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Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan

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Princeton, Kentucky
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Neat old hotel. I think Columbus, the 1492 guy, might have slept there. No, not really, but the hotel is in the Old San Juan part of San Juan. So it's an old hotel from back before air conditioning and maybe even electricity. The hotel does have A/C and electricity now. I just kept thinking I'd see somebody from the...

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Aston, PA, USA
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Staff is friendly and helpful. The ancient elevator taxes your patience. Rooms without windows are clean but sparse. Bathroom is adequate. We stayed for one night before a cruise and loved being right in the center of Old San Juan. Little coffee shop next to lobby is great for a quick coffee and pastry.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We stayed here one night before leaving on a cruise. The location is fantastic,. Checking in was a breeze, the young lady at the desk, Shaeyla, was friendly, bubbly and energetic. We had room 201, interior with queen bed, no windows. It was very quiet and we slept well. The shower had good water pressure and temperature. The hair dryer...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 18 February 2015

If you are looking for a simple, clean room with historical authenticity and a fabulous location in Old San Juan, Hotel Plaza De Armas is for you. If you want all the bells and whistles and typical American fare, go to the Sheraton near the piers. The customer service and staff are super friendly and helpful. Mr. Garzon is awesome...

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

One night stay in Old San Juan in a lovely, quiet hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location couldn't have been better. I very highly recommend this hotel to anyone seeking an affordable room in Old San Juan. The only downside is the elevator, which is as old as the building (1920s).

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Helmetta, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 February 2015

I decided to book this hotel for a short pre-cruise San Juan trip for two reasons: Location and Value. Compared to other boutique hotels in Old San Juan (Casablanca comes to mind), this hotel was cheaper but still had many good reviews. SUMMARY: If you want a Hilton/large hotel chain tourist experience, book the Sheraton down the street. If you...

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Luis G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Mr. Travel Agent for taking the time to make an unbiased review about your stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan. We are really excited you point out the remarkable location that we have and all the activities nearby us you can enjoy when you visit us. It's true that the storage room for the...

Reviewed 10 February 2015

My wife and I spent one night here and we're given a room on the first floor which had the ice machine located just above our bathroom ceiling on the 2nd floor that had a rather a very noisy compressor. The hotel was also very dark and needed some sprucing up on the interior. However the location of the hotel...

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Luis G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan, responded to this review

Thanks you a lot Mike for making a honest review about your ONE NIGHT stay in Old San Juan. First we are really impressed you find our location more than satisfying. We are really in the heart of Old San Juan. Other than the Great Location we have, the security is at the top of the advantages our guests can...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 February 2015

This Hotel is in a great location. You can walk to bars and restaurants. There is security in every corner. The Staff is super friendly and you get the best customer service ever. Mr. Luis, is a great person and knows how to treat his guests. The building is old, but then again, it's a historical site. Rooms are clean....

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I was taking my Mom on a cruise and her flight from Canada was cancelled so I had to fly as a solo young female into San Juan for the first time and was a little nervous. As soon as I got to the hotel, I relaxed. The staff is EXCELLENT! Kind and helpful and just fantastic. It is an...

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Delaware, Ohio
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We spent 2 days in Old San Juan prior to a cruise. We loved the location, the staff was helpful and we liked the old charm. However, a few extras could have gone a long way. The rooms were clean, but we don't think the shower had been cleaned. We were given 2 bath towels and only one wash cloth....

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Luis G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan, responded to this review

Thank you Lois for taking the time to review your recent stay at Old San Juan. We are really glad you enjoyed the location, the most friendly staff in all San Juan area and the old charm. However we must clarify a couple of things for the benefit of our future guest coming to Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San...

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Welcome to Hotel Plaza De Armas, located in the colonial district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel Plaza De Armas is for travelers looking to be in the center of Old San Juan. Hotel Plaza de Armas is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture. The colonial building features its unique and renowned antique elevator true to its history. In every direction you can find world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Our completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts you mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, fascinating museums and art galleries. The modest standard rooms are windowless, excellent for a good night sleep. Suites overlook the city hall and Plaza de Armas. Hotel Plaza De Armas also offers high-speed Internet access in all common areas of the property. Even though everything is at walking distance, we have a trolley stop right outside our door and a taxi line across from the hotel .We look forward to your stay at Hotel Plaza De Armas! ... more   less 

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Address: 202 Calle San Jose | Old San Juan, San Juan 00925-3510, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $128 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Plaza De Armas
Howard Johnson San Juan
Howard Johnson Old San Juan
San Juan Howard Johnson
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#13 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#14 Family Hotel in San Juan
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“There were good rooms????”
deuxprecious, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor balcony room is very nice”
LaraWatson44, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the back are quieter.”
cesar362, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms on the 4th floor if you can. Those had balcony with view.”
TaylorG594, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Windowless room are better value. The plaza view rooms have more cons than pros.”
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roaming_kiwi58, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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