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At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel
Ranked #33 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Charming & Convenient”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I was a little worried when I read some of the reviews that said the hotel was little more than a hostel in a seedy area of town. I did not find this to be true. Yes, the rooms are small, and it has a campy kind of feel to it. But we enjoyed it so much more than our stay at the Sheraton, which was generic and so removed from the Puerto Rican experience.

We walked up Ashford Street one day to Pinky's, where we had a terrific breakfast. Then we walked down to Kasalta's for another local eating establishment favorite. http://browsingtheatlas.com

The hotel was charming and we enjoyed our stay. We'll stay again if we go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This review is a bit late as we stayed four nights in February 2013. First I must say I read a few reviews from people who visited after we did & wonder if they were at the same quaint place as my husband & me. The front desk staff was wonderful (morning coffee in the lobby, excursions arranged, directions given, towels, etc & we experienced 4 front (very nice) desk people during our stay & the owner I believe even assisted us to the max when we had to depart via cab at 5 in the morning. The hotel is right on a bus route---75 cents gets U into town in 15 minutes!! We saw foot patrol officers just down a few blocks from the hotel & elsewhere--felt quite safe at night as well as day. Staying here you do feel like U are in a room which was once a part of a grand home in SJ. We loved the location to beach, bars ---a bit up the street maybe 15 minutes walk or so 7 authentic restaurants quite nearby!! Cool little tiki bar & refreshing dipping pool. The room we had was on the first floor just across from the entrance into the Lobby across the small courtyard & it was fine & clean!! Would return in a heartbeat!! Thanks Wind Chimes. Rose & Brian

Room Tip: The hotel was full when we were there but I do think a deluxe room would've been nice, however w...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

It's very quiet and cozy the pool was awesome. Walking distance to many amenities such as Walgreens, restaurants n Deli's. if you are looking for a true Puerto Rico experience this is it! It's is away from isla verde which is jam with tourist. This hotel iis Condado and u see regular everyday life in Puerto Rico. I had a very nice stay the front desk guy was very nice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Pool is nice if you want to refresh from your long flights.

Good jumping off point for most of what PR has to offer.

Quizzical as to why the front desk customer service (owner?) is awful when the rest of the staff offers above-level service.

Unless you are familiar with central/south American accommodations, you will find the musty smell and roaches off-putting.

  • Stayed January 2013
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New Berlin, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

My new wife and I and my parents stayed here on 3/10/13-3/11/13. The Inn was situated two blocks from the beach and that’s the only plus. Other than that it was in in a crime area about 2 blocks from the inn. The pictures on the website were not at all what it looked like. My wife and I stayed in room 102 which was just outside the main door and also at the check in desk. You could hear every word/noise up to about midnight then at 6am the fun really started with the banging around and loud talking. Our door was paper thin and so were the walls. NO bath tub just a shower stall….My parent’s room was even worse. Their room smells so musty and mildewed that you could hardly stand it. My dad said the faucet was falling off of the sink, TV didn’t work at all and ceiling fan rattled all night. For my 78 yo parents, they didn’t need a place like this to stay. We paid $125 per night which I wouldn’t have given $40 for. Do NOT stay at this Inn. Awful place…..

Room Tip: There is none...Dont stay here.........
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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los angeles
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel is very pretty and our room was large but very little else to recommend it.
It is around a curve on a very busy street, the problem is that there is nowhere to pull in if you are driving. The next problem we had was finding someone to let us in. We waited about 10 minutes before someone (the gardener holding a sprayer with bug spray) opened the courtyard door. There was no one at the desk. Then 3 housekeepers and another gardener (holding a gas mask for spraying) were all very nice and hurried trying to find someone to help us. We waited about 25 minutes before someone showed (this was at 3:00, an hour after check in time, so one would think that some one should be there). The desk clerk was efficient but no apology for our 35 minutes of trying to get into the hotel and find a clerk. She was also very nice when she corrected over charging us when I pointed it out. She was also nice telling us that parking was not available although we had requested it with our reservations. Our room was a large room below a lovely deck, next to the pool equipment and the door is just across from the laundry. So the smell of fabric softener plus the lingering bug spray smell and the not-pleasant constant hum of the little pool waterfall made for a very unpleasant stay.

It is not near town but we knew that so can't complain,and there are a few local restaurants and a supermarket in walking distance. But there is no benefit in staying here especially when you are given the dungeon room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kontich, Belgium
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Of course, the price we paid is reasonable for a hotel in that region of San Juan, but we at least expected a clean room. The bathroom is really disgusting and everywhere we looked we found black hairs, even in the bed... quite strange as we are both blond. We had a room on the ground floor, which was very noisy and also very dark. To end with a positive note: some staff members are quite friendly (others are extremely the opposite) and the region is nice and safe. However, two blocks further away from Condado, I wouldn't feel safe at night... So ask very good which directions to go and which not to go...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel
Address: 1750 McLeary Ave | Condado, San Juan 00911, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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