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106 Calle de San Jose Old San Juan, San Juan 00901-1317 Puerto Rico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 57 hotels in San Juan
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Nestled in the heart of Old San Juan stands a lovingly restored 19th century colonial-style building, the elegant and charming Decanter Hotel. A four-story landmark built around 1880, the Decanter offers 20 hotel guest rooms and suites with exquisite décor. Experience the best of this magical city from our hotel, located just steps from the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista and many other cultural attractions, savory restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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asuare838750 wrote a review Jun 14
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Pros-comfortable apartment style room. One room has a king and one two twins connected by a small kitchenette and living area. Clean bathrooms and rooms. Kind front desk. Adorable courtyard with motorized pergola. Cons TV in king room had one channel- could not change the channel. Shower in twin room had NO hot water during our three day stay. Housekeeping never took trash from room. No running water foe a full day and then we got back to shower when it came back in the afternoon only to lose power. The hotel has no back up generator even though they lose power frequently. No explanation as to why there was no running water for a full day. No flashlights provided. No discount either considering these difficulties.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Yvette Nevares, General Manager at Decanter Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Ms. Suárez - We appreciate your feedback and are grateful for your kind words about our facilities, cleanliness, location and staff. However, I would like to clarify some inaccurate information you are providing, for the benefit of future guests. - The hotel does not lose power frequently and we do have a generator; unfortunately there was a malfunction last Saturday night and power was restored after 40 minutes. It has been addressed, as well as the water issue. - Due to Covid-19, most hotels are not offering housekeeping services, but we are, upon request. Guests are informed verbally at check-in and in a detailed letter. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and hope that you visit us again.
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M.Wright wrote a review Mar 2020
Barrie, Canada15 contributions13 helpful votes
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The Decanter Hotel is wonderfully situated in Old San Juan within walking distance to the port, lovely cobbled streets and trendy hot spots in the city. The vistas from the rooftop bar are stunning and the bar team can't be beat. Each room is completely unique and tastefully decorated with upscale decor & modern bathrooms. The front desk team is friendly, upbeat and and just another shining star of everything this hotel has to offer. We will undoubtedly stay at Decanter Hotel again when visiting San Juan.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Yvette N, General Manager at Decanter Hotel
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Thank you for the shining star, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the beautiful Old San Juan.
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Stella467 wrote a review Jun 6
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I found the hotel with lack of entertainment. I wish I was notified when making reservations online or checking in that there was a construction as I could hear all the noise in the mornings. In addition to that, the room is not sound proof, I could hear clearly what was going on on the street in late hours and even hear the next room conversations and shower. The terrace was closed and I was not notified either. I noticed a variety of wines but I was never introduced to that or was offered any wine to buy. The balcony was the only highlight of this place.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and for the high scores on location, cleanliness and service. I am so sorry to hear that you did not get the notification we sent out to our guests about improvements in our facilities. We are making our beautiful hotel even more so and it would be our pleasure to have you back soon. As for entertainment, we are located just steps away from restaurants, bars, shops and attractions, in the heart of Old San Juan. You can enjoy our lively city anytime.
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Megbachman wrote a review May 2021
Boston, Massachusetts47 contributions12 helpful votes
The Decanter is a lovely oasis in the middle of Old San Juan. Our room was very comfortable and totally updated state of the art, clean w/ fabulous A/C and ceiling fans. We had a fabulous balcony overlooking the cathedral next door. Only drawback was construction noise on the roof deck that we were not warned about (loud drilling early in the AM), check ahead of time this may be finished.
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Response from Yvette Nevares, General Manager at Decanter Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are very happy to hear about your stay. We hope to see you soon in our lovely oasis, Decanter Hotel.
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arlentaylor01 wrote a review May 2021
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If you are staying in Old San Juan this is the place to stay. Its very easy to get around by foot. Dont rent a car. The staff is the best out of any hotel I've stayed at. If you want to explore the rest of the island, you should get a hotel close to those locations as Old San Juan gets very busy traffic wise. But if you want to explore Old San Juan stay here while you do. Dont be afraid to ask the staff for advice, they are very knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank you for your very kind review. We're pleased to know that your experience with us was a great one. We hope to see you very soon in Decante Hotel.
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PRICE RANGE
$168 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanPuerto RicoSan Juan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Decanter Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Decanter Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Old San Juan (0.03 miles), The Poet's Passage (0.10 miles), and Paseo de la Princesa (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Decanter Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Decanter Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Decanter Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Decanter Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Decanter Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar, Chocobar Cortés, and Verde Mesa.
Are pets allowed at Decanter Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Decanter Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Decanter Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old San Juan (0.03 miles), Castillo San Felipe del Morro (0.5 miles), and San Juan National Historic Site (2.2 miles).
Is Decanter Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.