"Perfect for one night"
It is a 2 star hotel. It is older, and still uses keys. The staff is REALLY helpful. They let us stow our luggage after checkout so that we could spend time on the beach before we had to go to the port. The breakfast is typical continental, which is nice to grab a quick bite before going out for the day. Internet was free. It is really convenient: there […] is a Walgreens within 2 blocks, and many restaurants in the surrounding area. It is halfway between the airport and Old San Juan. It is one building off the beach, so I would go swim and then walk the 40 yards from the water to the outdoor shower and rinse off, then go back to the beach and dry off. There is a patio on the roof that has a view of the beach (there is a builiding that is beach front, so you have to look around it to see, but you can see the beach to the left and the right of the building). Again, it is a 2 star hotel, and it is aging, but it was fine for what we needed it for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"PLEASE STAY ONCE THEY REMODEL !!"
I first came to this hotel 8 years ago when it was called Canario by the Sea. I fell in love and decided to come back again. However, the condition of our room was awful for such a great and upbeat location. My mother and I checked in early and and were told that our room was already cleaned and it was NOT! The pillows did not have pillow cases, the […] sheets were stained and the floors were sandy. The curtain was broken and the bathroom sink had a ring around the collar and the bathtub was never scrubbed with a cleaning product. So we then had ro ask for all the supplies and do all of the cleaning and changing of the bedding ourselves. Until they renovate, create a new website, and put a little bit of money into the place I will NEVER recommend it and NEVER stay there again. The only three good pros are: Friendly staff, location and free breakfast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for young adults only"
The twin and queen room was a little smaller than expected. I didn't mind much about the room because we only stayed in the room to sleep. The sheets and pillow cases could have used more bleach in the wash. The pillows definitely needed to be replaced. Overall it was a good choice for the value during spring break. They offered a complimentary breakfast […] and beach towels everyday. Taxi's were also right outside the hotel door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great for one person, but no for family vacation"
The hotel is really old, very uncomfortable for a family of 4, great for one person. If you are going for just the beach it is a great place to stay. Room is very small, AC is on the window, very american breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Pleasant Surpirse"
I did not expect much for the price. I was just looking for a spot to stay prior to boarding my ship. I was pleased at the location and friendliness of the staff. The bathroom could use some updating and water pressure left me shaveless, but, heck... i'm on vacation..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Served its purpose"
The hotel is in a great spot, close to the beach. Even had a light breakfast. Reasonably priced hotel and courteous service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"price & space"
The price was too high for such a small room. There was no parking unless you paid $10.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We (my two best friends & I) went to Puerto Rico and stayed in the Sandy Beach Hotel for spring break this year and it was amazing. The hotel is literally steps away from the beach! We were concerned when we read some of the negative reviews but our experience ended up being high above expectations. First, the staff there is wonderful. They will answer […] any questions you may have and will help you with anything you may need. The power went out on the entire block because of a fire and the staff provided flashlights and tried to make the situation bearable. The power outage was actually not too much of a problem at all to us - we didn't spend a lot of time inside the room when the ocean and San Juan was right out the door. Second, the hotel itself is great. The room we stayed in was very clean and the bathroom was nice, even though both were on the small side for hosting three girls. The only complaint we had were the beds were not the most comfortable to sleep on. There was an AC unit in the room which worked great and was a relief after being in the sun for hours. The breakfast provided was a little disappointing but at least there was something there to grab before heading out for the day. Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel because it is a great deal and staying so close to the beach is awesome. I would rather stay here than a more expensive, fancy, chain hotel any day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Decent little hotel in a great location. Nothing fancy but clean and nice staff. Real draws, aside from price, are the beautiful beach just a few steps from the door and proximity to the heart of the Condado district with other fancier hotels, restaurants, night clubs, shops, and casinos just around the corner. Street parking only.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Power went out couple hrs befor we had to leave so wasnt very happyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not here again for us!"
Well, when I opened my bed to sleep, there was a long black hair on the pillow and the sheets had not been changed! I went to the night guy and he said the wrinkles were from the dryer. I told him I had been changing sheets for 70 years and I knew slept in sheets when I saw them. He brought in two clean sets + pillow cases and "helped us" change our […] beds. AC noisy, two very thin pillows.The room was dingy with three locks on the flimsy door (what does that suggest?) and you could hear conversations two rooms down. The a.m. 3 pastries were soggy and from the day before and had been in the refriigerator; coffee and juice okay. Did not turn on tv, sat in the small courtyard and read until I had to go in there. In the bathroom the TWO towels, one washcloth-no hand towels, were so ruf they could defoliate you! Your knees touched the wall when you sat on the toilet (or almost if you have short legs). The staff was very accommodating to hold our bags in a locked room the next day while we toured around, for no charge. This is a $49.95 room not over $100.00! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to beach and eating"
it was a nice small hotel to stay at if you just arrived in san Juan and want to spend a night before moving on. It was within walking distance to the beach and to restaurants . the area seemed OK and not in a bad area. and plenty of places to eat nearby. it provided a continental breakfast so didn't have to go anywhere to get coffee and kids break […] fast. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"at best 1 star"
very small and antiquated room and bathroom. very old building somewhat refurbished but very poorly. good location and friendly staff. At $133 per night no good dealGenuine Expedia guest review
"DO NOT BASE YOUR OPINION ON EXPEDIA'S PICTURE!!!"
