My boyfriend and I stayed at the Posada de San Juan last weekend and had a lovely time. After reading the two reviews on tripadvisor, we were hesitant, but found the Posada to be a charming inn. I agree that $108 is a bit steep; I wouldn't say that our stay was a terrific value, but I also wouldn't say that we were robbed.
The room was very clean and the tub was as wonderful as the previous review stated. The fireplace was a nice touch, but don't get too excited about relaxing before a romantic flame; it's gas, which means that it gives off a low-level purplish glow. A good but not great continental breakfast was included, which we didn't know about in advance, so that was a pleasant surprise. The staff were helpful and hospitable, but not obsequious, which was just fine by me, as I can't stand it when employees fall all over themselves in a phony way. The 4 pm check-in and the 11 am check-out is a bit unorthodox, but we arrived at 2 and they let us check-in early at no charge. They also let us keep our car in their parking lot after we checked out.
The true joy of this place is its location. San Juan Bautista is such a cute little town and we really appreciated staying right in the heart of it. From our room, we heard the roosters that roam the streets, saw the hills that surround the town (sort of), and almost smelled the enchiladas and chile rellenos cooking at the many Mexican restaurants around town.
In short: if you want and are expecting the Ritz, skip the Posada and the town it's in; if you want a relaxing getaway with small-town charm and some California history, this will do it!
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- Also Known As:
- Posada De San Juan Hotel San Juan Bautista
- Posada De San Juan Bautista