We stayed in this posada Nov 11, 2011. We were supposed to stay for 2 nights, but left after one night. It was a complete construction zone and I have no idea why they were renting out rooms (I have included pictures of the construction below). It was just bad business. When we arrived they told us our rooms were not ready, and we needed to come back after 3pm. We thought that they meant they needed to be cleaned, but in fact they were painting our room that day! The room smelled awful, and as another reviewer described there was construction dust everywhere. We couldn't put our things on the floor without them getting covered in the dust. I had a black backpack I was traveling with that had a white film on it when I left. When we asked if they had any other rooms, they said no, but they would give us a refund to go somewhere else...unfortunately they told us this on a Friday evening, so there was no where for us to go. The next day, we decided to either ask for a deep discount because we didn't want to waste our vacation time looking for a place to stay or we were going to go somewhere else. We couldn't believe they were charging full price for these rooms although the owner claimed she gave us a $10 discount, she had ignored the fact that we had already paid for part of our rooms on a hostel website, so the $10 discount wasn't really much of a discount. Long story short, after we explained our concerns, the owner accused us of trying to take advantage of her and that we wanted our rooms for free. She told us we could go somewhere else, gave us the refund so we did. Bottom line, the owner should have called the guests staying on the construction zone floor and let them know far in advance so other plans could have been made. Instead they tell you when you get there, so you're left high and dry and they still got their money. The location of this place is great, but if they are renting rooms out like that, I can only imagine what their standard of a clean room is in normal circumstances, and would not recommend staying here. As a side note, we ended up staying at Da House, which was only about $20-40 more depending on the room and it was amazing! The staff are super helpful and friendly, the rooms are nice and clean, and there is a rooftop hot tub. This place made up for the disaster that was Posada San Francisco. If you're looking for budget options in San Juan, there really aren't any that are remotely decent (I say this almost always traveling with budget accomodations) so it's better to spend a little bit more and go with the next cheapest option: Da House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great location for budget travelers that want to experience living in the Old Town. Emphasis on cleanliness and daily up keeping of all common areas. We are 15 min walk to the beach, 5 min walk to bus terminal and 10 min walk from Old San Juan pier. Very close to all historic sites and restaurants. The accommodation is overlooking the plaza Colon and bay. There are 9 rooms / 6 shared bathrooms. Prices fluctuate $45-$55 (per room, max 2). Newly renovated interiors. All rooms have AC and clean white sheets and comforters. There is a common kitchen and 2 common TV areas w/satellite. 2 balconies and wireless internet in the floor + the cafes underneath offer free wifi also. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Posada San Francisco Old San Juan Hotel San Juan