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“Fascinating gem of a hotel”
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The Gallery Inn
Ranked #7 of 30 San Juan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 April 2012

The hotel is a living garden room full of art, sculpture, fabric, brick paths, trickling fountains, court yards,private spaces, open roof top spaces with a 360 degree view of Old SanJuan. Outdoor candle lit dining under the stars is magical, as is the food delicious.
Our room was large with air conditioning- comfortable bed, quite a small bath, but very antique- looking and museum-like with the objects d'art lying around.
Not a place for every traveller, but in a fantastic location with the Atlantic on one side and the town on the other.

Room Tip: Rooms are dark and cool but suites are "airier."
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Its located on the trolley route...but the trolleys are a bit unpredictable, its about a 15 walk to some of the san juan attractions..liked the room we were provided, with an ocean view a small nook with a reading desk and some books, the bed was comfortable and the room had a few interesting quaint touches...all across the hotel there are hidden nooks, with some artisty stuff..but here is the deal, some rooms are on the 1st or 2nd floor, there are no elevators and the stairways are a bit narrow, theres like 4 parking spots for small cars and the rooms do feel a bit claustrophobic..which was all ok considering the artistic touches, the parrots downstairs etc. but the breakfast they call continental with the room is a rip-off, first of all its like available for 2-3 hours, they put out small cups to get cereal and some cold stale bread out of the refrigerator, the omelette made to order is not included @ $7-10 or something...was not impressed at all! check-in check-out was seamless..

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

My husband and I and two of our friends spent two nights at this lovely art filled fantastic hotel and we loved every minute of it. The location in old San Juan is superb. The place is part mixture art museum and hotel. It is truly a visual feast to the eye. A small excellent continental breakfast is provided every morning. The hotel is small and intimate and thoroughly relaxing. A real gem of a place. We will return.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Luxurious? No. But what character! Super clean? No. But how do you really clean something that's hundreds of years old? We loved how quirky it all was... the winding pathways, no two rooms alike, a different experience around every corner. We are not "artsy" people, but can absolutely appreciate it, and there was art EVERYWHERE. The "hotel" (it was more like someone's home; in fact, it is a home to the owners) was so serene. I could've spent days there just reading and soaking it all in. We enjoyed dining in the restaurant, which has a limited, but delicious, menu. It is probably not the best place for children or anyone with a disability or difficulty walking/maneuvering stairs, as there are many steps and uneven pathways. We truly enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend the experience (it's definitely "an experience" more than a place to rest your head).

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stay clear of the "Brown" room. It is an interior room in the "artist" class. The room is very tight, humid, musty, and does not offer an exterior window. Additionally, you will very clearly hear your fellow guests in nearby rooms.
On a positive note, the wine deck will offer one of the best views in Old San Juan.

Room Tip: Do not stay in an "interior" room with no window.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gallery Inn

Address: 204 - 206 Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
Price Range: ₹ 7,752 - ₹ 25,927 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gallery Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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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