$73 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 15, 2014 Check-out: Aug 16, 2014

Coqui Inn

1 star
36 Calle Mar Mediterraneo, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
63 reviews
EXCELLENTE!!!

Just Wonderful from the Staff, location etc!! I love this hotel its like comfort food warm,... See full review

  • Aduke
  • Jan 24, 2012
Very cozy, close to everything, safe

i enjoyed everthing the arcade two pools everything, short walk to the beach See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 10, 2011
No-frills, budget Carolina hotel with three pools near Isla Verde

The independently owned Coqui Inn has three large pools and is located on a busy tourist stretch in Isla Verde. That means the beach, world-famous shops, restaurants and casinos are a short walk away. The Coqui Inn is named for the song of Puerto Rico's most famous frog. The no-frills, budget hotel advertises its personality with huge, bright murals of the island's natural world on its exterior walls. A maze of paths links the hotel's three pools. There are cozy outdoor lounges in the courtyards and deck chairs surround the pools.

Highlights
  • Short walk to picturesque Isla Verde Beach, shopping and restaurants
  • Three large swimming pools
  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Family-friendly and budget-conscious
Rooms

The rooms at Coqui Inn are accessible via exterior corridors and offer either pool or street views. They all have either twin or double beds, air conditioning, private bathrooms with showers and free high-speed Wi-Fi access. Each room strays from the generic with features such as wrought iron and wood, teal-tiled headboards and tasteful touches of Caribbean-themed artwork. All of the rooms are non-smoking.

Features

On-site parking is complimentary. There is a game room located near the lobby. There are public computers with Internet access available. This hotel allows pets for an additional charge (call for details).

Dining

The Coqui Inn has two restaurants, a coffee shop and a poolside bar and lounge that is known for its garlic-style chicken mofongo, a local dish. Nikko Bar and Sushi offers a pan-Asian menu.

Recreation

There are three large pools for frolicking. Take a short walk over a pedestrian bridge to Isla Verde Beach.

Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (1.6 mi/2.7 km)
Attractions
  • Puerto Rico Museum of Art (2.5 mi/4.3 km)
  • Condado District (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (3.7 mi/6 km)
  • Fort San Cristóbal (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (5.9 mi/9.6 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (6 mi/9.7 km)
Business
  • Space available for small  business meetings
  • High-speed Internet access in all public areas

Hotel Map

18.4433 -66.0293
Area served
Villamar - Isla Verde.
Nearby airports
San Juan Airport.
Area description
Coqui Inn is just a few minutes by taxi from San Juan's airport - we're right across from Isla Verde Avenue which has resort hotels, restaurants, boutiques, 24-hour convenience stores, nightlife, casinos and Isla Verde's world-famous 'blue flag' beach. Everything you need is just a few blocks away.)We're across the highway from Isla Verde Avenue & Isla Verde's fantastic beach - instead of right on the beach like the more expensive neighbors. To get to the beach and resort area, you have to use the pedestrian bridge just in front of our hotel. It's just a short walk - but in exchange, you'll save money on every night of your stay.

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Coqui Inn Rooms

Standard
One of the best budget hotel values in San Juan! Standard rooms are on the first or second floor. Please advise the hotel at the time of booking if you prefer a room on the first floor. Standard rooms have two double beds, private bath with shower, mini-fridge, color cable TV, air conditioning, daily maid service, free wi-fi. 3 pools on property, 2 restaurants and bar opening soon, and a short walk to Isla Verde Beach - a Blue Flag certified beach - a favorite for tourists and residents alike - just two blocks from Coqui Inn.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Room service
Services
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Isla Verde: 0.6 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.5 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.2 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.3 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.7 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.6 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 5.8 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6 mi
  • Isla Verde: 0.6 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.5 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.2 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.3 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.7 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.3 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.6 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 5.8 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.1 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.1 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 6.8 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 7.3 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48 mi

