$69 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Sep 29, 2014

Hotel Plaza De Armas

2 stars
202 San Jose St, San Juan, 00901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
86 reviews
good

Great hotel, staff nice and friendly, great location and restaurants near by. The room was too... See full review

  • Y eye
  • Sep 15, 2014
location, location

perfect location close to everything old san juan, great ac in room and friendly helpful staff half... See full review

  • cowboy j
  • Jun 30, 2014
Hotel with historic setting and location in the heart of San Juan
Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan is for travelers looking to be in the heart of Old San Juan. The hotel is in a coveted location in the historic quarter. The Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan is a delightfully captivating colonial style hotel in the heart of picturesque Old San Juan, a city as rich in history as it is in culture.

A completely unique location highlights spectacular views of the Plaza De Armas and puts guests mere cobblestones away from 16th century Spanish fortresses, museums, art galleries, restaurants and world-class shopping. From its uniquely Spanish-colonial architecture to its comforting in-room amenities, the Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan offers visitors a seamless blend of Old World charm and New World elegance.
Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi access in lobby and atrium
  • Le Sucree Pastry Boutique inside the Hotel
  • Discounts at nearby restaurants
Rooms
The 50 rooms at the Hotel Plaza De Armas are wrapped around a spacious inner courtyard where patrons can seat to use Wi-Fi access. All units are clean and modest with simple touches such as wood wardrobes, headboards and nightstands, and stainless steel lamps. The rooms have clock radios, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and a television with cable. Suites have windows overlooking the historic district and  floor-to-ceiling shutters that open to street views. Some suites have small refrigerators and sofa sleepers. The modest standard rooms have no windows. The Hotel Plaza De Armas has high-speed Internet access in public areas (lobby & atrium).
Dining
The simple, on-site bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Transportation
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (7.5 mi/12 km)
Attractions
  • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • La Fortaleza (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Cruise ship piers (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
  • Condado district (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Isla Verde Beach (6.8 mi/11 km)
Business
  • Copying, faxing
  • High-speed Internet access in lobby and atrium
Policies & fees

  • Extra-person charges apply and vary depending on availability and hotel policy.
  • For special accessibility needs like accessible path of travel, accessible bathroom, roll-in shower, in-room accessibility or other, please contact property before making the reservation.
  • Hotel requires government-issued photo identification per each adult.
  • A valid credit card is always required at check-in to process the reservation, all room fees and a $50.00 deposit per room.
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and will incur in additional charges to your room fees. 
  • Pets are not allowed. A USD$ 250.00 penalty fee will be charged for any violation of this policy.
  • Hotel Plaza de Armas is a non-smoking hotel. A USD$ 250.00 cleaning fee will be charged for smoking in the room or public areas.
  • Check-in time starts at: 3:00 PM. Special request for early check-in between 11:00 AM and 2:59 PM will be subject to availability. Special request for Check-in earlier than 11:00 AM will charge an additional USD$50.00 per room and will be subject to availability.
  • Check-out time is at 12 Noon. Special request for late check-out from 12:01 PM to 3:00 PM may be subject to availability and a USD$40.00 late check-out fee per room will be charged. Special request for check-out after 3 PM will be charged an additional night stay per room and will be subject to availability.
  • There are no rollaway beds available and for security, guests can not bring their own.
  • Minimum check-in age per room is 21. 
  • All fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.
  • Fees may not include tax and are subject to change.
  • Standard, non-suite rooms are windowless.
  • Suites have windows.
  • Hotel Plaza De Armas PR has a "good night rest" policy ensuring all guests receive a good night rest. Any excessive noise complaints will not be tolerated and further action should be taken into consideration. This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.

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

Hotel Map

18.4652 -66.1172
Area served
202 San Jose Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Nearby airports
SJU - San Juan International Airport code.
Area description
Located in the heart of Old San Juan, we are right next to the Department of State and we have taxi line just in front and a trolley stop right outside our door.

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Hotel Plaza De Armas Rooms

Interior Queen Bed
Located on floors 1-4. One Queen Bed. No windows, Desk, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing board, In-room Safe, Air Conditioning and Free High Speed Internet in common areas.
Interior Single Bed, NO WINDOW
Located on floors 1-4, One Single Bed. No windows, Desk, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing board,In-room Safe, Air Conditioning and Free High Speed Internet in common areas.
Suite King Bed. Window with Plaza View
Located on Floors 2-4, One King Bed Desk, Cable/Satellite TV, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing board, In-room Safe, Air Conditioning and Free High Speed Internet in common areas.
Suite King & Single Bed. Window with Plaza View
Located on Floors 2. One King Bed & One Single Bed Colonial Spanish-Style Ambience. May include Sofa Bed, Cable TV, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Air Conditioning and Free High Speed Internet.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Plaza de Armas: 0.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.1 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.1 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.2 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.4 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.1 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.1 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.2 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.4 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 2.7 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 2.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.3 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.4 mi
  • Ocean Park: 4.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 6 mi
  • Isla Verde: 6.6 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 42.5 mi

Dining

SOFO District (South of Fortaleza Street)
Near the center of the culinary district sofo - south of Fortaleza Street - where some of the greatest restaurants and bars of the island are located.
Restaurant
Raices Restaurant: Get a 20% OFF in Lunch/Dinner bill everytime you go there.. Restaurant is walking distance.
Restaurant
Barrachina Restaurant: Get a FREE Pia Colada and a 20% OFF in Lunch/Dinner bill everytime you go there.. Restaurant is walking distance.
Restaurant
Il Baccaro Venezia Italian Restaurant: Get a 10% OFF in Dinner bill everytime you go there.. Restaurant is walking distance.
Coffee Shop
Le Sucree Pastry Boutique: An excellent, beautiful, brand new coffee shop and pastry inside the hotel..

