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“No-frills place to park yourself for a night or two” 3 of 5 stars
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Coqui Inn
1.5 of 5 Lodge   |   36 Calle Mar del Norte, Villamar, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico   |  
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Park City, Utah
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“No-frills place to park yourself for a night or two”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you're not planning on spending any time in your hotel room, and you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this would be the place to stay in San Juan. We simply needed somewhere to rest up after a long trip to PR before heading out to our rental on the west coast of the island, and the Coqui Inn fit the bill. The room we had was not great--dark and very cramped--but I have to say, we all slept incredibly well. The lobby is kind of pleasant (if you're open to enjoying a more authentic local experience) and it would definitely be the place to hang out if you had to spend time there. We got in late, went right to bed, and then got up the next morning and caught breakfast at the great bakery around the corner before taking off. I was fine with the rather rustic accommodations given that we weren't there very long, and the price was right.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Laurel, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I just recently stayed at this hotel 11/09/2012. This place is a dump. Wifi only work in the lobby and barely works there. The room was poorly lit and long undue for a renovation. Actually the entire building needs a makeover. The flatscreen tv was about 13", however; it did have many many cable channels. One set of towels were provided (brown in color) and surprisingly soft. There was no desk, no phone, no clock in the room. Light fixture had only 2 out of 4 light bulbs in it. The sheets on the beds were old and kept coming undone. The only positive thing I can say about this place is since it is on a residential street, there is plenty of parking in the quiet neighboorhood and there was plenty of vacancies- surprised? NO! LOL

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Coqui Inn was an amazing deal in an area where prices are through the roof. With that said, be prepared when you stay here. The rooms are tiny with very few amenities. There are tons of roaches in the bathroom at night, some small and large, others big and creepy. There was no hot water and no soap, shampoo, wash clothes or anything of that nature is provided. The attached restaurant was closed, one of the two pools was shut down. No ice machines worked. Now, all that sounds terrible, but I would totally stay there again. The people were friendly, the beach is only a quick walk across the overpass. It is a charming little hotel and each night I would sit outside on the porch swing and listen to the coquis sing. It was quiet and very nice. If you're an American used to nice hotel amenities, this place is not for you. If you want cheap and enjoy an adventure, then try it out. It was very clean!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Central Pennsylvania
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Excuse the haters and whiners who have reviewed this hotel.
If you consider yourself royalty - no you do not want to stay here.
Close to Airport, close to Carolina Beach. Good, helpful staff. Kinda neat layout of rooms, an open patio with the rooms secured in a neat, courtyard like setting.
We got in at 11 pm after a flight from JFK. It cost $20 to get here by cab.
We paid $68. What are they asking for that hotel that is at the San Juan Airport? Compare the two. They have several very nice swimming pools, a well equipped gym, and some food and drinks for sale. There is an outstanding, very popular local bakery/cafe 3 blocks away that we walked to for breakfast. We then took the pedestrian bridge over the highway to Carolina Beach which sits behind some high rises (This was a bout a ten minute walk). What a wonderful beach! If we come to San Juan again - we will be staying here at the Coqui Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Yikes!
We stayed at this fleahole for one night before moving to our long stay accomodation because it was close to the airport and we were arriving extremely late. We knew it wasnt going to be flash but did not anticipate the health hazard it actually was. Initially we barricaded ourselves in the room with our luggage piled up at the door beacuse we did not feel safe, but once the other guests arrived (a large family of cucaracha) we placed our bags on the beds and slept in our suitcases. Phone didnt work. TV had picture but no sound. Thought we would contract legionnaires disease from the shonky air conditioner, which did little more than circulate dust in a stinky humid room. The clothes cupboard and safe were in the bathroom and rotted and nearly falling off the wall. Walls were painted a nauseous spectrum of dirty fluorescent limes and yellows, enough to make you sea sick. We had to take sleeping tablets to get through the night and escaped at first light! I do not understand the references in other reviews to "getting what you pay for". I've travelled extensively and you can get far better value than this anywhere in the world. Close to $100 a night including taxes for a room resembling a third world prison cell. Go to jail, it's cheaper, and probably safer and more hygienic.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at the coqui inn more than 20 times. The staff is great and always remembers me. I even forgot an envelope with 1100 dollars in my room at checkout and was returned ALL the money. Very honest people. I always meet great people there. Never had a problem.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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Houston, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I came to san Juan with my boyfriend and this hotel was great for the price. The hotel is about 10 mins from the airport (cheap taxi ride) a sHort walk to a gorgoues beach, and about 10/15 minutes to old San Juan. The hotel is older and a little run down, but you get what you pay for. The front desk staff was great. They gave us great recommendations. We were on a budget when we came here so every dollar counted. The front desk agent gave us a great tip to take the bus into old San Juan and it was only like $1 round trip. The bus stop is a block away from the hotel and easy to find. We did cab it a few times and even that was reasonable. Overall for the price you pay, you get a decent bed, great location , and friendly staff!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 36 Calle Mar del Norte, Villamar, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Isla Verde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Coqui Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coqui-Inn is a great choice for budget travelers in the exciting Isla Verde resort area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Just a few minutes by taxi from San Juan's airport and a short ride to the cruise ship piers, Coqui Inn is right across from Isla Verde Avenue which has resort hotels, restaurants, boutiques, 24-hour convenience stores, nightlife, casinos and Isla Verde's world-famous beach. Everything you need is just a few blocks away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coqui Hotel Carolina
Coqui Hotel San Juan
Green Isle Inn
Coqui San Juan
Coqui Inn Puerto Rico/Isla Verde

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