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Disembarking in San Juan - hotels?

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Our next cruise will be a repo from Bayonne to San Juan.  We disembark on a Saturday, and was thinking about staying overnight and flying home Sunday.  We haven't been to San Juan in many years, but when we were there we didn't stay overnight.  Looking for recommendations for hotels.  I'm thinking we'd like to stay in Old San Juan, near the "day visitor" cruise port?  I know we disembark at a different port but my search through these threads tell me it's only a 5 minute taxi ride into Old San Juan from there. 

Okay experts, go! 

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6 minutes ago, KathyC said:

Our next cruise will be a repo from Bayonne to San Juan.  We disembark on a Saturday, and was thinking about staying overnight and flying home Sunday.  We haven't been to San Juan in many years, but when we were there we didn't stay overnight.  Looking for recommendations for hotels.  I'm thinking we'd like to stay in Old San Juan, near the "day visitor" cruise port?  I know we disembark at a different port but my search through these threads tell me it's only a 5 minute taxi ride into Old San Juan from there. 

Okay experts, go! 

Which Royal ship repos from Cape Liberty to San Juan? 

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10 hours ago, KathyC said:

Our next cruise will be a repo from Bayonne to San Juan.  We disembark on a Saturday, and was thinking about staying overnight and flying home Sunday.  We haven't been to San Juan in many years, but when we were there we didn't stay overnight.  Looking for recommendations for hotels.  I'm thinking we'd like to stay in Old San Juan, near the "day visitor" cruise port?  I know we disembark at a different port but my search through these threads tell me it's only a 5 minute taxi ride into Old San Juan from there. 

Okay experts, go! 

For us, the Sheraton Old San Juan is perfect for 1 night.  If doing two or more, I would look at one of the resorts.

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1 hour ago, RCVoyager said:

For us, the Sheraton Old San Juan is perfect for 1 night.  If doing two or more, I would look at one of the resorts.

+1 for the Sheraton OSJ. Perfect location.

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2 hours ago, RCVoyager said:

For us, the Sheraton Old San Juan is perfect for 1 night.  If doing two or more, I would look at one of the resorts.

We just stayed there on April 27.  Nice enough.  Nothing special but clean and convenient.  It was about $18 (base fare) from the airport (taxi) and about $21 from the hotel to the port (taxi).  We arrived very late so didn't do anything except sleep there and leave for the port the next morning.  I used Marriott points so there was a -0- charge.  I don't know what the actual rates are.  

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+1 on the Sheraton Old San Juan, for 1 night, multiple night I would go to Candido Beach resorts for the beach, I stayed at a Marriott resort and Casino.

Sheraton was around $250, Marriott resort was around $350, both suites, so I would assume a regular room would be less.

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41 minutes ago, Vacation Crazy said:

We are staying at the Intercontinental when we go out of San Juan. It looks like a nice resort from what I've researched.   We are IHG members so we will use our points for a free night.  

 

It's a lovely property.  We stayed there a couple of years ago (pre-hurricane).  Nice casino.

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I usually stay at the Hilton Caribe when in San Juan! We are staying there again this August on disembarkation day and I can't wait to see how it's all been renovated since I was last there, they JUST overhauled all the rooms and public spaces (opens May 17th). Gotta go for the oceanfront! 😍

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Thanks everyone!  I ended up picking Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan, for now.   Looks to be right in the middle of things, and for one night we can deal with pretty much anything.  We can arrive straight from the ship and drop off our luggage which was a huge plus.  We fly carry-on only so won't have huge suitcases, but still don't want to lug more than a backpack around for the day.  

We may change to some place else when it gets closer, but for now that's what I chose.  We like to try to stay local as much as possible, not really into the huge chain hotels when out of the country.  Helps the local economy in a different way.

 

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