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Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

2 stars
4820 Isla Verde Ave, Rt 36 W Exit 37, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
83 reviews
Nice hotel

The staff was terrific. There was a problem with the shower head and they moved us to a better... See full review

  • dadlenn
  • Aug 16, 2014
very good, great family time

Very nice place quiet and affordable for family getaway. Just steps to the best portion of Isla... See full review

  • Gordous
  • Jul 4, 2014
San Juan hotel offers fun and comfort near Isla Verde Beach
The lofty lobby at the Howard Johnson Isla Verde is drenched in Caribbean sunshine via floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious lobby is overflowing with plants and couches that overlook the hotel's waterfall and huge outdoor swimming pool, lined with comfortable lounge chairs. This nine-story building has views of Isla Verde Beach across the street. Two on-site restaurants offer a variety of palate-pleasing options. The Howard Johnson Isla Verde's rooms are spacious and contemporary and are equipped with free high-speed Internet.
Highlights
  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Nearby white sands of Isla Verde Beach
  • Large pool with waterfall
  • Convenient to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
Rooms

The 115 rooms at the Howard Johnson Isla Verde are decorated in calm, cool colors with wooden headboards, large bureaus, attractive lamps and colorful throw pillows. They're also equipped with a desk, ergonomic chair and free high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms are bright with tropical shower curtains. Balconies with ocean views are available upon request on executive floors.

 

Features

The Howard Johnson Isla Verde is a Gold Medal Award Property. Self parking is available for a fee.

Dining

There are several on-site dining options at the Howard Johnson Isla Verde. Faccio Pizza is known for its slices and also offers pasta dishes and calzones for lunch and dinner. Fontana di Roman serves northern Italian fare on the top floor of the hotel. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Recreation

Howard Johnson Isla Verde has a pool with a waterfall. Isla Verde Beach, one of Puerto's finest stretches of sand, is right across the street. The fitness center is free of charge.

Transportation
  • Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Attractions
  • Isla Verde Beach (0.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • Condado Lagoon (4.4 mi/7 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Fort San Cristobal (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (6.8 mi/11 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (6.8 mi/11 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet access throughout hotel
Policies & fees
Continental breakfast is served from 6:30 to 9:30am.

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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Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina Rooms

Standard
Standard accommodation with 1 King or 2 Double Beds non-smoking room " WIFI " Refrigerator and Microwave
Executive Room
Executive Efficiency with 1 King or 2 Double Beds non-smoking room " WIFI " Refrigerator and Microwave

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Ocean Park: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.7 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.3 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.7 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.3 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.2 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.2 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.2 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.2 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.2 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 6.9 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 7.4 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.1 mi

Dining

Faccio Pizza
A family-style restaurant located on the first floor of the hotel, Faccio Pizza provides a tantalizing array of fresh pasta dishes, hot pizzas, cheesy calzones, green salads, desserts and more. With a wide selection of local beers and international brews, our San Juan restaurant also offers a variety of tropical drinks including our signature sangria, a refreshing blend of red wine and fruit juices.
SALT Gastrobar
Exquisite modernist cuisine combined with innovative luxury cocktails in a vibrantly chic atmosphere, creating the perfect setting to enjoy the simple pleasure of sharing. Sunday Brunch available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
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 (83)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 83
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A Mart C
Business
Newark, Delaware
Jul 27, 2012

Getting Better

It looks like this HoJo is being renovated--at least the public areas, which are nicer this year than last year's. It is very convenient to the San Juan airport--especially when one rents a car from Charlie's--their office is a block or 2 down the street from the HoJo so they take you to the aiporit,too. The restaurant has a great view and the continental breakfast served is better than last year's, too. The rooms are clean and nice but are showing their age.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JackNL
Business
Ohio
Jul 19, 2012

Hotel close to your every need

This Hotel was across the street from a beautiful and quite beach and just walking distance to a night club and casino. I enjoyed the friendly atmoshpere and convience of everything being right down the street like restaurants, and some souvenier shopping, also for anyone going to this hotel from the airport it's best to use the Taxi it only cost $10.00 plus $1.00 for each bag. and the taxi ride back to the airport was the same rate. The Hotel had a nice pool but I'd recommend going to the beach it was relaxing. Also the rooms where average, clean and presentable my over-all stay was great.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

everything was within a short walking distance from the Hotel their was no need to drive unless you were going out of the city to the Mall or other island activities, other than that everything was very close the Beach is right across the street so you almost have beach front rooms. that was probably the best and most convienent. The Beach was Peaceful and relaxing. a very enjoyable trip.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LJG1
Business
Jacksonville, FL, USA
May 2, 2012

