$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 19, 2014 Check-out: Sep 21, 2014

ESJ Towers

3 stars
6165 Isla Verde Ave., Suite 2200, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
103 reviews
great

Very clean rooms, great place to stay and comfortable See full review

  • Hotel skipper
  • Sep 8, 2014
nice

good place good price nice location 2nd stay there See full review

  • TiffanyRN
  • Aug 19, 2014
The ESJ Towers Hotel San Juan has a design-led feel that focuses on local artistic traditions, from the 20th century modern prints in the Mano a Mano bar to the curving sofas wrapped around distinctive wood sculptures in the lobby. Suites as well as apartments offer long-term options, which makes sense, since the tropical surrounds of the outdoor pool and views of Isla Verde beach may tempt guests to stay longer. Food comes in the form of casual buffets at the Happy Apple or a poolside hot dog from the outdoor kiosk, and visitors can cram in as much table tennis, billiards or water aerobics as they like in and around the facility - there are no extra resort fees.
Key facts
  • 2 restaurants: Happy Apple and Pool Bar and Kiosk
  • Lounge/bar: Mano a Mano
  • Outdoor pool
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • Kitchens or kitchenettes in every room
Neighborhood
Isla Verde Beach is a prominent attraction in San Juan, and at the ESJ Towers in the Condado district, you're barely a few sandy footprints away from the Atlantic Ocean. Try out local pastimes like surfing and snorkeling - the Isla Verde Reef Marine Reserve is full of dazzling corals - or take the cultured route and enjoy the local craftsmanship at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Hungry travelers will find meals to satisfy every taste at the nearby Chili's, Platos and La Piccola Fontana.
Hints and tips
Feel like trying something in the true Latino style on your Puerto Rican trip - Salsa classes are run at various venues around Condado, with some, such as Picante Lobby Bar & Lounge, offering the first hour for free.

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

Hotel Map

18.4443 -66.0173
Area served
San Juan, Old San Juan - 5 miles Arecibo - 52 miles Caguas - 21 miles Ponce - 75 miles
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
Area description
Nestled on the finest beach in Puerto Rico, where beautiful palm trees sway gently in the warm Caribbean breeze, ESJ Towers resort offers a taste of leisure beach front living. Our contemporary resort hotel is located in the beautiful Isla Verde beach in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan and our neighbor, Waldorf Astoria El San Juan Hotel & Casino are just minutes away. Cruise ship passengers and corporate travelers will enjoy easy access to the Port of San Juan, the San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Int'l Airport and San Juan Convention Center. Guests of our resort will discover an array of cultural activities and attractions located near the ESJ Towers. Tour the Bacardi Rum Distillery to discover the island's long rum producing past, walk the narrow cobblestone paths of Old San Juan or explore the hidden passageways of the impressive Fort San Felipe del Morro. For an educational experience, head to the Fine Arts Center Luis A. Ferrer and the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico.

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ESJ Towers Rooms

Efficiency 1 king or 2 Full
Our Studio Suites offer the best in beach front living. Guest rooms include one king size or two full size beds as well as a modern kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator/ice maker. Bathrooms offer fully tiled vanities and baths. Take advantage of our modern conveniences including wireless internet access and cable TV with premium channels. For added relaxation, select rooms enjoy gorgeous ocean views from the private terrace. Rates also include a full buffet American breakfast, daily housekeeping, free parking and wake-up calls. The ESJ Towers offers the best in beachfront living with spacious living and dining areas and fully equipped kitchens complete with microwave and refrigerator/ice maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Night club
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Isla Verde: 0.1 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.8 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.4 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.7 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Isla Verde: 0.1 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.8 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.4 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.7 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.8 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.8 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.8 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.8 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.8 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.9 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 7.5 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 8 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.8 mi

Dining

Local Restaurants
Koco, El San Juan Hotel, Caribbean/Mediterranean, La Piccola Fontana, El San Juan Hotel, Italian Yamato,El San Juan Hotel, Japanese Outback, Steak House, Embassy Suites, Steak House Ciao Mediterranean, Intercontinental, Greek Momoyama, Intercontinental, Japanese Ruth's Chris, Intercontinental, Steak House Ocean Bar and Grill, The Ritz, Snacks BLT Steak House, The Ritz, Steak House Wet, Water Club, Snacks
Happy Apple Restaurant
Enjoy a satisfying breakfast or lunch buffet at the family-friendly Happy Apple Restaurant. Enjoy local and continental cuisine as well as savory snacks, salads and sandwiches. Happy Apple Restaurant is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pool Bar & Kiosk
Our poolside bar is the hot spot for flavorful drinks and casual conversation. Order a speciality cocktail or traditional drink from our full bar menu or enjoy a hot dog, yogurt and other tasty snacks at the outdoor pool plaza snack bar open from 11:00 am -6:00 pm daily.
Mano A Mano Lounge
This cozy, informal cocktail lounge serves up daily drink specials and cocktails in a casual club setting. Or relax in our lounge area and sip on a tropical delight while watching you favorite sports game on large panel TV's. Mano a Mano is open from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The ESJ Towers is a popular pick for business meetings and conferences. Our San Juan resort offers meeting and event space as well as high-tech audio-visual support. Professional event catering is also available. For smaller groups, our contemporary meeting room offers the perfect amount of space with a salon for 35 people.

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 (103)

Ratings and reviews for ESJ Towers

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
103 out of 103
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juan figueroa
Isla verde, Puerto Rico
Sep 9, 2014

Pleasant

Stayed for 4 days and nights and found the experience pleasant. A few minor issues but alas nothing is perfect.

