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Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

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Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

My fiance and I are getting married at El Convento in October. We are looking to offer our guests cheaper hotel alternatives for those who cannot afford El Convento. Has anyone stayed at any other hotels located in Old San Juan? I wouldn't mind giving them cheaper options in the Condado area as well.

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1. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

The El Canario's in the Candado a decent. Tres Palmas in Ocean Park. Travel Lodge in Isla Verde. I would look at some of the travel sites or Priceline and see what you can get. How about renting a condo unit or a place at the ESJ Towers which is a condo hotel with 1 to 3 bedroom units. Check VRBO, gret rental and trip advisor for private units.

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2. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

@ PR Bob, it's the Howard Johnson now, not Travel Lodge. Wow, that was long time ago, lol. I believe they also have a Ho Jo in O.S.J..

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3. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

Thanks... Yes, I believe there is a Ho Jo near Plaza De Armas

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4. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

The Howard Johnson in Old San Juan is pretty decent, and about $100 a night.

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5. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

You might also look at vacation rentals. We stayed in a great place on Calle Sol with an ocean view that I found on craigslist.org, and the price was very good, much less than a hotel.

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6. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

Thanks Latinafro- Was there a minimum night stay required? Not sure if some people will stay a week, which is typically what most rentals I've seen requre.

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There are some great looking apartments right across the street from El Convento more in the $150 vs. $350 a night range (which is what a double double at El Convento runs for our dates. // These were recommended by another poster here and get good reviews. Maybe some in your party could book some of these if they are available. There are just a few units, though, so may not be that helpful if you are talking lots of people,

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147320-d105067…

When we get our dates nailed down, staying here is our plan A. If that doesn't work (units are already booked for our dates), we'll probably do El Convento. We love the idea of a kitchen, the little balcony that one of them has (features we wouldn't have at El Convento). And, of course, this is so much more budget friendly. // I can't talk about these from personal experience, but based on posts and reviews I think these would be an excellent choice.

Oh and it certainly looks like you can book a short stay at these.

Edited: 5:46 pm, February 10, 2013
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8. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

Oh and congradulations on your upcoming marriage. El Convento looks like such a lovely romantic place to get married.

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9. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

The HoJo Plaza de Armas is at short distance from El Convento, and at a good area. There is also a taxi stand just in front of HoJo

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10. Re: Budget Friendly hotels in Old San Juan

I don't know how much you're looking to spend or if your wedding is in the busy season or summer but the sheraton in old san juan often has decent rates for AAA members.