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 (86)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Plaza De Armas

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
May 26, 2007

LOCATION for VALUE

We loved this hotel. The rooms are windowless, but that makes them cool and dark and delicious. VERY Romantic! A real refuge from the searing heat and bright sun. You are only steps from a beautiful old world plaza. You can get a coffee there till the wee hours and stare up at the moon and stars. It's easy to imagine yourself back 300 years in the moonlight. I kept expecting to hear the sound of swords crossing and a horse drawn carriage coming around every glazed brick bend of the road. But then you can retreat to your modern day hideaway room. AC working great, TV with lots of english stations, including movie channels. The bathrooms were spotless and the water pressure was great in the showers, which are big enough for two,by the way! You are a short walk from EVERYTHING you want to see in old town. Free breakfast was great! Fantastic thick,hot strong coffee,fruit,cereals assorted hot and cold breads and pastries. I confess I took a half a cup of granola to feed the birds. Bird feeding is a sport in old San Juan. We highly recommend the hotel. We had a wonderful experience at the Plaza de Armas.

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

Be sure to hit the COACH outlet. Great bargains. Believe it or not, the best jewelry and gorgeous beaded hand bag selections I found were in the San Juan drugstore on the corner of the plaza de armas. NO FOOLIN! Just catty corner from your own hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sparkle*
Delaware
Jun 28, 2009

Had a wonderful time!!!!

Everything was great! Awesome location and friendly staff!!! Would stay again!

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

You can get every where in old san juan by foot! Just ask the hotel staff to give you a print out map of old juan! When you get tired of walking, hop the trolley! There are no beaches near by so you can catch a cab for $20 to Isla Verde it's about 10min drive.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Baseball Fanatic
Gilmore City, Iowa
Mar 13, 2013

Great value in Old San Juan

Get a Suite if you can. 4th floor has walk out patios. Wonderful staff, very helpful. Slow elevator - be patient, you'll get there. If you're in a hurry, go elsewhere. Suite has a refrigerator, microwave and in room safe. Near sights and restaurants. Taxi stand right there if you don't want to walk.

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

Many good places on Forteleza Street.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Arcata, CA
Apr 14, 2007

BASIC ROOM

The location was GREAT. A clean room but didn't have a window. Staff was helpful and if you need a basic room with few amenities this is the place.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
May 4, 2007

Great Location

Small very convenient hotel located right in Old San Juan. Just what we wanted no frills but not expected at the price!

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

Shopping and dining and history right there

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Mar 17, 2008

Very nice staff

The staff at the hotel were very polite, friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for seeing old town San Juan. There are lots of restaurants and stores nearby. The room was very clean and it was small but very adequate for me. Air conditioning was perfect. It is obvious that renovations have recently been made. A free and delicious continental breakfast was included in the room price.

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

The hotel is right in the middle of everything. There are fast food restaurants and lots of sitdown formal restaurants. Many of the Old San Juan sites are within walking distance. There are many stores a very short distance from the hotel. In addition, it is a short taxi ride to nearby cruise ship ports.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North West, Fl
Aug 24, 2009

Just what I needed

Right in the middle of Old San Juan. The hotel is not very fancy but for the price and its location, you cant beat it. You can walk to all the hot nightclubs and bars in the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Jefferson, MD
Jan 27, 2010

unbeatable location for price

The staff was courteous and helpful. The room and bathroom were very clean. The room was quiet. The location was wonderful for visiting old San Juan. This was my first visit. I did a lot of touring with a niece and her family who live in San Juan. There were a lot of good restaurants nearby.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
The frozen tundra
Oct 13, 2009

Excellent budget/location choice

The Inn at the Plaza De Armas is in the perfect location to enjoy Old San Juan. Everything is within walking distance. El Morro, the Princess Walk, the shops, the food, the night life is all within a few minutes walk. If you have a need to hit the beach, Condado is easily accesible via the public bus terminal, or a cab. This was the lowest priced room I could find in Old San Juan, and for the price there is no substitute. The Inn was quiet, well staffed, and the room was maintained perfectly for each day of my stay (which was way too short). Everyone was friendly and helpful (thank you, Sandra!) and I would not hesitate to stay again. If you are looking for a pool and hot tub, the Inn is not for you, but if you are looking for a quiet, well maintained room in the heart of the old City, this is IT.

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

El Morro... it's a 10 minute walk- you would regret not taking an afternoon to visit the fort.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 26, 2008

Great Place For the Price

I chose this Hotel based on the price and the location. The hotel was everything I was looking for in a one night stay in Old San Juan. I wouldn't miss seeing El Morro when visiting P.R. if history means anything to you at all. It was way cool. But... San Juan is a place to be aware of your surroundings and you get the homeless looking people in Old San Juan. Everyone we talked to in San Juan wanted to get into our pocketbook in some way. We drove around the whole island In Three days and I would not recommend doing that in any less than five days. But even more I wouldn't suggest that at all. P.R. is not a good place to explore if you do not know your way around. They have extremely poor signage!!!!!!!! I am not directionally challenged at all and my best advice is to pick an area and stay there.Puerto Rican drivers and roads make travelling around the island less than fun and I have driven in Italy!!! We really enjoyed the Rincon area it seemed much more friendly.P.R.'S all say go to Viquees( or however you spell it) . Do not go to P.R. without eating at some of the roadside stands they are wonderful!!

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

The fake purse prices are the best in the Caribbean. Nightlife and Dining are incredible.

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