Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

4 stars
8020 Tartak Street, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
324 reviews
Great for staying before and after a cruise

The location is great, close to the airport, and a short cab ride to Old San Juan and the cruise... See full review

  • DiannandBill
  • Apr 5, 2014
Great experience, will come back!

Wonderful experience. Friendly staff, clean rooms, yummy food from asian bistro, great view from... See full review

  • snf getaway
  • Mar 15, 2014
San Juan hotel in Isla Verde with on-site gardens, water spray park
The bright and welcoming Verdanza Hotel has a cheerful yellow façade and turquoise awnings and umbrellas. Its open, airy lobby is awash in botanical touches -- with warm green, brown and orange walls, rugs and upholstery, and tasteful wood accents. Lively plants and simple furniture mark relaxing lounge areas. The Verdanza's gorgeous gardens, with palms and orchids, encourage wandering on the property. The Verdanza Hotel is close to both the beach and energetic Isla Verde district.
Highlights
  • The golden sands of Alambique Beach just footsteps away
  • Pool and small water spray park for kids
  • Free bike taxi to the beach
  • "Pack & Play" to-go coolers with drinks and snacks
  • Eco-credentials including low-flow showerheads and rainwater irrigation
Rooms

Rooms at Verdanza Hotel have full or partial views of the spacious pool area, back gardens or the ocean. The 222 rooms feature wood and wrought iron accents and simple, calming colors. Every room has complimentary Internet access and 100 percent eco-friendly bath products.

Dining

There are three diverse restaurants on site, including the chic Eighty20, a Caribbean-inspired bistro with dishes such as Seven Seas ravioli. The music-themed tavern Colada's serves Puerto Rican staples such as mofongo. The dish comes stuffed with fried pork, chicken breast, skirt steak or seafood). J.H. Yee's serves up eclectic Asian cuisine.

 

Recreation

The rooftop fitness center is free for guests. Next door to the hotel, a private gate provides access to the Isla Verde Urban Garden, which has a mile-long jogging trail. The spray park is adjacent to the main pool area and perfect for young children. The park has umbrellas showering water, high buckets that spill water, and other features. Massages are available under the gazebo poolside (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (5 mi/8km)
Attractions
  • Plaza Las Américas Shopping Mall (5 mi/8 km)
  • Roberto Clemente Coliseum (5 mi/8 km)
  • Hiram Bithorn Stadium (5 mi/8 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (7 mi/11.3 km)
Business
  • Full-service business center
  • 15,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 8 meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment
  • High-speed Internet access in all meeting room
  • Full catering service

Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts Rooms

Superior Room
Featuring one (1) king or two (2) double-beds in traditional city-view accommodation. Bedding type not guaranteed. King or 2 beds assigned upon check-in, based on availability. No rollaway permitted. A maximum of 2 guests permitted in a king bedded room. A maximum of 4 guests in a double bedded room - additional guest charges may apply.
Deluxe Room
Featuring one (1) king or two (2) double-beds in deluxe garden-view accommodation. Bedding type not guaranteed. King or 2 beds assigned upon check-in, based on availability. No rollaway permitted. A maximum of 2 guests permitted in a king bedded room. A maximum of 4 guests in a double bedded room - additional guest charges may apply.
Executive Club
Featuring one (1) king bed in Executive Club accommodation, inclusive of continental breakfast daily at the Club Lounge. King-bed accommodation only. No rollaway permitted. A maximum of 2 guests permitted.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

Hotel Map

18.4412 -66.0216
Area served
Carolina, San Juan, Old San Juan, Hato Rey, Bayamon, Guaynabo
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz International Airport (SJU) - Estimate driving time from airport is 10 minutes.
Area description
Located a mile from the airport but away from the noise and only a short taxi ride away. The Verdanza Hotel is steps away from a bus stop. Visit our concierge desk for information on routes and itineraries. In addition to a bus stop across the street and a car rental office on the property, a trolley service courtesy of the Municipality of Carolina takes guests around and about the Isla Verde area. Called SiTrac, the distinctive red trolley bus completes its route every 25 minutes from 6 am to 5 pm. Taxis are also easily available at the hotel, day and night.
The Verdanza Hotel, Carolina enjoys a superb location in the heart of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico only steps away from one of the Caribbean's liveliest white sand beaches and other great area attractions. At night, Isla Verde comes alive with a wide range of nightlife choices, from live entertainment, to dance clubs, casinos, and restaurants.

Nearby points of interest

  • Isla Verde: 0.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.2 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.5 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.3 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.8 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.1 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.4 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.5 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.5 mi
  • Isla Verde: 0.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.2 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.5 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.7 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.3 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.8 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.1 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.4 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.5 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.5 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.6 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.6 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.6 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.6 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.6 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.6 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 7.3 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 7.8 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.5 mi

