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“Very nice old San Juan Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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S.J. Suites
Ranked #40 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Charleston, South Carolina
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86 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Very nice old San Juan Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We stayed here one night pre cruise and it was great, excellent rooms and service, close to everything. Desk clerk was very helpful. Very easy walk to Carnival cruise terminal and all old san juan attractions

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank deckhandoug
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Plantation, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The best thing about this hotel is the location, but it is also the worst (keep reading and you will see why) The hotel itself was decent. The first night we were there we booked one of the larger rooms, so the room was nice size; queen bed, chair, small tv, decent bathroom. Plus, it is literally in the middle of San Juan... the location was PERFECT!!! All of the great restaurants and shopping and bars and everything along with the parking garages are EXTREMELY close... however, because of this, the noise in the room was VERY loud. Our room was facing the front of the hotel which was right over the street and we were awoken NUMEROUS times in the middle of the night by cars, trucks, cars with loud music, people screaming, people talking, people singing... EVERYTHING!!! It was miserable! So we requested a room change for our 2nd night. The room was smaller and the window was facing the side of the hotel rather than the front. However, the noise the 2nd night was still pretty bad; but we had hiked El Yunque that day so we were beat. Even then, we were still woken up numerous times by loud people singing on the street. So if you are used to city noise, it would probably be okay... but if not, don't expect to get much sleep!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Grove City, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Great hotel location in the heart of old San Juan, short walk to the cruise ship! The help behind the desk was very informative.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed in Old San Juan and the SJ Suites and were very happy with our accommodations. Ramon, the manager, was outgoing, friendly and full of info about Puerto Rico plus suggestions for restaurants, things to do, etc. We asked for a quiet room and we received one. It was very clean and had a great bed. We also visited the islands of Vieques and Culebra and had to return to San Juan for our flight home. We stayed at the SJ Suites for two more nights even though we had thought about trying another hotel. Again, thanks to Ramon (and Josue) for making our stay in Old San Juan so enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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SW Michigan
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

We wanted an inexpensive room in Old San Juan two nights pre-cruise and so we booked the San Juan Suites. The picture of the room on the internet looked dated, but large and comfortable. Our room had no couch, and just barely enough room to walk around the bed! We were really dissappointed! The man at the front desk was nice enough. It was in a perfect location to walk to all the Old San Juan sites. The bathroom was also very small. The bed was very hard. The room was very dreary and depressing and had no window. The rooms do not have solid doors, but rather hollow core doors that you would use on a closet. This was both a noise issue and safety issue. I would not recommend this hotel.

Stayed March 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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174 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

S J Suites is located in Old San Juan. It is an old converted warehouse, but very nicely done. It was clean, safe and a bargain for a one night pre cruise or post cruise. It is in walking distance to Pier 4, Carnival's departure pier. You are in the heart of Old San Juan for easy exploring by foot. A good value for the price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: S.J. Suites
Address: Fortaleza St. #253 | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — S.J. Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Old San Juan. Enjoy the rich history of Old San Juan. Old San Juan has an abundance of museums, stores, excellent restaurants, open air café, tree shaded plazas, majestic homes and buildings the let you appreciate its old beauty and architectonic peculiarity.Whether for a day or a week, by staying in S.J. Suites Hotel you are assuring that you’ll have a stay full of interesting things to do in Old San Juan, declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in (1983). Explore & enjoy the amazing array of points of interest in Old San Juan and then come and rest in one of our comfortable rooms.We're also conveniently located close to the Cruise Piers. There are over 40 points of interest steps away from S.J. Suites Hotel… so get ready to explore! ... more   less 
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