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El Canario by the Lagoon

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Ann Arbor
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, within walking distance of the beach. One street over from Ashford Ave, where all the restaurants are located. Super friendly staff, tidy and well-kept. Sufficient breakfast is provided.

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am very glad you had a pleasant visit. I hope we can serve you once again in the future. We appreciate your business. More 

Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My b/f and I stayed in this hotel for one night before a Caribbean cruise. It's an older hotel, but clean, friendly and accommodating staff, and includes a Continental breakfast which is a convenient benefit. It was walking distance to a few hotels/casinos, the beach, shops/restaurants, and a short taxi ride to Old San Juan. Our room was comfortable, the... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

It was very nice talking to you. I hope you had a nice cruise. On your next visit you should stay longer and explore the Island. You are welcome here. Thank you. More 

Salinas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My friend and I stayed for 7 days in this cute hotel within easy walking distance of the beach and bus stop. We were travelling on a budget and this was our first trip to Puerto Rico. I always travel with ear plugs because I cannot sleep in noisy places. This hotel was super quiet! Much quieter, in fact, than... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

It is with great pride and appreciation that I read your review. Our only purpose is to make you, our guests, feel comfortable. I can't tell you how glad I am that we made your experience on this beautiful island a pleasant one. I look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to serve you once again. Thank you. More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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90 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We were quite impressed with the hotel here. An older hotel with lots of charm, very friendly staff and walking distance to restaurants and the beach. Wifi was good and complimentary breakfast with a refreshing outdoor area to sit.

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our only job here is to provide a service to you, our customers. We look forward to see you again in the future. More 

Humacao, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This small hotel is strategically centered in the Condado area of San Juan, PR. Hotel was clean with a friendly staff. It offers a free continental breakfast, WIFI, cable, a/c, etc. It also has a room if you want to do some laundry. Also, it has a small microwave in the breakfast area and vendor machines for late night snacks.... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I appreciate your comments. Our mission is to provide a Clean, Friendly, and Economical hotel option for visitors to the Condado area. Your business is appreciated and you know you are always welcome here. More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We found this hotel map-questing places nearby and chose it due to location and price. We stayed one night, left to Ponce where we stayed in a different hotel for a LOT more money, was sorely disappointed with the Ponce Hotel (forgot the name but it's the one attached to the Casino. Don't stay there.) - and ended up BACK... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so happy you were able to find us, and you had an enjoyable stay. We strive to make every ones experience a pleasant one. Come back and see us soon. More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This hotel provided all the amenities of large hotel at a fraction of the cost. It is located in the heart of Condado, within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, bars, and Ben and Jerry's! The rooms were clean, the bed comfortable and the staff outstanding! The continental breakfast is perfect with inside and outdoor seating. I recommend the outdoor... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was very nice to meet you. You are always welcome here. More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I you wanna stay in San Juan for cheap and in good condition this hotel is for you! I actually spent 13 days over there. The building may look pretty old fashion but is in fact very clean and well maintained throughout. It takes around 3 minutes walk to get Condado beach. It is close to all amenities (bus, restaurants,... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

I am very happy you had a nice stay with us in Puerto Rico. We strive to make everyone's experience we us a pleasant one. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There were 5 of us, 2 rooms, lots of space. The rooms are clean and ample, but not luxurious by any means. Nice breakfast room and patio with enough choices to get us started, knowing we wanted to stop for lunch while sightseeing in Old Town. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. Great suggestions for restaurants, beaches, and a... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you. We enjoyed very much having you stay with us. We are here to serve you and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Excellent service. A very clean hotel with a wonderful continental breakfast that will meet your needs to begin your day. Most of all reasonable prices, located at El Condado one of the best parts of San Juan, in walking distance from the beach, restaurants. Best of all the interaction with the owner John, makes sure his guest will be well... More 

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us. Your review is appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about El Canario by the Lagoon

Address: 4 Clemenceau Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $107 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Canario by the Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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#2 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
#12 Business Hotel in San Juan
#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
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