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“Very Unique”
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The Gallery Inn
Ranked #7 of 30 San Juan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I stayed at this property from April 20-21. Taxi from airport is about $25 US. Drive is about 20 mins from airport. Upon arriving at the property is very odd. It is an old concrete brick structure that has a heavy old rod iron gate. Beyond the iron gate is where your vacation starts. When you enter the gate, you are welcomed by parrots and art work, clay pottery, latin atrifacts that are to bizzare and neat to explain. We stayed in "Hector A" it was great. The room did not have a bathroom, but we had a private bath just outside our room in common hall way. There is an honor bar, fresh water and snacks available. There are multiple rooms, sitting areas evrywhere. The property owner Jan and her husband loaded us up on there golf cart and drove us about 5 minutes to another private brach house. This is a small home/bar sitiuated on the hillside. open deck for drinks, amazing ocean views. The area around this beach house is a littl slummy, but everyone is nice. Take advantage of the room top observation deck. Very nice views, and very romantic and exotic location for "intimate time" with your spouse. Brekfast is good, but milk was not ice cold, coffee was very close to battery acid. No flavor creamer, Orange Juice was great, fruit and breads were good. The toaster is a joke, very slow, and there is only one for the entire property. took forever to use and forever to make toast. Very unique sitting area for brekfast. This is a non kid friendly enviroment. while kids are welcome, it is a couples retreat. Food venders are nearby, but definatley a moderate stressful walk if your not in shape. You can take advatnage of daily food meals at the gallery, but they seeemed pricey. Ther is a CVS Pharmacy that sells alcohol, make sure you buy it there, cheaper than local liqiour stores. The movie "fast and furious" was filmed in the area of this property. For ll the political enthusiast, Michelle and Barrack stayed here when he was running against Hillary dor the Democratic Ticket. Pictures of them are in the lobby. I paid $218 for one night. very pricey but unique in the big scheme of things. I would not stay here for more than 1 night. Very open and airy.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

No elevator, 2nd floor to 3rd, cork screw steps. Make sure you are not on the 3rd floor!

Room Tip: They put us 3rd floor, no elevator, cork screw stairs 2nd floor to 3rd. For the price, way over pric...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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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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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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