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“Great location, OK Motel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beside The Pointe Inn

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Beside The Pointe Inn
Ranked #12 of 22 Rincon B&B and Inns
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, OK Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2011

Beside the Pointe Inn is a bar with a couple of rooms attached. You can tell that the bar is the priority of the business and the rooms are an after-thought. On the positive side, this place is right on the beach, which is hard to beat for $100/night. I went to Rincon to enjoy the ocean and party with my friends, so the place met my needs. If this is what you're looking for too, consider Beside the Pointe.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

The NOISE every night from the bar and partiers is unbearable ! A beautiful location spoiled by a constant "spring break " vibe , don't even think of bringing kids that want to sleep. THe hotel emails guests 2 days prior to arrival that the surf contest parties will be held there , with live bands late night ... OK ... What about the other nights we stayed ? Just as loud with drunk college kids ! Not to mention they knew they were hosting parties months ago for the contest , so they couldn't mention that when I booked only a month earlier ?

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Drum, New York
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2011

I'd say the hotel is mediocre. I thought the hotel was IN Rincon but it's in Centro Puntas. Once we arrived and checked both out we were relieved. Rincon is a town and Centro Puntas is a cool suburb on a dramatic hillside.

The rooms were ok, nothing to get excited about. The shower never got really warm though. We didn't have any problems with noise from room#1. The only noise you could hear was from the kitchen or people walking by the rooms. When the bar was pumping the AC drowned it out.

Unfortunately half the bar was missing when we were there. We tried to find out when and how it happened but didn't get an answer (staff were always too busy for conversation and forgot to ask the front desk). The outer part of the bar which you see on hotel photos was washed out and collapsed, and so blocked off from the inside. You can't see the ocean when you're eating but you can hear it. This was definitely a bummer, no where did we learn about this so it must be recent.

The surfer atmosphere in this area is one of its best features. It is very laid back and cool. You don't have to worry about much other than the waves. Really, there are huge waves, we had almost no sand at the beach to swim in.

The food as the restaurant is very average. Typical American fare with a PR twist. My husband loved the crab wrap. They also have good happy hour specials. No complaints on the prices other than for the room. I did find $110 a night for this room a bit much, but I guess it's because of the sought after area.

For our breakfasts we are at RockBottom across the road which was awesome. That is definitely a cool bar, very surfer chic but off the water. It is part of the Casa Verde. Another breakfast we went to the English Rose which was a crazy uphill drive but great view and food.

We visited the Villa Cofresi but were not overly impressed. It just appeared like a slightly outdated beach hotel for way too much money. The beach was not as nice and food, although higher class tasted like Lean Cuisine to me. We ordered the Pirate drink there which was definitely cool and very strong. It's coconut milk, rum and nutmeg in a Coconut.

Overall we had no serious issues with out hotel. Lots of parking around and its free. Cool area and fun beach. Beach rentals nearby. I would look into other places next time but if there is nothing for less than $110 a night I'd come back.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oiseaux
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

We arrived there in the middle of the week at night. The place is in the middle of nowhere. It was far away from any store so you would have to drive out a few miles to get something to eat. There is a restaurant in the hotel and the food was ok. The property is right on the beach which is nice but if you plan to lay out and get some sun, there is no place to do it. You have to drive to another beach.

Now I did not mind that the place is out of the way. The view is very nice where it is. I did not mind the OK food. The thing that bugged me the most is the room we stayed in. It looked clean but it is dark and the over powering smell of roach spray was nauseating. If I had a choice, I would have gone to anther place but we arrived late in the night. It was also very small and right next to a dumpster along with the other rooms. Early in the morning you can hear the staff throwing out bottles from the night before.

