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El Canario by the Lagoon

4 Clemenceau Street Condado, San Juan 00907 Puerto Rico
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#25 of 53 hotels in San Juan
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting San Juan, El Canario by the Lagoon is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, El Canario by the Lagoon makes it easy to enjoy the best of San Juan.

Rooms at El Canario By The Lagoon Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at El Canario by the Lagoon guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, a sun terrace, and baggage storage. You can also enjoy free breakfast. Need a place to park? There is paid public parking available nearby.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting San Juan, El Canario by the Lagoon is located a short distance from Ocean Park (1.7 mi) and The Capitol of Puerto Rico (2.1 mi).

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Barrachina Restaurant, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, and Cayo Blanco, all of which are a short distance from El Canario by the Lagoon.

During your visit, be sure to check out La Placita de Santurce (0.5 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, El Canario by the Lagoon is sure to make your visit to San Juan one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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This is an okay hotel, pretty light on amenities. Staff was friendly and courteous. No pool, though they allow you to borrow towels and bring them to the beaches that are within walking distance. Continental breakfast was poor.
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It's a pleasant experience when the hotel you booked is the hotel you expected. I value communications as being a good indicator of a good establishment and the El Canario was great in their communications and confirmation. The hotel itself was close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping (even a Walmart within a 15 min walk!). It was clean and the breakfast was an added value. The taxi cost to the hotel was around $22 and the Uber to the cruise terminal was only $6.50. And the hotel receptionist was exceptional (management ... give her a raise!).
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My wife and I stayed here for two nights prior to going on a cruise. The hotel is very clean and simple. It cost us $11 to uber there from the airport. The location is great. Very short walk to the beach and numerous restaurants near by. The staff is very friendly and the hotel has a free continental breakfast in the morning. I will definitely stay there again next time I am visiting Puerto Rico. Uber was $8 into old an Juan and same amount for ride to the port. Overall a great two day stay.
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Response from John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Our mission is to provide a Clean, Friendly, and Economical product. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you find it convenient to stay with us again. Safe travels.
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We stayed there 2 weeks ago for 1 night before a cruise. As other reviewers said, small and older. And that's ok for us because the hotel was clean and in a safe area. Also the staff was very nice. A couple of blocks from the beach and a number of restaurants and bars. We had no problems walking around in the evening. I would stay there again.
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Response from John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us. We are very happy you had a pleasant stay. Come back and see us.
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Last time we stayed was 15 years ago. Little has changed. Older property located one block from the water. At $100 a night its about a third of the cost of the beachfront hotels. We rented two chairs ,umbrella, and towels from La Concha for $20. Our room was adequate size with a small balcony that had a view of the lagoon. It had a table ,two chairs, and fridge. No micro wave or coffee maker. Tiny bathroom with cheap amenities. Hotel has rooftop terrace with tables and great views. No one else used it the two nights we stayed. Continental breakfast was adequate but only fruit a banana. You can eat outside in a small garden. Lots of tropical ambiance. There is a pay washer/dryer. Computer/printer. No pool. Staff was outstanding. Couldn't do enough for us. Located in Condado section of San Juan. Numerous bars, restaurants, and stores within easy walking distance. No smoking property. Uber was readily available.
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Response from John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your stay and hope you find it convenient to stay with us again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Canario by the Lagoon
Which popular attractions are close to El Canario by the Lagoon?
Nearby attractions include Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (0.1 miles), Ashford Avenue (0.06 miles), and Plaza Ventana del Mar (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Canario by the Lagoon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at El Canario by the Lagoon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at El Canario by the Lagoon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at El Canario by the Lagoon?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Canario by the Lagoon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pannes, Kabanas, and Mario Pagan Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Canario by the Lagoon?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Canario by the Lagoon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to El Canario by the Lagoon?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old San Juan (2.8 miles), Castillo San Felipe del Morro (3.3 miles), and San Juan National Historic Site (2.8 miles).
Is El Canario by the Lagoon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.