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Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

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Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Hello all:

We arrive in Old San Juan by 7am and we pick up a cruise at 8pm. We cannot check in until

1pm.

We will take a taxi from the airport, any suggestions as to where to tell the driver to drop us off

so we could get a simply breakfast and wait until we can leave our luggage at Barrachina or Aloha Restaurants for a few hours while we walk around the city? I see that the Restaurants do not open until 9am.

How far is the American Pier is from any of these Restaurants...Can we walk there? We will be on a Royal Caribbean cruise. I think this is where the ship will be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a heap

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1. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

The Panamerican pier is across the bay from OSJ, so this is not walking distance.

Aromas opens around 8am if I'm not mistaken. You could stop for breakfast there. Also check Waffle-era.

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2. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Thank you for your suggestions. Any of these restaurants around the Panamerican Pier?

Would it better better to ask the taxi to take us to the Panamerican Pier right from the airport.

Are there any restaurants around there to get breakfast. Then we could wonder around there until check in at 1p.m.?

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3. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

The restaurants mentioned are in OSJ. The panamerican pier is by itself. The Sheraton Convention Center is the only building adjacent to it, and it is a 10min walk. They do have a few restaurants on site, at least one of them should serve breakfast. There is nothing to do in that area besides the casino at the hotel.

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4. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

The Panamerican Pier is adjacent to the Isla Grande Airport. Go to Google maps and type in the search box "Isla Grande Airport, San Juan Puerto Rico and you'll get an aerial view of the area. There are no restaurants within easy walking distance except as mentioned at the Convention Center Sheraton Hotel. From there you will have to take a taxi to Old San Juan to the cruise ship piers.

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5. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Thank you nytoparis & pexplorer for your information and suggestions. Did not realize that this Pier is so far.

Might be a good idea then if we get dropped off in OSJ early in the morning, do a bit of touring and then taxi it to the ship maybe by 5 or so since we leave at 8:30

Anyone know where the Hotel Milano is compared to the Pan American Pier? Wondering if we should book 1 night there after the cruise.

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6. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Hotel Milano is in OSJ, so less than 10min from the pier.

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7. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Thank again nytoparis...good to know.

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8. Re: Where to get dropped off and wait between 7am - 9am?

Something else to consider, you will most likely be able to check in at the ship around 11 am..I have sailed from San Juan several times & was onboard the ship having lunch at noon...

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