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“Old San Juan” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Old San Juan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Nice, OLD, OLD hotel in the heart of Old San Juan. Within walking distance to many of the things to see and a fairly short taxi ride to the airport and cruise port for Celebrity Cruises. Other cruise terminals are even closer.
The hotel had no special attractions other than old world charm, good location and GREAT staff. Luis Garzon was especially helpful with directions, restaurants, tour trolleys and using the antiquated elevator -- when it worked. When it broke down, hotel staff was quick to help us get our luggage down. The room did have AC, a decent shower, and flat screen TV. Our room faced the street, so we heard the early morning deliveries to nearby stores, etc. but we also heard the jazz and classical music played in the park across the street in the early evening.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Cozy clean room with new nice furniture. It is located in a very nice part of San Juan with bars, restaurants and the waterfront just outside the door. Parking can be tricky, but there is a nice, secure, cheap parking lot about a 3 minute walk away. Not a lot of amenities if thats what you're looking for, but I'd highly recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Beautiful hotel, good price, excellent customer service, knowledgeable staff, clean facilities, convenient location. Would definitely recommend this hotel. We look forward to staying here again one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Plaza de Armas last weekend and had a great experience. It has a great central location for touring Old San Juan. There are plenty of places to eat, tour, and shop nearby. The staff was always very helpful and kind. They give

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Highly recommended to locals seeking an Old San Juan escape or to travelers seeking a cost-effective experience. Staff extraordinarily helpful. Unbeatable location allows enjoyment of the city until the very late hours. 150 years as a hotel establishment counts as well....

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We were looking to spend a couple days exploring Old San Juan and this place had by far the best bang for the buck. It's right in the middle of the old town and virtually everything is within walking distance. We were easily able to check out the forts, take the ferry across to the Bacardi distillery, and check out the street cafes at our leisure. Rooms aren't all that big or fancy, but our goal was to be outside anyway. A couple of things--the A/C was cranked up REALLY high and the unit in our room seemed to be out of reach to adjust. Also, if you have a car you'll have to leave it in a public lot about 10 minutes away...but this is something that likely applies to just about any hotel in Old San Juan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were so excited for a new place to stay along with new couples we met from Florida ,as we are
from Michigan.The Hotel staff was very helpful with places to have lunch,dinner local grocery store and placer to explore Bring plenty of comfy shoes. We will go back!!

Room Tip: We had a inside room no need for a window we were outside enjoying the city. the rate was good for u...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan

Property: Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
Address: Calle San Jose 202 | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#13 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#14 Family Hotel in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan 2*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Plaza De Armas, located in the colonial district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel Plaza De Armas is for travelers looking to be in the center of Old San Juan. Hotel Plaza de Armas is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. The colonial building features its unique and renowned antique elevator true to its history. In every direction you can find world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Our completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums and art galleries. The modest standard rooms have no windows, excellent for a good night sleep. Suites overlook the city hall and Plaza de Armas. Hotel Plaza De Armas also offers high-speed Internet access in all common areas of the property. Even though everything is at walking distance, we have a trolley stop right outside our door and a taxi line across from the hotel .We look forward to your stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza De Armas
Howard Johnson San Juan
Howard Johnson Old San Juan
San Juan Howard Johnson

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