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El Canario by the Lagoon

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 March 2014

El Canario is a small hotel in an area with many hotels at different rates and styles. It is only four stories tall and only has one elevator. The rooms are very neat and clean and air-conditioned. Free breakfast is available from 6 to 10 am. Although there is no bellhop, there is a cart for self service. There is...

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Chrisitansted
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a great stay at El Canario. The location of the property was perfect for our weekend in San Juan. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was more than adequate and very convenient. We will definitely stay there again soon.

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1Thank Hoffvi
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I had an amazing Trip to Puerto Rico, an amazing and beautiful Area. But as always, I try and review to help others in their quest to Adventure. This Hotel is small, right next to the Party Street in San Juan. If you are 18-25 great, you can play, drink and party till 6am. Not South Beach by any measure,...

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Oklahoma
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night before leaving on a cruise. All we really wanted was a place that was clean and affordable. This hotel served the purpose. Our room was actually two rooms; the bedroom and a kitchenette type area that opened out to the patio area of the top floor. We certainly could not complain about...

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1Thank JeepguyOK
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Like many of the reviews say, El Canario is a decent hotel and well worth the money given the location. Near the center of Condado, Condado beach, and the bridge over to OSJ, El Canario is a perfect place to stay if you're planning on seeing different sights in San Juan. This is definitely not a resort hotel though, so...

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2Thank DBonelli
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We booked AND PAID for a room with two double beds - and were given a room with just one bed. The receptionist said they were out of rooms. When we asked for a partial refund after check-out, we were told NO because we refused an "upgrade". Needless to say, we will not be back.

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DeRidder, Louisiana
Reviewed 5 January 2014

we booked this hotel over new years because of its location near the park and beach and also due to the low price for a room. we didnt plant to be in the room very much which was good because it wasnt exactly comfortable. the beds were hard and short and there was no water pressure in the shower. that...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This hotel is a block away from the Lagoon, Ashford Ave. and La Concha Hotel. Our room had a balcony with a view to the lagoon. We walked to Ashford and enjoyed the festivities Sunday night at the park adjacent to La Concha Hotel and the beach. The front desk as well as the cleaning service were great. There is...

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3Thank mmateos
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 26 December 2013

El Canario says it is by the lagoon. This is sort of true; it is a block away. Overall, I would not recommend staying there. The positives first - it is mostly very clean, though I did find a gob of hair on the bathroom floor. It is a few blocks from a few nice restaurants and a block from...

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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 December 2013

The hotel is nice with a good housekeeping service. The only problem was the parking. The sheets and the room was very clean, front desk was very helpful. They do serve breakfast from 6-10am. The view from our balcony was good. Its a cozy hotel for someone who doesn't want to pay heavy price. We planned on staying out whole...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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: $145 - $210 (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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El Canario By The Lagoon Hotel San Juan
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#3 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
#12 Business Hotel in San Juan
#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
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“One side has view of lagoon. Other of a grungy parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles askmey, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good view from room 401”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bethleclerc26, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Sat. nigh music carried from 3 blks away. Rest of time was QUIET! STAY!”
 of 5 bubbles OpheliaW906, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had a parking lot view, and the balcony was too sunny and hot to use. Who cared - it was large and had lots of hot water!”
 of 5 bubbles lilydipping, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
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