The hotel staff were really amazing. The reception area is bright and cheerful and the front desk staff offers bilingual service in Spanish and English which was helpful. Luis, the concierge, was simply fabulous. He made me feel right at home and helped me arrange a city tour guide for the following day. He was really wonderful.
The hotel rooms are nice, spacious and clean - beds are also comfortable. There is some building construction underway so elevators were slow but the service elevators were also offered up for use. The main challenge I had was that in order to get to the pool area, you had to basically walk through the restaurant. The pool itself is actually just outside the wall of windows of the restaurant which makes it really exposed and non-private. This felt a little uncomfortable in such a conservative country. There was also quite limited pool seating. That said, it was nice to have a clean towel waiting on the chairs outside near the pool itself.
In terms of location, the hotel itself seems to be located in more of a residential type of area but is relatively close walking distance to a supermarket where you can buy bottled water, fruit, snacks, etc. All prices are in US dollars which makes it easy for Americans to visit El Salvador. In terms of restaurants, there did not appear to be much close by - more just American fast food which was not of interest to me at all. There are safe ATMs in the hotel next to the reception area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a High-rise Hotel situated in the heart of business district with spectacular views to the volcano and the city. Surrounded by the best restaurants in a secure and calm area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Princess San Salvador Hotel San Salvador
- Hilton Hotel San Salvador
- Hilton San Salvador
- San Salvador Hilton
- Barcelo San Salvador El Salvador