Sandy Beach Hotel

2 stars
4 Condado Avenue, San Juan, 00907
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
47 reviews
great value steps from the beach

Great location about 20 feet from Condado beach, simple but comfortable rooms, friendly staff.... See full review

  • JR in PR
  • Aug 1, 2014
Perfect location getaway

Perfect location it is close to the beach, and I say close I mean like 5 steps away from it. There... See full review

  • La peque
  • Jun 10, 2014
Budget San Juan bed and breakfast just off Condado Beach

The Sandy Beach Hotel is located very close to palm-shaded Condado Beach, where the protected cove is a family favorite. The bed and breakfast also lies nearby an oceanfront park, La Ventana al Mar, and a popular European-style waterfront promenade. The budget hotel's cozy, shaded patio with tables and chairs is a great spot to enjoy the complimentary breakfast, newspaper and all-day coffee. There is complimentary wireless Internet access available in public areas and rooms.

Highlights
  • Popular Condado Beach one block away from Sandy Beach Hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast and newspaper
  • Rooftop sundeck
  • Located near chic Ashford Avenue
Rooms

The Sandy Beach Hotel has 25 rooms, each simply decorated with a Caribbean flair. Expect sky blue or white walls and palm tree art. Every room has a balcony, most with urban views and blackout curtains. Bathrooms have showers, and every room includes complimentary Wi-Fi. Amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, telephones and in-room safes.

Recreation
  • The Sandy Beach Hotel lies one block from beautiful Condado Beach.
Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
Attractions
  • Condado Beach (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Plaza del Mercado (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Puerto Rico Museum of Art (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Ocean Park (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • San Juan Central Municipal Park (1.1 mi/ 1.7 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • San Juan Cathedral (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
  • La Fortaleza (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet access throughout Sandy Beach Hotel

Sandy Beach Hotel Rooms

Senior Only Special
This Room is furnished with 1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Size **Note Bed-Bedding Type will be assigned at the time of Check In. All Air conditioned guest room, private bathroom, color/cable TV, free wireless Internet, direct dial Phone and in room safe. Age - 65+
Cruise Only Special
This Room is furnished with 1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Size Bed **Note Bed-Bedding Type will be assigned at the time of Check In. All Air conditioned guest room, private bathroom, color/cable TV, free wireless Internet, direct dial Phone and in room safe.
Standard Guest Room with 2 Double Beds
This room is furnished with 2 double beds.
Room Facilities: Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathroom, Cable TV, free wireless Internet, Work Desk.
Standard Guest Room with 2 Twin Beds
This room is furnished with 2 twin beds.

Room Facilities: Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathroom, Cable TV, free wireless Internet, Work Desk.
Standard Guest Room with 1 Queen Bed
This room is furnished with one queen bed.

Room Facilities: Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, Air Conditioning, Bathroom, Cable TV, free wireless Internet, Work Desk.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet

Hotel Map

18.456 -66.0716
Area served
4 Condado Avenue, Condado Area, San Juan, P.R. 00907
Nearby airports
San Juan Puerto Rico, International Airport (SJU): Approximately 15 minutes from the property.
Area description
This San Juan hotel is located in Puerto Rico's tourist district, just steps from the beach.

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.4 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 0.4 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 0.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 0.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.4 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 2.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 2.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 2.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 3.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 3.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 3.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 3.1 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 0.4 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 0.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 0.4 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 0.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 0.8 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.4 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 2.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 2.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 2.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 2.9 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 3.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 3.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 3.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 3.1 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 3.1 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 3.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 3.2 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 3.2 mi
  • Isla Verde: 3.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.9 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 4.1 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 4.6 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 45.4 mi

Dining

Nearby Restaurants
Multiple dining options within walking distances.

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 (47)

Ratings and reviews for Sandy Beach Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marilyn Mom
Condado San Juan
Jun 12, 2013

Very Good Nice Clean Awsome Treatment Will Come Again in 2014 Very fantastic

Close foot steps to the Beach I Love It it's Been My Second Time At Sandy Beach Hotel.

