Cute historical gem in the middle of old town
Posted Oct 25, 2016
When my fiance and I came to Puerto Rico, we wanted to stay somewhere that FELT like we were in Puerto Rico (not some generic hotel), and this little gem right in the heart of old town was definitely that. We really enjoyed our stay, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone.
One of the biggest pros is the locations. This is right across from the main cathedral in the heart of old town (hidden next door to the exorbitantly expensive Hotel El Convento) — and just a block from the coast. It's also just a short walk to the castle. The down side is that if you're renting a car, it can be a bit difficult to get all the way here and down the tiny cobbled streets. There is also NO HOTEL PARKING — you'll need to valet right next to the cathedral for $21/day. Trust me, you want to do that.
The staff is absolutely fantastic — very helpful and willing to give you a list of recommendations for where to go for the best food, the best drinks, the best music, etc.
The rooms themselves are definitely different. Very much on the small side. Our room fit our bed, a tiny night stand, mini dresser, and little TV. You can barely even pass each other inside. The shower is big enough, but the water had only 2 settings: cold and scalding. So we had to do a bit of back-and-forth regulating. The electricity also went out one of the mornings, but we decided to just go in town and it was back on when we came back. So overall, not the biggest or most luxurious accommodations, but certainly unique.