Great location. Great beach. Perfect place to sleep at night. Didn't go there to stay in hotel. safe. Will stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location. Location. Location."
If you are looking for a Hilton type hotel,or a resort with a pool, this is not the place for you. It was a bit run down, but extremely clean. Beds were super comfortable, and the A/C worked great! Best part of all - the proximity to the beach (literally one bldg away), and the super friendly, extremely accomodating staff. breakfast was weak (empty […] carbs and a few bananas), but there were so many local restaurants with superb food - it mattered not. Our only complaint was the lack of towels. Only two "bath" size - no hand towel and the washcloths were not existant. But for the price...the location, location, location cannot be beat. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great beach location!"
very satisified, I will stay there again. Very helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was nice in we were close to the beach,enjoy my stay,no parking,nice beach,nice people,nice hotel staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Place To Stay"
The Hotel was clean and in a great location. there is a walgreens one block from the hotel. It is alright for a one night stay, would not stay for a whole week not fancy. Many restaurants within walking distance and safe to walk around and a casino within walking distance if you like to gambleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, Location, Location is what it's about"
Looked at Old San Juan hotels, expensive "name" hotels, but now that I've been, this hotel is the best for the buck. If you're used to fancy luxury, please don't bother. If you want a low priced chain style hotel, that garnished a great location, " you have it " in the Sandy Beach hotel. Spent all of Saturday in Old San Juan, but had the best part of […] the day back after I returned, at the hotel. Went and sat on the beach from 4:00 till dark, with the last of the Saturday crowd, enjoying a lite breeze and loving the ocean. This hotel sits on the "near" end of a street that stops where the sand begins. Public access means chair, umbrella, and boogie board rentals. Palm trees from the hotel opposite, means free shade from the street to half way across the sand. Breakfast is pastries and cereal, along with toast and juice or milk. If you want your Belgium waffles then you just go right ahead and rebook at the Marriott for twice the price, because breakfast is not why I came to town. As I titled my review, "it's location, location, location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach."
Rooms were clean and pleasant. A little small, but who stays in their room with the beach close by and the shopping just around the corner.Genuine Expedia guest review
Checked in and our toilet still had toilet paper in it and was full too the top. Unable to use the bathroom due to clogged toilet and their reply was you can use the bathroom three floors down. It was Saturday and no one to fix it til Monday. Would not move us to another room and no compensation from the hotel. Never stay there again! Hotels.com did […] compensate us with a free nights stay elsewhere. I will use them again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach."
Sub par hotel. Dirty room. Mattress was horrible. The only thing this hotel has going for it was that it was close to the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the nicest hotel but on the beach."
Towels and wash cloths were not replaced when taken by housekeeping. Electricity went out twice during our stay. But it was right on the beach and the staff was somewhat helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel with small rooftop deck. Walk right out to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"We have stayed there 4 times now"
My husband and I have stayed at Sandy Beach, previously known as El Canario by the Sea, 3 times now. We have also stayed at a few of more expensive well known hotels in Condado. This little hotel is across (a very small side road) from the Marriott. They share the same beach. The walk to Old San Juan is the same, the surrounding restaurants, and access […] to a casino. A walk out the front door and cabs are waiting. We have found it a safe place to stay and clean. The rates for a night very economical (continental breakfast of coffee and sweet rolls). We had never stayed on 2nd floor before, but there is an elevator (kinda creaky but worked). There is a bar next door that wasn't there previously, so I would recommend asking for a room on the beach side if you are there on a weekend night, the music was loud, but the wall air conditioner was humming so it didn't really bother us. The TV was nicer than the TV on the cruise ship and newer. It was tile floors so you didn't smell the musty smell you get in other Carribbean island 'fancier' hotels. There is no pool, but just out the front door to the left is the ocean. If you want to book tours you can go right next door to the Marriott and book it thru them. I like it, we will stay there again when we go back to San Juan. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great small hotel close to beach"
We enjoyed a week at this hotel and found the staff go out of their way to assist you any way they can. Everything is just steps away beach, shopping, restaurants and public transportation. The hotel decor is somewhat dated but its nice and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
You get what you pay for, paid under 100.00 a night and it delivered what was expected at that price point.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Staff was very friendly and helpful..."
For the price an excellent value in Condado Beach area ..... walk out the lobby and only steps from the ocean and right next door to the Marriot resort and casino...close to all kinds of bars and eating facilities.... staff was super friendly... Old hotel with aged furniture, etc but was clean and decent size....Genuine Expedia guest review
We have found our Puerto Rican home away from home! Don't expect frills and thrills at a 2 star hotel! Expect clean rooms, comfortable beds, excellent service! Pastries, juice and coffee wasn't expected but nice! If you need something better, go next door and spend 3 times more! We will definitely be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No Frills Hotel. Very Friendly Staff."
