This hotel is a very pleasant surprise! We booked on Hotwire for one night pre-cruise and it really exceeded our expectations.
After a long flight - redeye from SFO to connection through MIA - we were tired and the proximity to the airport is a real plus. Also, the front desk was so kind to give us a room mid-morning when we arrived as they had one free. Our room was right next to the pool which we enjoyed. Nice little pool with water features that make it really relaxing. Nice jacuzzi. We had cute chairs in front our our room so we came back after dinner and just had a drink with a view of the pool.
The rooms are old but renovated adequately. There was a mini fridge and flat screen. Found the bed to be completely comfortable. For the price, was a deal as PR can be quite expensive during high season.
We did not dine there but the restaurants looked very pleasant. We did get drinks at the bar which was very affordable and appeared to have a pretty good menu for bar snacks.
Our credit card was stolen at a restaurant down by the beach at lunch so we ran back to the hotel to cancel it and they were super helpful and summoned the police on our behalf to file a report.
There are lots of taxis out front so it's very easy to get to the cruise port early.
Overall, I'd definately stay here again. Although I wonder if the area of Isla Verde is all that safe? Not sure about that so much - but that has nothing to do with the hotel - it's great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm smiles lead the way at the relaxed, urban-inspired Verdanza Hotel,a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. Steps from Isla Verde beach; near restaurants, clubs, casinos. Air-conditioned rooms offer pillow menu, iPod(R) docking station, LCD TV, organic bath products, 2-line phone, safe, fridge, iron/board, hairdryer. Facilities: pool area with whirlpool and SprayPark, three restaurants, cafe. Services: complimentary bike-taxi transfers to beach, Tour Desk, Dollar Rent-A-Car. Location places guests minutes from convention center, historical city, cruise piers, marinas, shopping, attractions, international airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Juan Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Carolina
- Carolina Holiday Inn
- Verdanza Hotel Puerto Rico/Isla Verde