$94 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Quality Inn El Portal

2 stars
76 Condado Avenue, PO BOX 16756, San Juan, 00907
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
52 reviews
A great place

The hotel was great! The staff was great! The room on the 7th floor was great! Even the elevator... See full review

  • King Foszz
  • Feb 26, 2014
good location/friendly staff

Fine location in prime Condado area 2 blocks from beach. Lots of good restaurants in area. Healthy... See full review

  • Washington lawyer
  • Nov 25, 2013
Condado Beach area hotel with free rooftop breakfast buffet

The no-frills exterior of the Quality Inn El Portal belies a lustrous lobby with white marble floors and white leather lounge chairs. The free breakfast buffet at the Quality Inn El Portal is served on the covered roof deck with sprawling views of the surrounding area. In the lobby, there is free Wi-Fi and a work station with a public computer and printer. The spacious sun deck offers views of many nearby attractions, including the Condado area, which is crammed with dinning, shopping and gambling options, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Highlights
  • The Quality Inn El Portal is near the golden sands of Condado Beach
  • Complimentary breakfast served on a rooftop with area views
  • Located near Ashford Avenue, popular for dining and shopping
  • Family-friendly
  • Sun deck
Rooms

The 47 rooms at the Quality Inn El Portal are simple but homey. They have attractive details including baby blue bedspreads, wooden headboards and bureaus, and small desks cleverly built into the wall. In-room amenities include air conditioning, coffee makers, hair dryers, refrigerators, safes, irons and ironing boards.

Dining

Bulgao Restaurant, with its distinctly marine-inspired ambiance, is known for its catch of the day. Menu items at the Quality Inn El Portal restaurant include mussels in a coconut, saffron and lemongrass broth and crispy codfish croquettes. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Recreation

There is a large sun deck at the Quality Inn. Condado Beach is a half mile away.

Transportation

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (5 mi/8 km)

Attractions
  • Condado Beach (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Plaza las Americas (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Puerto Rico Art Museum (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • La Fortaleza (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Isla Verde Beach (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Bacardi Distillery (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Botanical Gardens (5 mi/8 km)
Business
  • Workstation with computer and printer
  • High-speed Wi-Fi in lobby

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Multilingual
Tour desk
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron

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Hotel Map

18.4544 -66.0729
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin Int'l Arpt, (SJU), 5.00, MI, E; Isla Grande Arpt, (SIG), 1.50, MI, W;
Area description
Airport, Condado/Luisa

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 0.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.5 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 0.5 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 0.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 2.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 2.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 2.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 3 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 3 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 3.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 3.1 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 0.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.5 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 0.5 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 0.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.3 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 2.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 2.6 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 2.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 3 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 3 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 3.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 3.1 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 3.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 3.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 3.1 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 3.1 mi
  • Isla Verde: 3.6 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 4.1 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 4.7 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 45.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (52)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn El Portal

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
snookieandjwow
wisconsin
Aug 23, 2012

LOVED our stay!!!!!!

All the people who work there are amazing!!!! At any hr of the day they are will to help u with where to go and what to see and how to get there..I am goin back and u got it thats were im going to stay..Keep up the great work...

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

You can walk to the beach and shops only a few blocks away...

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Captain Hood
san juan
Aug 21, 2012

one week trip

great view and location. terrible breakfast with bugs in the food. the sheets were never changed. the staff was helpful enough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

short walk from the beach. it is the best part about the hotel.

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miss Soto
New York, NY
Jul 15, 2012

Romantic Couple Getaway

Quality Inn is a very nice hotel. The staff make the hotel. Manager Miguel Rios was amazing. I had difficulties with my door key, and he came directly to my room to save the way. All of the employees are amazing. The sheets are bright white and clean just as the towels. The refrigerators could be a bit more cleaner but what a nice place to stay. The shower water gets nice and hot, and ANY negative review is FALSE. The hotel should update their photos because the place looks so much better in person. The complementary breakfast is "ok" not the best but decent. The hotel is very nice and quiet and the beach is a 5 minute walk away. If you are looking forward to nice days on the beautiful beach, nice walks, good bars, good food, and having fun without coming home broke THE QUALITY INN IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many GREAT places to eat...Many of the restaurants around the hotel are over priced for the quality however if you walk further there is a Ponderosa, Chili's, Wendy's, Cold Stone, Ben & Jerry's, a place called The Greenhouse on the corner of condado, and directly across Walgreens where you can get just about anything you would like. There are other places to eat, and are best when you catch "the special of the day"! OLD SAN JUAN HAS THE BEST FOOD AND PRICE. THE BUS IS RIGHT UP THE BLOCK B21 (75CENT)

