My husband and I stayed at The Gallery Inn for 3 nights before going on a cruise starting in Puerto Rico. We absolutely loved every minute of it even though it rained most of the time. Yes, there was a little water coming into the room from the deck, but that was taken care off right away. Our room had a king bed, and a balcony with a full view of the ocean. The bed was very comfortable with a TempurPedic mattress and the room was very clean.
We have stayed in many 4-5 star Hotels but I wouldn’t trade The Gallery Inn for any of them. This is a very old building, so it definitely has some issues, but you won’t find a more interesting place to stay. Walk the courtyards and enjoy the beautiful flowers everywhere. Explore the music room, the wine deck, eat a great meal in the garden or cannon room and talk to the beautiful birds. You will see Jan’s wonderful artwork everywhere and it feels like staying in a museum. You may want to visit the Beach house late afternoon and enjoy a drink right above the waves of the Ocean. Yes, it is right next to La Perla, a ramshackle place of squatters, presumably, a Slum in an incredible location. La Perla is also the home of many families who have been there forever and we hope that they will be able to stay and preserve the area and not lose it to big developers.
The Inn is right in Old San Juan and you can walk everywhere, including some great local Restaurants. If you are looking for a great lunch or just a good coffee, definitely go to the St Germain Bistro and Café just a few blocks away.
Now, you have to be able to navigate stairs to stay here and if you don’t love old historic buildings, it may not be the place for you.
Thank you Jan and everyone for the wonderful stay.
- Also Known As:
- The Gallery Hotel San Juan
- The Gallery Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This sprawling 22-room ocean-view boutique hotel features lush gardens, tree-shaded patios and secluded and private nooks at every turn. The Wine Deck offers breath-taking, panoramic views from the highest point in Old San Juan. The newly completed sculpture waterfall pool meanders through ancient brick passageways, past fragrant gardenias. Six active art studios and world-class piano recitals are all open to our guests. Unique, elegant and exotic: the Old World charm of The Gallery Inn. ... more less
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