My confidence in this booking wavered before leaving home, but our worries were for nothing - we really liked this hotel. Very quaint; much more authentic feeling than some generic chain hotel. We had an economy room on the ground floor opening into the courtyard/pool area. One queen and bathroom with shower only, excellent A/C and the world's highest velocity ceiling fan (great for white noise if you need that). It wasn't exactly posh, but meticulously clean and adequate for our needs. The staff were friendly (shout out to Calvin) and efficiently took care of the few needs we had. The pool offered much needed relief from the late evening heat. No food service on-site but coffee was available in the lobby and free wifi operated reliably from the common areas. (NOTE: photos and descriptions of Windchimes on their website and other booking engines are very accurate.)
Our take on some comments we had read in previous reviews: Convenient location? $15 cab ride from the airport. We arrived after dark and the entrance was not well-lit nor were the main doors open. This aspect could use some improvement. Noisy? Yes, knd of. Traffic on the street and other guests coming and going could definitely be heard in the room but this didn't disturb us at all. Safe? It must have been - as first time visitors to San Juan, we got fairly badly lost looking for a drugstore and wandered for blocks and blocks along streets and alleys after dark without any sense of threat at all (also happened upon a very popular nightclub where we had a fantastic meal - serendipity!!).
Overall, we loved this hotel and would definitely recommend it to anyone who appreciates simplicity and charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A truly intimate boutique hotel, At Wind Chimes Inn is a restored Colonial Spanish Villa located in Condado, San Juan. The inn is a short block away from the nicest beach on the North Shore. Our tropical rooms have 10' ceilings, terracotta floors & private bathrooms, A/C, and basic cable TV. WIFI is available in the common areas. Visit our famous Tiki Boat Bar! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- At Wind Chimes Hotel San Juan
- Hotel At Wind Chimes
- Wind Chimes Inn