Dining

Eighty 20 Bristo
Against the backdrop of a minimalist dcor in shades of black, white, and orange, this South Beach-inspired bistro features a cuisine that ranges from modern interpretations of classics, such as the Baby Kobe Burgers, to full on fusion dishes such as the Grilled Caribbean Jerk Shrimp with Coconut Risotto and Pineapple 'Pico de Gallo'.
In the bistro tradition, a great variety of salads, sandwiches, and tapas are among the menu offerings at this San Juan restaurant at the Verdanza Hotel.
Damin Hernandez, Chef de Cuisine, is a classically-trained chef who has mastered the art of blending 'haute cuisine' with his own homegrown spin using locally-grown ingredients such as root vegetables, fresh fruits and herbs. Chef Damin oversees the kitchen for the Eighty20 Bistro.
Coladas
It's the first authentic Puerto Rican eatery to become a signature restaurant for a major local hotel, the Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.
Reminiscent of a 70's tavern and featuring a stylish dcor in a rich palette of jewel-tone colors, the walls in the bar are covered with album jackets from local pop artists and other stars from Puerto Rico's 'Nueva Ola' music - as well as from legendary salsa performers: Fania All Stars, Hector Lavoe, and La Lupe, among others. A shaded veranda allows clients to sit outdoors as the sunset gives way to the nightlife Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.
J.H. Yee's Asian Bistro
Three-time winner of the Chef's Hat Award by Tables Magazine.
A popular dining spot among local residents, J. H. Yee's offers eclectic Asian dining for lunch and dinner daily, in beautifully appointed surroundings in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (324)

Ratings and reviews for Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Overall score

3.7 / 5
324 out of 324
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
kent, ohio
Nov 25, 2010

sunny puerto rico

excellent service...food great...room was ok w balcony....a little small for 3 of us

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

good dining at area hotels and some good local places too. Intercontinental casino...ask for $25 in free coupons for casino

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
New York, ny
Nov 23, 2010

Weekend getaway

Me and my friend just needed a quick getaway and boy was it great! The people of Puerto Rico are friendly and super happy! The customer service at the verdanza was exceptional! We were always greeted, everyone was willing to help and a lot of touristic advice was given. We didn't get a room with a great view and since it was a family hotel also, there were kids around but it doesn't bother you if all you use the hotel for is just sleeping there. Dining, dancing, shopping and tours were all conveniently located a short walk away. Overall it was a great first experience in Puerto Rico an inexpensive too.

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

A taste of everything is nearby, traditional puerto rican cuisine, fast food and mexican.

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

2
Frequent Travelers Dave & Robin
Hilliard, Ohio
Nov 23, 2010

Verdanza Hotel Experience

The good: near airport, nice pool area, and friendly staff. The very bad: dirty room, no hot water, long cab rides to local attractions (dining, nightlife, recreation) other than casinos. There really was no hot water at any point. Overall a 2 star might be generous but the staff was very nice and listened to our complaints. Others in our group and at hotel had basically the same thoughts. Not worth more than $75.00 per night. Very small rooms with tiny bathrooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
FL
Nov 16, 2010

San Juan Hotel Verdanza

Main property grounds, pool area, lobby, and restauraunts were very nice but rooms need updating. Room phone didn't work, had to ask for tv remote furniture very worn as was carpet. No hot water for shower. Staff was very friendly and did what they could. Hotel was adequate for short stay but not for extended visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

several nice eateries from fast food to more elequent within walking distance. Also large grocery with wine and liquor near by.

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

3
Cruise Catcher
McDonough, Ga.
Nov 16, 2010

Average

Okay for what i needed, which was to catch a cruise on Sunday. Close to airport, clean and with a very nice pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is near many other hotels that have nice resturants, but this hotel is near a Ponderosa and an Outback.

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Nov 11, 2010

Good, bad and Ugly.

Hotel on a scale of 1-10, an 8, because the Hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. The part of town where hotel was located, on scale of 1-10, a 5--dirty, poor. We would never stay in this part of San Juan again. Very little to do--did not appear very safe after dark. When we got to the pier and on the ship, it was great to be away from the rough side of San Juan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
1
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Do not book Hotel in this part of town if you are in San Juan to see sights. Fortunately, we got out quickly and on to our cruise.

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
abita springs, LA
Nov 9, 2010

Verdanza Hotel

Excellent accommodations in a spacious suite

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
New Jersey
Nov 7, 2010

Verdanza Hotel Isla Verde PR

Staff-- Very knowledgable, helpful, and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

4
Lady Gi
New Brunswick, NJ
Sep 15, 2010

Go Green(Verdanza)

Very close to the airport. You can see it from the airport, easy to get there.

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

Lots of good places. Pizza Hut is right there. Spanish food is equally close at "Mi Casita"

Review of Verdanza Hotel, A Member of Summit Hotels and Resorts

Reviewer score

3
agata
CT
Sep 8, 2010

ok hotel; great location for price

This hotel was perfect for the one night we stayed prior to our Caribbean cruise. Great location. 5-10 min taxi ride from airport ($15). 15-20 min taxi ride from Old San Juan. One block away from beautiful Isla Verde beach. Short walk to just about every fast food/ restaurant option imaginable. Everything from Burger King to authentic Puerto Rican cuisine to Ruth's Chris steakhouse. Would not recommend staying for long periods of time. Hotel was clean enough but room smelled musty and air vents were dusty. Pool was very kid friendly, with lots of them splashing and screaming. (better for families). Check in was smooth and the staff helpful. hotel restaurant not great- better to take walk down street to Metropol restuarant- Great Puerto Rican/ Cuban food!! You know it's good when it was packed with locals and tourists both times we visited. Overall, hotel served it's purpose, but for same price, friends stayed at the luxurious San Juan Hotel and Casino Waldorf Astoria collection just down the street with 3 beachfront pools. You get what you paid for at Verdanza

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