We stayed at the Gallery Inn for two nights in April after a wedding in Rincón. We made our reservation the morning of our arrival in Old San Juan -- the staff was helpful in accommodating our last-minute plans.
Finding the entrance to the hotel by car was a little tricky. There is no sign on the street for the hotel, the streets are narrow and prone to traffic. There is parking inside the hotel's gate, though, so once we realized that we had been driving back and forth in front of it for half an hour we were set! Parked the car and didn't move it until we headed out for the airport two days later.
Our room was small but had high ceilings and air-conditioning, which was a welcome comfort given the 90º+ heat. We had a shared balcony overlooking the "sculpture pool." The entire place is full of the owner's painting and sculpture. It's a very old building, so no elevator, but that didn't matter to us.
If you're looking for a typical, sterile hotel, book a room at the Howard Johnson. Check out the Gallery Inn if you are looking for personality, history and community in a thoroughly memorable setting.More
- Free Wifi