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

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 34
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cpalms
Business
Denver, CO
Aug 21, 2013

Great stay

Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, helpful staff. Everything we needed!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
traveling girl la
Business
los angeles
Dec 30, 2012

Great Location

Great Location. No telephone. Person in the next room kept the TV very loud and the snoring was loud and heard all night. Noise from nxt room was annoying. Hotel was clean.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
brooklyn
Business
brooklyn ny
Sep 26, 2012

dont stay at this hotel if u r comin in at 4 in the mornin

Overall my stay was peace ful.the room was cold all the time.its good for people who love the A/C but for me it shoud hv been controlled by the guess to suite their own taste. There was coffee for coffee lovers.the location was just perfect and the room was very clean.my room was a junior so it was a junior size..no problem with that.my flight from NY was delayed for about 4 hours,initially I was suppose to arrive in Juan at 11:41 but I came in at 3,50am and I expect my hotel to stil have front desk service,but when the cab dropped me off at approx 4:10am there was no one to open the door.the front desk was on the second floor of the building.finally some man came at 4:35. I sttod outside the building just waiting for something to go right.there was a number on the wall to call but no one answered when I called.the man who came was workin at the front desk and the first thing he said to me was that I should have called if I was goin to be late. right.there was a number for me to call so I called the n

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

Business

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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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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
PREFER OCEAN VIEW
Business
SARATOA SPRINGS, NEW YORK
Mar 28, 2011

DISAPPOINTED

The room had no phone. No windows. I woke up and saw a huge black spider crawling down the wall from the ceiling. They did let us hold our suitcases until the cruise and it was convenient to walk in Old San Juan. It had an elevator. If you don't have arachnaphobia and have a cell phone it would probably be ok for singles and young people.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to the Pier and to Old San Juan Fort.

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
3 friends
Business
Burlington, VT
Mar 3, 2010

great location

Similar to European style hotels. Few fancy amenities, but very comfortable. If you are looking for a "live-in" hotel, this is not it. If you want a comfortable place to sleep, it is perfect. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Close to the best shops and restaurants.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Old Berlin, best "Manjitos", and "crabtini".

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Review of S.J. Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 20, 2010

Location, location, location!

SJ Suites is located in the heart of Old San Juan. We were able to walk all over town. We loved it. The staff was very helpful. They gave us tips on where to go eat and places to visit. They kept our luggage in a secure area because we were there early and they also watched our luggage on the day we checked out. If you plan on staying in the hotel room all day, then this is not the hotel for you. But if you are looking for a good price and a central location then this is the place. My friends and I just go with the flow and we don't get frazzled because the TV doesn't get all the channels we get at home or because the continental breakfast wasn't to our liking. We enjoyed our stay there and would't hesitate to stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to La Bombonera for breakfast. They sell the most delicious 'mallorcas', toasted sweet bread with butter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It's just around the corner from SJ Suites.

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