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Villa Herencia Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is in the heart of Old San Juan. We had great costumer service. It had the feel of colonial timesa as the bed was a canopy but very very comfortable. Very charming decoration! It is located within walking distance from major atractions in Old San Juan.

My wife had a very enjoyable stay at Villa Herencia. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

Friendly staff from the beginning till we left, comfortable, convenient, and all within walking distance. Stayed for one night, but next time will stay at least for two nights minimum.

The best part of this hotel is the staff: kind, efficient, and genuine

This hotel is one of the most charming and beautiful hotels we've ever enjoyed. The staff was incredible-when we checked in, we had a great conversation with the desk clerk, who gave us some great tips for places to go near the hotel. It was almost as if he knew exactly what we were looking for. The rooftop terrace was an amazing place to sit and have a drink during the early evening, and the location was perfect.

For the money this is a cool little hotel. Great, friendly staff. Excellent location in Old San Juan. I'll be staying here again.

This hotel located in a very quiet and nice area of old San Juan, almost next to Governor house. It is a very safe and pleasant place. Not far from old castle and inner harbor - you can walk there. Staff of the hotel is very friendly. Hotel it self represent a local style in regards of interior design. Might not be 100 appealing but it is comfy and nice. It has a pretty patio on the roof or top floor. Entrance is a bit small from outside so it is easy to miss. No near by parking is available and I would not recommend to rent a car for old San Juan.

This hotel was PERFECT for what we were looking for. A hotel in Old San Juan convenient to walking around the area, walking distance to catch the ferry to Bacardi Factory, close to shopping, bars, restaurants, taxi's, etc. It's a classic establishment that looks like it was converted into a hotel...not very big, but very nice. Rooms are comfortable, each have the bed, bathroom, couch/lounge area, etc. Don't come expecting to walk into a 5-star resort....but it's very comfortable and serene if you'd like a LOCAL place to stay that doesn't break the bank.

We had an amazing experience at Villa Harencia! The service was amazing and the staff was very accomadating and assisted with any question. The location was in the heart of Old San Juan. We loved that this small hotel was only 8 rooms. Therefore, it was soooo quiet. The rooms were so beautifel! I would definitely stay here again in the future.

The hotel is beautiful and feels steeped in history. The rooms are beautiful and have that old world feel (place was a home for the nuns). The beds are comfortable, bathrooms are modern. Location is amazing. The other amenities are no frill. There were mosquitos, which appears to be a San Juan issue, but the open air hallway I think magnifies it. But the hotel has repellant available.

Unbelievable Great place for family getaway. I have a unique time with my wife and will come back soon.

My wife and I stayed only one night at the Villa Herencia Hotel but we would have gladly stayed longer if possible. We got into San Juan a day before our cruise departed and wanted to get some time in there before the cruise. Most of the hotels were booked by the time we looked for rooms because of the cruise and other people with the same idea so I was surprised such a great hotel was still available when we booked. The room was much more spacious than I expected and very clean and comfortable. Best of all, it was directly in the center of Old San Juan and walking distance to everything that it has to offer. If you're staying in Old San Juan and are looking to experience this particular part of Puerto Rico, definitely give Villa Herencia a look. You will not be disappointed.

When booking hotels, I typically look for brand name hotels because you almost know what to expect. However, I decided to take a risk based on reviews I read for the Villa Herencia and booked this hotel for 3 nights. Words cannot express how pleasantly surprised I was upon arrival. This old convent turned boutique hotel was super cute, clean, close to everything and the staff were insanely friendly and amazingly helpful. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a small, intimate hotel close to everything Old San Juan has to offer.

If you want the REAL genuine, authentic Old San Juan experience you will enjoy Villa Herencia! It is a quick relaxing walk from everything you want to enjoy on a vacation. Lovely, charming and quaint. Maria and her staff will try their best to accommodate you-super gracious! Great place for a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or any celebration. The water is wram/tepid throughout the island-so no steamy hot showers anywhere! *OSJ is a cat colony so if you are allergic to cats bring your Benedril!

The staff is wonderful and I will definitely comeback. Great for couples!!! I travel to San Juan every year and this is my favorite place. I only wish the continental breakfast was more varied as it was the same every day.

The design of this small hotel is very chic. Very memorable. The room (H4) was small but who spends much time in their room while in San Juan? The location couldn't be any better, next to the City Gate. Fabulous place.

If your plan is to explore Old San Juan, this is your hotel. It's located just a couple of steps down the road from the cathedral, and all the other sights are also within walking distance. We showed up earlier than expected, and the staff tried to have us check in as early as possible - without any early check-in fees... instead, they offered us a free breakfast during the wait. We could also leave our luggage while taking a stroll around town until the staff gave us a phone call as soon as the room was ready. On check-out day, we could also leave our luggage in the lobby after checking out of our room until we were ready to head to the cruise terminal late afternoon.

