$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 12, 2015 Check-out: May 15, 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

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 85
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
America runs on Duncan
Business
CHARLESTOWN
Jan 18, 2015

New Years Eve getaway

The hotel was fine, continental breakfast was included. Location was great, pool was small. Hotel staff very helpful, check in and out quick. View from our room was nice, overlooking the main street. Fun trip.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
izmaster
Business
Queens,New York
May 26, 2014

Good location

it was pleasure staying there,its in the heart of isla verde. a few steps from the beach,all types of restaurnt walking distance just doesnt get any better. My thanks to the staff. i'll be back.....

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
111Nels
Business
Or , USA
Jun 12, 2013

Que Rico !

the view from the top : NICE Que chevere ! location NICE the pizza place there GOOD EATS

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
basstrout
Business
calif
Apr 15, 2013

Not to good

We stayed here on a friday night and the followung Saturday night we went on a cruse for 7 days. The first day we were put down stairs with no windows , that fine but no hot water in the shower .. Not good ! We told them about the hot water and then when we came back from the cruise they put us in the same room and no hot water again.... the pillows are hard and 1 pack of coffie in the room ....The tolet paper you had to find and it's not on a spindel you hold it when used. Wont go back ! The staff was ok .

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Babymooners having fun
Business
Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 22, 2013

Fun trip!

The staff was very friendly, the hotel is nothing fancy but it’s good for the price. The beach was right across the street and about a 10 minute drive from Condado beach and 15 minutes from Old San Juan. I have to say the hotel location was great for the beach, and visiting San Juan. I definitely recommend a car rental since you pay about 50 per day and just one trip to and from Old San Juan is $42 via taxi. Do not use Allied car rental, this is what is recommended by the hotel; they have absolutely terrible customer service! There are other car rental agencies near the hotel. It was a good experience with the exception of dealing with the car rental people.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
girl1956
Business
nevada
Feb 21, 2013

Horrifying

I had to go to the emergency room. The room was very moist and moldy to the point that I ended up with an upper respiratoy bacterial virus. They were doing renovations was very noisy during the day that made your head hurt.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yorklvr
Business
Chandler Arizona
Jan 29, 2013

Beautiful Beach

The Hotel was ok. A little run down. Staff was very nice. The best part wads the Isla Verde Beach across the street.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
America runs on Duncan
Business
Isla Verde, San Juan
Jan 2, 2013

New Years Eve Vacation

Easy check in and out, no problems with staff. Decent pool, not as big as we thought it would be. Location was great!!! Walking distance from everything. Clean hotel, a little run down but we were only sleeping there, certainly clean enough. Daily housekeeping great. Took a day booze cruise, had the best time. Plenty of restaurants and 2 good casinos near by. Felt safe.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Went to a little corner bar just 2 blocks to the right of the hotel, my husband ordered 2 drinks, bartender suggested just buying the whole bottle for less money, then provided cups, ice and soda to mix. Great way to save money!

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tom and Carrie
Business
Texas
Nov 24, 2012

A good place to stay

The hotel was located one block off the beach. The beach was nice, the bus stop was only steps away for a trip to Old San Juan, and the hotel offered free breackfast from the top floor of the hotel which offered a nice view of the surrounding area. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful when we needed anything. The room was ok as long as you don't take a vacation for the luxury of the room. The cable/satellite froze often but overall it wasn't bad. There is a nice resturant on the ground floor of the hotel. Good place for the price.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Budget your travel attractions ahead of time. Stay away from holidays as most of the places are closed.

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Review of Howard Johnson Isla Verde - Carolina

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Queens, New York
Sep 24, 2012

Just wanna have fun..

Good location,staff was great..everything i wanted to do was with in walking distance.beach.gambling,food.going back when the money is right..

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rest Casa Dante

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