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S.J. Suites Hotel

2 stars
253 Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, 00901
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
34 reviews
great location

When i return to San Juan, I have to stay in old san juan(there are only 15 hotels in the area). If... See full review

  • alex o
  • Nov 17, 2014
Great Location

Perfect location for a stay in Old San Juan. Stayed on the 5th floor so the Wifi didn't reach... See full review

  • Crasian
  • Apr 17, 2014
Quiet and comfort in the center of Old San Juan
S.J. Suites Hotel is located in the heart of Old San Juan. Historic highlights including La Fortaleza, El Morro and the San Juan Cathedral are all within walking distance, as are numerous restaurants, shopping and art venues. The hotel is also a short walk to the cruise ship piers on the Old San Juan side of the harbor. The S.J. Suites Hotel is independently run by the Kury family and has a warm, homey feel. The S.J. Suites Hotel has free Wi-Fi.
Highlights
  • Located in central Old San Juan
  • Walk to El Morro, La Fortaleza and the San Juan Cathedral
  • Close to cruise ship piers
  • Independently owned
Rooms

These large, comfortable rooms at S.J. Suites Hotel have the feel of a bed in the heart of the city. All 15 suites have a bedroom, a living area with tables, couches and desks, and a private bathroom. Work by local artists decorates the walls. Rooms with window are available upon request.

Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (7.5 mi/12 km)
Attractions
  • La Fortaleza (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Fort San Cristóbal (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Plaza Las Américas (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Condado Beach (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • Isla Verde Beach (5.6 mi/9 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel

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S.J. Suites Hotel Rooms

Queen Deluxe Suite
Room with 1 queen bed and 1 futon including air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, Internet access, iron/ironing board and non smoking rooms. Painted with relaxing earth tones and its walls are decorated with paintings from well-known Puertorrican artists.
Junior Suite
Room with 1 queen bed including air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, private bathroom, hairdryer, Internet access, iron/ironing board and non-smoking rooms. Painted with relaxing earth tones and its walls are decorated with paintings from well-known Puertorrican artists.
Queen Double Suite
Room with 2 queen beds including air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite TV, private bathroom, color TV, disabled facilities, hairdryer, Internet access, iron/ironing board and non-smoking rooms. Painted with relaxing earth tones and its walls are decorated with paintings from well-known Puertorrican artists.
King Suite
Room with 1 King bed and 1 Futon including air conditioning, alarm clock, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, private bathroom, hairdryer, Internet access, iron/ironing board and non-smoking rooms. Painted with relaxing earth tones and its walls are decorated with paintings from well-known Puertorrican artists.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Fortaleza Street: 0 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.2 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.2 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.2 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.2 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.2 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.3 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.3 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.3 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.4 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.6 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.1 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.2 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.2 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0.2 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0.2 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0.2 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.3 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.3 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.3 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.4 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.6 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.1 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.3 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 2.7 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 2.7 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 2.8 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.1 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.3 mi
  • Ocean Park: 4.4 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 5.9 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 42.7 mi

Dining

Parrot Club (nearby restaurant)
Bar/Lounge with Latin Bistro Cuisine within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 11am - 2am, Dress Code: Casual.
Dragonfly (nearby restaurant)
Bar/Lounge with Latin Asian Cuisine within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 11am - 2am, Dress Code: Casual.
Aguaviva (nearby restaurant)
Bar/Lounge with Seaside Latino Cuisine within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 11am - 2am, Dress Code: Casual
Tio Danny's (nearby restaurant)
Bar/Lounge with Puertorrican and Mexican Cuisine within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 11am - 2am, Dress Code: Casual
Hard Rock Cafe (nearby restaurant)
Bar with American Cuisine within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 11am - 2am, Dress Code: Casual
La Bombonera (nearby restaurant)
Deli and Pastries within walking distance from the hotel. Hours of Operation: 6am - 5pm, Dress Code: Casual.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (34)

Ratings and reviews for S.J. Suites Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.2

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pumar
Business
colombia
Sep 3, 2012

Very good location.

