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“You get what you pay for” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Hotel Carolina/San Juan

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Howard Johnson Hotel Carolina/San Juan
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4820 Isla Verde Ave, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Isla Verde
Dania Beach, Florida
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“You get what you pay for”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is the cheapest option of the name hotels in the Isla Verde area, and you get what you pay for. The location is good, very close to the airport, expressway, casinos, and beach in the area. But other than the lobby which is pretty nice, the rest of the hotel seems to be in average to poor condition. We got a room in the 4th floor and the AC was not working correctly, and the entire floor had a bad smell (humidity, mold?) The smell was specially stronger inside our room. We checked other floors and the smell was there as well. The restaurant/cafeteria in the 10 floor has a nice view but it also feels outdated. There's a pool and onsite parking for about $11 a day. Other than that, the room ok, nice bad, clean bathroom, etc.
Overall, I wouldn't stay here again if I had a choice, and the difference in price between this and the next cheapest option (the Hampton inn) is about $30 a day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We wanted to spend a night in the Isla Verde Area in San Juan without breaking the bank. This was the cheapest option, and you get what you pay for. Location is good close to the airport and Isla Verde Beaches, but the hotel is run down, dingy, dark and totally outdated. Uncomfortable beds, noisy pipes in the walls, uncontrollable AC unit and questionable cleanliness of the carpeted floor in the rooms. Breakfast is free in the top floor with a great view, but don't expect much. Overall I guess it would be ok for one night, but would never book a vacation stay here. Go to the Condado area instead... Much more happening and more worth your $$$

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

perfect location, excellent parking, friendly staff, excellent air conditioning, for sure I will recommend it

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 4820 Isla Verde Ave, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Isla Verde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel Carolina/San Juan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Carolina
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