A safe, clean, convenient hotel that has all the amenities of a fancier one (except for a pool) but at half the price. Staff bends over backwards to accommodate the guests in whatever they may need--from scrap paper and pens, to maps, to directions, to wake up calls, to advice on restaurants, etc., in either English or Spanish (your choice, as they speak both fluently). Free wifi is available on your device as well as on a desktop computer in the lobby alcove, and a printer is available if you need one for your boarding pass or a local map (complimentary as well). Air conditioning in the rooms is individually controlled and very strong. Housekeeping is attentive to your needs and times its visits based on your doorknob tag--green for requesting service at once or red if you do not wish to be disturbed at the moment.
The daily continental breakfast is included in the room rate and is all you can eat, so you probably will be able to skip lunch and save money as well. Cereal, oatmeal, artisan breads, Danish, corn muffins, bananas, milk, and orange juice provide plenty of options. I selected the pumpkin bread and cream cheese from the six choices of bread (toasters are available of course). You can dine inside in the a/c or outdoors in a breezy al fresco setting. I arrived very early from a morning flight my first day and was invited to go in the breakfast room even though it was hours before my check in (and my room was ready early as well). They also offer free luggage storage in a locked area after your checkout, a free in room safe with a key only you have, and even a stand of loaner umbrellas if you forgot yours and a rare rain shower should hit the area. Hans, the owner, is always around to chat with the guests and hear what you have to say.
This truly is one of the best deals in the Condado area. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add a water cooler in the lobby--while they do offer free coffee there 24/7, given the hot climate it would be heaven to have some ice cold water available during the day (but each room has a mini fridge for you to make your own). Names are not allowed in reviews but all I can say is you will be well taken care of with S in the morning and A in the afternoon.
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