The hotel had all the basic amenities we needed. The highlight was the location, two steps from a beautiful white sand beach. Lounge chairs were available for rental for $5 per day. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. There is no parking at the hotel but there are a few spots on the street. Alternatively, the Marriott charges $18 per night for […] indoor secured parking. Overall, this was exactly what we were looking for: a safe, clean place to crash after a full day of exploring the beautiful island. We definitely would recommend and are already planning our next trip back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best little hotel on the island"
The room was nice and clean, the location was unbeatable, you are literally on the beach and close to everything you might need. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I only have positive things to say about Sandy Beach Hotel. And yes I will return to Puerto Rico and stay at Sandy Beach Hotel. And anybody that has anything bad or negative to say […] about Sandy Beach Hotel, stay somewhere else and stop your complaining. Also the price was right. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
not at all what it apears to be online,no parking ,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old, Old, and Old"
Well, if you are looking for location and cheap this is it. Bed area clean but old old old. This place needs a makeover...... I would not take a shower here but toilet is clean to use.... Nice people....No amenities.. Phone in the room did not work and you needed to go to school to use the TV. We WOULD NOT reccomend this hotel and almost checked out […] as soon as we checked in. If we were staying more than just a short night we would have for sure ! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's a very old building in front of the Beach"
It's small yet clean, good to crash for the night. It's not the Hamptons but I truly cannot complainGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very POOR choice for this area."
Very poorly trained and inattentive staff. They showed absolutely no interest in assisting with room preparation or cleanliness. Walls and bedding were stained with generally foul-smelling bath. Cockroaches were in the bathroom and under the beds. It was very difficult to open and shut the entrance door or to lock it adequately. No useful WiFi service […] despite trying several locations. It has a generally creepy feeling throughout. There are many other similarly priced lodgings in the vicinity. Most all have a basic and acceptable level of cleanliness and security. I would seriously check them out and never consider staying at Sandy Beach Hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location. Luggage storage was convenient. Cabs available everywhere. Beach is just steps away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
overall, every thing was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Old hotel, no phone, thin walls, not best neighborhood, nice beach, horrible continental breakfast, beds lumpy. For a bare bones, place to hang your hat & for the price? Tolerable. If you are looking for something a little better, spend the money & stay at a name hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Really great! The staff was very nice. The hotel itself is rather vertical. You have to be careful when you come down that you do not trip over the last stair. The sitting room is really cutely decorated. The outside patio where there is breakfast in the morning is really cute. It is right next to a discoey gay bar that goes on till all hours, but it […] is also right on the beach. Although there was an enormous trench in the sand. The Walgreens across the street is really happening! Way more fun than our usual US ones. Lots of taxis available. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I thought it was a nice hotel. It was nicely located. It was close to the airport and night life.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Window A/C unit was 1 foot from your head- no sleep!! Breakfast was cereal and a broken toaster,other than next to hotel that was a "not family " bar who stood outside as we entered the motel,parking was 20.00. But the location view of beach was greatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
When we checked in we learned that our prepaid room had been cancelled. The Front Desk was able to get us a temporary room for the night and moved us into the best room in the hotel for the rest of our stay. The people who worked at the hotel were super friendly and could not do enough for us. The WiFi worked great, the shower was good and the bed was […] good. Parking at the Marriott next door was rather expensive. There were lots of restaurants within easy walking distance Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean hotel close to Beach"
Hotel was good for a night or two before a cruise. Biggest issue was the toilet plugging upa couple times and how they fix it by handing you a plungerGenuine Expedia guest review
"Only a few steps from the beach"
Surprisingly it was a very comfortable but a simple hotel. Our air condition worked well except dropped a little bitof water on the headboard. The breakfast was filling in the small quant courtyard. The beach was beautiful. Will stay again if chance arises...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average lower price beach hotel."
