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Caribe Hotel

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103 Turpo Industrial Park, Ponce 00728-2803 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
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 10 hotels in Ponce
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Caribe Hotel located at Ponce, Puerto Rico. ​Framed by a tranquil courtyard and charming Spanish architecture, the Caribe Hotel welcomes you to enjoy exceptional affordability, warm, friendly service and easy access to everything there is to see and do in Ponce, Puerto Rico. One of the closest hotels to Mercedita Airport, we offer 120 guest rooms and suites equipped with every comfort the modern business or leisure traveler seeks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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varondandy wrote a review Aug 2021
San Juan, Puerto Rico29 contributions9 helpful votes
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An excellent experience of being able to stay at the hotel and the first class service. The hotel has a privileged location where it allows me to go anywhere in the city in a comfortable way. we will be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eric G wrote a review Jul 2021
Denver, Colorado8 contributions1 helpful vote
My group and I just had the worst experience with this place. The afternoon staff were rude, disrespectful, withheld info about our accommodations, and actively targeted us with differentiated rule enforcement. I get that there’s a lot of anti-tourist sentiment in PR right now because some mainlanders have been complete jerks. And because of that, I spoke with group about being respectful, following all COVID-related rules, and being good guests. We’d been on the island for 6 days before checking into Caribe Hotel with absolutely no problems whatsoever, until we got here. When we arrived before check-in, they allowed us to store our luggage in a meeting room. However, when we went back later post-check in my group was yelled at for going into the room (with the staff member there) because “we can’t have this many people in the room”. This was after my group was yelled at while quietly waiting against a wall in the lobby while I was getting the room keys, being told, “We cannot have this many people in here! You have to leave!”. On our second night there, we came back into the hotel from dinner and the same staff person yelled at the group for forgetting to do the temp check and hand sanitizing. Again, we had no problem doing it - but the staff person’s tone and volume were as if we had intentionally forgotten to do it. Here’s the thing, though - I personally observed many people not wearing masks in the lobby, doing the temp check and sanitizing, and none of them were yelled at like we were. The kicker was the fact that at no point during our stay, until I called on the second night, was I informed that we were provided free breakfast as part of our stay. I even heard the same staff woman tell others that they did, but she never said anything to me. I checked my reservation, and there’s no mention of it, so I figured that we didn’t get it with our rooms. But we did, and we were never informed. That’s breakfast for 20 people that I didn’t have to buy for them elsewhere. The pool water was dirty and cloudy. The rooms looked like they hadn’t been updated since the 60’s. The location was out in the middle of nowhere. The one star is for the morning staff, who were kind and helpful. I would highly recommend NOT staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dan M wrote a review Mar 2020
Des Moines, Iowa299 contributions96 helpful votes
I've been staying at this property for many years. The latest remodeling and other property improvements have made this a much more pleasant place. The rooms are comfortable, and the on-site restaurant provides a very good breakfast option. The staff is always friendly and most are bilingual.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mirella F wrote a review Aug 2019
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The outside looks awesome they have done a great job except for all the whole in parking lot needs repaving asap.the inside needs help need desperately I was very disappoint with shower head and faucet very out dateded actually shows health hazard.the room s are also very very outdated need remodeling.the staff and food are awesome.overall it give it a 6.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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msrosewolf wrote a review Aug 2019
Woodbridge29 contributions13 helpful votes
The hotel is nice, and the room was nice, but has drawbacks. The hotel does not have an elevator and there is no bellman to assist if you are booked on the second floor. The hotel is rectangular, so it you get a room around 230 ish you are on the opposite side of the hotel (longer walk). The ice machine only works on the second floor. All the rooms with two beds are only double sized, good enough for only one person. Towels, if you book here, ask ahead of time for them to have enough towels in the room. This hotel is not close to anything, you will need transportation if you are going somewhere. The maintenance personnel said for the AC do not put the temp higher than 68 F or the room will start to smell.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: No elevator in this hotel, so you may want to choose the first floor.
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US$106 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
howard johnson ponce pr hotel ponce, ponce howard johnson, ponce inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Howard Johnson Hotel Ponce PR
LOCATION
CaribbeanPuerto RicoPonce
NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribe Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Caribe Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte de Ponce (4.2 km), Museo Castillo Serralles (4.7 km), and Parque de Bombas (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribe Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Caribe Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caribe Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Negocio de Panchi, King's Cream, and Campioni Pizza Birra & Tapas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Caribe Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Caribe Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Caribe Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Museo Castillo Serralles (4.7 km), Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center (6.2 km), and Cruceta Del Vigia (4.8 km).
Is Caribe Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.