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El Canario by the Lagoon

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Grimsby, Canada
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We stayed at this hotel for one night before a cruise. It is older and small, no pool but just fine for us. Very clean and very nice staff. The breakfast included is very basic but enough to keep you fed and enough options for anyone.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Clean safe just as described front desk very helpful with questions and answers love the view from room 401 enjoyed the beach around the corner nightlife was awesome breakfast was great will definitely be back ,:)

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

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your business. I am very happy you had a nice stay with us. Come back and see us.

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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent.Staff is friendly, makes you feel welcomed. Easy acess to entertainment, night life and Old San Juan. What impressed us the most was the cleanliness of the entire hotel. Meets our high standards. Highly-qualified and highly recommended. Mrs. C. Sanabria Cayey, Puerto Rico

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

Thank you for your review. We strive to provide economical rates, friendly service, and clean facilities. You are always welcome, and we hope you come back and stay with us.

Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

It was very nice and pleasurable. Staff was very nice. Staff even told us where we can park our car for 24 hours for only $17 . I would book and stay at El Canario when I ever I go back to Puerto Rico .

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

Your business is certainly appreciated. You are always welcome and we hope to see you soon.

Ann Arbor
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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.

Houston, Texas
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...

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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.

Salinas, California
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...

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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.

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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.

Humacao, Puerto Rico
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....

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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.

Silver Spring, Maryland
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...

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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.

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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: $106 - $158 (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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#4 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
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#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
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“Good view from room 401”
 of 5 bubbles laculebrajudy, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front may have a view of the ocean, and some in the back may be able to see the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles bethleclerc26, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“Sat. nigh music carried from 3 blks away. Rest of time was QUIET! STAY!”
 of 5 bubbles OpheliaW906, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“We had a parking lot view, and the balcony was too sunny and hot to use. Who cared - it was large and had lots of hot water!”
 of 5 bubbles lilydipping, Jun 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for full beds ,it will be more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles herminiatorres, May 31, 2016 | Read review
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