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El Canario by the Lagoon
Ranked #24 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 23, 2011

Don't let the heat in the lobby discourage you: Your room will be cool, clean, and comfortable. This hotel was apparently built before central air conditioning, as the entrance and lobby window have no doors and glass (a secure curtain covers them, apparently, during storms or when traffic is not anticipated.) This hotel is in a perfect location 2 blocks from Condado Beach, a very safe and secure area. Though not fancy, our group of 24 was comfortably and affordably housed here for two nights at the start of our Puerto Rican tour. Plenty of dining options in the area, and the bus to Old San Juan is two blocks away. Continental breakfast included.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

The El Canario by the Lagoon was clean, grounds well kept, comfortable rooms, and the staff were really pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was adequate if small on selection, but everything was fresh. This hotel has an elevator, WiFi and good airconditioning. We stayed at the very top which had a wonderful rooftop garden. The hotel is close to everything with major casinos within easy walking distance. You really won't find a better deal in this great location.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

location is great if you can't afford a beach hotel. bed was comfortable with air con working well. management are flexible as I received a late check out on request. the lagoon facing rooms are a bit dark inside and the room lack power points (none in bathroom) good value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

I moved to El Canario by thr Lagoon after 8 days at San Juan Beach Hotel, mainly for a change. The hotel is small - 44 rooms, no pool but a nice roof deck with loungers where you can read or relax. Its one block off Ashford Ave in the heart of Condado - the big hotel La Concha (400 rooms, casino, beach) is just up the street - 2 min walk. You can use the beach at La Concha if you like - lounge chairs are rented there to anyone. My rate was only $90 per night -what a bargain, and included continental breakfast - good coffee, OJ, fresh French bread cut into thick slices, mini-pasteries, apples, bananas and dry cereals. I stayed 3 nights prior to my flight back. You can spend the day at the beach or hop the bus (53 or 21) to Old San Juan to see the historic colonial area and forts El Morro and San Cristobal. The staff were friendly - Rafael at the front desk printed out my boarding pass and got a cab for me when I was ready to leave. Its not fancy but the price is right and so is the location. Incidentally they had about 100 TV channels - far more than the previous hotel. The rooms also have small balconies with plastic chairs. Beds were fine - I had a queen. AC excellent if a bit on the noisy side. .

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

My first trip to Puerto Rico could not have been any better staying anywhere else but with the El Canario group. The staff is courteous and friendly, always smiling and cheerful. The desk attendants were wonderful, focused and dedicated to all guests having the best time available for as long as anyone wishes to stay with them ( Rafael, you are the best!) Manager Senor Pagan isequally ready to show all the guests the finest hospitality that he can offer. I will recommend this group to anyone wishing an intimate and pleasant environment in the Condado District. I would be happy to vacation here again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised to find this rather small hotel amongst all the big expensive luxurious hotels. We were able to park, without extra charge. The desk managers were very helpful. The breakfast was like being in an European Hotel. Other tourists were friendly and delightful. Biggest problem was the noise of the airconditioner. We enjoyed the balconies, views, and establishment.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

Nice location, just off the main area in Candado (close to key attractions). Friendly staff. Clean room. A little noisy if by the elevator. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Canario by the Lagoon

Address: 4 Clemenceau Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
#12 Business Hotel in San Juan
#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
Price Range: $99 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Canario by the Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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