This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. It is very close to the ocean, but there is a large high rise completely blocking the view, unlike Expedia's picture shows. The rooms are dark, dreary, cobwebs, and dirty. The staff is fair; not horribly nor great. The breakfast is so unappealing you won't be hungry after you see it! The hotel still uses […] keys, which I guess most of Puerto Rico may have a copy! Overall, for the price, it is better than sleeping on the street if for your family can live with dirty conditions, poor breakfast, and a key. The ocean is very close, and that may be the balancing force, especially with kids. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good hotel if you want a cheap place to stay"
Hotel was run down the staff was friendly and the breahfast was o k but the same thing everydayGenuine Expedia guest review
"Won't go back to Hotel Sandy, San Juan PR"
Hotel was in a good location but the room was dark and the sheets did not appear to have been changed. About 6 in the morning we could hear alot of loud talking and the clanking of carts and dishes. I would not stay here again. Too noisy and not clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to Codado beach"
Good location close to Old San Juan and beach. Also close to Isle Grande airportGenuine Expedia guest review
"In the middle of Condado"
It was perfect for our needs, just steps from the beach. The staff were friendly and very helpful. A great stopover for one night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I liked this hotel."
Great location, just at the door you have the beach. You have a convinience store just a block away. A lot of restaurants and a great area to walk around. Inside is not a great thing, small bathrooms. But for the price you pay is a very good deal. The only bad thing is that we had to wait like an hour for our room. Wasn't ready by the time we got there. […] And they don't change towels everyday. They change them every two days. But overall very good hotel ;) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it. Affordable, clean and great location. No hot water but not so important in Puerto Rico.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"near the beach"
room was not as clean as expected. reserved a queen bed but got 2 twins (only thing available according to hotel),noise in morning as they set up for breakfast at 6 am.No parking available at hotel or on street of hotel.Have parking for $10/day but only 2 spaces available and they were already taken.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No parking but on the beach"
We stayed two different nights in two different rooms. The first was fine the second if you where sitting on the toilet and leaned forward you would hit your head on the wall in front of you. Noise from the gay bar next door made it hard to sleep the first night. There is no parking and I had to pay to park 4 blocks away. The second night I parked illegally […] in front of the hotel, it was the middle of the week and did not get a ticket but we where out at 7 AM. Nice breakfast and patio. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff, close to the beach and stores"
The staff is very friendly and helpful. This motel is right on the beach and within an easy walk to a Walgreens and restaurants, and several other types of stores. It has a courtyard to sit at and offers a continental breakfast. It does need some cosmetic updates but it all depends on what you are looking for in a room close to the beach. The young […] woman working there even printed out our boarding passes for our flight home. We would stay there again Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"No cruise special"
We picked this hotel because it said it was a cruise special which included shuttle from airport to hotel and hotel to port. When we got there and called for shuttle they informed us they had no shuttle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Would go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for the price"
Good for a short stay prior to cruising...The big pool (ocean) is across the street..Staff was great..breakfast included. Rooms are quite small, old, but clean. Hotel is being newly painted.Genuine Expedia guest review
Its a nice little hotel, beach is to your left. Staff was great. Rooms could use some paint and better cleaning. And food good be better alsoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean nice size room, great location, nice staff, decent breakfast. Was the hotel old? yes, but it had charmGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel room was adequate. It was clean enough however there was always sand on the floor. Also there was a couple days where they took the dirty towels but did not replace them with clean ones.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"could b better"
Great location but too oldGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Sandy Beach is a no frills experience but the attendant clerks are very friendly and helpful. You have to indicate by card if you want your room cleaned the following day. Taxi service stand is directly across the street as well as a pharmacy/grocery store. Beach only a block or so away. and the hotel will provide beach blankets or you can rent […] a bed on the beach. Candado area is strictly touristico but your really there for the weather and sun, a bargain in January or February. I'd stay again and, as always, you get what you pay for. . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lamp broken off lamp. VERY loud room all night due to discos and bars a block away, nd thus very hard to sleep. In the morning the hotel lobby and halllway was loud since we were on the first floor.Genuine Expedia guest review
"no parking cost me a ticket"
below averageGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Older small hotel 3 floors, not on beach high rise condo in front of it 20 steps from beach. Marriott Hotel next door, 24 hour Walgrens on corner of Condado St and Ashford 5 min walk. Ashford many Cafe's/Restaurants/Sport bars/ 3 Casinos, Jazz Club & Restuaurent combo 10 min walk. Bumper to bumper slow moving traffic on Ashford at nite one way 2 lane […] Street with sidewalks both sides. Poor management, bed linen and towels not clean. I travel with linen and towel when staying at 2 or 3 star hotels did not utilize hotel linen/towel. Was in room 204 king bed, rooms 204,205,304, and 305 on Condado Street side but provides a partial beach view from windows. Safe mounted on wall in closet length in vertical position approximately 2 ft off floor 4 x 11 x 16 will accommodate a small laptop. Stayed 4 nites would not stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, but bad quality hotel"
