$98 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 24, 2015 Check-out: Mar 26, 2015

Sandy Beach Hotel

2 stars
View map of 4 Condado Avenue, San Juan, 00907

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
53 reviews
Great place

For the price you pay it's a great hotel! it's on the Isla verde strip where restaurants and some... See full review

  • jannina r.
  • Feb 11, 2015
perfect location

hotel was just average but clean enough. all about the location - can see the ocean at the end of... See full review

  • New York Guys
  • Jan 12, 2015
Budget San Juan accommodations 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. Theproperty 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 newspaper and all-day coffee. Guests savour delicious deli and creole a la carte specialties at the in-house restaurant, Piu Bello Gelato. Wi-Fi access is available in public areas and rooms.

Highlights
  • Popular Condado Beach one block away from Sandy Beach Hotel
  • Complimentary 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 Munoz Maron 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

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

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
  • 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

Piu Bello Gelato
Deli and creole food restaurant open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. Menu a la carte.
Nearby Restaurants
Multiple dining options within walking distances.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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 (53)

Ratings and reviews for Sandy Beach Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ms. Cookey
Business
MN
Aug 21, 2013

cruise

it was better than last time. the first time my bed and floor was full of sand! i gave it another chance and it was clean. i love that it was right next to the ocean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

walgreens is right at the end of the block and open 24 hours. we needed that place every second.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nola 42
Business
new orleans
May 6, 2014

san juan

Hotel ok, nothing special, cheap.. small room. no mini fridge,old furniture (Cheap looking), bed not all that great. great location to beach and main street.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bellingham, WA
Feb 18, 2011

Close to beach - pre/post cruise

Stayed prior to and after cruise. Friendly staff, accomodating - allowed us to leave bags in locked area both prior to check in and after check out. Older, quaint, air conditioned building with beautiful beach just steps away, restaurants, shops, bus and taxi also very close. Negative - sheets were rather worn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bus about a block away was an inexpensive way to get around. We used to go to Old Town.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
swv
Business
Austin, TX
Jul 12, 2010

Not too shabby

This hotel was just fine for our purposes on our trip to San Juan. It's nothing special or luxurious, but it's cheap, in a good location, and kept fairly clean (minus the unavoidable sand build up in the stairwells being right next to the beach). Parking was a bit tricky. The Sandy Beach has a lot a block over with limited spots for $10, the Marriott has a garage across the street for $18, and if you're lucky, you can find one of the few free spots at the end of the street. We only ended up paying for parking twice out of 5 nights. Rooms are small, beds aren't super comfy, but they'll do and they keep it fairly clean. Lots of bars of soap and lotion are provided, but no shampoo. At least Walgreens is just a block away. A nice little 32" flat screen with cable TV is a nice touch for an other wise kind of dated room. Free breakfast is nice for those days where you just need a little bit of food to get going. They provide Coffee, orange juice, white bread for toast with butter or jelly, Honey Nut Cheerios, milk, pastries, and bananas. Much more expensive hotels in the area don't even provide stuff like that for free. Location is great. About 100 feet from a nice stretch of the beach. It's in the Condado area which has some nice hotel and casinos within walking distance, also some restaurants and stores. It's not really an area where I would come from elsewhere to hang out, but it was nice on slower week nights. It's also in a pretty central location to other fun parts of San Juan. It's just a short walk or cab ride to Old San Juan, La Plazita, Isla Verde, Ocean Park, etc. I only give the hotel three stars because it is pretty bare bones and dated, but there is plenty of positive about it. It not a hotel that you can have a good time spending all day at, but there's plenty of fun to be had elsewhere in San Juan, and it's right in the middle of it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
robjr70
Business
PA
Jun 6, 2011

Nice and Fare

Nice little place to sleep, steps to the beach and close to the happening in Condado city, but not enough towels and very limited parking space.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

very good restaurants and good places to shop

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CRNA2B
Business
Alabama
May 15, 2010

Get's the Job Done!

The beach was only steps away from the front door! The rooms are a bit small, bathroom was a tight fit for a 6'3" visitor like me, but after serving on a Navy ship - - no problem! (Like most of the time, never in the room much. So, bed was comfortable, cable T.V. was in Spanish and English, again, get's the job done.) Friendly reminder: You are traveling to a region where Spanish is number one!! If you don't speak Spanish, dont' take it out on the staff! A smile will go a long way if you are not understood. Also, at least one person working at all times could speak fluent English. So, don't worry. . . be happy! You'll have a great trip that way!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything from Italian to Chinese, local Puerto Rican cuisine to Wendy's Hamburgers could be found within 2 blocks off the hotel. Walgreen's pharmacy open 24 hours per day with plenty of sunscreen, t-shirts, flip-flops, you name it!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
prtourist
Business
Mayaguez PR
Jun 20, 2010

Sandy Beach good Option

I stayed one night. Very Friendly personnel. Very well iluminated at night, lot of security in the front street;(taxi station close by the hotel (front)) Walking distance is a Walgreens pharmacy ( 3 minutes walking). Definitively a good option for staying a couple of days and enjoy the Condado area at a good price. This hotel does not include dinner, dinner only continental breakfast which was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Close by good hotels with good entertainment.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CarribeanDream
Business
Massachusetts
Nov 16, 2014

Year after year

We go back year after year. It's the location we love. Right next to the Marriott hotel, steps from the beach, walking distance to so much! We never spend much time in the room. Keep hoping to find the roof area redone one of these years! Have sent many friends and co-workers to this hotel and they all come back happy!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Worth, Texas
Mar 27, 2011

Not the Marriott. That's next door

This is an old hotel with the marks of age. It used to be Canario by the Sea, and I've stayed there before. Many basics are not found or hard to get. I had no clothes hangers when I checked in. Asked for four or five. Got three, one for each night of my stay. There were two large bath towels provided with a bath mat. No hand towels, and no wash cloths. The mat disappeared after the first day. The grills in the doors of the closet and bath had a growing collection of dust bunnies. The switch in the bath required "special handling." The remote for the TV did not work. There were no working vending machines in the hotel. The walls were scuffed, but the tile floor was clean. The location is superb: less than a block from Ashford and Condado. Walk out the hotel's front door, turn left, take fifty steps and you're at the Condado Beach. Turn right and in a block you'll arrive at a San Juan landmark, Walgreens 24 hour pharmacy and market. You'll spend some time here, picking up things you don't get at the hotel. Ashford is lined with shops and eating places. Bus service is available on Ashford and Taxi stands abound at this hotel and the Marriott next door. There are other hotels in Condado with better amenities and a lower price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Blondi5338
Business
Massachusetts, USA
Feb 15, 2012

Sandy Beach Hotel

Very basic hotel and we found bugs in our first floor rooms. The second and third floor rooms were better. Good for the price though.

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

Business

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