Good for 1 or 2 nights, no more. Some rooms without window. Rooms big and with all you need for a short stay: tv, air conditioning, hot water. Very good location, near everything: shopping, restaurants, discos, etc. 5 blocks away from the cruises terminal. No breakfast included, just some coffee, breakfast in near by restaurants is aproximtely 10 dollars per person. the hotel needs some remodelling but rooms are ok. we checked in at 11:30 pm and had no trouble, we also left our bag after check out with no problm. the take from the airport is around 25 dollars. it is also close to a troley sation that goes to different tourist atractions for free.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maria Sangria
Business
Florida
Aug 2, 2012

Could have done without the little critters...

The location was great since it was right in the middle of old San Juan. We were able to enjoy walking through that area and enjoy all the beautiful sights. The room appeared to be clean except for the fact that we found two live roaches our last night there. I expressed this problem to the front desk agent who seemed like he didn't care. Due to this issue I would never be returning to SJ Suites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you're in Old San Juan , you must go and eat at Raices. The staff and food were absolutely fantastic. I will definitely revisit this place again and would recommend it to everyone I know that will be visiting Puerto Rico.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sai R
Business
LA, CA
Jul 4, 2012

Small comfortable getaway

Staff was friendly. Room service was satisfying. Great location.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Puerto Rico. Excellent food

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Valcaraz
Business
Cidra, PR
Jun 1, 2012

Excellent amenities, great location but a bit pricey.. worth it though

Room was huge and clean. Hotel has excellent location because is close to everything. It was a bit pricey but the facilities were so good it was worth. My only suggestion would be to work some deal with one of the nearby parking lots for the locals wanting to stay there, because the overnight parking was almost $60.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Valcaraz
Business
Cidra, PR
May 28, 2012

Huge comfortable room, a bit pricey

The room was huge, super comfortable and clean.. Is a bit pricey but is totally worth it. The evening staff was super nice, the morning guy was okay. Excellent location. As most places in Old San Juan, they have no parking.. So for locals coming in their cars, that part sucks. Everything else was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
thomas the travler
Business
new york, ny
May 21, 2012

good placc to stay

very frienly staff. super clean rooms. great location close to all. only negative is that hotel advertised continental breakfast which it no longer serves.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elmira
Business
Reno, NV, USA
Apr 26, 2012

SJ Suites

This hotel was a great choice. The rooms are quite large, clean, and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet allowing for a good sleep. Our host at the SJ Suites was very friendly and hospitable. The hotel is centrally located in Old San Juan and at an easy walking distance to many attractions.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Historic sites and great restaurants all within a five minute walk of this hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
WCGMD
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Mar 27, 2012

Old San Juan

We had a junior suite and it was basic. A queen bed, wall mounted flat screen TV, a small desk & chair, nice size private bath. I wasn't expecting much after I read through all the reviews. What sold me was the LOCATION! It was walking distance to restaurants, bars, forts, pier & bus station. I like that San Juan taxis have fixed rates to go to the major areas. Raymond at the reception was absoulutely wonderful for giving us ideas on what to do during our stay. Just a few suggestions though, try to put up pictures or paintings in the room, and an ice machine at the lobby area.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do the Flavors of San Juan History & Dining tour! It's a 2 & a half hour 4 course dinner & drinks taken in a series of restaurants with the guide telling you the history of the buildings and San Juan while you're walking towards your next restaurant. It's $80 each and well worth it. I'm never going to discover those food places if not for the tour! Everything was delicious!

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Historybuff
Business
Connecticut, USA
Mar 25, 2012

Perfect for short stay

Spent 2 nights as part of a longer itinerary. SJ is in the heart of old San Juan and the location is perfect for exploring this area. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and added to a great trip. No negatives, but point out that room was small and relatively sparten, but clean. Perfect for short stay: would definately return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Speechy
Business
Tennessee, USA
Jan 10, 2012

Perfect for our purposes

We needed a hotel for one night close to the cruise terminal. This was a great price, we felt very secure, it was clean, and had a very friendly staff. There were no frills, but it was a nice place to stay. The shower water is cold unless you let it warm up for at least 5 minutes. The central location in Old San Juan is perfect.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't bother going to "Raices," the authentic Puerto Rican restaurant that the staff recommends. Definitely go to "La Bombonera" though - excellent!

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