$104 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2015 Check-out: Aug 24, 2015

Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

3 stars
View map of 3315 Ponce By Pass, Ponce, 00731

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
30 reviews
A trip for two

was greeted by a fantastic clerk. She did an amazing checking service. She gets a ten. Provided us... See full review

  • ramon m.
  • Jul 10, 2015
Oasis

This is a wonderful retreat hotel. Although it is a little distance from Ponce, the facility itself... See full review

  • mary-girlfriend
  • Feb 9, 2015

A 24-hour casino with 346 machines and 10 tables tempts budget travelers to the Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino, but gambling is not the only diversion at the property. Local seafood and authentic Puerto Rican cuisine nourishes diners at Tanama Restaurant, while live entertainment heats up the resident bar – Barlavista Lounge – come weekends. Tropical touches, free Wi-Fi and balconies are among the comforts inside rooms.

Dining
Guests at Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino savor local seafood and Puerto Rican dishes at Tanama Restaurant whose signature is Mofongo, a fried plantain dish.
Rooms

Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino creates warm spaces with subtle tropical flair. Neutral-colored bedding, which is triple-sheeted for extra luxury, tops queen or king beds, while palm designs in artwork and pillows lend an island feel. Conveniences such as coffee maker and mini-refrigerator enhance the comfort. A work desk provides a virtual office space for tapping into the free Wi-Fi. A 32-inch flat-screen TV equipped with cable enables visitors to stay connected. Sliding glass doors open to reveal perfect Puerto Rico palm trees.

Highlights
  • 24-hour casino with 346 machines and 10 tables
  • Live entertainment at Barlavista Lounge
  • Kids' game room and pool
  • Close to Mercedita Airport and Serralles Castle
  • Fresh seafood and authentic Puerto Rican fare at Tanama Restaurant 
Nearby attractions
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • El Museo Castillo Serralles (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
  • Hacienda Buena Vista (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Cruz del Vigia (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Parque de Bombas (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Museum of the History of Ponce (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • La Guancha (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Copy and fax services
  • Secretarial services
  • Wi-Fi access
Transportation
  • Mercedita Airport (7.4 mi/11.9 km)
Recreation
Gamblers target Holiday inn Ponce & Tropical Casino for its 10 tables and 346 machines. After a round of poker, guests head to Barlavista for the nightly happy hour between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and live entertainment from Friday to Sunday.

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Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Live entertainment
Casino
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Phone with speaker
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Dining

Tanama Restaurant
Although the menu is filled with International offerings, the specialty at Tanama is the mofongo. Tanama is a restaurant where they proudly serve their take on International cuisine. As far as service and setting, you can expect the formality to be serve
Pitos Seafood
Fresh seafood specialties
Chilly's Bar & Grill
Chilis serves American food influenced by Tex Mex cuisine.
Dennys Restaurant
Open 24 hours, 5 miles from hotel
Bar la Vista
Bright and spacious, Bar la Vista features minimal decor but manages to still create a welcoming environment to every guest. Serves: Lunch. Hours of operation: Friday & Saturday 11am-4am Sunday thru Thursday 11am -12 am

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 30
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hector papote
Business
connecticut
Oct 5, 2013

very good quality in service & hospitality.

Great location ,very outgoing staff, friendly environment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
frafrar
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Apr 15, 2013

Great Casino!

The Holiday Inn in Ponce is a better than average hotel. It has a great casino, a big pool with a beautiful view to the Caribbean Sea, and a nice restaurant. On the down side the hotel stand by itself on a mountain top making a rental car a must to move around town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Milwaukee
Aug 21, 2008

Holiday Inn Ponce

This hotel was very clean and the staff very friendly and accommodating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

A short drive to the City of Ponce will take you to various eateries and historical sites.

Review of Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Feb 1, 2008

staff very willing to help in problem situation

Had problem with internet connection. Front desk walked me through things until it was fixed. Had problem with TV, Engineering stayed until it was fixed. Very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn PONCE & TROPICAL CASINO

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 23, 2007

very nice

all the workers were very nice and professoanl, the staff their worked very hard in meeting our needs while we were thrir

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

the food was great

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