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Coral by the Sea Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Isla Verde
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Spend thirty dollars more and stay elsewhere...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Only one good thing...Location. The rest is a nightmare! Believe me... You DO NOT want to stay here, unless you are Veeeery desperate. (short of money or stranded) The air conditioner is noisy and HOT! The rooms are old, smelly, dark and scary. The elevator, oh my God!...The elevator!!!
I don't know how the puertorrican goverment allow this place to be called an hotel and to remain open.

Room Tip: Sorry, nothing good. Oh yes...free parking.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Excellent location 2 blocks away from the beach, restaurants, bars, casinos, etc. The beach at the hotel is beautiful. The hotel itself was average. The rooms were clean, AC & wi-fi worked without problems. The service was friendly but a little slow (however, that is to be expected in PR.) Good place to stay for an excellent value! I would stay here again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I have stayed in the hotel many times, and you can't beat it for the price and location. It has clean rooms, free parking and close to the airport . You can leave you rental car in their lot , walk to the beach or the Old San Juan Hotel besides other places on the Ave. It's not a palace so don't go there if that is what you are looking for. You get what you pay for, a clean bed in a area where hotels are twice or even more for the night. I classify this a good find. I have referred family and friends there and no one has complained , There are some people who complain even with a four star hotel. I don't get it at times,, some picky people who don't want to pay for the many stars in the rating of hotels...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Nags Head, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hotel was mediocre. If we had been staying there for pleasure it wouldn't have been so bad. Both nights we stayed there, there were people yelling and partying at all hours of the night. The staff was very friendly. Again the rooms were just mediocre.

Room Tip: There wasn't a fitness center or pool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We picked this hotel for our one night layover in Puerto Rico because it seemed to be quite close to the airport and we thought the surprisingly high price would make up for something... Well, the lobby was ok and the staff were overly kind and friendly but the room was absolutely awful. It smelled like mold, it was very dirty, the floors felt sticky, even the mirror looked like it had been wiped with a greasy cloth... it's definitely the worse hotel we could even imagine. We really didn't want to sleep there but it was late and the plane left early so we stayed. Surprisingly the bed was very comfortable but that's about it. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone, not even for one night. (You pay for taxi 30$ (in total there and back to airport) anyway so pick a nicer place with airport shuttle). Too bad it was such a dump because the staff were amazing!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Park City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We spent the night there because we had an early flight out of PR the next morning. We paid way too much for what we got here -- unpleasant room and a horrible, horrible air conditioner that cranked out about 100+ decibels of noise along with cool air, making it very hard to sleep. The roar of landing aircraft (it's right next to an airport runway) was the icing on the cake. Finally turned it off at 3am just to be able to get some rest, although it started warming up in the room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is really run-down and is in need of maintenance. The black-out curtains in my room were torn and let light from the floodlight outside in at night. The bed was not comfortable. The lock on the door wouldn't function properly either. I'm glad I had the chain engaged, otherwise someone would've barged into my room. Even though the staff was friendly and the hotel wasn't very far from Playa Isla Verde, I wouldn't stay here again because of the safety aspect.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Coral by the Sea Hotel

Property: Coral by the Sea Hotel
Address: 2 Calle Rosa, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-7107, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Isla Verde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Coral by the Sea Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coral by the Sea is situated only steps away from many of the area's most popular attractions. A variety of recreational activities, including various water sports, as well as the historic Old Town San Juan are nearby. The Coral not only provides guests with an ideal location, but also with a variety of modern amenities. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, a modern business center and the on-site restaurant. ... more   less 
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Coral Sea Hotel
Hotel Coral By The Sea
Coral By The Sea Hotel Puerto Rico/Isla Verde

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