Very comfortable stay

Excellent value for a decent stay. Not too far from airport, and a comfortable room. I'd stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kkwok
Business
Orange, CA, USA
Apr 22, 2012

Nice room

Hotel was 1.5 miles from the airport (SJU). Walking distance to the beach. Burger King is right next door if you are into burger. Other local small restaurants within walking distance. I stayed on 8th floor with a balcony facing the ocean. The room was clean. Shower only, no bathtub. The ocean breeze outside the balcony was nice. Continental breakfast with toast, pastry, and juice. Overall, I had a nice experience.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jheanet and juan new york
Business
Long Island, New York, USA
Jan 7, 2012

juan from ny

the hotel staff was good,exellent,location room was kept clean it wasnot that much amenites,around the hotel,the beach was close to the hotel overall it was good,will recommend this hotel

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr. Kevin
Business
Mt Vernon, OH 43050, USA
Jan 1, 2012

Christmas in San Juan

After a very short drive from the airport we were at the hotel. The staff was courteous and receptive. The hotel was clean and modern. The room was basic but it had everything we needed to base our vacation right there for 5 nights. As soon as we cheked in we walked across the street to the beach. It is great to have Carolina Beach, the upscale neighborhood, and all the food choices within walking distance. Lots of American food chain restaurants and a bunch of local places as well. The only dings are for the pool being cold, and the air conditioning being too cold on the 6th floor and our room. It had two settings, off and freezing cold. But all things considered it was a great location. Even had a Walgreen a block away. From here you can find a number of car rental places

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of American fast food close by so you can feed a family cheaply or you can also find quaint local places as well as high end establishments like Ruths Chris in the Casino area within easy walking distance

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Utuado
Business
Manchester Pa
Dec 31, 2011

11 day hotel stay

The first surprise we got when we checked in was that the HOTEL, CHARGED $7.00 PER DAY TO PARK! BUT, you didn't know this until you were already past the parking barrier. NICE CATCH! I was incredibly unhappy about that. WHAT HOTEL CHARGES THEIR GUESTS TO PARK? Oh yes, HOWARD JOHNSONS. Incidently, I've stay at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. They don't charge to park and this doesn't even compare! The staff was good, the rooms fair to avg. Hotel needs tons of upgrades. At breakfast the first morning there were bugs flying around the dining room!. Not a good start to our trip.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Get out of the Isla Verde and San Juan areas. If you have a rental car, travel and experience what the locals see everyday.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
caty
Business
York PA
Oct 16, 2011

no that good

room was ok cleaned very good,parking pay more because they rent the space for somevary else and is 6.95more dollar a day and space is little.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

they have a restaurant call Bebos spanish food cheap and very very good,from hotel is strait drive go and comeback to the hotel.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JS and pretty wife
Business
Orlando, Florida
Aug 28, 2011

Hello Irene!--Terrific contingency planning.

The hotel location is pretty good, we are not sun-worshippers so not being beach front was not a big deal. We were a true 5 minutes walk from the beach. It is on the bus route for local stuff and car rentals are right there for more adventurous travels. We got there on Saturday and Hurricane Irene hit Sunday. Being Florida-based hurricane veterans, we knew how uncomfortable it could be. Howard Johnsons easily exceeded all expectations. They obviously had a substantial generator serviced and ready to go. The only service we lost was the TV. All hotel services remained operational. Yes, the A/C, the elevators and the in-house restaurant all continued flawlessly. While many guests at the much pricier hotels sweltered in the dark on the outside verandahs, we were able to continue a somewhat damp but enjoyable visit, then retire to an Air Conditioned hotel room before (and after) dinner. The staff was what one would expect, courteous and polite. Same with amenities....except for that big ol' generator. Kudos to the management and engineering staff.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RE2011
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Aug 18, 2011

One night stay

This hotel is perfect if you are going to be gone all day and just need a place to sleep. The location is great 5 minutes away from airport and a burger king is right next door. There are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. The complimentary breakfast was terrible but the view from eating area was beautiful. Would recommend the hotel to someone who is going to Puerto Rico on a business trip.

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

Business

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