$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

CasaBlanca Hotel

3 stars
316 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, 00901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
126 reviews
best kept secret

this place is conveniently located in the middle of the old San Juan. Staff is very helpful and... See full review

  • POOH DIVA
  • Oct 2, 2014
Amazing, unique experience

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and wanting a unique, fun hotel. It was exactly what we were... See full review

  • Super Nurse K
  • Sep 20, 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.

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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
  • 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 (126)

Ratings and reviews for CasaBlanca Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mjin
Business
Southlake, Texas
Dec 7, 2014

Charming Hotel in Old San Juan

We selected this hotel for it's location and relatively reasonable price. It is inside Old San Juan and close to great restaurants and attractions. The decorations are charm. The only drawback was that it does not have elevator, and it does have 5 floors.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gimalo
Business
St. Thomas
Oct 8, 2014

Perfect for Old San Juan

If you are looking for a unique hotel right in the heart of Old San Juan this hotel is perfect. The room we stayed in was a little small but we didnt plan to be in the room except to sleep anyway. The location is perfect if you are wanting to explore Old San Juan. It is also very close to one of the parking garages if you plan on having a rental card. There is also a very cool rooftop area that features outdoor tubs. As long as you arent expecting a frilly hotel room, you wont disappointed with this hotel. There is also a restaurant and bar in the hotel and the front desk staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Parilos pizza for amazing signature cocktails and craft beer. Just a few doors down from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
POOH DIVA
Business
Indiana
Oct 2, 2014

best kept secret

this place is conveniently located in the middle of the old San Juan. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about sites of interest. The décor is amazing, every room is different. the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. To top it all there were bathtubs on the roof that you can enjoy day or night. It definitely exceeded my expectations There are no elevators and this makes it not suitable for people that can not manage going up and down the stairway. I would recommend it for a couple since the setting is very romantic. kids will be bored here since they can not appreciate the beauty and historic value of this cute hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

there is no parking at the hotel but you can park in a nearby 24/7 parking that is very reasonable

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Nurse K
Business
Casper, Wyoming
Sep 20, 2014

Amazing, unique experience

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and wanting a unique, fun hotel. It was exactly what we were looking for and was within walking distance to our cruise ship! Perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Flakeygill
Business
St, Thomas
Aug 27, 2014

CasaBlanca Hotel

Very convenient if you want to explore Old San Juan. the hotel is very clean, the staff super friendly and helpful. Rooms are small, and no elevator!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walking distance to all parts of Old San Juan. Many good restaurants and bistros nearby.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CParis
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 26, 2014

Excellent hotel

Arrived on a Friday evening, easy check in, room was great in the Old San Juan style. The people were very accommodating and the location was great. Felt very safe in the area traveling as a single woman, wish I could have stayed longer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jpvelozg
Business
Charlotte, nc
Aug 9, 2014

Great hotel!

That location it's unbeatable. We got to Explore old San Juan from head to toe within walking distance. The hotel staff was very friendly my wife and I felt like home. Overall the people and the amenities were great. We Highly recommend this hotel for Your next trip to the island. The amount of restaurant options and bars it's just great and the fact that you can walk everywhere it make it even better in case you want to have an extras piña coladas or mojitos.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Puerto Rico !! Great food and drinks. Piña colada the best around

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ev4red
Business
Delaware, USA
Aug 7, 2014

great location and friendly staff

This is in a great part of town. Right in the heart of old san jaun. Safe to walk around at night and enjoy the surroundings. The staff was excellent and friendly. My husband and I stayed here six nights. It would have been nice to have a microwave and mini refrigerator. Also there was no coffee machine in the room. Our bathroom shower had thin piece of board that separated us from the outside, good thing we were on the 5th floor. Also they have no elevator. Very old building with unique decorating. I would suggest staying here for only a few nights tops. Also when we were there they were working on the rooftop which let us not enjoy the tubs on top and we could hear them working from our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kari7777
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anadeoakland
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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