$112 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 12, 2014 Check-out: Aug 15, 2014

CasaBlanca Hotel

3 stars
316 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, 00901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
118 reviews
Great place for a short stay

Loved this hotel. Very cute and trendy. Great location and very helpful staff. They will do... See full review

  • Kari7777
  • Jul 9, 2014
Gorgeous Boutique Hotel in Heart of Old San Juan

The hotel is beautifully designed with motifs that combine Moroccan elements and contemporary art.... See full review

  • Ethel Bourbon
  • May 16, 2014
San Juan hotel with old-world charm on a blue cobblestone street
The CasaBlanca Hotel and its old world charm blend seamlessly with the historic structures on the blue-cobblestoned South Fortaleza Street. The hotel's opulently decorated lobby has an enormous crystal chandelier, black and white tiles, and red velvet chairs and couches. The small hotel features high ceilings and homey, comfortable lounge areas. The rooftop sundeck and plunge tubs are a great spot to relax in the heart of Old San Juan. The hotel is within walking distance to El Morro Fortress.
Highlights
  • Rooftop plunge tubs and sundeck
  • Located in the heart of Old San Juan near El Morro Fortress
  • Low price, in-room continental breakfast
  • Unusual boutique rooms
Rooms

With just 35 high-ceilinged rooms, this is one of Old San Juan's rare boutique hotels. Each of the CasaBlanca Hotel's rooms has its own distinctive accents. Expect details such as four poster beds dramatically draped with fabric, hand-glazed ceramic sinks, Moroccan lanterns and colorful, embroidered bedspreads. Every room has all-natural Italian bath products and complimentary high-speed Internet access, as well as continental breakfast served in-room for a small fee. Guests can fill out a form specifying special drinks and snacks to be brought to their room prior to arrival (fees apply).

Features

The hotel offers high-speed wireless Internet, a 24-hour front desk with English and Spanish staff, next-day laundry service and a complimentary shoe shine. Public parking is available nearby for a fee.

Recreation

The rooftop sundeck and plunge tubs are a great spot to relax in the heart of Old San Juan. Guests receive a daily free pass to Old San Juan fitness center. The CasaBlanca Hotel can help to coordinate day trips, hiking tours, scuba diving, sailing and fishing trips.

Transportation
  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (7.5 mi/12 km)
Attractions
  • El Morro Fortress (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • La Fortaleza (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Condado Lagoon (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Condado Lagoon (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Plaza Las Americas (8 mi/12.9 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Printing, copying, faxing
  • Meeting and banquet facilities available
  • High-speed Internet access
Policies and Fees
  • The Fortaleza Street is under construction until 15 Dec from 7 AM to 7 PM, including weekends. Guests housed in a balcony room overlooking the street can be relocated to an inner room to avoid construction noise.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

18.4655 -66.1132
Area served
316 Fortaleza Street (Under Construction until Dec 15), Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Condado, Isla Verde, Hato Rey, San Juan, Carolina, Bayamon, Guaynabo.
Nearby airports
SJU-Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (About 9 miles); Isla Grande Airport (Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport) (about 5 miles)
Area description
Downtown Old San Juan, please see accessibility instructions on the main property description

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CasaBlanca Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Standard Interior room, interior window only, Air Conditioned, Private Bathroom, TV/Satellite, Alarm Clock. Queen-Size bed.
Superior Room
Room Classic with Step-out Balcony, Air Conditioned, Private Bathroom, TV/Satellite, Alarm Clock, Queen-Size Bed. This room has some noise from the city/street.
COMFORT ROOM
Comfort Interior room, interior window only (quiet), Air Conditioned, Private Bathroom, TV/Satellite, Alarm Clock, King-Size Bed.
Suite
Two bedroom Suite with Step-out Balcony, TV/Satellite, Air Conditioned, Private Bathroom, Desk, Alarm Clock, King-Size bed in one room, and two twin bed in second room.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
General
Concierge
Dining
Restaurant
Internet
Free internet in room

Nearby points of interest

  • Fortaleza Street: 0.1 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.3 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.3 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.3 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.3 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.3 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.4 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.4 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.4 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.5 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0.1 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.3 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.3 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.3 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.3 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.3 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.4 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.4 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.4 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.5 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 2.6 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 2.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 2.8 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 4.3 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 5.9 mi
  • Isla Verde: 6.3 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 42.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
SOFO CasaBlanca Hotel offers meeting facilities for small gatherings, seating groups of 5-30 persons per area. Available options include Mezzanine Salon, Ricks Cafe, Lounge Area, and Roof-Top Terrace. We also provide options for expert catering services.