Very pretty, unusual hotel. Could use some rugs in the room as the tile floor is cold. Very damp. Pretty, just don't expect a room like a Marriott or Hilton....much more unique. Staff were great.

Visited San Juan. Stayed at the Herencia Hotel, next door to El Convento. Great staff and location. Could use a small refridgerator in the room. I would definitely stay there again.

This Hotel was wonderful. Very charming and beautiful, it felt like being in Europe. The courtyard did get a little noisy at times but for us it did not diminish the experience at all. I would gladly return. The Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, but I think the hotel is new so the taxi drivers did not really know where to go and the number provided goes to a sister hotel across town. Might be a good idea to have the directions printed out beofre you go, but the extra preperation is well worth it.

23 Cll Caleta Las Monjas San Juan

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from San Juan Cathedral and San Juan Gate
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Old San Juan, Villa Herencia Hotel is next to popular attractions like San Juan Cathedral and San Juan Gate. This 8-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and Convento de Los Dominicos are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

19-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Climb into a pillowtop bed with premium linens.


Property features

At Villa Herencia Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace (SunDeck)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Villa Herencia Hotel

Everyone (5) Business (1) Couples (16) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (1)
5

charming hotel

Everyone

This hotel is in the heart of Old San Juan. We had great costumer service. It had the feel of colonial timesa as the bed was a canopy but very very comfortable. Very charming decoration! It is located within walking distance from major atractions in Old San Juan.

By , from Nebraska on Nov 16, 2017

5
Everyone

My wife had a very enjoyable stay at Villa Herencia. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

By , from San Francisco on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2017

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your time writing this review! We feel really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you back again. :)

5

hotel is in a perfect location to explore old sj.

Everyone

Friendly staff from the beginning till we left, comfortable, convenient, and all within walking distance. Stayed for one night, but next time will stay at least for two nights minimum.

By on Jul 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2017

Dear Waldo and Nelly, Thank you for such kind words! Is important to us that each guest experience a memorable time. We're so thrilled that you enjoy your time with us! Hope to see you again!

5
Everyone

The best part of this hotel is the staff: kind, efficient, and genuine

By on Jul 2, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 22, 2017

Thank you for such kind words! Is important to us that each guest experience a memorable time. We're so thrilled that you enjoy your time with us! Hope to see you again!

5

wonderful boutique hotel in old san juan

Everyone

This hotel is one of the most charming and beautiful hotels we've ever enjoyed. The staff was incredible-when we checked in, we had a great conversation with the desk clerk, who gave us some great tips for places to go near the hotel. It was almost as if he knew exactly what we were looking for. The rooftop terrace was an amazing place to sit and have a drink during the early evening, and the location was perfect.

By , from Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA on May 29, 2016

4

great little hotel

BusinessTravelers

For the money this is a cool little hotel. Great, friendly staff. Excellent location in Old San Juan. I'll be staying here again.

By on Jan 15, 2015

5

very nice hotel!

Families

This hotel located in a very quiet and nice area of old San Juan, almost next to Governor house. It is a very safe and pleasant place. Not far from old castle and inner harbor - you can walk there. Staff of the hotel is very friendly. Hotel it self represent a local style in regards of interior design. Might not be 100 appealing but it is comfy and nice. It has a pretty patio on the roof or top floor. Entrance is a bit small from outside so it is easy to miss. No near by parking is available and I would not recommend to rent a car for old San Juan.

By on Dec 23, 2014

5

very nice, cultural experience

Couples

This hotel was PERFECT for what we were looking for. A hotel in Old San Juan convenient to walking around the area, walking distance to catch the ferry to Bacardi Factory, close to shopping, bars, restaurants, taxi's, etc. It's a classic establishment that looks like it was converted into a hotel...not very big, but very nice. Rooms are comfortable, each have the bed, bathroom, couch/lounge area, etc. Don't come expecting to walk into a 5-star resort....but it's very comfortable and serene if you'd like a LOCAL place to stay that doesn't break the bank.

By on Dec 8, 2014

5

high quality service at a beautiful intimate hotel!

Couples

We had an amazing experience at Villa Harencia! The service was amazing and the staff was very accomadating and assisted with any question. The location was in the heart of Old San Juan. We loved that this small hotel was only 8 rooms. Therefore, it was soooo quiet. The rooms were so beautifel! I would definitely stay here again in the future.

By on Sep 12, 2014

4

take a step back in history

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel is beautiful and feels steeped in history. The rooms are beautiful and have that old world feel (place was a home for the nuns). The beds are comfortable, bathrooms are modern. Location is amazing. The other amenities are no frill. There were mosquitos, which appears to be a San Juan issue, but the open air hallway I think magnifies it. But the hotel has repellant available.

By on Sep 3, 2014