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El Canario by the Lagoon

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#22 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I was in San Juan for a conference and this hotel is the best alternative for a convenient stay in Condado neighborhood. It's located walking distance of casinos, clubs, restaurants, beach and more. A 7 minutes cab ride to Old San Juan. El Canario by the lagoon is a nice little hotel when you are staying a couple days alone...

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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Ijust stayed at the Canario Hotel Lagoon Hotel and had an outstanding stay. The hotel location is great in the middle of the Condado area. It is very convenient to the beach (less than a two minute walk), many restaurants, stores, and other shopping. The room was very comfortable and clean, the staff was very attentive and assisted with many...

1Thank Peter V
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The price and location are great for this little spot. A 5 minute walk to the beach in Condado, and a few minutes by cab to the old city. Each room has a small balcony, our room was very clean and served its purpose since we were there for short periods of time-long enough to drink on the balcony and...

1Thank bigang_13
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 March 2015

My husband and I stayed at this hotel pre and post cruise. The staff was attentive and very resourceful, not to mention funny. This hotel is a great place to stay, smaller and more quaint than the mega hotels in the area. Very personable feeling for guests who choose to lounge and look over the lagoon, or interact with the...

1Thank Tara718
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

First of all, the staff keeps getting nastier by the minute. They don't have any manners whatsoever! Second of all, the hotel is not worth the rate they charge, specially if the staff is so mean and rough. Third of all, having space to park your car, which they used to do, now they pretend you park outside, in a...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Madam - Sir I cant respond to any of your complaints because they are non specific. I may also add that you must have stayed somewhere other than the El Canario Lagoon Hotel because no customer is treated that way here.

Reviewed 26 February 2015

We typically stay at the Comfort Inn next to El Canario which is an OK stay. The El Canario (specifically room 503) exceeded our expectations. Most hotels in the Condado area are run down and well, "aged". This hotel is a little "aged" but the excellent service from start to finish makes you ignore any "aging". We had the opportunity...

3Thank robert s
Reviewed 22 February 2015

I stayed at same hotel years ago...and so I thought I would try El Canario Lagoon Hotel again. I was so impressed by my 5 day stay this month (Feb. 2015) that felt compelled to write a review. From the time I checked in until the moment of checking out...the positive turn around was a spectacular surprise. Super clean, friendly...

1Thank IntlAirlineCaptain
Woodmere, New York
Reviewed 15 February 2015

It was really good hotel. Location is amazing (Condado Area), close to Old San Juan (about 30-45mins walking distance, 10mins by car/bus). Everything is around (restaurants, stores, beach 1 block away). Rooms are decent, nothing special, but nothing to complain about. Clean rooms, safe location, etc. Amazing front desk service, always ready to help. Really recommended to everyone.

2Thank Daniel S
Auburn, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2015

This is an amazing hotel. The name is El Canario by the Lagoon. Very affordable and pretty. You are treated like family here. Nice location. When we travel to Puerto Rico in the future, we will stay here at all times. Thanks to John, Hans, Matilda, and all the staff. George and Awilda Arroyo

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Livermore Falls, Maine
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great european style hote at a great pricel. Very clean. Great location one block from the beach, close to many local restaurants and bars. Free breakfast, very helpful and courteous staff. Would definitely recommend this to anyone spending time in san juan.

1Thank jeannine702

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Additional Information about El Canario by the Lagoon

Address: 4 Clemenceau Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $136 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Canario by the Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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#3 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
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#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
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“Book one of the rooms on the 5th floor as it comes with an extra room with a full kitchen where you can gather for meals, etc.”
wkendwarrior61, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I requested a room facing the lagoon when I booked on Booking.com...the hotel accomodated this.”
mollyd951, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“One side has view of lagoon. Other of a grungy parking lot.”
askmey, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good view from room 401”
laculebrajudy, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front may have a view of the ocean, and some in the back may be able to see the bay.”
bethleclerc26, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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