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

5
5.01.0
Hotel skipper
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Sep 8, 2014

great

Very clean rooms, great place to stay and comfortable

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ERB likes to travel
Queens, NY
Sep 7, 2014

Very Good Hotel

This hotel is well located close to all tourist areas and restaurants. The beach area was great. They had beach chairs and towels for your convenience.The staff was very friendly and informative. The breakfast was more than adequate and your stay also includes two free drinks per person every evening. Parking on premises was convenient. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean. Will definitely stay again on my next trip to Puerto Rico.

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

Metropol restaurant has great food .

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Just me123
Miami, Fl
Sep 5, 2014

Best Location, great staff!!

The ESJ Hotel was perfect for our stay. The staff is super attentive and willing to help. The room was big, clean and very convenient. Breakfast was good and so were the drinks. The only thing is that there is no AC in the public areas, but everything else worked perfect for us.

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

4
5.01.0
amvpr
Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Sep 2, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

I choose ESJ tower because of the price offered. It included free parking and free buffet breakfast and 2 free drinks per day. The breakfast was perfect! I stayed with my wife and was assigned the 11th floor. The view of the Isla Verde beach was awesome at that floor! The room includes a kitchenette with fridge, stove, coffee maker, sink, and everything needed to cook. There are a little store where you can buy almost everything to cook. The pool was very clean and they offer daily amenities like Bingo with cash prices. At walking distance there are a lot of fine restaurants and fast foods and 5 stars resorts with casinos and night life that the ESJ towers don't offer. The beach is also at walking distance with a private gate I would recommend it.

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

Adjacent Resorts weekend night life with live latin music.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
rdela
dallas, tx
Aug 26, 2014

okay getaway

felt very 70s. felt like carpets throughout outlived their life many years ago, but overall okay and good value and pool and beach were nice. room comfortable.

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

Cristal was good bar value. Just off condado and ashford.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gooberette48
Boston, Ma
Aug 26, 2014

Okay for the prize

The hotel was ok. But, a few things: 1. No a/c in the lobby or hallways(had to wait to check in and it must have been over 100 degrees) 2. This is the big one...older hotel, tropical enviroment, lots of moisture=bad mold issue!!! No exhaust fan in bathroom, black mold on ceiling tiles over tub/shower and grout...gross. We notified front desk and maintence came right up and replaced ceiling tiles, but we had to clean/bleach grout n tub tiles. That was the only major issue. Maybe it was just our room that had the moisture issue. I was told the hotel was fully booked, which is why they didnt offer us a new room when the mold issue was brought to their attention. Room was big, a/c worked ok but room always felt moist, beds ok, balcony was a nice feature, breakfast buffet was good, awesome bar. Big shout out to Rico..who was super friendly, told us about great places to eat, tours, etc. Also a big shout out to the ladies at the concierge desk, very very nice!!! Great pool area and beach is right in the back of the hotel...with jet ski, banana boat and parasail access. We had a great time...lots to do and see. May not stay here again though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Snorkeling tour was amazing!!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
loluwish
chicago, IL
Aug 20, 2014

WASTE OF $$$$$$

My husband and I planned a trip to Puerto Rico as a little getaway. we havent been on a trip together in years so I was super excited. He has been to Puerto Rico in the past (different hotel) and loved it. We get off the plane and out into the hot humid air that we are not accustomed to and take a taxi to our hotel. After lugging our suitcases up the stairs because no one came out to help us, we go into the hotel expecting to cool off. Wait. we are at ESJ, probably one of the only hotels on the beach that does not have air in the lobby. I think it was cooler outside! Ok, lets just get to our room, take a shower, and go out to dinner. Well, our room wasn't ready. It was 5 p.m. and I told the front desk it was supposed to be ready at 3. He said no, registration starts at 3. After much complaining they gave us a different room. Our original room was on the 16th fllor and they put us down to the 7th. We go in the room and I wanted to cry. The "ocean view" was looking onto beat up roofs, the vanity was falling apart, there were stains on the carpet, it basically looked like we were in the middle of the ghetto instead of Paradise. My husband was not going to stand for it and we went back down to talk to front desk. They were very ignorant and said they gave us that because we didnt want to wait. So we decided to wait for our original room which they said would take hours because the soap holder was broke. Didn't know it took hours. After more talking, he told us if we didn;t like them there are more hotels down the beach. I never got treated like that from a hotel. So we had to put our luggage in storage and we left. Later on we go to our room and it is hot. Our luck air is not working in our room. Go on balcony and there is an AC unit on balcony running very loud. By the last night of our stay the AC was supposedly fixed. The front desk was so ignorant and unaccommodating. Beach access closes at 7 so make sure you are watching the time. We were 5 minutes late and they locked the access and refused to let us back in. We had to walk all the way around. They have a bar inside and a poolside bar that do not know how to make drinks. Don't waste your money! Go down the beach for a Frozen Mojito, best thing ever! Anyways, the hotel is hot, service horrible, room needs updating, pool bar opened at 11 and went on an hour lunch at 12? Do not know the reason for that. There are no chairs available on the beach, you have to purchase one plus if you want an umbrella or table. Next to the ESJ are hotels who have chairs for their guests and they go out there and set everything up. Breakfast was decent, if we didn't get it for free we wouldn't have eaten there. Overall hotel experience was horrible, but the area was beautiful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Charliesea
North Carolina
Aug 20, 2014

great vacation

Great Hotel location. Restaurant meals and staff awesome. Laundromat and car wash need some maintnance. Lobby and sports rooms need ventilation or AC. Swiming pool and beach Awesome. Security and all Staff Awesome... just Perfect, Excelent

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

Clothing and Restaurat

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mosey1985porte
philly
Aug 19, 2014

So so

Rooms are sub par .....stains on mattress cover, stains in bathroom floor, room smelled musty on first day...Good location breakfast edible. ...

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