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El Canario by the Lagoon

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Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best stay I ever had. I travel all the time and I've never seen such hospitality & such cleanliness as I have here. Thank you for the best experience. We loved el canario by the lagoon! Fast check in and check out. Close to everything. Great location and very quiet at night we were able to sleep well. Delicious international...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was great to have you stay with us, and I hope we see you again next time you visit PR. Good luck and happy travels.

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance to beach. Lots of great little bars and restaurants on closeby Ashford. Small and not the prettiest but for the price and our purpose it was just fine. Would stay again especially if you dont spend a lot of time in your room

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in San Juan. Your business is appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Norwalk, Iowa
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This hotel lived up to the reviews I had previously read on this site. It was very clean and comfy. Not fancy, and there is no pool, but since you are only a block and a half from a very nice beach, a pool is not needed. The people at the front desk were great about providing suggestions for places...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in San Juan. We take pride in our work, and hearing about your experience with us gives me great pleasure. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I looking forward to seeing you again.

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stayed in El Canario Lagoon Hotel twice, before and after the cruise, total three weeks in February-March. Wonderful helpful staff, also the owner John was in the hotel every day. He gave us tips where to go and what to do. The room was enough large for two with small balcony and very clean. Nice roof terrace and patio...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you here, and I am happy that you enjoyed yourself during your visit. You are always welcome, and I hope you visit soon.

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First time at the El Canario by the Lagoon and will not be the last, I needed last minute accommodations in el Condado area and I found this little gem. So glad I did, the checking process was fast and the staff A+, not to mention a great value. The location is close to the Ashford Ave and there you...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

I am so happy you did find us. Friendly, Clean, and Affordable are our primary objectives here. I certainly do hope you visit us again.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great Folks, Very Helpful, Clean Facilities, Enjoyable Breakfast Great Location, They kept our luggage secure between leaving for the cruise and sight seeing. They offered helpful suggestions for restaurants.

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Your review is appreciated. I am very happy you had a nice stay. Come back to see us anytime.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We picked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! The Front Desk Staff Ana & Rafael were so warm, friendly, and helpful. Ana kindly explained safe areas to walk at night, and made great suggestions for a place to find dinner. Rafael kindly called a cab for us in the AM to get to the...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

I am very happy you did pick us for your stay in San Juan. Our location is great as you say, but service is our first concern. I thank you for your comments and I am happy we were able to meet your needs. Please come back and see us.

Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This small hotel is within walking distance from all the restaurants, the beach and activities in the Condado area. Even though it's a little outdated the service is wonderful. When we got there, around 7:00 PM, Ana at the front desk got us our rooms in a very quick and efficient manner. The breakfast (which is included) was simple but...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

You are always welcome no matter what the reason. We are here to sever you, our guests. Come back and see us.

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great location in the heart of Condado. My room was clean and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was nice for when we wanted to eat at the hotel. The rooms appear to have been redone recently and the a/c worked great. There was a small fridge in the room which was good for keeping food...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you had a nice stay. I appreciate your review and hope you will come back and see us.

Owatonna, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 February 2017

El Canario by the Lagoon is a comfortable, economical hotel a block and a half from Condado Beach and near restaurants, bars, casino, Walgreen's and CVS and transportation. We stayed four nights as we explored San Jaun before a cruise. The hotel is spotless. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was more than sufficient with good coffee, assorted...

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John V, Owner at El Canario by the Lagoon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your business is certainly appreciated and I an glad your stay was comfortable. I do hope you come back and see us. You are always welcome.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

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: $135 - $192 (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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#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.”
wkendwarrior61, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I requested a room facing the lagoon when I booked on Booking.com...the hotel accomodated this.”
mollyd951, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“One side has view of lagoon. Other of a grungy parking lot.”
askmey, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good view from room 401”
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.”
bethleclerc26, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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