$108 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 19, 2014 Check-out: Oct 20, 2014

CasaBlanca Hotel

3 stars
316 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, 00901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
122 reviews
Excellent hotel

Arrived on a Friday evening, easy check in, room was great in the Old San Juan style. The people... See full review

  • CParis
  • Aug 26, 2014
Great hotel!

That location it's unbeatable. We got to Explore old San Juan from head to toe within walking... See full review

  • Jpvelozg
  • Aug 9, 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

Dining

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

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.

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 (122)

Ratings and reviews for CasaBlanca Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
122 out of 122
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

5
5.01.0
Edgar Romero
Bayamon, PR
Sep 13, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

Best kept secret, I has been traveled through all world and it's a mixture of Europe/Morocco in Old San Juan. Welcoming and relaxing sensation from the first step in lobby. Roof top terrance a must see we practiced yoga on the morning facing San Cristobal fort, relaxer in stone tubs with hot water watching a beautiful sunset.

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

Rigth in the heart of the food district of Old San Juan, infinite options just steps away from the entrace. Found local and international cusine covering all range prices.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Arizona
Nov 10, 2010

What a little gem!

This hotel seemed so personal, like checking into someone's home. The decor was interesting, complex and very charming, too much to take in at one glance. Its true it was noisy due to the interior center courtyard and the party going on down there, but the noise stopped around midnight and we used earplugs. the location was perfect, right in the middle of Old San Juan within walking distance to restaurants, cruise ships and shops.

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

5
5.01.0
Ryan Mc
Savannah, GA
Jul 22, 2011

Great time, Wonderful stay.

Hotel was excellent, Late check in with no poblems.Great design,comfrotable rooom,concierge was very helpful. The entertainment, night life, and places to eat were great. People were very nice. Loved San Juan cant wait to visit again.

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

Hotel is seconds from great history, food, and entertainment. Next time plan to stay longer.

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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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Dec 3, 2010

Great Experience!

Superb and courteous staff. Our room was simply gorgeous and quite comfortable. The unique decorative style of the hotel made for a memorable stay. The Casa Blanca is located in the heart of Old San Juan and within steps from the square, shops, restaurants, and even the old fort! Our one night stay was simply wonderful. The rooftop view is incredible. Would definitely stay there again.

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

You can experience some of the best local fare as well as amazingly good italiano just around the block!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jpvelozg
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
EricOnTheRoad
New York, New York
Dec 8, 2013

Gorgeous and great value

This is a really nice hotel. Beautifully arranged, great and friendly staff, excellent value, top location in the middle of Old San Juan. Couldn't be happier.

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

Nuyorican cafe is within a block and open late - great for cocktails and music.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2013 Cruiser
Wichita, KS
Feb 25, 2013

Pre-cruise night at hotel

We stayed one night before a cruise. The hotel location is great. We walked around Old San Jaun, ate dinner at a nearby restaurant, and sat outside with a couple of beers at the bar/entertainment district around the corner. The only drawback to the hotel was no elevator.

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

There are lots of restaurants nearby.

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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
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
milwaukee, wi
Mar 21, 2011

Hotel Casablanca , San juan

hotel was awesome , if you don't want to feel like a tourist, stay here. Morrocan feel. Great service. Great location.

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