We stayed at Hotel Milano for two nights at the end of September (Hurricane season) before our cruise from Old San Juan because of (1) its easy walking to attractions, free trolley and the port, also (2) its better cancellation policy (72hrs) compared to SJ Suite (much cheaper but at least 1 day will be charged) and (3) having an elevator compared to Casa Blanca. The free breakfast included by Orbitz (typically charged a bit over $5 pp/pd) helps the budget.
The stand queen room on 2nd floor has small high windows looking out to walls but is very quite. The room appears smaller than the picture than but is sufficient for our need.
There is a small refrigerator in room and we later find out the bottled water within is free.
There is no safe in room but a sign on the door directs guest to the front desk where they have the safe box (like in the bank safe) available for use.
A/C works well. We did asked for the 1 of only 2 remote control upon checking in (as suggested by others) and find the preset temperature is comfortable and returned the remote the following morning.
The cost for the simple breakfast (toast, some pastry, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, etc) makes it not as attractive.
It will be helpful to have some tower bars or something allowing to hang clothes that we washed after walking in the very hot and humid environment.
Location is very convenient that we can easily walk to many attractions, free trolley, restaurants, and the port. When it gets too uncomfortable, we will just come back to relax.
The front door is locked at midnight and the front desk is always manned.
They let us to store luggage (chained and tagged) after return from the cruise during our final exploring of the old town.
Everyone at the hotel is extremely friendly, from the front desk to the breakfast restaurant. The mood is laid back.
One final note, a good portion of the Fortaleza Street is currently under construction that you can only be dropped of at the side streets, and the street side room may be noisy due to construction activities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable, nice hotel centrally located within walking distance of Old San Juan's many tourist attractions and the cruise harbor. Visit El Morro, San Cristobal, Museums, Art Galleries or shop at Calle Cristo and Calle Fortaleza where you will find many designer outlet centers and fine jewelry stores. Breakfast is offered in the hotel's penthouse terrace with a view of San Juan roof tops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Milano Hotel San Juan
- Hotel Milano San Juan Puerto Rico
- Milano San Juan