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Reviewed January 25, 2017

This place was neglected for 30+ years so these new operators are trying to make improvements. Many things are better, however there are some essentials about customer service they still do not get. Lobby is updated but most rooms are still original dingy decor and not as clean as it should be. Staff is polite and nice, but no one...

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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Great stay at ESJ Azul. The staff were great. I enjoyed the daily complimentary breakfast!! The beach was just a few feet away. The ambiance was welcoming and festive...perfect for a getaway with friends

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Reston
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We used our timeshare to go there. We had a wonderful time. Great location on the beach and a nice pool. We liked our condo which faced the west side and on the twelve floor. The kitchenette was well equipped with large refrigerator, stove (which I didn't use) because we went to many nice restaurants. We took the bus for...

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2Thank Heber G
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I was surprisingly please with the renovation. The hotel is certainly a modernized and bright and very nice. Staff friendly. Beach service now available with chairs/towels and drinks and food Internet and wifi access good.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed January 19, 2017

The pictures online looked inviting, but what I discovered when I arrived was a run down, very blighted 70's vintage hotel. The rooms felt old and cheap. I was grossed out to walk on the carpeted floors without shoes in my guest room. The mattress and bedding were also old, cheap, and worn. The only thing worse than the facility...

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2Thank Nancy W
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I stayed at the ESJ Azul with 3 friends for 4 days in September 2016. We had a great time here and were loving the updates that were being made. First I'll talk about the great things about ESJ Azul. The pool area is awesome! Very clean, large pool with plenty of seating and a great poolside bartender. The beach...

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4Thank Bria M
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Well we really love this place, we have a really wonderful time, with my husband, we will love to come back, the breakfast no to good, but the place, and the people amazing!!! The bartender with love hair so nice.

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4Thank Dorarjs
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

PROS I rented a studio apartment from a private owner. The room is renovated, clean and pretty. We are on a renovated floor, walls are painted and carpeting is new. The pool is lovely and clean and access to the beach is easy. The mini market is convenient too. The game room has been renovated and they have a new...

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1Thank Ingrid N
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here before cruise. Lobby is very modern. Room we stayed in was older. Breakfast buffet was good a bit of something for anyone.. our room is dated but clean. Beachfront hotel which is nice. A reasonable place to stay if in area and looking for beachfront

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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Room was big. The bathroom was very large as well. The balcony and the view from the 14th floor is what really took my breath away. Great views of the beach and ocean. The large balcony was the best place to sit with a cocktail or your morning coffee. The lobby was just redone and very modern. The only thing...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESJ Towers was originally opened in 1975, offering 450 rooms which range from studios to three bedrooms, all providing kitchenettes or full kitchens & laundry facilities in select apartments, making them the largest sized accommodations in the area. It has been an iconic property on the beautiful Isla Verde Beach for 40 years, functioning as a mix of hotel and timeshare resort, with many owners coming to ESJ since the beginning. Starting in June of 2015, ESJ embarked on an ambitious rebranding and renovation of the property to the new ESJ Azul. This included extensive renovation of the lobby, all hallways, restaurant, and the addition of a newbar/lounge, gameroom, and sales center. Already blessed with one of the best locations on the beach in the San Juan area, the new ESJ Azul is truly an amazing testament to good service, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a legacy of excellence that is more apparent than ever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ESJ Azul

Address: 6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico (Formerly ESJ Towers)
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Price Range: $144 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ESJ Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 451
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Also Known As:
Esj Towers Hotel Isla Verde
Esj Hotel Carolina
Esj Tower San Juan
El San Juan Towers
Esj Towers San Juan
San Juan Towers Hotel
San Juan Hotel Esj Towers
ESJ Azul Puerto Rico/Isla Verde
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
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“Pool side upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles WereHere, 4 days ago | Read review
“High floor on south side to avoid noise from protesters”
 of 5 bubbles Laurie_loves_gators, 1 week ago | Read review
“Request an updated room away from the pool. Can get kind of loud.”
 of 5 bubbles MPatrice, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher floors have a broader view of Isla Verde. South side shows more beach area.”
 of 5 bubbles slimmamma, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Our balcony was facing Northeast and we could see the ocean. That was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles paddytale, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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