Dining

Nikko Sushi Bar and Pan Asian Restaurant
Nikko is located on the main road behind Coqui Inn, but has a direct entrance from the west section of Coqui Inn - near the west pool and Laundromat. You can even order from your room and have them deliver! Lunch Combos (11am - 3pm). Also featuring Pan-Asian specialties - Sushi Bar, Appetizers, Soup, Dishes From the Land, Chef's Specialties, Seafood, Rice & Noodles. Open Daily from 11am-11pm (closed 3pm - 5pm Monday - Friday).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (63)

Ratings and reviews for Coqui Inn

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
63 out of 63
Amenities:
2.1
Room cleanliness:
2.4
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
2.2
Location:
3
Value:
2.6

48% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Training Engineer
Business
Sterling,VA
Feb 8, 2010

Coqui Inn

More like a chip motel.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Close to Isla Verde

Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bujuman
Maryland
Jan 5, 2010

Nightmare!

This is one of the worst hotels in the history of hotels! The room was very small and very dirty! The bed had a bend in the middle...not great for the back. The bathroom shower had a dirty floor with hair everywhere. The shower had a constant drip. The shelf over the sink was tilted at such an extreme angle that nothing would stay on it...useless. Also it was in a very noisy area. The smoke detector started to chime because the battery was dead. the staff was notified and to solve the problem it was unplugged and the old battery removed...no more annoying beep. The staff was friendly is the only good thing to say about this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bujuman
Maryland
Jan 5, 2010

Nightmare!

This is one of the worst hotels in the history of hotels! The room was very small and very dirty! The bed had a bend in the middle...not great for the back. The bathroom shower had a dirty floor with hair everywhere. The shower had a constant drip. The shelf over the sink was tilted at such an extreme angle that nothing would stay on it...useless. Also it was in a very noisy area. The smoke detector started to chime because the battery was dead. the staff was notified and to solve the problem it was unplugged and the old battery removed...no more annoying beep. The staff was friendly is the only good thing to say about this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zahrinka
Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 11, 2009

A friendly budget hotel

I needed cheap accommodation for one night and i was booking one day ahead... Coqui Inn was the cheapest, I have nothing bad to say about the hotel, the room was simple but clean and quiet, the staff was super friendly and helpful..I did not have time or opportunity to check their facilities...the location is good when u r coming from the airport, getting to Old San Juan takes a little while if u don't want to take a cab - there is no timetable for the buses, it comes once half an hour or so and takes about 40 minutes to get there...I am a budget traveller so for me was this hotel perfect...later on I stayed at a guesthouse right in Old San Juan for $35, it is not listed anywhere online - it's called Fortaleza Guesthouse on the corner of Fortaleza and Tanca Street, I loved it for the location an price, you get your on room, wireless internet, you can use the kitchen, only restrooms are for the whole floor...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

you can get from the airport to Isla Verde or Old San Juan by bus, each ride is 75 cents, you just need to give yourself enough time, there is no timetable for the buses and you have to change bus once...usualy you wait for the bus at least half an hour...

Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Zahrinka
Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 11, 2009

A friendly budget hotel

I needed cheap accommodation for one night and i was booking one day ahead... Coqui Inn was the cheapest, I have nothing bad to say about the hotel, the room was simple but clean and quiet, the staff was super friendly and helpful..I did not have time or opportunity to check their facilities...the location is good when u r coming from the airport, getting to Old San Juan takes a little while if u don't want to take a cab - there is no timetable for the buses, it comes once half an hour or so and takes about 40 minutes to get there...I am a budget traveller so for me was this hotel perfect...later on I stayed at a guesthouse right in Old San Juan for $35, it is not listed anywhere online - it's called Fortaleza Guesthouse on the corner of Fortaleza and Tanca Street, I loved it for the location an price, you get your on room, wireless internet, you can use the kitchen, only restrooms are for the whole floor...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

you can get from the airport to Isla Verde or Old San Juan by bus, each ride is 75 cents, you just need to give yourself enough time, there is no timetable for the buses and you have to change bus once...usualy you wait for the bus at least half an hour...

Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Grand Rapids Michigan
Nov 6, 2009

terrible service

IT was in a bad location,pool right in fromt of office, dirty rooms, staff loud could not sleep, price to high for what they offer,terrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to restaurant, airport

Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Grand Rapids Michigan
Nov 6, 2009

terrible service

IT was in a bad location,pool right in fromt of office, dirty rooms, staff loud could not sleep, price to high for what they offer,terrible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to restaurant, airport

Review of Coqui Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
lawrence, ma.
Oct 23, 2009

My family and I had an awful week.

I want to leave as I got there but the hotel didn't want to break the contract I was in bad mood all week from begining to end just totally awful.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
lawrence, ma.
Oct 23, 2009

My family and I had an awful week.

I want to leave as I got there but the hotel didn't want to break the contract I was in bad mood all week from begining to end just totally awful.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Mar 19, 2009

Worst hotel in the WORLD

I am a very experienced international traveller, especially after I retired in 1999: Continental Platinum flyer 7 years in a row; 35 cruises since 2004, etc. I've travelled to about 65 different countries in all the continents except Antartica. I can say categorically Hotel Coqui is the worst hotel I've ever stayed, bar none. I booked the hotel for only one reason: to stay there waiting for the morning flight back to the US on Continental Airlines (of which I am an Elite Frequent Flyer), which was too early for the cruiseship arrival back to San Juan. The hotel description sounded great: in Old San Juan, close to the airport, beach, shopping, etc., and the rate of $77 per night was low (for San Juan hotels). Having been on a cruise for 14 days and having been to San Juan several times before, we expected merely a hotel to rest for a day (from noon to the flight departure at 7:45 am the next day). We had pre-paid for the room through Orbit booking, and it was a literal nightmare from the time we arrived at the hotel at 10:30 am to the time we departed at 5 am the next morning. The manager said a room was available but it wasn't cleaned yet, and we sat in the lobby to wait for the room to be cleaned. I saw the cleaning maid finished cleaning two rooms and asked why ours weren't ready, and the manager said those rooms were booked directly by clients of the hotel and were promised for their early arrival. After a wait for an hour and a half, with the prospects of 3 more hours of wait (check-in clerk said 3 pm is the official check-in time) when I saw the cleaning ladies had already left for other Coqui hotels in the same block, I was ready to forfeit my one-night Orbit pre-paid amount ($77 plus tax) to stay in one of the 5 Hilton hotels in San Juan for which I am a Diamond member, at a nightly rate of slightly more than double the Coqui hotel rate. When I asked the manger whether I can use the 800 toll-free number to call the USA or use an international area-code number, he said the 800 number will work and I can use the pay phone down the street. When he saw me talking to someone on my cell phone, he thought I was calling Orbit to complain, and within TWO minutes told me the room I was waiting for was ready -- apparently ever since we arrived -- because it WAS already cleaned and the maids could not possibly have cleaned it since we arrived because the room was about 20 feet from where we sat and I could see they were cleaning other rooms, but not that one! So, that was a very mysterious and unpleasant start. I think the manager was expecting some kind of bribe from us to check in before 3 pm because we had booked the hotel through Orbit, and they had already gotten my money. The hotel had NO facilities (which we didn't expect anyway, or mind). The room was about half the size of the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed. It was right off the lobby, 20 feet from the front desk, and the waiting sofa on which we sat, and could SEE and HEAR everything ongoing in the lobby, the small bar, and pin-ball playing room. The NOISE of doors banging, people talking, drinking, and arguing went on the ENTIRE night, making it impossible for us to sleep. These should give you some idea WHY the hotel got the ratings I gave -- I HOPE no one will EVER book that hotel because it is absolutely the worst hotel I've ever stayed. I would NOT stay there ever again even if the rate is $10 a night (for which I have stayed in some hotels in the 3rd world locations, such as Cozumel and other countries in the Yucatan) or even if the rooms are FREE! The cheapest and next worst room/hotel I've ever stayed would seem like a $800 a night room (I've stayed in many such in the USA, as well as in London, Rome, Paris, Hong Kong, and elsewhere) compared to the $77 room in the Coqui hotel. These comments are made to give some credibility to my experience and rating, based on FACTUAL events of my one-night stay on March 16, 2009. The o...

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