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Navona Studios

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258 San Francisco Street, San Juan 00901-2830 Puerto Rico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#19 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan
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Boutique guesthouse in the heart of old San Juan. We offer rooms with balcony and interior rooms. All rooms have private bathroom, flat tv, refrigerator and complimentary WiFi on common areas. Bathroom essentials and linens are all included. We also have a gorgeous Rooftop Terrace for taking sun or to have a bottle of wine. We offer the best deal in town. Privately and locally owned.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Public wifi
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Troels wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a very bad experience at Navona. We would recommend all travelers to stay away from this place. We checked in on our first day in old San Juan. We were first given a room where the bed frame was broken. We told the female manager (who also runs the neighbouring jewellery store) and were immediately moved to a different room that was very dirty. We noticed the state of the room, but didn’t mind much as we were told we would soon return to the original room. After using the toilet we realised that it was broken (unable to flush), so we went down and told the manager. She became very hostile and impolite. She accused us of breaking both bed and toilet, and went on to threaten us with calling the police. We had been there for approx. 20 min. and simply decided to check out. We asked if a refund of some of the planned nights was possible, but she just shook her head and would hardly look at us. A very unpleasant experience! Save yourselves from the trouble and uncomfortable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from navonapr, Manager at Navona Studios
Responded 9 Jun 2020
We had a very bad experience with this guests. Two male guests that appeared to be under alcohol use. They broke a bed an hour after receiving the room. Then we changed them to a balcony room and also broke the boxspring of the bed. Changed them to another room and broke the toilet. All happened within hours of arriving. When we figured out that that the guest was breaking our property immediately called their booking company and they immediately left the property, saying they did not want any problems.
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CUOut wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York1 contribution
Navona Studios is an excellent hotel. The accommodations are beautiful and the location could not be better. The hotel has a rooftop lounge and balconies that overlook the busy streets. It almost feels like New Orleans. The place was extremely clean and checkin was a breeze. We arranged a late check in and had no problems at all. The room was large and well decorated. The only downside we found was no blow dryer in the room. I would highly recommend for the location and amazing value. Whether it is a short weekend or a weeks stay this place could not be better. When I return to San Juan I plan to book another night Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BellaSouls wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York15 contributions11 helpful votes
Navona Studios is a great buy for a tight budget, check in was quick and easy. The host was helpful and ready to assist us while we stood in Old SanJuan. The room was very simple with no amenities but had great terrace views towards the old city. The roof top was also a plus to see an expnasive view of Old SanJuan. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Luladiamond wrote a review Jun 2019
Baltimore, Maryland58 contributions3 helpful votes
I reserved a room with a balcony for Easter weekend 2018 (and was dreaming about it for weeks) but the morning I was to travel I got a message that the room I had reserved and paid a deposit for was not available due to a 'plumbing problem'. Hmm. I insisted on getting a room with windows, which you must request or you will be in a windowless room. The room I got did have windows, the bedding, towels and bathroom were clean, but the floors and small kitchenette area had not been cleaned since the last resident. Well, I rolled with the punches since I was in Puerto Rico, which is stunning and friendly and affordable. On Sunday I got a text saying the original room was now available. I was out sight-seeing when I received it and didn't return for a few hours. When I returned, the management was unhappy that I didn't rush back to drag my suitcase down three flights of stairs and then across sidewalks for a few blocks to the other room. Since I was leaving the next morning it didn't make sense to change. I asked for and received a discount from the original amount I was to pay, but a $40. discount hardly seemed fitting. Whatever. Lesson learned.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: You must request windows. You may not get the room you reserve.
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pbea404 wrote a review Apr 2019
New York City, New York28 contributions6 helpful votes
Clean and simple room with everything that would be needed for a short stay. The building was newly renovated recently and actually exceeded my expectations. As for location, I don't think it is possible to find many great price/location combos equal to this elsewhere in Old San Juan. 15 min walk to El Morro, 5 min walk to Castillo Cristobal, 15min walk to Playa Pena, and 25-30 min walk to Playa Escabron. (and yes, as others have indicated, it took about 2 minutes for the hot water to run, but there indeed was hot water)
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Date of stay: April 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$65 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanPuerto RicoSan Juan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Navona Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Navona Studios?
Nearby attractions include Plaza de Carlos Martín Crespo & Luis María García Marcos (0.4 km), San Agustin Roman Catholic Church (0.1 km), and Museo de la Guardia Nacional (0.3 km).
Which room amenities are available at Navona Studios?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What are some restaurants close to Navona Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Charro, La Atlántica, and Ladi's Place.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Navona Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Navona Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old San Juan (1.9 km), Castillo San Felipe del Morro (2.6 km), and San Juan National Historic Site (3.6 km).