El Colonial - Adults Only

With a stay at El Colonial - Adults Only, you'll be centrally located in San Juan, within a 10-minute walk of Port of San Juan and San Juan Cathedral. This hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Castillo de San Cristobal and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from San Juan Gate.Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-condi...

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Quarto com design assinado

Max. 2 adults


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Max. 3 adults


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Max. 2 adults

Property Info

Check-in starts at: 16:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

With a stay at El Colonial - Adults Only, you'll be centrally located in San Juan, within a 10-minute walk of Port of San Juan and San Juan Cathedral. This hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Castillo de San Cristobal and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from San Juan Gate.Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-conditioned rooms featuring Smart televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks, and housekeeping is provided...

312 C. de San Francisco - San Juan, San Juan Unified School District - Puerto Rico - 00901

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Check-in starts at: 16:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Amazing location and staff!

Reviewed 27 november, 2022

Great location. Clean, safe, friendly and most of all amazing service. From the bar tender to the room service is fantastic. Andrel, Luis, Yancarlo are the best, helpful, friendly and great conversations. The rooms are small, great for couples, we did have a bigger room for 3 people. I am in love with the location. Shops, stores, restaurants, bars, church es near by. And the open bar is just a huge plus. Drink up and walk up to your room.

Concepcion M

Old dark rooms. Lacking basic amenities. Inconvenient. Unable to unpack. Old pilled sheets. Noisy. No privacy.

Reviewed 25 november, 2022

I will start with the positive. The employees were very personable and helpful. The location was good if you want to be in that area. Now for the rest... the rooms are tiny and dark, very dark and the lighting is terrible. There are no windows to the outside so no natural light and the electric lighting is terrible... did I mention that?. The bathroom is so small and ill configured that you can not sit on the toilet facing forward and the toilet paper is behind you on the left (nearly unreachable.. grab it before you need it). There is no privacy as the sound travels between halls and rooms. The bed sheet was all nubby and pilled. The floors are old, broken up tile and dirty. The shower was tiny and trying to get the water regulated was impossible. The mini fridge leaked onto the tile so your feet got wet. There are no closets. There is only a clothing rod with 5 hangers. There was no seating other than one seat at a small desk. There were 2 luggage racks for you to place your bags on and one was broken. There is no place to unpack anything so it all stays in your suitcase on a broken luggage rack. The light/fan combo in the bathroom is crazy loud so you don't want to turn the light on because you will wake everyone with the noisy fan. Besides the lack of lighting the rooms are painted a dark color so there is no reflective light. It's depressing, inconvenient, and in disrepair. There are free drinks in the lobby and again, the staff was nice and helpful. We booked two nights which were priced at over $300 /night. We booked via our Chase Sapphire Reserve which uses Expedia for bookings. We left after one night and the the staff told us they would offer us an exception for the cost of the one night but Expedia is not offering us the full refund on the 2nd night.

Elizabeth J

The best hotel ever!

Reviewed 22 november, 2022

I chose this hotel for a solo trip to San Juan and it definitely exceeded all my expectations. The hotel is beautiful, the level of service is incredible and all the staff are so friendly and great at their jobs. Hector in particular really made my trip, going above and beyond with service on the bar and providing great company and conversation. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who is heading to Old San Juan, especially if traveling alone! It really was one of my best ever travel experiences!


A wonderful, welcoming stay!

Reviewed 21 november, 2022

The staff at Ell colonial is exceptionally welcoming, , from greeting, booking dinner reservations, recommending great local bars and Restaurants and just in general making us welcome. Special thanks to Miguel, Adriel, Louis and Hector! The open bar is a great way to start the stay and fill in with quiet gaps in between activities. Don’t worry about taking bags up the stairs, the staff takes care of all for you. The hotel is very clean and accommodating and right in the heart Old San Juan. Easy walk to everything.


Book it or Regret It

Reviewed 20 november, 2022

A beautiful mix of modern and old style charm that we’ll always remember and dream of coming back to. Not your typical hotel. High-ceiling room, two tall shuttered windows/doors that opened and overlooked a quaint alley. An extra bed which was great for holding suitcases. A movie-worthy staircase, beautiful old & new tiled floors, and a scenic rooftop with three large tubs if you dare. 24/7 open bar and the friendliest, most helpful staff ever — Miguel, Giancarlo, Adriel…! Luggage holding was extremely appreciated!!