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El Canario by the Lagoon

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I spent 2 nights there and everything was good.I paid like 150$ when the reality is in that area we can found hotels that the cost of one night is 150. so I think its ok. they have a/c, elevator, balcony with condado street view. (hotels, restaurant, towers). great atmosphere, lot of casino, clubs, bars,. during the day I went...

1Thank lucas s
Lake Worth, Florida
Reviewed 6 June 2013

There is an unheard of boutique hotel which is just one block from Condado Beach and serves a daily continental breakfast. This excellent little hideaway hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms with air conditioning. This quaint hotel resides In Condado, Puerto Rico and was one of the most charming hotels I have ever had the pleasure of...

3Thank 4Cindy4
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We recently stayed at El Canario for a four (4) night and we enjoyed it. It might not of had fine amenities but its a good place for a good price. The place was very clean and you could have actually smell the cleanliness. The room was a very big room with two big beds. There was a dining area...

2Thank Olette T
Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

El Canario by the Lagoon was just fine. These bad reviews are probably from people who expect a lot of something for nothing. We came in a group of 5 split between 3 rooms. No problems at all. What I really liked about the place was that its locally owned. There is one guy at the front desk that isn't...

1Thank Jaxn81
Lima, Lima, Peru
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Bad service in the front desk, no internet in the room. And they said yes. They didn't help you with the luggage and the elevator its too old that doesn't have sensors, the bathroom doesn't flash and the room are really hot. And its too expensive for watch they give, I was in a hostel in old San juan 20...

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Clifton, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Don't come here on business, or if you need internet, or if you need a toilet. There is no view. Balconies are filled with hot air from the blowing air conditioning. No air conditioning in the hallways or elevator. Toilet sprayed water in my face and flooded half the room. Fat man at front desk said, "I can give you...

1Thank PC662
Sioux City, Iowa
Reviewed 30 March 2013

No frills at the El Canario -- but clean, friendly staff, and great morning coffee and simple breakfast. A short one block walk and you are in the middle of the action in Condado. One more block and you are on the beach. Weekends have concerts. Building is in a classic Puerto Rican decor. We were in town when the...

Thank PamLM
Reviewed 13 March 2013

Very basic, but still right there in Condado next to everything. Most of the more popular hotels were full and I did not want to pay too much, so we decided to try this one since the location was good. It worked out just fine. Don't expect much from the breakfast or the other amenities, but it was a clean,...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Hidden from the main street of El Condado, and looking right at the Condado Lagoon (hence the name), you'll find this little hotel. First of all I have to say that I agree with some reviews from past contributors. The location is one of the best things it has. The prices are relatively low for its location, as all other...

1Thank WaiPRUSA
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We actually liked the hotel. It's in a great location in Condado, right off of the main strip, close to the beach also. The rooms are good and clean. But the front desk person in the evenings is terrible. Very rude, definitely has a clear dislike for tourists. Which is odd given his career choice. During our 2 night stay...

1Thank World T

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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: $142 - $213 (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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#4 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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“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
“Sat. nigh music carried from 3 blks away. Rest of time was QUIET! STAY!”
 of 5 bubbles OpheliaW906, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had a parking lot view, and the balcony was too sunny and hot to use. Who cared - it was large and had lots of hot water!”
 of 5 bubbles lilydipping, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for full beds ,it will be more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles herminiatorres, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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