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Monastery Art Suites
Ranked #8 of 29 San Juan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC/Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
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“Jump on this when it opens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here two nights on our honeymoon. The hotel was unable to open as scheduled, but our original reservations were accommodated as a rental instead. The place was beyond fantastic and magical. The location was perfect, right at the end of a main Old San Juan street, a short walk to most things we wanted to visit in this area. The decor was an artistic blend of old and new, with and explosion of creativity. The rooms were more like apartments: very spacious, modern, yet respectful of the buildings history. The views from our room were great, looking out over the water with regular San Juan in the distance. The bed was the best we encountered, the rug in the living area was so mesmerizing to our feet, and the bathroom was very cool modern style. With a flat screen, Apple TV and good air conditioning, this is a fun and comfortable place to hang out. I mean, hammock in the living area, nice size dining table, two day beds/love seats, all in an area that was far from cramped. There is a small fridge and microwave that we loved for storing and heating our leftovers. We really wanted to move right in. I only hope I can afford this place once it finally opens as a hotel and starts catching on.
It is difficult to review it as a hotel, as we didn't get that experience (service etc.), but my communications with the mgt. were more than satisfactory and indicate that the service should be very good for this hotel. It was clean, new and oh so beautiful. I would love to stay here every single time I'm in Old San Juan. It is that cool. Downsides: no pool (who cares), no parking (cheap garage Dona Fela is nearby) and, well, I just can't think of another.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elena М, Owner at Monastery Art Suites, responded to this review, October 27, 2015
Dear Curlysteve!

Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy you had a very memorable experience for your honeymoon.

Monastery Art is getting a new life now as Monastery Art Suites - small boutique hotel In Old San Juan.

I hope we could invite you back to stay with us for your first anniversary :) Please feel free to contact me personally at monasteryart@gmail.com.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Monastery Art Suites
Address: 250 Calle Del Santo Cristo, San Juan 00901-1516, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monastery Art Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in San Juan Antiguo, this hotel is steps from La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, Chapel of Christ the Savior, and Puerta de San Juan. San Juan Cathedral and Castillo San Felipe del Morro are also within 15 minutes. All 9 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, premium bedding, and coffee makers. ... more   less 
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