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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time visiting PR, and we were definitely looking for a beach resort type hotel. If the most important factor is to stay on the beach, and don't want to pay a fortune, this is definitely a good option. Pros: When we arrived we were thrilled with the new lobby look, the lobby bar and the activities...

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1Thank Joseph D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We actually found the place thru an Airbnb.. renovated place which was very nice. Full kitchen , living room, bathroom, 1 bedroom.. they all have balconies.. The pool is really nice and there is also a hot tub and plenty of chairs.. Direct access to the beach was perfect. The lobby and bar are really nice also..very modern.. Lots of...

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1Thank brookeh68
Sutton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ESJ is over 40 years old. I know this because when we honeymooned in San Juan 41 years ago, we toured this timeshare high rise building located right next to The El San Juan Hotel. Our unit was just as it was 41 years ago only with lots of wear and tear. The lobby has been redone and is...

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1Thank PSalemSutton
Ruskin, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we left and flew back home after only 3 days at this disgusting "resort". i'm not here to complain about the out of date furniture and fixtures, i can overlook that stuff, the broken shower that only spews out boiling hot or cold water, but the FILTH & DIRT is another story. here's the list, see the pics to get...

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2Thank pyramoon
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice lobby area with bar and live music sometimes. The valet/parking guy was super nice and friendly. We didn't swim in pool so can't comment on that. Very conveniently located with food and corner stores nearby. Parking was a little confusing and there was only one elevator with access to the parking garage so we had to at times send...

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1Thank Diem P
West Buxton, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was so much fun me and my family stayed at the hotel last April for a PR vacation!!! But the issues we had was the room did not had any internet at all but use the internet down at the front lobby instead, and also the blankets were old the beds were okay to sleep on!!! But the...

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3Thank aritotallyrocks
Rego Park, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mom was celebrating her birthday and did the usual, travel to PR. First time at this hotel. Simple with lots of perks not typically offered by other hotels. Only downside was having to pay for the beach chair rentals. First time ever staying at a place where it wasn't included. Though the rate was affordable, prefer not having the added...

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2Thank victoriosa01
NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a moderate priced hotel beach front & be Isle Verde PR than EL San Juan Aruz might be right for you @ approx $ 151-$ 170 per night + $ 28 service charge it was least expensive beach front hotels there. The hotel rooms are dated w/ 70's style rooms decor but are little rough around the...

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2Thank WereHere
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under new management and a new name, but improvements have been limited to the public areas and are minimal except for a huge expensive empty bar. Remodel of the fitness area has created unsafe and unmonitored bathroom facilities. There is an overall lack of security in spite of being told that it had been tripled.

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2Thank Laura N
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a very sleepless night at this hotel/time share. First of all, the room we had was quite a mess. After a few minutes of walking on the very shabby, dirty carpet, our feet were black. The worst part is there is a protest going on next door at the El San Juan Casino. The workers...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESJ Towers was originally opened in 1975, offering 450 rooms which range from studios to three bedrooms, all providing kitchenettes or full kitchens & laundry facilities in select apartments, making them the largest sized accommodations in the area. It has been an iconic property on the beautiful Isla Verde Beach for 40 years, functioning as a mix of hotel and timeshare resort, with many owners coming to ESJ since the beginning. Starting in June of 2015, ESJ embarked on an ambitious rebranding and renovation of the property to the new ESJ Azul. This included extensive renovation of the lobby, all hallways, restaurant, and the addition of a newbar/lounge, gameroom, and sales center. Already blessed with one of the best locations on the beach in the San Juan area, the new ESJ Azul is truly an amazing testament to good service, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a legacy of excellence that is more apparent than ever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ESJ Azul

Address: 6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico (Formerly ESJ Towers)
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Price Range: $190 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ESJ Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 451
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Also Known As:
Esj Towers Hotel Isla Verde
Esj Hotel Carolina
Esj Tower San Juan
El San Juan Towers
Esj Towers San Juan
San Juan Towers Hotel
San Juan Hotel Esj Towers
ESJ Azul Puerto Rico/Isla Verde
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
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“Definitely request (or wait for) an updated room.”
 of 5 bubbles Q6193LXjosephd, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked a parking lot with new construction beginning to build another building.”
 of 5 bubbles PSalemSutton, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“for a good room stay ANY PLACE but here!”
  • just one walk across the carpeting gathered this much dirt and debris on my feet
  • blood smears on bathroom door
  • fluids on the drapes, too many stains to photograph!
  • food on unwashed linens in kitchen
  • one of the unwashed linens in the kitchen
  • vomit or some other fluids on bedding
 of 5 bubbles pyramoon, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pool side upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles WereHere, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor on south side to avoid noise from protesters”
 of 5 bubbles Laurie_loves_gators, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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