$108 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

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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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Wont' be staying there again.
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7, 2009

Lower than a Motel 6

This is a REALLY BAD HOTEL! If you have a rental car they charge you $6.75 per day to park it in THEIR PARKING LOT! The restaurant on the 10th floor is a RIP OFF! I ordered the same breakfast for 4 days and the price varied from $5.46 to $11.97. One day the coffee was free refills and the next day their not. Same for the soda and orange juice. Staff was not friendly. The beach was across the street. That's it. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME HERE!!!!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
oyi
Business
St. Thomas, VI
Jul 6, 2009

Good service, bad breakfast.

Friendly staff, room a little small and humid but clean. Take care with the rooms because there is same without window (yes, like a cruise ship)! Breakfast is in a panoramic view room BUT cheeeap. You have 2 (two) toasts and 1 (one, yes only one) coffee, other thing is EXTRA. And is not self service, then expect delays. Parking is extra too, you have to pay to leave your car there.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

San Juan Hotel is about 5 blocks from there and has good dancing all nights.There is a lot of restaurants in the near bay, also in the Howard Johnson hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thomian Rita
Business
US Virgin Islands
Jul 6, 2009

Hidden Downside

Got in late and did not realize it was a room with no windows! Never had that experience before and did not see that when I booked it although it was printed on the Orbitz confirmation. Felt like I was in a "house of ill repute" first floor next to a noisy bar! Embarrasing and claustraphobic! Need to be more explicit about the details of the room!!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of recognizable and reasonable fast food places w/in walking distance.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, OH
Jun 16, 2009

Howard Johnson Hotel

Very nice

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Vienna
Nov 23, 2008

Good location

Good location, close to beach, shopping, restaurants etc. Decent, average, clean place to sleep. Continental breakfast include coffee, juice and toast/croissant!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out the San Juan Hotel for free latin dancing in the lobby from 7PM on the weekends and check out the city view from the casual restaurant on the 10th floor.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Long Branch
Jun 9, 2008

family friendly

Great location the staff was friendly and courtious. The restaurants were fabulous and the pool was very clean.I plan to visit again. The only thing I did not like was the limited view from my window.The window was very small and it gives a clostrophobic feeling. Good thing we were always on the go as vacations should be. I would recommend it.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. The old san juan hotel is also within walking distance and they have a great nightlife and casino.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 3, 2008

Very helpful Staff

The staff at the hotel were very helpful. They allowed for early check in and had storage for the bags since we left late at night. They also were very prompt about helping to fix the room key issue. The bathroom is tiny, but the rest of the room is very spacious and makes up for the small bathroom. The pool was small, but very relaxing. My only complaint is the breakfast. You only get juice and/or a croissant/muffin for free. Otherwise you get $2 off of your breakfast. Overall a great hotel with PRIME beach location for the price. I think the hotel staff definitely made up for the price of breakfast.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

beach, Walgreen's, several upscale clubs, and restaraunts

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wilfredo
Business
Newark, NJ
Dec 8, 2007

Comfortable good location

The Howard was confortable clean and in a great location was great for what I needed for my stay

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach is a short walk away

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Sep 26, 2007

We'll be back

Expectations were met, helpful staff, clean, affordable.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beautiful beach, many places to explore.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Jul 19, 2007

Everything you need!

The location of this Howard Johnson was great. Very close to the airport, but I never heard the jets overhead. It was very convenient to restaurants and stores to pick up some needed things. Also very accessible to the interstate. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The only bad was the continental breakfast. Basically it was toast and coffee or a couple of dollars of the menu items. I was a little disappointed there, but all in all, I would stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Next door was a burger king, and within a mile were at least 20 other restaurants. Also, the pizza place in the lobby of the hotel is great.

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