Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 6, 2014 Check-out: Aug 8, 2014

Coral by the Sea Hotel

1 star
Calle Rosa #2, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
222 reviews
Great Location

The location of this hotel is excellent. The beach and other attractions are within walking... See full review

  • Travels124
  • Jul 2, 2014
Very convenient

Very nice hotel awesome staff, very nice place to stay soon convenient to the beach airport and so... See full review

  • kohde
  • Apr 5, 2014
Budget Carolina hotel near Isla Verde Beach with on-site restaurants

Visitors to the Coral by the Sea Hotel in Isla Verde pass through its brightly colored archway and into an attractive, warmly lit lobby with dark wood and colorful tile. A nearby lounge area extends the homey feel with an overstuffed couch and chairs. There is an Internet room where travelers can take care of business. Coral by the Sea Hotel lies just blocks from refreshing Isla Verde Beach and is near Ocean Park, a laid-back neighborhood with flowering trees and award-winning dining options.

Highlights
  • Isla Verde Beach is just blocks away from Coral by the Sea Hotel
  • Two popular, on-site restaurants
  • Parking fee of $5 per booking (to be collected at checkout by the property)
  • Convenient to Luiz Muñoz International Airport
Rooms

The 68 rooms at Coral by the Sea Hotel are spacious, straightforward and comfortable. The basic decor is accented by tropical touches such as brightly colored pillows and rattan lamps. All rooms have showers, black-out drapes and wireless Internet access (fees apply).

Features
Parking fee of $5 per booking (to be collected at checkout by the property)
Dining

Coral by the Sea Hotel has two dining options. Platos Restaurant specializes in Puerto Rican cuisine, including traditional dishes such as mofongo, fried plantains, and what is said to be some of the best paella in town. Platos is open for dinner. Piu Bello, with its beautifully tiled floor, stainless steel tables and vinyl chairs, feels like a Caribbean diner and specializes in gelato. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
Attractions
  • Condado district (4 mi/ 6.5 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Old San Juan Historical District (6.8 mi/ 11 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Plaza las Americas (10 mi/16 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • High-speed Internet access
Policies and Fees
The hotel charges a parking fee of $5.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Coral by the Sea Hotel Rooms

Cruise Only Special
CRUISE BOARDING PASS REQUIRED UPON CHECK IN. Room offers 1 Full Size bed along with air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, handicap facilities-on request, cable/satellite TV, direct dial telephone, free wireless Internet access.
Standard - 2 Double Beds
All rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, handicap facilities-on request, cable/satellite TV, direct dial telephone, free wireless Internet access.
Senior Only Special
Room offers 1 Full bed along with air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, handicap facilities-on request, cable/satellite TV, direct dial telephone, free wireless Internet access.
Standard - 1 Full Size Beds
All rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, handicap facilities-on request, cable/satellite TV, direct dial telephone, free wireless Internet access.
Standard - 2 Queen Beds
All rooms with air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, handicap facilities-on request, cable/satellite TV, direct dial telephone, free wireless Internet access.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

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Hotel Map

18.4435 -66.016
Area served
Isla Verde, San Juan (Hato Rey), Old San Juan, Guaynabo, Bayamon, Carolina.
Nearby airports
San Juan International Airport - (SJU) Estimate driving distance 5 minutes.
Area description
Within walking distance to the Isla Verde Beach. Five minutes from the San Juan International Airport. Fifteen minutes from the Old City of San Juan.

Nearby points of interest

  • Isla Verde: 0.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2.3 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.4 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.9 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4.1 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.6 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5.1 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.4 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.5 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.7 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.8 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Isla Verde: 0.2 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2.3 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.4 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.9 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4.1 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.6 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5.1 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.4 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.5 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.7 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.8 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.9 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.9 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.9 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.9 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.9 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.9 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 7.6 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 8.1 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.8 mi

Dining

Platos Restaurant
Visit us for a truly local experience. Platos Restaurant prides itself in serving the best and most true Puertorrican Cuisine in Isla Verde. Of Puertorrican owners & Chefs, Platos is a must stop in your culinary tour of San Juan and the Isla Verde Resort Area.
Platos Restaurant offers a great variety of Puertorrican specialties that go from the so traditional Mofongo, to fresh Seafood, like our own Caribbean Lobsters, from Fried Plantains, to the best paella in town.
We offer a great tropical island atmosphere with professional and friendly service that takes you beyond your expectations. With a casual setting, exceptional food and wine, unique drinks, Platos Restaurant, is your final destination.
Working Hours: Monday-Tuesdays 5:00pm- 11:00pm / Wednesday- Private Dinners / Thursday-Sunday- 5:00pm- 11:00pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (222)

