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Caribe Hotel

103 Turpo Industrial Park, Ponce 00715 Puerto Rico
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#6 of 9 hotels in Ponce
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Caribe Hotel welcomes you to enjoy exceptional affordability, warm, and friendly service in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Book your stay at our tranquil oasis today!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Safari68590652128 wrote a review Dec 2023
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The rooms were outdated. I had 2 rooms. The rooms were musty. Rug really dirty. There was a coffee maker in the rooms but coffee was not included. You had to purchase for $1. Even in the cheapest motel coffee is included. Why have a coffee maker in room if they don’t supply the coffee. In my room it was total of 3 people and they only provided 2 towels. I had to request more every day. My sister had a separate room as well and her bathrooms toilet got clogged up and she called the front desk and you know what they told her unfortunately they had gave the plunger to another room and due to it being late they couldn’t call the customer to bring it back. They told her that they can send someone to her room at 6am to fix it. My sister had her 2 children under 10 in the room. She actually unclogged it herself. I don’t recommend this place at all. I was there for 5 days. I will not stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Dont stay at this hotel. Rooms are outdated and dirty. dirty windows have beehives. Rugs are...
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Jose Manuel E wrote a review Feb 2023
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I had stayed here before a few years back, but disappointed now that I came back. The place is listed with ammenities like a restaurant and a bar-lounge. However the restaurant is only for breakfast. I arrive at the porperty at 8 Pm after a long day, just to find out there were no dining on-site, and no bar. Also was shocked when I went to my room and the AC was on at 63 degrees F. When i approach the AC, it has a sign asking not the increase the temperature above 68 degress. Way too cold for me to sleep, or be in a room at. Not to mention the energy cost and waste. Guess it is not for me.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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BrakiWorldTraveler wrote a review Feb 2023
Belgrade, Serbia17797 contributions5286 helpful votes
Out of 4 hotels during our 1 week PR tour, I was only worried for this one if I made a right choice. It is dislocated out of the city limits and it had very few reviews, but whatever the case I thought it couldn't be that bad for 1 night. Now, after we stayed here I can strongly recommend it, but only if you have a car. I simply didn't want to pay 300+ $ per night for Hilton which was on the beach, but a useless one, what we witnessed when we visited the next door La Guancha boardwalk. Another hotel, Holiday Inn (around 180 $) we eliminated because of the pool renovation, so we made our booking here. It was the cheapest option with both, pool and breakfast included at a very good price of 120 $ a night. Hotel is located close to the airport, in nothing to see and do suburb, around 10-15 min drive from Ponce center. Huge and secured with a ramp parking lot - free. Kind and quick check in upon arriving. Hotel has only two floors, no elevator, so the only issue was taking the luggage up by stairs. Room was spacious - a standard two queens room I stayed many times, like in Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn. Fair size pool with sunbeds around. Breakfast was included - classic American one. Don't expect any luxury, but very good and functional basics at a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Tracy E wrote a review May 2022
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This hotel is absolutely stunning. The staff are extremely friendly including Christian supervisor of the lobby staff he went out of his way to help with information of the hotel and shopping areas. Also adonis from the entertainment team was so lovely. Kelvin the entertainment leader was lovely too overall an amazing team a credit to this hotel would definitely recommend this place its do beautiful clean and the views are breathtaking. Loved waking up to the sound of the peacocks and the ocean sounds. Overall love this hotel would definitely come back
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Joffre M wrote a review Jan 2022
Puerto Rico3 contributions
Everything was good, until I lost an item and when I called to get it back, it magically disappeared. Therefore I will not stay here again. They do not respect customers property. It the first time something like this happens to me a hotel. It’s sad.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t leave any personal items behind
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varondandy wrote a review Aug 2021
San Juan, Puerto Rico29 contributions9 helpful votes
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An excellent experience of being able to stay at the hotel and the first class service. The hotel has a privileged location where it allows me to go anywhere in the city in a comfortable way. we will be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eric G wrote a review Jul 2021
Denver, Colorado8 contributions1 helpful vote
My group and I just had the worst experience with this place. The afternoon staff were rude, disrespectful, withheld info about our accommodations, and actively targeted us with differentiated rule enforcement. I get that there’s a lot of anti-tourist sentiment in PR right now because some mainlanders have been complete jerks. And because of that, I spoke with group about being respectful, following all COVID-related rules, and being good guests. We’d been on the island for 6 days before checking into Caribe Hotel with absolutely no problems whatsoever, until we got here. When we arrived before check-in, they allowed us to store our luggage in a meeting room. However, when we went back later post-check in my group was yelled at for going into the room (with the staff member there) because “we can’t have this many people in the room”. This was after my group was yelled at while quietly waiting against a wall in the lobby while I was getting the room keys, being told, “We cannot have this many people in here! You have to leave!”. On our second night there, we came back into the hotel from dinner and the same staff person yelled at the group for forgetting to do the temp check and hand sanitizing. Again, we had no problem doing it - but the staff person’s tone and volume were as if we had intentionally forgotten to do it. Here’s the thing, though - I personally observed many people not wearing masks in the lobby, doing the temp check and sanitizing, and none of them were yelled at like we were. The kicker was the fact that at no point during our stay, until I called on the second night, was I informed that we were provided free breakfast as part of our stay. I even heard the same staff woman tell others that they did, but she never said anything to me. I checked my reservation, and there’s no mention of it, so I figured that we didn’t get it with our rooms. But we did, and we were never informed. That’s breakfast for 20 people that I didn’t have to buy for them elsewhere. The pool water was dirty and cloudy. The rooms looked like they hadn’t been updated since the 60’s. The location was out in the middle of nowhere. The one star is for the morning staff, who were kind and helpful. I would highly recommend NOT staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dan M wrote a review Mar 2020
Des Moines, Iowa300 contributions100 helpful votes
I've been staying at this property for many years. The latest remodeling and other property improvements have made this a much more pleasant place. The rooms are comfortable, and the on-site restaurant provides a very good breakfast option. The staff is always friendly and most are bilingual.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mirella F wrote a review Aug 2019
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The outside looks awesome they have done a great job except for all the whole in parking lot needs repaving asap.the inside needs help need desperately I was very disappoint with shower head and faucet very out dateded actually shows health hazard.the room s are also very very outdated need remodeling.the staff and food are awesome.overall it give it a 6.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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msrosewolf wrote a review Aug 2019
Woodbridge31 contributions14 helpful votes
The hotel is nice, and the room was nice, but has drawbacks. The hotel does not have an elevator and there is no bellman to assist if you are booked on the second floor. The hotel is rectangular, so it you get a room around 230 ish you are on the opposite side of the hotel (longer walk). The ice machine only works on the second floor. All the rooms with two beds are only double sized, good enough for only one person. Towels, if you book here, ask ahead of time for them to have enough towels in the room. This hotel is not close to anything, you will need transportation if you are going somewhere. The maintenance personnel said for the AC do not put the temp higher than 68 F or the room will start to smell.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: No elevator in this hotel, so you may want to choose the first floor.
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PRICE RANGE
₹10,269 - ₹13,775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
howard johnson ponce pr hotel ponce, ponce howard johnson, ponce inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Howard Johnson Hotel Ponce PR
LOCATION
CaribbeanPuerto RicoPonce
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Caribe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte de Ponce (4.2 km), Castillo Serralles (4.6 km), and Parque de Bombas (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Caribe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caribe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Campioni Pizza Birra & Tapas, El Negocio de Panchi, and King's Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Caribe Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Caribe Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castillo Serralles (4.6 km), Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center (6.2 km), and Cruceta Del Vigia (4.7 km).
Is Caribe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.