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Caribe Hotel

103 El Tuque Industrial Park Mercedita, Ponce 00728-2803 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 10 hotels in Ponce
Caribe Hotel located at Ponce, Puerto Rico. ​Framed by a tranquil courtyard and charming Spanish architecture, the Caribe Hotel welcomes you to enjoy exceptional affordability, warm, friendly service and easy access to everything there is to see and do in Ponce, Puerto Rico. One of the closest hotels to Mercedita Airport, we offer 120 guest rooms and suites equipped with every comfort the modern business or leisure traveler seeks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Dan M wrote a review Mar 2020
Des Moines, Iowa301 contributions75 helpful votes
I've been staying at this property for many years. The latest remodeling and other property improvements have made this a much more pleasant place. The rooms are comfortable, and the on-site restaurant provides a very good breakfast option. The staff is always friendly and most are bilingual.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Mirella F wrote a review Aug 2019
8 contributions
The outside looks awesome they have done a great job except for all the whole in parking lot needs repaving asap.the inside needs help need desperately I was very disappoint with shower head and faucet very out dateded actually shows health hazard.the room s are also very very outdated need remodeling.the staff and food are awesome.overall it give it a 6.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
msrosewolf wrote a review Aug 2019
Woodbridge25 contributions13 helpful votes
The hotel is nice, and the room was nice, but has drawbacks. The hotel does not have an elevator and there is no bellman to assist if you are booked on the second floor. The hotel is rectangular, so it you get a room around 230 ish you are on the opposite side of the hotel (longer walk). The ice machine only works on the second floor. All the rooms with two beds are only double sized, good enough for only one person. Towels, if you book here, ask ahead of time for them to have enough towels in the room. This hotel is not close to anything, you will need transportation if you are going somewhere. The maintenance personnel said for the AC do not put the temp higher than 68 F or the room will start to smell.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: No elevator in this hotel, so you may want to choose the first floor.
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Angie S wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions
A wonderful place, clean and comfortable. The rooms have everything you need, everything is very neat and clean. The pool was very clean and nice. The employees are very helpful. The hotel is very central, it is close to everything you need. I loved everything, my family and I will be back soon.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
edimari wrote a review May 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico173 contributions42 helpful votes
This hotel, previously Howard Johnson, Had some updates in the rooms (they changed the windows type and add a small fridge) beds are comfortable clean room, only available rooms with double beds, which I don’t care, everything else remains the same, it is a basic hotel. The staff is friendly, the pool is quite spacious, enough to spend a night or two without having the bustle of the hotel in the downtown. Parking is free and with security. Breakfast is varied I think they should corroborate or improve the booking system and notify customers in detail about the prices and what it includes. For example, I made a reservation through the phone in which clearly included me breakfast. When we arrive the breakfast room, the employee tells us that it was not included in our room price and that we had to pay. She went for a few minutes to the front desk just for turn back and said “its ok” I stayed in this hotel a few weeks before, and I requested the price for a late check out, which it will cost 55 dollars. Now I asked again, and they wanted to charge me 75 !!!!???? for 4 more hours for just using the pool? Too expensive for what we get .
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: rooms in second floor, with highway view are very silent . there are no elevator.
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$106 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Caribe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte de Ponce (2.6 miles), Museo Castillo Serralles (2.9 miles), and Parque de Bombas (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Caribe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caribe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Negocio de Panchi, King's Cream, and Campioni Pizza Birra & Tapas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Caribe Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Caribe Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Museo Castillo Serralles (2.9 miles), Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center (3.9 miles), and Cruceta Del Vigia (3.0 miles).
Is Caribe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.