Dining

Nearby Restaurants & Bars
Multiple excellent options for dinning and entertainment, feel free to stop at front desk for suggestions.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (118)

Ratings and reviews for CasaBlanca Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
118 out of 118
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kari7777
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 9, 2014

Great place for a short stay

Loved this hotel. Very cute and trendy. Great location and very helpful staff. They will do anything to help make your stay more comfortable. Rooms are small but great for a short stay. I would stay here again for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anadeoakland
Oakland, Ca
Jul 1, 2014

Perfect, charming

Everything about this place was perfect. Our room was very small but we weren't planning on being in our room. We only stayed one night, the hotel is charming, clean, centrally located and the staff is great. I think it's perfect for a couple of night (only because we had a smaller room). It's a boutique hotel and is what was expected space wise but the every part of the hotel is beautiful and Art Deco! I would definitely stay there again, without a doubt!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Georgie OTP
Roswell, GA
Jun 26, 2014

Tucked Away

Enjoyed staying in Old San Juan and experiencing this old building with modern amenities. No elevator - no problem. Staff took our cruise luggage up to the 3rd floor. Enjoyed the breakfast in the morning at Casa Blanca. If you don't want cookie cutter hotels, try Casa Blanca and experience San Juan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Keep your eyes open for hidden restaurants. A small skinny door may lead to wonderful local food.

Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EandT
Brooklyn, New York
Jun 23, 2014

Comfy, but not too comfy

We didn't come to Puerto Rico to hang out in a hotel all day, so this place was great for us. The rooftop was a great spot to recharge after an afternoon out at the beach, or even late night after dinner and drinks. Our room was cozy, though the AC was a little unpredictable. Although it was not ready until almost an hour after our check in time, it was kept clean throughout our stay. Front desk and waitstaff were helpful and friendly, providing tips and helping with transportation needs. The location is convenient whether you're wandering Old San Juan, walking to the beach, or venturing out to the further reaches of the island. Looking forward to our next stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

20% discount!

Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cmiles
wisconsin rapids, WI
Jun 17, 2014

Fun Location

We had a great stay at the hotel. It is as described in the other reviews. It does have a funny skylight window thing that does seem to stay brighter than I am use to . The room was small but comfortable. The location was great we could walk to everything we wanted to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveler171
Illinois
May 28, 2014

we had a great stay

We had a great stay. Staff was very welcoming. Room is a little bit smallish, but well maintained and well decorated. Location is great if you want to walk the charming streets of old San Juan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fatty's restaurant (hole in the wall) has a very good and cheap food. (Don't expect fancy decor, though).

Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ethel Bourbon
Chicago, IL
May 16, 2014

Gorgeous Boutique Hotel in Heart of Old San Juan

The hotel is beautifully designed with motifs that combine Moroccan elements and contemporary art. Located in the heart of Old San Juan, just steps away from the Plaza Colon and Castillo San Cristobal, it makes an ideal location central to everything the walled city has to offer. As others reviewers have pointed out, this is a very old building, and does not currently have an elevator. (And there are 5 floors of rooms.) There are plans to build one in the near future. The rooms are somewhat small, typical of vintage buildings in the area, but well-decorated and comfortable. The restaurant is quite good and affordable. The chef is Venezuelan, so the menu offers a bit of a twist on Caribbean fare. Try the Pabellon. The staff was friendly and helpful, and always cheerful. Overall, this was an excellent value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For a very typical Puerto Rican dinner, try Jibarito's on Calle San Sebastian. Homey, inexpensive, and authentic. We also liked Mojito's, around the corner. (The best PR food on our trip was not in the city, but at the beach in Luquillo at the beachside kiosks.) On Calle San Francisco, near Plaza Colon there is a yummy place specializing in empanadas, and also a delicious bakery a block or two in.

Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JennieTraveler
Fort Myers FL
May 15, 2014

Cute hotel, great location!

Walking distance to MANY restaurants, shops, forts. Very cute and eclectic

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pezdoll
Vancouve,r Canada
May 12, 2014

Beautiful Old San Juan

I was looking for a place to stay before my cruise and couldn't be happier with my choice to stay in Old San Juan and the Casablanca Hotel in particular. Loads of character, with very personable staff, they whisked my suitcase up the stairs making the lack of elevator a non issue, and stored it after check out until I left late in the day. I highly recommend this hotel for it's character, staff, and location. For some, Old San Juan may suggest a shabbier part of town, but the beautiful, clean, cobbled stone streets and heritage architecture shouldn't be missed. Everything is in walking distance, including my cruise ship. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cho the traveler
East Lansing, MI
Mar 7, 2014

Unbeatable location!

We were staying there for 2 nights. The location is unbeatable. All the must-see places in old San Juan are in walking distance! Trust me, you don't want to drive in this area; it's CRAZY! The decoration is really chic! It's so romantic for a couple. As the others have mentioned about the con's of this hotel, there is no elevator and the room is pretty small. However we don't have a problem with it. Taking stairs is similar to walking uphill in old San Juan area. And you can actually stop by the hotel, take a shower to refresh yourself after a long city walk and go hang out at night. No hassle from all transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you aim for a good place to eat, not a romantic dinner night. Try the El Jibarito. The waitress is so nice that she gave us some sampler to try since we had no idea how the food tastes like. The pork cube with plantain gravy is so great and It's unbelievably inexpensive compare to the restaurant in this area. highly recommended!

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