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El Canario by the Lagoon

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Recently I had to stay at a hotel because I was moving to a new apartment. Booked at the Canario by the Lagoon for 3 nights. I had been there a few years back and what a great surprise. The Canario has been totally redecorated with everything new. (Flat screen tv’s, bathrooms, beds, drapes etc.) This is the best deal...

4Thank luis m
Key West
Reviewed 10 November 2014

It was a lovely hotel, and a perfect place for me to stay. I do not like conservative - corporate hotels. They are the same all over the world. This hotel is a mom and pop hotel, small with the flavor of old Puerto Rico . I came alone and did not know the area. The front desk was very...

9Thank travelingkeywester
New York, NY
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I just finished my third stay at El Canario by the Lagoon and again it was a wonderful experience, I spent 11 nights there from 10/24-11/5 and felt like I was at home. I found the hotel staff to be quite helpful and friendly and felt like I was a member of their family that you look forward to seeing...

3Thank amarty2014
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Excellent location! Worth the money. Close to all the best Condado Hotels, beaches, trendy shops, banks, etc. Cant go wrong. I stay there most of times to Puerto Rico. You also have parking. Now, wether is available or not, it is solely to the hotels discretion. But don't worry, there is always parking garages or you may get lucky and...

4Thank Gregory R
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This hotel is a piece of junk. The room 404's outlet was not working so you can't use side lamps and clock, no coffee maker, no hair dryer, I was asking for wine opener but no, where I am going to get at almost mid night, so called "24/7 coffee" in the lobby is a joke, (I was in the...

6Thank Shyam R
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The only good thing about this hotel. Is it's location in CONDADO, San Juan. The hotel is old, staff unfriendly, except Mathilda (very friendly) and rooms are disgusting. They have a continental breakfast that is just ok. Wi fi would not work in my floor.

Thank SeanBsb
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a small hotel located in walking distance to all amenities, well suited for travelers on a budget. The hotel is housed in a relatively older building. The rooms are air conditioned, clean and recently painted, but the furniture and decor is a bit dated. The facilities are basic and there is no luxury to talk about. The hotel...

3Thank Bob J
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I have traveled all over the world and stayed im low budget hotels , hostels , etc.. Im very easy to please. This hotel is a joke. The only decent thing is the location. The staff here is a joke. They are rude and do not want to help you with anything. If you can get them off the telephone...

5Thank Sport1515
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2014

El Canario is a small hotel in an area with many hotels at different rates and styles. It is only four stories tall and only has one elevator. The rooms are very neat and clean and air-conditioned. Free breakfast is available from 6 to 10 am. Although there is no bellhop, there is a cart for self service. There is...

1Thank galley74
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a great stay at El Canario. The location of the property was perfect for our weekend in San Juan. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was more than adequate and very convenient. We will definitely stay there again soon.

1Thank Hoffvi

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about El Canario by the Lagoon

Address: 4 Clemenceau Street | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $143 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Canario by the Lagoon 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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El Canario By The Lagoon Hotel San Juan
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#2 Best Value Hotel in San Juan
#7 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
#12 Business Hotel in San Juan
#13 Family Hotel in San Juan
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“Book one of the rooms on the 5th floor as it comes with an extra room with a full kitchen where you can gather for meals, etc.”
wkendwarrior61, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I requested a room facing the lagoon when I booked on Booking.com...the hotel accomodated this.”
mollyd951, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“One side has view of lagoon. Other of a grungy parking lot.”
askmey, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good view from room 401”
laculebrajudy, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front may have a view of the ocean, and some in the back may be able to see the bay.”
bethleclerc26, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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