$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 25, 2015 Check-out: Mar 26, 2015

CasaBlanca Hotel

3 stars
View map of 316 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, 00901

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
127 reviews
great location

A really nice place and great room with a awesome location See full review

  • tito m
  • Nov 8, 2014
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
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:
3:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (127)

Ratings and reviews for CasaBlanca Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Mar 1, 2011

needs a good handy man

this hotel did have a good location in old San Juan. We asked for a wake up call...had to hunt for the phone. It was in a cabinet, and did not work. we were promised a 4AM wake up KNOCK.....it never came. The alarm clock did not work. No water glasses in room. No elevator. The climb to the 5th floor and back down with luggage was difficult. It was very ecclectic and charming otherwise. Continental breakfast was lacking.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

2 good restaurants within walking distance were Latin Roots and Raices. The hotel is within walking distance to the cruise ship pier. They did allow us to leave our luggage while we explored San Juan before and after check in.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Polyatt
Business
Pompano Beach, Florida
Feb 16, 2011

Be aware

This hotel is in the heart of the Old San Juan, lot of history, shopping, bars, tourists, but plan to do some intense walking. The lobby is beautiful, with a mix of art deco and Spanish, with a small reception desk with laptop. As we check-in they wasn't able to find the reservation but after a few they founded, then the two guys that work at the lobby shares a stressed look and comment "what we do?" when I ask if there is any problem they respond very calm with a don't' worry. Finally we have the key and the notification that the room is on fifth floor (never mentioned that you need to climb). The dark stair is barely three feet plus wide, each step is very high, and after 90 plus steps with no ac, my wife was the first one that reaches the floor, I was behind carrying the luggage and sweating; the light was damaged, but anyway we manage to find the door. My wife opens the door and with the last breath left screams: no way I leave! The extremely small room with a narrow window that open to an internal area and the bed taking most of the space make you feel that you are framed in a tower. I was asking to myself what type of lent was used to take the photo show on the advertise? My wife with a bed knee slide to the lobby and ask for another room at a lower level, sorry all the rooms are occupy. Tragic decision, we leave. Now I will see how to have a refund. To my friends I will recommend a suite at no over the second floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City
Feb 15, 2011

Beautiful hotel

This hotel is in the perfect place to explore Old San Juan. The hotel has original art work everywhere as well as some antiques and modern bathrooms. Staff was friendly and knowledgable, getting us to a restaurant near by which served local cuisine. Comfortable, clean, good breakfast and good price.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Neighborhood has many upscale stores as well as local shops with price range to fit any budget

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Austin, TX
Feb 8, 2011

Casa Blanca Hotel-Old San Juan

A quaint, charming Hotel in an old world location with narrow cobblestone streets. Courteous,young and attentive staff. Large spacious rooms with lots of old style touches. You have GOT to at least check out the oversized rooftop bathtubs and garden overlooking the city. Fantastic decor, "art deco meets old world" style. Easy down-hill walking distance to Pier 4 for Carnival cruisers as well as tons of restaurants, night life and historical sites. A block away from the City Square, the trolley, taxis and horsedrawn carriages. Possibly a little loud for us old folks, though. with late night party traffic and early morning risers down below. NO ELEVATORS so pack accordingly or just ask for help. I just can't say enough about the staff, though. They were great!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Wear comfortable shoes. Though everything is in walking distance, cobblestone streets and hills can make things a little more interesting.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tom & Alice
Business
North Carolina
Feb 5, 2011

Great Location

Nice place. Small rooms but clean and in an excellent location. No elevator makes it tough when you have suitcases and are given a room on the third floor.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of great restaurants within a few blocks.

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Review of CasaBlanca Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nearly Marooned
Business
Ontario, Can
Feb 2, 2011

Choice Heritage Location

Upon arrival we found that we had NO reservation confirmed. [...]gave us conf.#'s etc but the hotel DID NOT HAVE US REGISTERED!! They were full BUT had a room that they had down for minor renovations so they accommodated us. Besides the smell of varnish we survived. The staff & hotel were fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent old town location, close to harbour, forts, shopping, etc.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
massachusetts
Feb 1, 2011

Small room, no windows or elevator

We were in a 3rd floor room with no elevator and no windows! the decor in the lobby was good but the continental breakfast was skimpy at best...only 2 pieces of toast or 1 small pastry and a small cup of coffee, that was it!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right in the middle of the shopping district.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Williamsburg, VA
Jan 26, 2011

Casa Blanca hotel "great location"

We loved the location of the Casa Blanca--everything in old San Juan nearby. The staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Loved being able to store luggage while touring before our cruise ship sailed. Unique Morrocan atmosphere. Lots of stairs with no elevator, but wonderful, helpful staff who were more than happy to transport luggage, run up & down steps, etc. This is no fancy place but had everything we needed. Very clean. I'd stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several "reasonable" places with local food & flair just up the street on Cristobal square. We enjoyed the San Juan Restaurant/Cafe(?)

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
Jan 11, 2011

Mediocre at best.

NO ELEVATOR! 5 floors to this hotel, so beware of the floor you are on before getting there. NO Curtains! Fogged glass windows DO NOT keep out sunrise at 6 am! (hotel doesn't care) Not a quiet personal hotel, noisy and echo-y. Nice central location for young party goers. And cute decore. WEAK continental breakfast. (toast) NO parking!!! Local self parking 1block away is cheaper than most, aprx. $6 overnight.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Across the street is a great fusion joint and up the adjacent alley is a great local bar/restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Jan 3, 2011

SOFO CasaBlanca

Very nice boutique hotel in the middle of Old San Juan. Able to easily walk through the city, close to a number of great restaurants just down the street. Secluded roof top, very nice place to relax in the evenings. Would stay there again, just not in the room the window opens into the main lobby!

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

Business

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