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El Canario by the Lagoon

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Auburn, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is an amazing hotel. The name is El Canario by the Lagoon. Very affordable and pretty. You are treated like family here. Nice location. When we travel to Puerto Rico in the future, we will stay here at all times. Thanks to John, Hans, Matilda, and all the staff. George and Awilda Arroyo

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Livermore Falls, Maine
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great european style hote at a great pricel. Very clean. Great location one block from the beach, close to many local restaurants and bars. Free breakfast, very helpful and courteous staff. Would definitely recommend this to anyone spending time in san juan.

1Thank jeannine702
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We went to the front desk almost every day and got great advice on activities. Samantha was insightful and very helpful - a wonderfully pleasant person to have working the front desk. Hans, who I guess was the head of maintenance, also was great with advice, stories, and helpful tidbits of information on making our stay more enjoyable and memorable....

2Thank bruce4445490
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Good budget choice located central in Condado and close to the beach. Very clean, big rooms with balcony and complimentary breakfast. Shaky wifi but good laundry facilities. Especially I would like to highlight the great and friendly service provided by all staff - made me feel like being home!

5Thank Marie H
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Hotel is very conveniently located, close to restaurants and 1 block away from bus stops. Room was clean, fresh towels everyday and every room has a balcony! Staff was very knowledgeable and helpfull, I would definetely stay here again. Samantha, Mathilda, Hans, John, Rosa, Ashley, Alberto, Arelis, Mirthadely, Alberto, Manuel and Jose were great!

1Thank Marina E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Was just looking for somewhere for 1 night after a late arrival into SJ. This ticked all the boxes. Good location - stumbling distance to a few bars etc. Room was basic but clean. Best off all the friendly staff. The guys at reception were really helpful and answered any question, nothing was too much trouble.

2Thank steve h
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by an amazing staff and to our surprise by the owner also. He was very friendly and gave us recommendations on dining and shopping. We loved that the rooms were clean and smelt great! Our view was great even though we didn't spend much time in the room. Rates were good and he took care of us!...

2Thank Robeh44
Cooper City, Florida
Reviewed 18 December 2014

It's a small but friendly Hotel next to the Lagoon. The Hotel does not have parking but has made arrangement with a parking lot close by the Hotel at small cost.. The rooms are clean and well arrange. It 's close by restaurants and about ten minutes from the old city San Juan. They care about details and if something...

3Thank Ray23431
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Recently I had to stay at a hotel because I was moving to a new apartment. Booked at the Canario by the Lagoon for 3 nights. I had been there a few years back and what a great surprise. The Canario has been totally redecorated with everything new. (Flat screen tv’s, bathrooms, beds, drapes etc.) This is the best deal...

4Thank luis m
Key West
Reviewed 10 November 2014

It was a lovely hotel, and a perfect place for me to stay. I do not like conservative - corporate hotels. They are the same all over the world. This hotel is a mom and pop hotel, small with the flavor of old Puerto Rico . I came alone and did not know the area. The front desk was very...

9Thank travelingkeywester

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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: ₹ 6,813 - ₹ 9,957 (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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#2 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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“Book one of the rooms on the 5th floor as it comes with an extra room with a full kitchen where you can gather for meals, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles wkendwarrior61, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I requested a room facing the lagoon when I booked on Booking.com...the hotel accomodated this.”
 of 5 bubbles mollyd951, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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