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

5
5.01.0
JR in PR
Georgia
Aug 1, 2014

great value steps from the beach

Great location about 20 feet from Condado beach, simple but comfortable rooms, friendly staff. Parking for check in was a bit difficult on the street but they have a deal with the parking garage across the street for $18 per day. Park there first and they will validate the ticket.

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

5
5.01.0
CJ Jones
San Juan P.R.
Nov 18, 2012

Great Price, Great location!

Hotel is right off the beach. There is a lot of shopping, restaurants and casinos in walking distance. You can get a bus at the corner for a 20 minute ride to Old San Juan. All staff are friendly and accommodating. Wouldn't go to any other hotel

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

5
5.01.0
La peque
Brooklyn NY
Jun 10, 2014

Perfect location getaway

Perfect location it is close to the beach, and I say close I mean like 5 steps away from it. There are restaurants everywhere. The trolley for old San Juan is right around the corner (its free by the way).The staff was super friendly and helpful. They recommended restaurants and gave us advice on the public transportation. Great place for Travelers that are into homey hotels. We are going back soon.

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

Ali Baba excellent Turkish food 2 blocks away, Stop and Go for those in a budget that would like to try local foods (the best mofongo in the area only $10)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
IB and Bmore
San Juan, PR
Nov 26, 2013

Great place

Sandy Beach is a small and nice place to stay. Not fancy at all but nice and quiet. First time visiting PR. Very professional and helpful staff. Willing to offer information about locations with no problems. Nice place to stay to just get away. Location right on the beach approximately 10 feet from the hotel. They offer continental breakfast which was fine. Just a place to sleep and wake and go on your adventures. I would recommend to all that just want to relax without all of the amenities. Will visit again!!!!!!

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

Local foods were awesome especially in Old San Juan.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Roseville, MI
Feb 3, 2011

Post Cruise

This was a one night post cruise stay for 3 couples. We were very happy with our one night stay. It is an older Hotel, but it is what I would expect out of an old Hotel built in the 1940's or earlier. The staff was very nice. One couple didn't like the look of their sheets and requested they change them which they did immediately. They are in the process of updating their TV's. We had an older model with a missing remote, the other 2 couples had new flat screen TV's. We enjoyed the outside courtyard where they served their Continental Breakfast. We arrived before check-in and they held our bags for us while we walked around and allowed us to wait on the roof top terrace, which was very relaxing. There are Souviner shops and restruants all within walking distance. There is a Walgreens on the corner, too. The best part is that the beach is a few steps away. We all agreed we would stay here again.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Providence, RI
Mar 18, 2011

San Juan, PR

Hotel was a thirty second walk from the beach and a minute walk from Condado's main strip. We weren't looking for anything fancy and after reading the reviews expected two star quality at best however our expectations were exceeded when we checked in. Nice little hotel and friendly staff with a great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of Sandy Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
melrosepark
Feb 20, 2011

it was very nice

1st time

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

Business

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Review of Sandy Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gabym
wenatchee, wa
Mar 13, 2014

great

great place to stay! walking distance to the beach and downtown!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of Sandy Beach Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Encantado
Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 19, 2014

Good Value for the Budget Traveler

The Sandy Beach hotel is located about a $20 (includes tip) ride from the airport to the very trendy Condado area and a short municipal bus ride to Old (Viejo) San Juan. The hotel is about a half block away from the beach, and a half block from the fancy Marriott Hotel. One can catch the 21 municipal bus on Ashford Avenida for 75 cents at the green Parada sign that will take you to Old San Juan and for another 50 cents take the ferry across the bay and $3 cab fare in Catano and visit the Bacardi Rum Factory: 2 free rum drinks and free admission to tour. The Hotel is a half block from a Walgreens where one can get all sorts of stuff. It is Not the Marriott, but good value for the budget traveler.

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

On the way back from Old (Viejo) San Juan go to the Bus Terminal (near pier area) and catch the 21 municipal bus back to Condado area for 75 cents. They only accept quarters, so be ready. You will not be going back via Ashford Avenida, so ask the the bus driver to let you out near "Hotel Marriott".

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