$80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

2 stars
4820 Isla Verde Ave, Rt 36 W Exit 37, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
121 reviews
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
Good location

it was pleasure staying there,its in the heart of isla verde. a few steps from the beach,all types... See full review

  • izmaster
  • May 26, 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.

Hotel Map

18.4435 -66.0274
Area served
Isla Verde, Carolina, Old San Juan, Hato Rey, Rio Piedras, Rio Grande, Canovanas, Guaynabo, Bayamon.
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) - Estimate driving time - five minutes.
Area description
Located in Isla Verde " San Juans premier beach destination that offers a variety of amenities. With easy access to the beautiful beach for water sports and more, our island hotel is a smart choice for your next family vacation, business trip or romantic escape to the Caribbean.

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

  • Isla Verde: 0.5 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
  • Isla Verde: 0.5 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 (121)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
121 out of 121
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mayaguez, P.R.
Dec 4, 2010

Not too bad for the cost

Nice employees, stinky smoking room, too darn cold at arrival, parking good, one night w/o hot water because boiler was down.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice Caribbean restaurant next door to the hotel. Huge meals, low prices, good service.

Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mayaguez, P.R.
Dec 4, 2010

Not too bad for the cost

Nice employees, stinky smoking room, too darn cold at arrival, parking good, one night w/o hot water because boiler was down.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nice Caribbean restaurant next door to the hotel. Huge meals, low prices, good service.

Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
santo domingo
Nov 29, 2010

everything worked out just fine

location is good; room was nice and clean; breakfast was just fine...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
santo domingo
Nov 29, 2010

everything worked out just fine

location is good; room was nice and clean; breakfast was just fine...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami, FL
Aug 14, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

The hotel was very quiet, clean and staff was nice. It is located in Isla Verde which is close to the airport,casinos and a nice beach We had a much needed restful weekend. Long sleeps, great meals, awesome salsa dancing, visited the Bacardi factory and Pinones Beach which is the place where locals go.

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

If you like to dance the Courtyard Marriott hotel, the Intercontinental and the Casino San Juan have live music.

Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami, FL
Aug 14, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

The hotel was very quiet, clean and staff was nice. It is located in Isla Verde which is close to the airport,casinos and a nice beach We had a much needed restful weekend. Long sleeps, great meals, awesome salsa dancing, visited the Bacardi factory and Pinones Beach which is the place where locals go.

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

If you like to dance the Courtyard Marriott hotel, the Intercontinental and the Casino San Juan have live music.

Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cubiche
Elizabeth, NJ
Jul 28, 2010

Great Location!

We arrived in San Juan in the middle of an onslaught of rain and as a result spent a good amount of time at the Howard Johnson which accommodated us well. [...]the staff was friendly and helpful. Our 8th floor room was perfect for a young couple on a small vacation, and we had a great view to the beach across the street. The hotel is in a great location, surrounded by various local restaurants, including an Italian-style eatery (Faccio Pizza) at the hotel lobby, it is a short walk from casinos, not to mention right across the street from the beach. The bus stops next to the hotel, allowing easy travel throughout San Juan, and if you don't like busses there are a couple of car rental places down the block (make reservations). If you want to stock up your miniature fridge in the room, you can always head to Walgreens or local supermarkets nearby. It seems that most people in San Juan are friendly and willing to help if you have a question. The stay at the Howard Johnson was definitely a memorable one.

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

If you have a chance, I suggest you rent a car and head about 40 minutes east to the province of Fajardo and take the ferry to Culebra, a beautiful island where you can snorkel or enjoy the white sands and clear blue water of Playa Flamenco.

Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Baltimore, MD
Jun 24, 2010

Fairly Good for the PRICE

Rooms were simple and clean with the exception of the bathroom where there was mold on the ceiling. Restaurant was closed but available for simple continental breakfast. Windows do need cleaning throughout (specially in th e10th floor restaurant)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Baltimore, MD
Jun 24, 2010

Fairly Good for the PRICE

Rooms were simple and clean with the exception of the bathroom where there was mold on the ceiling. Restaurant was closed but available for simple continental breakfast. Windows do need cleaning throughout (specially in th e10th floor restaurant)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike X
San Juan, PR
May 17, 2010

Is decent for the price.

The beach is like 2 min walk so good location. Decent hotel, good for the price we paid.

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