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Toronto
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I personally had no major complaints. A good property for longer stay with a kitchenette and full fridge, with reasonable rates. The proximity to the airport makes for easy access. The pool requires some more diligent maintenance. The El San Juan had its opening weekend party the night we stayed, so the revellers were a bit much for some in...

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1Thank MARK SAMUEL N
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a few days in a remodelled suite at the ESJ and it was a great experience. The lobby bar and access to the beautiful beach are truly 5 star. Easy access to alll local spots good value and service is excellent!

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2Thank GlobalTravel399
Reston, VA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach, handy location, pool and all the basics! Old timers can be intimidating but nice mix of ages and cultures. We like enjoying reading the under beach umbrella and walking to piniones for lunch and exercise.

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Thank LouisaDavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location. My room was clean and comfortable. The lobby is sleek, modern and attractive. The staff is friendly. My beef is in regard to the cleanliness of the beach, or lack thereof. There were cigerette butts, bottle caps, napkins, and litter scattered on the beach. It looked like it never got cleaned. If you walk down the beach in...

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Thank WhiteSandsBeachBaby
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to ESJ for nearly 40 years and have a lot of great memories. Now there is new management, and though there are several improvement, there seems to be an effort to make this a different kind of resort. Some of that might be good but the incessant loud music at the pool is distracting to the point...

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1Thank jameshullinger
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had such a great time in Puerto Rico and found the best place ever to stay. Found Apt 376 through Green Island Reality, Annyd at 7872260332 and it was unbelievable. Everything is brand new from the appliances, beds to the bathrooms. It was like staying in the 4 Seasons Suites at a fraction of the price. Our friend was...

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1Thank Masonsvacation
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in PR quite a few times & tried to save a couple of bucks for a long weekend, Spend the extra $200 & stay somewhere else!! Rooms are very outdated, rugs looked old & dirty Balconies are old & rusted, Strange set up, the pool is on the second floor not on beach level. No wifi!!!!! What hotel...

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2Thank jenshan72
Glenmoore, PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, we loved our stay ESJ and would come back in a heartbeat. The staff is very nice and very accommodating. The place is kept very clean. The beach is paradise, great pool, etc. We stayed in a room that was renovated. Do yourselves a favor and make sure you get a renovated room because reading from the comments this...

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5Thank 520Ashland
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for 4 years. The place was sold last year. The room we stayed in has been renovated recently. We walked into a minor flood in the kitchen area upon receiving our room. The cloth storage in the room has been cut by at least half. There is really no good place to sit and eat...

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Thank Bigla18
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my first trip to Puerto Rico, I stayed at ESJ for 5 nights. The location was excellent as it is steps from the beach and walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, casino and bars. My room had a gorgeous view of the beach and had little balcony. Hotel was clean but extremely outdated. Furniture, bedding, appliances were very old....

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESJ Towers was originally opened in 1975, offering 450 rooms which range from studios to three bedrooms, all providing kitchenettes or full kitchens & laundry facilities in select apartments, making them the largest sized accommodations in the area. It has been an iconic property on the beautiful Isla Verde Beach for 40 years, functioning as a mix of hotel and timeshare resort, with many owners coming to ESJ since the beginning. Starting in June of 2015, ESJ embarked on an ambitious rebranding and renovation of the property to the new ESJ Azul. This included extensive renovation of the lobby, all hallways, restaurant, and the addition of a newbar/lounge, gameroom, and sales center. Already blessed with one of the best locations on the beach in the San Juan area, the new ESJ Azul is truly an amazing testament to good service, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a legacy of excellence that is more apparent than ever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ESJ Azul

Address: 6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico (Formerly ESJ Towers)
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Price Range: $199 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ESJ Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 451
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Also Known As:
Esj Towers Hotel Isla Verde
Esj Hotel Carolina
Esj Tower San Juan
El San Juan Towers
Esj Towers San Juan
San Juan Towers Hotel
San Juan Hotel Esj Towers
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
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“If you're on the pool side, ask for a higher floor to avoid the loud music.”
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“ask for Apt 376, it was the best. We booked through Annyd 7872260332”
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