating to give us rooms close by for us and our kids. Decor was cool, the roof deck was nice, and the artisan shop downstairs was neat. The location was in a fun area of town. But, if you want to get some sleep, this is not the place to stay. The bar downstairs, Nuyorica, has live music every night until the wee hours, so if your room is on the exterior, you will experience the music and the audience for a long time. We did know that going in, but were still a little surprised at how long it lasted and how loud it was. But, we still enjoyed it!

Room Tip: An interior room will mean less noise. Our kids didn't even hear the music.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeffersonville, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Reserved three rooms for our Puerto Rico family vacation, we were not disappointed. Interesting decor, beautiful art, clean and comfortable rooms, helpful staff, right in the center of Old San Juan. Everyone in our group enjoyed the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southern Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just got back from San Juan and took time to review recent Da House posts. I am amazed that people who have complained did not do their research first. This is not a hotel where you can put your feet up and relax. This is a genuine old town hotel that is right smack in the middle of old San Juan and it is right above a Salsa Bar, just as advertised. We did the research and knew what we were getting into. So, we knew we had to either enjoy the salsa nite life, (you ARE in San Juan) or you can complain about the noise and go somewhere else.

You can walk from here to the port to catch your cruise, a slew of unique restaurants and standard tourist type shops. You can also walk to the old forts. Its true, there is no elevator, yet they never claimed to have an elevator. Its true, the rooms are small, yet the photos show small rooms, its true that the hot tub looks filled in, they never claimed to have a hot tub. The views from the roof top are great though. You can even store your luggage there if you have to check out before your cruise leaves. So, enjoy Da House, you wont find a better price, or better entertainment.

Be aware of what you are looking for and you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Onyx
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

First off, I really hate to write negative reviews, unless seriously warranted. Da Hotel, in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico needs some serious help.

Let me start with the amenities: for a room for two, there is one wash cloth and one hand towel. There are no, I mean NO water glasses supplied, so if you get thirsty, you pretty much have to wrap your lips around the faucet in the sink. That do not have an ice machine anywhere in the building. Although they tout their roof-top deck, it consists of couple of broken-down lawn chairs and a hot tub that appears to have been boarded up for years. I personally would not put up my dog in this place.

No televisions, no refreshments, and without doubt, the noiseiest hotel I have ever stayed in. Seriously noisy!! Last night, there was hooting and hollering until 4:00 am - no exaggerating at all. And the noise wasn't like it was down the block -- it was in the ally right next door.

I am going to try to find the owner tomorrow morning and give him a wake-up call. This was totally assinine, and if I can prevent someone from making the same mistake as me, then I have served Trip Advisor properly. If you are a non believer, I can do nothing but pity you!

Room Tip: Skip this hotel entirely!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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St. Paul, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I booked this from a Southwest Airlines deal. They should be ashamed for offering the deal and anyone booking it should be warned that this is strictly for party animals. Complaints:

*The room had no soap or shampoo or plastic cups.
*The room was on the 4th floor and no elevators.
*No help with the bags up or down when leaving.
*The hotel is above a Salsa Bar - huge noise level IN YOUR ROOM until 4AM.
*The room was dusty and dirty.

Although we had prepaid two nights, we left after one night and got a decent hotel in Condado.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms. They are all above the Salsa club.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I went to San Juan a few days before our cruise and stayed Friday and Saturday night. It was a clean room, comfortable bed and the best location. It is in the heart of Old San Juan which makes it a perfect location to explore the area. We stayed in 204 and could hear the music at night, but it didn’t disturb our sleep at all. The roof top deck was a great spot for sun and wonderful views. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: Travellers that stayed on the inside rooms heard no noise at night.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 312 San Francisco St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Da House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Old San Juan, above legendary cafe teatro The Nuyorican Cafe, we offer clean, comfortable, eclectic accommodations in a friendly, vibrant setting that is reminiscent of the character of hostels in great European cities like Amsterdam, Paris or Barcelona. In the 1970s this beautiful four story building in colonial Old San Juan housed the Centro Nacional de las Artes. The Centro was an artist collective that ran an art gallery and workshops. ... more   less 
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