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Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan

202 Calle San Jose Old San Juan, San Juan 00925-3510 Puerto Rico
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#30 of 53 hotels in San Juan
Welcome to Hotel Plaza De Armas, located in the colonial district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel Plaza De Armas is for travelers looking to be in the center of Old San Juan. Hotel Plaza de Armas is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. The colonial building features its unique and renowned antique elevator true to its history. In every direction you can find world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Our completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums and art galleries. The modest standard rooms are windowless, excellent for a good night sleep. Suites overlook the city hall and Plaza de Armas. Hotel Plaza De Armas also offers high-speed Internet access in all common areas of the property. Even though everything is at walking distance, we have a trolley stop right outside our door and a taxi line across from the hotel .We look forward to your stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas!
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Stacey H wrote a review Feb 2020
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We wanted to stay near older part of San Juan before we left on our cruise. We stayed on a Saturday. We checked in,first sign was they didnt have ice,ok no problem. The pillows are about the size of a maxi pad, dont ask for more because they didnt have any more available. Our second night was on a Sunday, balcony sweet that you dont dare step out on. First sign was he had to go get the elevator, last date of inspection was 2007. Still no ice for my soda that I just got across the street, which was closed he said so they couldn't buy ice. Waking up to head home from our vacation, got in the shower at a point it got **warm** for it instantly go to ice cold. Had to finish by shutting off the water then turning it back on. We even checked the sink and no warm water.. I was over with this Bates Motel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kim wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I didn't think this hotel deserved an average rating. I was disappointed. It may have just been our room. It had a bad musty/sewerage smell. We stayed 2 nights and didn't remove our clothes from suitcase. When we got to the next destination all our clothes had that same smell. They are in the process of remodeling a few rooms at a time. I will say it is in a perfect spot in the middle of Old San Juan. We felt very safe roaming the streets even at night.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
ENikki wrote a review Jan 2020
Albuquerque, New Mexico3 contributions
First of all, the location is amazing. The middle of Old San Juan calls for you to step right out side the front doors. And step out you should, because this place is only intended to be where you take a shower, turn off the lights, and sleep in a room with potentially no windows. It is clean, but older (I did mention it was in OLD San Juan, right?) and has a bit of a “you get what you pay for feel.” But seriously, stay here, just don’t stay IN here. We used it as place to crash out after a red eye flight to NYC followed by our flight San Juan. And we slept very well with the AC on in total darkness. Check in is at 3, out is at noon, leaving us lots of time to explore. And they held our bags for free before we took off to board our cruise. It is not the Ritz, but we left feeling rested and clean, so a win in our book.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
J L E wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York48 contributions3 helpful votes
It was sufficient for what I booked it for. We stayed the night before our Carnival Cruise docked. We got there after Midnight and we had no problems checking in. The elevator was broke however, the guy at the desk carried the heavy bags up for us.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brian wrote a review Aug 2019
Orlando, Florida199 contributions62 helpful votes
The accommodations here are very basic. The interior rooms have no windows; the lights in my room were either obnoxiously bright or too dim. The shower was difficult as the pressure was very low and lacked temperature regulation. However, I will say the staff were very friendly and helpful during the stay. You could not ask for a better location in Old San Juan. You are literally less than 10 minutes walking from almost every major place you would want to visit. As many other reviews have stated, you do get what you pay for; however, if you are just looking for a place to crash as you explore the town, I would recommend giving this place a try.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from luisaZ8172ZV, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Responded Sep 14, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Nearby attractions include Old San Juan (0.06 miles), The Poet's Passage (0.04 miles), and Paseo de la Princesa (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar, Chocobar Cortés, and Stuffed Avocado Shop.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old San Juan (0.06 miles), Castillo San Felipe del Morro (0.6 miles), and San Juan National Historic Site (2.1 miles).