$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
51 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 (51)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn El Portal

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 51
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.5

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Quality Inn El Portal

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
King Foszz
Jefferson Wisconsin
Feb 26, 2014

A great place

The hotel was great! The staff was great! The room on the 7th floor was great! Even the elevator was great! Normally I don't care if there is a TV or not, but this was the day of the Daytona 500 and the TV didn't work well on FOX. The 16X9 picture was only in a 4.3 mode and couldn't be changed. Also the volume was weak. No big deal. If it wasn't Daytona 500 race day I wouldn't have even had the need to turn it on. Book this place. The Continental breakfast on the roof is nice. Got a 10% off at Ponderosa steak house 2 blocks away from the hotel. Burger King, McDonalds, huge Walmart and many other stores within walking distance. Book this place!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alicia precious
Staten Island, New York
Apr 1, 2013

Very good if you want to save some money for entertainment

Very nice managers and staff. Free breakfast every day didn't hurt too. Pretty close to the beach and Old San Juan. I would definitely recommend it.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Exchange Student Mom
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 8, 2012

Terrific tropical adventure

We selected the Quality Inn El Portal mostly because it offered a great rate. Yeah, we wanted a pool, which QIEP doesn't have, but we figured we could do without. We were proved right. Our room was small, but cozy and comfortable. And the air conditioning was a blast -- literally. The free continental breakfast, although not imaginative, was exactly what we needed to start our day. It's served rooftop, with a spectacular view that extends to San Cristobal. We had no idea that Condado was a neighborhood in San Juan or exactly where it was, but it proved to be the perfect location. The main strip of Condado, two blocks away, has a host of restaurants and shops. Cydmarie at the front desk suggested a restaurant our first day -- and we liked it so well that we visited daily. The beach was just another short block's walk away. How perfect. The bus, which costs 75 cents to ride, is a two-block walk in the opposite direction from QIEP. We rode that into San Juan to do our sightseeing. We couldn't have asked for better!

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

If you're going to Puerto Rico, eat like a native! Cafe de Angel makes the best traditional Puerto Rican food imaginable. Their garlic chicken, garlic tilapia, and cole slaw, believe-it-or-not, are beyond compare. And their sangria is to die-for!

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
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

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

3
5.01.0
newsdrms
Ponce, P.R.
Apr 17, 2011

Overnight stay

It is a no frills hotel good price for the area. Allright experience with very helpful staff. As others have said very limited parking. Lots of dining options nearby.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
newsdrms
Ponce, P.R.
Apr 17, 2011

Overnight stay

It is a no frills hotel good price for the area. Allright experience with very helpful staff. As others have said very limited parking. Lots of dining options nearby.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sun traveler.
Seattle, WA
Mar 9, 2011

Great location, a vibrant neighborhood.

The staff were helpful, close to an active section of the city, beach three blocks away, great ethnic eateries and old town just a short cab ride away.

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

close to food, beach and casinos for fun and entertainment.

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