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“Bait and Switch?” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Miramonte
Ranked #38 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
Boynton Beach, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
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“Bait and Switch?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

You won't mistake the Miramonte for its neighbor the Intercontinental, but it is located in a seemingly safe neighborhood convenient to the Metrocentro Mall, the largest in Central America. Every fast food restaurant you've ever heard of - and some you haven't - are located in multiple locations around the area. There are also several "sports" bars around the corner from the Miramonte.

The hotel has three different types of rooms: "economic," "intermedium" and "plus." I reserved an intermedium room only to be told upon arrival that the hotel had no record of my reservation despite my having a confirmation number. The person with whom I was dealing said he had no "intermedium" rooms available but that there was a plus room he could put me in. He expected that I would pay the difference between the two rooms. I told him bluntly that this was the hotel's mistake and that it was up to the hotel to make it right. I don't know if this was a bait and switch tactic, but I stood firm and in the end he did do the right thing by giving me the "plus" room at the "intermedium" price. However, he said he would have to take away the "free" breakfast, apparently to offset the difference. I wasn't in the mood to argue any further, and in the end I wasn't charged for the breakfast anyway.

If what I got was a "plus" room, I would hesitate to see what the room was like that I had originally reserved. While the room was clean, the furnishings were dated and the only illumination was provided by an overhead fixture and a bedside lamp with a 40 watt light bulb that was part of a telephone table. The lamp wasn't plugged in and the nearest serviceable outlet was on the other side of the bed, so it was necessary to move the table. This proved to be something of a challenge because the telephone was glued to the table. I'm not sure what this says about the hotel or its clientele.

While the bathroom was small, I was pleased that unlike hotels in this price range in Guatemala from where I was coming that there was actually a working hot water tap in the sink. The hot water wasn't exactly scalding; it wasn't necessary to turn on the cold water tap to moderate the temperature. But it was constant in both the sink and the shower. The pressure was acceptable. If you stay in this hotel, I would advise bringing your own toilet paper. What was supplied were those useless industrial-type one ply individual squares. I had a difficult time obtaining an additional towel, but that may have been more of a language barrier problem. My Spanish is limited and most of the staff has no English at all.

The swimming pool looked like it had not been cleaned in awhile and the area surrounding it was relatively unattractive. While wi-fi is provided, the signal was weak. There is excellent security. This hotel is probably acceptable for a one or two night stay, but for longer I think I would look elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

Situated in a residential neighborhood, yet very near a large modern shopping mall, a main avenue and a stretch of ramshackled but fun bars and restaurants, the Mirante is in a good-location. The building is not new and not renovated; it's a rambling wreck of a place, but with an atmospheric feel. Room furnishings appear to be at least thirty or more years' old, but have aged well. Excepting the windows and curtains which aren't effective enough against the light and noise. Room and bath was good-sized and internet is included. This was probably one of the better hotels in town back in the day. Pool was small without much open space around it. Okay breakfast served outdoors if you want. Gun toting guard on the door at night.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I stayed at the Intercontental for a few days and then moved to this place once I knew my tip to San Salvador was going to be extended. This place is one block behind the Intercontental, and is a great deal. The room are very clean, service good, great hot water with fantastic water pressure. There is a small swimming pool and this place is kets locked up nice and safe. I was impressed with the free breakfast as well.
This place is located in the zona viva, and there has to be 30 bars all within a few safe blocks. surprisingly enough, there is no noise that comes this way. The place is on a great quiet street.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Miramonte
Address: Talamanca Street. #2904, Block 4 | Col. Miramonte, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Miramonte 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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