My boyfriend and I visited Dreamcatcher for a long weekend and loved our stay. We arrived hours before check-in time, but Sylvia graciously let us use the common areas, bathrooms, showers, kitchens, etc. We took a nice nap in the red hammock. Our room was nicely decorated and comfortable with a semi-private terrace.
The atmosphere at Dreamcatcher is very tranquil - calming music playing, lush gardens, bright colors, very clean. All staff were gracious and welcoming and the other guests were all friendly and respectful of the space and quiet hours. I loved the numerous little seating areas in the shared spaces, ideal for chatting over a beer, reading, writing, eating, or napping.
It was my birthday while we were there and my boyfriend arranged with Sylvia and the chef a surprise dinner for me. Dario, the chef, was sick, so Sylvia did the cooking. The food was delicious (they hold a vegetarian kitchen) and they treated us so well during the meal. It was ideal to walk 5 feet to our room after all that food and drink. It was a special night thanks to Sylvia and the team!
The beach is 2 blocks away, and a few more blocks away are some nice restaurants and cafes. To get to Old San Juan we took a cab one day ($17 one way) and the bus the other ($0.75 one way each), although we heard one couple say they walked the roughly 5K. Dreamcatcher offers a variety of tours around San Juan and outside, such as to the rainforest and a coffee farm - some may be worth checking out.
I definitely recommend Dreamcatcher for a relaxing and affordable trip to San Juan! We would love to go back and set up a routine of cooking, napping in the hammock, and walking to the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gorgeous and intimate Guest House is located right at the beach in the pristine neighborhood of Ocean Park, only 10 minutes away from the Historical Old San Juan and the airport. The Dreamcatcher is the only vegetarian guest house in San Juan. Guests may sign up for yoga and meditation classes, take part in sightseeing tours, do paddle boarding, or opt for nature-adventure tours outside of the typical touristy options. They may also borrow a bicycle and go for a ride around the neighborhood beaches or the popular Loiza Street. The famous three-course breakfast is served daily by local chef Jerome who has been specializing in vegan and vegetarian cuisine since 2003. Guests may also choose between juice blends, homemade hemp milk and kombucha elixirs made with all natural ingredients. These in turn could be included in their daily detox meal plans. The Dreamcatcher is proud to be supporting this type of experience in which tourists enjoy healthy foods as they spend some time away from home. "Everything about this guesthouse suggests relaxation," according to the March 2014 issue of New York Magazine. It smells of incense, as one can listen to the meditation music in the background and hear the flow of water from the fountain. The Dreamcatcher is thoughtfully decorated with mostly vintage furniture and collectibles. The house holds beauty and memories alike, every corner tells a story. The awarded Inn is a true oasis with many areas to find privacy as well as to come together with other guests and friends.The common areas consist of a dining room, two lounging areas with rocking chairs and hammocks. A spacious living room that opens to the garden as well as a fully equipped Communal Kitchen. The garden is protected by dozens of Buddha's, which quietly sit among the fruit trees, the water fountain and in between the flowers. Every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Priceline, HotelQuickly and Cheap Tickets so you can book your The Dreamcatcher reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.