If your looking for BUDGET this will work, Picture shows this next to the beach, and it is.... But there is a large building on the beach side that blocks the beach... building is not complete or is abandoned and is in decay conditions.... This hotel was ok though and I believe it is used for the type of people who like a cheap place to crash near the […] beach for low fare. Close to a lot of local dinning, shops, and the corner Walgreen's.... (one block) great if you need supplies.. This hotel came with a BARE-BONES Continental breakfast of cereal and milk, coffee, and fruit. They did have free WIFI, but I could not connect in my room, only in the hallway outside my room. Oh-well, came to spend some time on the beach treasure hunting so it did not really matter. Room was basic Queen Bed, small closest with room safe (key lock extra) side shower bath, nothing extremely JUMP OUT AT YOU, type quality, but I enjoyed my stay. Staff were friendly and spoke English as well as Spanish..... last day I was there I moved down the beach to another hotel that seemed fancier for $10 less.. but disco played all night and I got no sleep... so if you stay here... then stay and don't switch like me... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
it was just like the reviews i have read clean right off the beach great access all around. great price would stay again. hotel desk very friendly and helpful good location found out my son stay right down the road had no idea.so everything work out perfectlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cheap, Clean, Convenient"
If you're looking for luxury this isn't your place. If you're looking for a clean place to lay your head, this hotel is absolutely perfect. Sandy beach is a no thrills hotel located right by the beach and in the heart of Condado. Neighborhood is very much tourist oriented with food prices to match but this hotel is a cheap find in a high priced area. […] The beach near the hotel is beautiful but isn't ideal for swimming as the surf was a bit too rough. Our room only had 2 towels and 1 wash cloth upon check in (there were 3 of us); went to the front desk and the guy went to another empty room and grab some towels & wash cloths out of there (I suppose thats what happened to the wash cloth in our room). Breakfast was blah; not worth waking up unless you really like fruit loops. Our room had 2 queen beds, a tv and an A/C unit that worked wonderfully. Who knew it'd be 90 and super humid in November. We stayed for 3 nights and our room was never cleaned because we didn't leave our room key at the front desk. Apparently there was only 1 key to our room with no master. We didn't mind. I have no complaints, this hotel was just what we needed at a price we needed. If you want a room to relax and really hang out in, I suggest one of the higher end hotels/resorts in Condado like La Concha or the newly built Vanderbilt hotel (and pay the price tags that come with them). But I'd rather spend my money on activities, food and drinks and PR has plenty of all those things. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Location is on beach near tons of restaurant casinos bars shopping and hwy. it's like 15 min from air port. Lots of police in area to keep it safe. There are lots of shady areas in San Juan but this one is idealGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was close to the Ocean and staff members said it was to be re-furnished. We ate out nearby each day we were there at nice, near by restaurant's. Our second night stay was in a nicer room and on the First floor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Where is located is very good, but has no parking breakfast is not good, need more maintenance and restoration.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
real good valueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location & Price"
One of the best values for the money in San Juan. Clean, comfortable, and cute - right on the beach in a great area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
Very close to the beach, friendly staff, clean, and great for a quick getaway.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Older hotel- clean and comfortable."
Near the beach. Room was small but for a couple nights sufficient. Staff was excellent, accommodating & friendly. Breakfast was not much, juice, rolls, donuts, muffins, coffee. We would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It is a very clean hotel.. Near to the beach"
As i said it is a very clean hotel 50 meters from a very pretty beach... It is located in the beautiful Condado near one of the most important avenues of San Juan with a lot of pretty stores... The staff is excellent and very helpful, and it has a very good price. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice staff nice location fairly clean hotel"
Welcoming staff Close to beach Close to bus stop Close to nice restaurants Safe location Clean bedroom Fairly clean bathroom Not good breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overnight Tay in San Juan"
The hotel's location was our deciding factor. We arrived late and wanted a hotel close to Old San Juan. Great place if only needing a night or 2.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Help me in the moment, only I dont like in the bathroom no soap .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach"
Best thing about the hotel is its location. Its just in front of the beach, but the hotel needs mayor updates. The rooms dont have windows and are old and run down. I just stayed a day and move to other hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
If you are looking to or you are ok or you like camping this is the place, no parking available. Skip the free breakfast. Just pay the extra $50 and stay somewhere else if you are going to enjoy vacation. Good air conditioning and hot waterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is not fancy. But the staff makes this small, well-located hotel a good bargain.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great budget hotel"
I booked this because I had an unexpected day in Condado, San Juan and I wanted a cheap hotel close to the water and near La Concha. Needless to say, I wasn't expecting much for the price (it was one of, if not the cheapest I saw). And I was pleasently surprised. Don't expect an ocean view from your room (your one hotel removed from the beach). But […] the room is perfectly satisfactory and they even had a limited continental breakfast for free. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel close to the beach"
Hotel is next to the beach, although none of the rooms are facing ocean becuse it is blocked by another building. Air conditioner works. Room is ok but cheap quality. Bathroom is small, chubby people cannot enter it. Floor seems to be dirty. There is a bar next to the hotel which has music on loud speaker up to 4 or 5 am. Walls are not sound proof. […] If want to sleep in the night, find another hotel. This type of hotel will cost $40 in east coast and $25 in midwest in mainland. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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