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TravelerMan
Atlanta, GA
May 5, 2012

Quaint and cozy

Of the least expensive places to stay, this is probable one of the nicest. Keep in mind, it's an inn and not a hotel so dont choose here if you plan to stay in your room all the time. I got by since I was out most of the trip. Pretty good location; walking distance to many shops and restaurants. It's not the Marriot but its not bad either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Places to eat in virtually every direction; 2-3 blocks in front of the hotel is Ponderosa, Church's, and Pizza Hut. To the rear are some sushi bars and snack shops. Just beyond these is a major street that the Marriot is on which contains many different types of restaurants and night clubs. Also the Walgreens on the corner is a great place to stock up on snacks and drinks for the room since it has a refrigerator

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fab1
Arlington, VA
May 3, 2012

Great experience!

This place is clean and organized. Its two blocks away from a very nice beach and I did like this area.It is close to the Airport. Its close to Old San Juan,as well, But you still have to get a cab or bus... Unless you rent a car. I do recommend this Hotel! Friendly staff. They serve breakfast from 7am until 10am, so we do not have to wake up that early. AC does work. The rooms are neat and comfy. I had a great stay indeed. No complaints, I do wanna go back to Puerto Rico! I would stay in this hotel again for sure. The Locals are the Nicest people in the whole world :-) Super happy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
yans
Miami, FL, USA
Apr 11, 2012

Nice!

loved the rooftop! Nice staff and good location. I would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Baconhater
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 14, 2012

Its ok for the price

Its an ok place to stay. The room was good, nice bed, microwave, safe, mini frigthe shower was slow to warm and had not so good preasure but still worked fine. The Location looks close to the beach on the map but walking to the beach is questionable especialy at night because a bum camps out in front of the hotel and is there all day on a beach chair and theres a few(3-4) beggars roaming the area. The staff was very helpfull and pleasent. Finally the "continental breakfast" sucks. But theres a lot of food places near by that are cheap really good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John Kelly
North Richland Hills, TX, USA
Dec 9, 2011

Comfortable place and good value

I like a clean room and El Portal features carpet and tile that are modern and spotless. The beds are fine. Water pressure in San Juan is almost always an issue, but it's adequate here. The linens were better than some expensive hotels. The continental breakfast is way better than most places . The views from the terrace at the top of the hotel are spectacular. The location is superb. Taxis and buses are nearby as well as the new Museum of Contemporary Art. The staff is friendly, courteous and always helpful. Most importantly, my wife likes enough to want to go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go north under the freeway and there is a cluster of fast food places. South on Condado, there are a couple of Chinese and sushi restaurants, an Argentine Grill, and you will find almost anything in the way of shopping. at the Walgreens at Condado and Ashford. Bus stops along Ashford, a few blocks from the hotel. Pay 75-cents a person versus $15 for a taxi ride to Old San Juan. However, gotta say the taxi drivers are helpful and honest.

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
boston retired
Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, MA 02128, USA
Oct 14, 2011

great value

the best thing about this hotel it the breakfast, it is very nice. it is about three blocks from the beach.i have stayed there around three time. it is worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

you are close to shopping and dining

Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ms. Lebedeva
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 26, 2011

"Friendly and helpful staff"

My friends and I really enjoyed our trip to San Juan and our stay at Quality Inn Hotel. The staff is very friendly, they are always there to help you with directions and recommendations for sightseeing. The breakfast is complimentary, but the only thing is that it is always the same menu. I will definitely stay at the same hotel next time I go to Puerto Rico.

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