Oceana Hostal Playero ★★

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Check-in: Feb 17, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016

Great Location for the Price

Would recommend Mon, Jul 6, 2009
Went and laid on the beach. This hotel was great except for the poor water pressure in the showers. It was barely more than a dribble. The only time it worked correctly was the day we left when I took a shower at 5 AM. No demands on the pressure then. Twice I asked them about it and they turned on a pump. That improved it some but not much.

| Houston,TX Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

not the best

Would not recommend Mon, Jun 8, 2009
The hotel was overall good but many flaws which made staying at a little more expensive hotel more worth it. First of all the shower water would randomly turn off. In the middle of my shower a few times the water turns off and we would have to wait a few min before it comes back. The pool wasnt that clean, and the breakfast we had one day had fungus/mold on the muffin. I would recommend someone to pay a lil more for a better hotel service. I stayed at many different hotels in PR and this one i would not return too. Staff was really freindly though and location was great.

| baltimore, MD Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

A dump

Would not recommend Sat, May 2, 2009
We arrived along with a few other guest around 2:20, but they would not allow check in until exactly 3:00. The location of the hotel was just next to the beach, which was great, but a ways from San Juan. Approximately 3 - 4 miles. Many restuarants about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. As for the hotel I would suggest people pass on this one. It offers a continental breafast, skip it. We tried it once. The hotel was not very clean, had a strange smell. Floor in our room was dirty. From our room there was no view of any kind. The pool could be categorized as an over-sized bathtub. Mold in the shower and no window in the bathroom. My wife left her earrings on the sink, and after the second day they were gone, we filed a report, of course no word as of yet. After having paid when I made the reservation, they charged my credit card for the stay after we had checked out. Called the hotel, got no results, called Orbitz, still waiting for refund. On the whole, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, even just to sleep over night. Because of the uncleanliness, I did not feel comfortable there. It is a cheap hotel, but remember, you get what you pay for. On a stay such a stay as this, the hotel is not the attraction. We got up early and went to the beach until lunch. Again, the beach is just a 2 - 3 minute walk, and after that we went out to sight see until late and back just to shower and sleep. Bus stop near by and cabs galore. We chose to walk and ride the bus most of the time. I repeat, avoid this hotel if you can. Harold

Dining

If you know the city, renting a car would be a good idea.

| Los Angeles Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Off the beaten path

Would recommend Tue, Apr 28, 2009
We visited this hotel the last weekend of march, 2009. We were somewhat skeptical about staying here at first from reading previous reviews, but gave it a try due in part to the price and proximity to the beach. Once we got there, we were pleasantly surprised! The hotel is not even a block away from the beach!! Upon arrival, we were upgraded from hotel rooms to villas which were HUGE! They could accomodate atleast six people each! The particular villas had king sized beds, full size futons as well as twin beds along with eat-in kitchens with table and chairs. The kitchens were also equipped with electric stove tops and refrigerators. This hotel is very laid back, relaxing and can be quiet romantic...day and night. They host a restaurant and bar in the hotel as well as a cozy lobby with big over-sized furniture that invites you to sit and not want to leave. There is also an open air courtyard area surrounded by plants and decorated with lights with scattered tables and chairs throughout which can invoke great conversation. A Lap pool is also situated in this area with a mosaic tile waterfall in front. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. A special thanks to Jorge for directions to Casa de Bacardi! I only have a few gripes... First..the water pressure is terrible in the bathroom shower and sinks! The shower water is literally a dribble. It's just enough water pressure for you to stand under the shower to get wet. Second..The wi-fi works well in the courtyard and lobby, but not in the rooms. Third..there is a shared deck that was in between my villa and the villa across the hall, located on the side of the hotel. This deck and wall that it is attached to, was covered in bird excrement. I suspect it comes from birds that feed on the beautiful, but overgrown tamarind tree that is planted in the courtyard and juts out onto the lower part of the roof. A simple power washing along with pruning the tree could make this a more enjoyable place to sit and look out onto the street below. Lastly...the continental breakfast has much to be desired. I think if the hotel offered some type of meat and/or eggs along with the borden's block of cheese, muffin, toast and fruit they already provide, would make breakfast a little more enjoyable. I would recommend this hotel if you are wanting to try something different. With it's electic, cozy and laid back atmosphere,it provides a welcome change to the usual hotel chain.

Dining

This hotel is about a 3-5 minute drive to Downtown Old San Juan. if you are looking for authentic food instead of the regular retsaurant chains...visit Cafe El puenta( spelling?) as well as the bubbling cauldron cafe. Great food!!

| Atlanta, GA Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

awesome hotel!!!!!!!!!

Would recommend Mon, Apr 27, 2009
omg!!! this hotel was awesome.... my bf and i stayed at the villa (which is their suite) it was clean & comfy...the hotel is near the beach the food and breakfast is good at the hotel i recommend you eat breakfast at the local spots to save money..this hotel is 20 minutes away from old san juan take the bus for $.75 and you will be happy with your site seeing..save save save your money for taxi if you need to go to the night clubs or the airport other wisw take the bus if you need to go in town....the hotel is near burgerking,walgreens,a church, all these places are walking distance... the hotel staff were very freindly,helpful and gave us every thing we asked for when we come back to puerto rico we will stay at oceana its the best and a good price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its not the RITZ CARLTON but is number one on my list

| florida Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

non vacation location!

Would not recommend Sat, Apr 25, 2009
friendly service, but the food and the drinks are to expensive for a low level hotel like this.

| detroit, mi Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Hospitable, friendly and funky!

Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
We had great interaction with some of the other guests due to the relaxed breakfast and dinners available on site. The hotel also arranged a delightful tour to the rainforest for us. We could walk to the beach, but it was too windy and rough to actually swim.

Money saver

Easy to catch the bus home from the old town main bus depot, but tricky to catch the bus to town, as they don't come by very often.

| Santa Fe, NM Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Pretty Decent Place, Good Location

Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
Service at the hotel was great. The restaurant serves decent food, I especially liked the beans that come with most meals. The hotel is pretty cozy, safe, and in a decent neighborhood near the beach, other restuarants (Kasalta deli down the street gets a thumbs up!), and coffee shops. The only drawback was the room we were put in was half renovated, the bathroom was new, but the bedroom was a little dingy, but still ok. Decent bed/bedding and maid service was prompt each day. Bonus was the private balcony we had attached to our room. I would recommend it as well as stay here again!

Dining

For a quick breakfast or lunch, head to Kasalta deli a couple of blocks east of the hotel. Good breakfast, deli sandwiches, soups, and pastries.

| New Orleans, LA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

You get what you pay for..Great Location

Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
Great location. it is about half a block from awesome ocean park beach and hotel very accessible. it is between old san juan and isla verde. The breakfast could have been better. We preferred going to Dunkin Donuts than having string cheese, a banana, and Sunny D. Overall it was good value, we just went there to sleep.

| Chicago, IL Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great place to stay...great value

Would recommend Wed, Apr 22, 2009
The staff were all very friendly and accomodating. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. Great location--close to San Juan and Condado Beach. There is a beach right around the corner.

| Hampton, VA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5