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Casa Of Essence

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Superior Apartment | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Luxury Studio | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Apartment | Living area | 55-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV
Luxury Studio | Living area | 55-inch Smart TV with digital channels, TV
Luxury Studio | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Casa Of Essence

Casa Of Essence

3.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
361 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPort of San Juan4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCatedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista8 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Juan Gate9 min walk
  • AirportSan Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.)15 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Juan

Casa Of Essence is located in Old San Juan, a neighborhood in San Juan. Castillo de San Cristobal and San Juan National Historic Site are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port of San Juan and Pier 1. Museo del Mar and Pablo Casals Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Port of San Juan - 4 min walk
  • Pier 3 - 5 min walk
  • Castillo de San Cristobal - 7 min walk
  • Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista - 8 min walk
  • San Juan Gate - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Sacred Heart Station - 9 min drive
  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 15 min drive


  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Berlin - 1 min walk
  • Caficultura - 1 min walk
  • Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar - 2 min walk
  • La Madre - 1 min walk

About this property

Casa Of Essence

3.5-star guesthouse near Port of San Juan
Near Pan American Pier, Casa Of Essence provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Smoke-free premises and an elevator
Room features
All guestrooms at Casa Of Essence boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with digital channels
  • Mini fridges, microwaves, and coffee grinders


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request


  • Elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Towels


  • 55-inch Smart TV with digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee grinder
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Paper towels


  • Air conditioning

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Private entrance


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
10 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Casa Of Essence San Juan
Casa Of Essence Guesthouse
Casa Of Essence Guesthouse San Juan

Frequently asked questions

Is Casa Of Essence pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Casa Of Essence?

As of Mar 21, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Casa Of Essence on Mar 26, 2023 start from $113.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Casa Of Essence?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Casa Of Essence?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Casa Of Essence?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Casa Of Essence located?

Located in Old San Juan, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Museo del Mar and Port of San Juan. Condado Beach and Puerto Rico Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Casa Of Essence and receive a full refund?

Yes, Casa Of Essence offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Casa Of Essence cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First of all, the property and room were beautiful. We definitely had the authentic Old San Juan experience. However, the room was noisy until the wee hours of the morning. Between the screaming, music, and horn honking constantly outside, no one got any sleep. This is quite possibly the noisiest hotel night I have ever had. It wasn’t a big deal to us, but there is NO STAFF on site. They text you the codes to get in through three gates/doors. I tried to reach out twice with questions and got no answer. While I don’t mind the no front desk thing, I didn’t like that my questions never got answered. If you are staying here before boarding a cruise, keep in mind there is no front desk to hold your bags.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When my wife and I arrived there was no-one around to let us into the building. Only by accident did we get in. We stood in the entrance for 10 minutes wondering if we had the correct place. By accident a maintenance worker happened by. He tried 5 times to call someone to get us into the building. He then tried another 2 times to get someone else. Only after this did he find someone to let us in and give us the access codes to get into our room and building.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved loved loved 💕 it!!! Super easy to access the room with gate and door codes with no card key to lug around. They stored my luggage because i arrived early and responded super fast to my questions via the chat. The building is right in the heart of old San Juan easy to walk everywhere. The room was perfect since we only needed a comfy place to sleep we did not need any kitchen. I stayed in the patio room which had a refer, private bath, comfy bed and flat screen with all the apps. The patio was so cute we sat outside to just relax. They also had an elevator. I would definitely recommend this place as it was perfect and greatly priced.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property was unique, right in the middle of the action, well-appointed and supplied most of the things we needed. There is a convenient store right downstairs for any needed snacks or supplies. Decorated well, comfy beds, updated, and the elevator was working. Please note, you will NOT have a quiet nights rest. There is yelling and screaming ALL NIGHT LONG in the streets below that is ridiculously loud. Ear plugs would not help. The first night we had a drunken serenade until 230 AM, and the second night was a drunken bar fight until 400 AM. The lack of sleep and inability to rest kinda made me not even care that the shower water was barely lukewarm (they may want to upgrade the plug in showerhead water heater). If you don't mind drunk people yelling until 3AM, I would highly recommend this place, otherwise, sadly, I would never, EVER stay here again. Too bad, since it is really adorable.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very clean close too most thing in Old San Juan. The only negative thing was the elevator, the door would close really fast getting out on floor. I love the place
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Linda Mader

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A great property with old city charm right inside Viejo San Juan. Easily walkable to everything. We stayed in the Patio Room, which was on the small side, but had a private courtyard with a table and chairs and lots of beautiful tropical plants that was perfect for breakfast. The owner, Crystal, was very nice and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean great location quiet. good communications with owner.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good

Claudia J

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The location was perfect and the building was secure. I liked the historical feel to the room. We would have liked coffee available and more staff interaction. The room was smaller than we thought it would be, but we chose the room without knowing it.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! The staff was very friendly and detailed with everything we needed for our visit. We stayed during the San Sebastián festival and even being next to Plaza de Colon where one of the stages was, it was still quiet in our room. AC was amazing. Just a few steps away from a convenience store, coffee, and restaurants. This is our 4th trip to the island and would definitely stay here again!