Wifi does not work....dirty room....but very nice location, just on the beach.....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Its a old Hotel i think it was build in 1973,"
It i was a pretty cheap Hotel, compared to the other Hotel in the area. it does not have a pool but the ocean is only about 200 feet from the front door of the Hotel. If you don't want to spend a lot of money on a Hotel this place is the place to stay, they do have a little breakfast ever morning and that helps out with saving money, because the food […] in puerto rico is very high it depends on what you are looking for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was not spectacular but it was located in a very convenient area. The staff was accommodating. Its definitely not a resort but if u plan on being out to the wee hours of the night then this is ur place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dirty, tiny box"
Parking impossible, horrible service at check in, room was extremely small, dirty window screens, dirty bathroom, tv did not work, we were changed to a room with two tiny beds, not what we reserved... A disaster.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
my need were met.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I did not want a lot of distractions so sandy beach hotel was perfect for me. if you want to be literally in the beach not near t The beachis is petfect location.this is not a Marriott more like small time share in condado.staff is very nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
"on a hurry"
bedroom floor was a littlebite on the dirty side. but staff was very pleasant....Genuine Expedia guest review
"dirty room, terrible parking space"
The beds are very dirty. The room is not clean neither. Only two parking space.... don't choose this one...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent convenience and great value"
Nice staff, great location, super convenient. 5 steps to the beach, gentleman renting chairs right at the entrance to the beach. Stores all around it. 3 casino's in easy walking distance, so many bars and restaurants to choose from.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was small but you can't beat the location which is literally steps from the beach. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. Stay here if you want one of the best locations in the Condado area but don't mind a meager room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"adult budget orientated trip"
Small bed/breakfast situated 30 steps to beach. Help yourself breakfast was very adequate and appreciated in small courtyard. If you can get by the dingy and thin linens and towels everything else is OK. The rooms are small but adequate for a short stay and there is modern TV in all rooms. Cleaners came around daily and staff was pleasant and helpful. […] It was clean - just old. The car park was $10 per night - just a block away. The Atlantic sea is a bit rough and sand sinks so makes swimming difficult and not particularly child friendly. We had a good time and rented beach chairs and umbrellas from a local vendor. The hotel is in a great central location but again more orientated to adults with a good night life for singles. Plenty of local restaurants and boutique type shops. All in all - had a good experience visiting rain forest. night kayaking and San Juan historic town. It was just as advertised and pretty much what we expected for a good budget vacation price. No more no less. Great time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My overall stay was good. I liked the fact that the hotel is next to the beach, across from the Marriott, and smack in the center of El Condado. The hotel needs a facelift. The building is dingy and the rooms are not kept well. The bed covers are old and have cigarette burn. The towels are dingy. The breakfast was ok. The staff was friendly and hel […] pful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"the beach so close by ,a beautiful sight to see"
the hotel is within walking distant to many shops, the only fault is the parkingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old & Smelly"
The bigggest cockroach I have EVER seen in my life ran out of the bathroom as I went in. There were long black hairs on the sheets on the bed, stains everywhere, broken windows so the a/c wouldn't cool the room, leaking bathroom fixtures with more water leaking than coming out of the shower head. We were afraid to go barefoot and that includes in the […] shower. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"GREAT LOCATION! CLOSE TO BEACH, SHOPS, RESTAURANT!"
We (my wife and I) stayed here Friday night and Saturday night. The hotel is about 10-15mins away from the airport. We took a taxi the cost was about $15-$20.00. We got in before our check in time, however the guy mentioned that the room was ready. So we went straight to our room that was a plus. The room was a bit small but we expected that. Bathroom […] Towels were white but stained.. :( so we got our own towels. ( i always take my own towels to any hotel anyway). Had a problem getting an Iron.. but eventually got it. The bed was nice. AC worked great. We were on the first floor. Didn't hear anything outside when it was time to sleep but the frogs, which PR is known for. The location was awesome... there is a walgreens right on the corner, and there are other huge hotels around. Great places to eat. try angels cafe (turn right from the hotel), and try mona's (turn left from hotel). We did a tour of the rainforest and then went to the beach. the tour company came and pick us up at our hotel. Taxi's are sitting right outside the hotel in case you need to get somewhere. Hotel is bascially on the beach.. its about 5 meters away. The beach wasn't crowded, maybe b/c of us going there in mid september.. The breakfast in the morning was simple but good. They had cheese danish/pastry, donuts, muffins, toasts, coffee, orange juice, another type of juice which i didn't try. They were all good. The Tv had english and spanish channels. Everything was great, I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is a good place to stay for someone who does not care about fancy things. The location is good because is in Condado, and the rate is too high for the quality of the place. There are cheaper by Rio Piedra area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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