The staff are really friendly but that is about it. Consider other hotels even if not on the beach. Most hotels are close to the beaches anyways.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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, General Manager at Beside The Pointe Inn, responded to this review, December 1, 2010
Tamboo Beside the Pointe is on a secluded beach area on the north side of Rincón, Puerto Rico. We always reccommend, including in our website, that if you are coming to Rincón you need a rental car. Although Rincón is a small town, nothing is at walking distance. Our property, being on the surf side of Rincón, when there is a BIG swell, we lose most of the beach area but you can still find some space to lay down. This is not the usual. At a 5 minutes drive you can get to the south side beaches that are nice for sun bathing and swimming. We appologize for the alleged smell; we have one of the best Housekeeping Staff - I can say that by experience in the industry, and our exterminating company uses odorless products. This is an endorsed property by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company for the last 9 years and their inspectors are very profesional and rigid in the inspections, our average in the inspections is always over 88% (which is considered excellent in the industry). My staff have instruction not to take the garbage out until at least 8:00 AM, from 6 to 8 AM they are brooming and spraying (hosing) the sorroundings to have our facilities clean for the day, and this is monitored by cameras.

Your feedback is very appreciated since it let us improve on our services, it would have been of more value if you would have let us know while you were here or at your arrival to correct the problem right away. Please accept our apologies for your inconveniences.

Javier E. Quiñones
President
Tamboo Beside The Pointe, Inc.
info@besidethepointe.com
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2010

I highly recomend Beside The Pointe Inn - place is clean, placed just on the beach. Perfect for people who like to party. There is great Bamboo Tawern in the same place. Best sunset view in Rincon.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

Beside the Pointe is the place to stay in Rincon with amazing sunsets and atmosphere. It is a little hard to find but that’s part of the charm. Rooms are surprisingly nice and comfortable but if you are looking for a place to relax and go to sleep early stay somewhere else. The room comes with complementary coffee and earplugs for a reason. This is a happening spot even in the middle of the week. It’s a great little hotel for young travelers who are looking for a fun place. Bar has amazing beach views and they serve great drinks and even better food. Loved to stay there and will stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fredericksburg, VA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

I took my two sons, 18 and 20, for four days and nights in August. Rincon and the surrounding area is beautiful - stunningly so. And Tamboo Beside the Pointe is on one of the most beautiful of the Rincon beaches.
WHen we checked in Javier upgraded our room at no cost! I would not expect that very often, but it was a great start to a mini-vacation that got better every day. The weather was beautiful, the scenery is spectacular, and the accommodations were superb. The restaurant was our spot for lunch and dinner. We ate out on the deck overlooking the ocean, and the service and food were both top-notch.
Our two room suite was spacious and comfortable, with cable TV, fridge, and coffee maker. The maid service was excellent - on at least one occasion the maid(s) folded all of my kids clothes that had been left lying about, and generally organized my kid's mess.
The Tamboo Restaurant has a DJ on Friday and Saturday night, and is the main hangout in the Rincon area. If you are up for a big party its the place to be! My sons had the time of their life. Even with the party going on at the outside deck, I had no trouble relaxing and getting to sleep in my room.
This is not the Hilton, and I hope Hilton never arrives in Rincon or any of the west coast beach villages of Puerto Rico. Rincon and the other small beach towns have a unique vibe. The local flavor and color enhances the sense of being in a unique environment - a taste of genuine Puerto Rico. We spent about the same amount of time in Isla Verde at a big chain hotel resort - and felt like we could be in almost any beach hotel in the US. Its not bad, but it wasn't distinctly Puerto Rican like Tamboo in Rincon.
The Tamboo is a small, wonderful place to stay. Javier, Eunice, and the rest of the staff made our first visit to Puerto Rico a memorable stay. We are already planning a return trip to Puerto Rico - a week in Rincon at Tamboo, and a week exploring some of the other distinctly Puerto Rican areas, and skipping Isla Verde/San Juan.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Beside The Pointe Inn
Address: Road 413 Interior, KM 4.4 Sandy Beach, Rincon 00677, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Rincon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Rincon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beside The Pointe Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Provides casual tropical accommodations and world-renowned TAMBOOTAVERN & SEASIDE GRILL serves the best Caribbean-American cuisine.We’re right on the beach, where you should be! Rincón, Puerto Rico ... more   less 
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