We stayed at Caleta 64 for three nights before we left on a cruise out of San Juan. It was exactly what I was hoping world...old world charm with modern day comforts. The location was perfect, right in the middle of Old San Juan but on a residential street so it was much quieter than many of the hotel locations. Everything was within walking distance. We were able to walk to both forts, the pier, shops, restaurants, etc. The old city door is just a block or two down the street and a beautiful cathedral was about a short block up the street. No need to rent a car to get around the old city. If you need a taxi there is a taxi stand at El Convento which is just half a block away.
We stayed in the Casablanca unit. The heart of the Casablanca is the lovely brick courtyard which is open all the way up. It is so fun to be able to look up and see the clouds floating by. The charm of the home just grabbed at my heart. I felt like I had taken a step back in time but yet there is a full bath and a half bath that have been fully updated. The kitchen is also updated, complete with a full sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, wash, and dryer. It was nice to be able to wash all our clothes before we had to pack them back up for a week on the ship. Having a separate living room was a bonus and worked well when we had some friends from our cruise stop by. All this for the same price as many of the hotels in the area.
As I write this I realize that I have a big smile on my face just remembering how much I loved this place. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to experience the local culture and soak up a bit of the Old San Juan charm. Betsy was a joy to work with. She met us at the home and showed us all around, made suggestions on places to shop for food or snacks, and the best way to get from Caleta 64 to various locations. There are maps and an info sheet in the unit for reference. I hope we will be able to make it back some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Heart of Old San Juan this luxury colonial structure dates back to the 1800s having been refurbished successively during the 1900s and most recently for the opening of Caleta 64 Apartments. It is comprised of 5 apartments on three floors.In Caleta 64 Apartments the seventeen high feet ceilings and twenty four inch thick brick walls depict the traditional style of Old San Juan. These features were designed to maintain these large structures aired by constantly circulating fresh air from its ample interiors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caleta 64 Apartment Hotel San Juan