$110 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 1, 2015 Check-out: May 4, 2015

Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

2 stars
View map of 4820 Isla Verde Ave, Rt 36 W Exit 37, San Juan, 00979

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
85 reviews
Worth the stay

Stayed at howard johnson for 3 nights, no issues with location or hotel, there are couple of good... See full review

  • Ohioan45
  • Feb 9, 2015
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
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:
1:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 85
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
NPSH
Business
Mississippi
Jul 20, 2014

not worth the price

Staff was helpfully but room was poor and quite small

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fbazo
Business
San Jose, Costa Rica
Nov 19, 2012

Needs more work

The Hotel is conveniently located, they recently renovated but only minor details like lamps and mirrors. The doors look really used, the walls are not well painted. The worst part was the smell, the pillows and sheets smelled used (Terrible!!), we had to ask for replacements and the new ones also smelled funny, it was disgusting.

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Machias, Maine
Sep 28, 2009

Good digs for the price

This hotel is great for the price. It has convenient access to the beach and the rooms were well-equipped and clean. The place is a little run down and some people in the party complained of a musty smell, but we didn't spend much time in the hotel. So it was fine over-all. Breakfast comes with the room, but it's pretty meager, so I usually went to the Starbucks in the El San Juan hotel a few blocks away. NOTE: Some of the rooms don't have windows! Luckily I read reviews before I booked, so I made sure to reserve the rooms with windows.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ms thang
Business
miami
Sep 26, 2009

howard johnson hotel san juan

room was a little noisy from people upstairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newark, NJ
Apr 24, 2007

Good Hotel

Would recomend to anyone!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Fun local clubs

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