I recently stayed at the Melia during my visit to Puerto Rico and I gave it a 4 but think it is more accurately a 3 1/2 with potential for a 5. The location is central to many shops, tourist attractions and other amenities. It is a lovely and historic hotel but could certainly use some updating in some areas - particularly the bathrooms in the rooms. I stayed in a king deluxe room which was a nice size with a balcony overlooking the Plaza de las Delicias. We had a wonderful view of the Parque de Bombas and square. It can get a little loud late at night when folks are out at night but we were so exhausted each night and just passed out. If you are sensitive to noise, request a room that overlook the inner courtyard. The hotel architecture and details are beautiful and the pool courtyard is really cute. The breakfast could use some updating. While you get toast, bagels, cereals, juice, milks and coffee - I want something different from a hotel on a tropical island. Having stayed at small hotels in other Caribbean islands, I would have loved some fresh local fruit and pastries. We found nearby local panaderias to eat traditional breakfasts. I do love that Melia offers some small dishes, charcuterie and cheese plates, and wine. We were in Puerto Rico for our wedding anniversary and were able to have a cold bottle of wine waiting for us after a day of snorkeling. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. If you like big and fancy hotels, Melia is not for you. But if you prefer historic, quaint, simple with some elegance...you will enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Melia, a historic landmark surrounded by colorful and picturesque monuments, museums and the social night vibes. Located in the heart of downtown Ponce, walking distance to several touristic and cultural attractions such as: Ponce Art Museum, Serralles Castle Museum, Ponce History Museum, the Fire House Museum and many others. Enclosed in the City are numerous culinary and entertaining destinations that are most popular in the Southern Region. Hotel Melia has a total of 70 rooms, 5' depth swimming pool, 2' depth kiddie pool, 4 conference rooms with capacity for 12-75 persons, 2 venues for special activities with capacity for up to 150 persons, Bistro and Lounge for breakfast, lunch, brunch and tapas & cocktails. We also offer catering, room service, business center & services, parking, free Wi-Fi. Airport Information: From Hotel Melia to: (PSE) Mercedita International Airport, Ponce- 3 miles (8 min.) (SJU) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan- 72 miles (1 hr. 18 Min.) (BQN) Rafael Hernandez International Airport, Aguadilla- 70 miles (1 hr. 27 Min.) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Hotel Ponce
- Melia Ponce