In my view, this hotel is a moderate stay for a modest price. I admit I have not stayed at any other of the local hotels, but I had a hard time finding many positive reviews for neighboring accommodations in the area. According to the reviews, Buenas Olas seemed to be my best bet. I didn't have great expectations because I realized you usually get what you pay for and their rates were in fact quite modest. The rooms are tastefully decorated. The structure of the building, air conditioning and bathroom's craftsmanship certainly can use some improvement. I wasn't, however, very disappointed because I expected a laid back surfer's environment and that's what I got. The views from the balconies were nice and the beach was a hop, skip and a jump away. There is a bar/restaurant connected to the hotel with very little noise insulation. If you're there to party this is the place for you. They are, however, very sensitive to the comfort of their patrons and give you a number to dial if this noise level is uncomfortable to you. I felt bad about have to call it, but I had an early morning planned and when I couldn't bare it any longer I had to dial. They immediately turned the music down and kept the noise level to a minimum for the remainder of my stay. Their reservations manager, Carey, was very responsive and kind during our reservation process as well as our stay. Overall, a good experience. Probably a better scene for younger, partying folk, but I fared just fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buenas Olas Hotel is perfectly located within minutes of several of Puerto Rico's best surfing destination, making it the go to spot for surfers travelling to Puerto Rico, as well as couples looking for some laid back no-hassle beach time. All rooms are clean, simple, and modern..featuring surfboard racks, 32" flat screen televisions, a/c, hot water...and a colorful hammock facing the ocean.. ... more less