Ratings and reviews for Coral by the Sea Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
222 out of 222
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

59% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travels124
Georgia
Jul 2, 2014

Great Location

The location of this hotel is excellent. The beach and other attractions are within walking distance. It is also very close to the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ouner of a company
Business
orlando
Jun 29, 2014

big piece of trash

the room had no air conditioning and had no tv. the service was so bad, they have no knowledge of which is customer service. I never ever be this hotel again in my life.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
pridalis
PR
Jun 19, 2014

Great location for the price

My husband and I stayed for one night while partying in San Juan. The location and the price were great. Not so great the noise from the airplanes as it is so close to the airport but overall great value

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chungchung
NYC
May 2, 2014

Utilitarian airport hotel, and that's ok

We stayed overnight in this hotel trying to save money while en route to another area of the island. It was the most affordable hotel around, the staff are friendlier than I expected, and overall it fulfilled our needs. We would not want to stay here for several days though. The room was quite old and the amenities almost third world, but it was very clean and that's all I needed at this point. They should remodel the stucco walls to flat paint, the stucco makes it look like it will peel and fall apart.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Chaslc
Colorado
May 1, 2014

Coral by the sea

This is a one star hotel and i suppose average for that category, but I would be inclined to give it a half or quarter star. It isnt by the sea, and i hesitated to put my bare feet on the floor. Another time I would jump up to three or four stars. Street light bathed the room and the curtain would not pull. I couldnt turn off the air conditioning and the bedspread was not appealing. So i was chilly all night - an odd complaint for a hot country i will admit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
girlmrcs
Chippewa Falls, WI
Apr 16, 2014

Not too bad

Stayed in room 317. It was clean, the A/C kinda worked. Definetly big enough for 2 people. The shower was built rather funny, so it dribbled all over the bathroom floor. The housekeepers came and took our dirty towels and didn't leave replacements, so my husband had to track them down to ask for more. The two eateries downstairs were excellent and the discount was awesome. All of the staff was really nice. I was really scared after reading some other reviews, but I thought it wasn't that bad. Close to the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the bathroom before you head to the beach, couldn't find a single public restroom.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CT Loves to Travel
New York
Apr 11, 2014

Perfect layover / late flight / in between hotel

So long as you're not expecting a 4 star hotel, this place is perfect. My husband and I arrived in San Juan very late at night and didn't want to spend a fortune on a hotel for literally 6 hours. The price was extremely reasonable and was a good value for the room. The rooms are nothing special but we got good sleep and felt very safe. It was also fine that we did not check in until 4 a.m. It was literally a 10 minute drive (if that) from the airport, so very convenient. For a quick overnight trip, I would highly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kohde
Atlanta
Apr 5, 2014

Very convenient

Very nice hotel awesome staff, very nice place to stay soon convenient to the beach airport and so fort highly recommended. .... ..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kdubya1
Oak Creek, WI
Apr 4, 2014

Good value close to airport

Overall I was quite happy with this hotel due to the price, proximity to the airport, friendliness of the staff, and relative cleanliness. If you are expecting a glamorous 5 star seaside gem, look elsewhere--and pay alot more. The hotel is old, located in a somewhat sketchy neighborhood, but was a clean and comfortable overnight for us before we completed our journey to Vieques. the restaurant was closing when we arrived near 11pm, but stayed open to accomodate our hungry children and ourselves--and the staff was courteous and kind. If you temper expectations, you will be pleased, but if you are one that is concerned about a tiny, ancient elevator that doesn't line up evenly with the floor, or get nervous seeing wires sticking out behind crooked ceiling tiles, or can't handle an open shower that runs water across the floor, you probably will be disappointed. We thought it was an interesting experience an served our needs just fine!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Try the cubano and a gelato in the restaurant--fantastico!

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Broke Student NYC
New York, NY
Mar 22, 2014

Beach Getaway on the Cheap

Coral by the Sea is a fantastic deal for anyone trying to stay in San Juan on the cheap. The rooms are very basic but clean, the beds are relatively comfortable, and the location is only three to four blocks from the beach. The downstairs diner is a great addition, though we never used it. Expect a stay well worth the money (we paid $89 a night) but don't expect anything fancy. One thing of note: getting from Isla Verde to San Juan proper or even Condado is a struggle. The buses are unreliable to the point of being unusable, the taxis are pricy for tourists, and the walking route goes through what is basically a war zone. Stay closer if it is at all possible on your budget, and just take a day trip to Isla Verde for the beautiful beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Understand that this hotel is not near many attractions or nightlife spots. There are a few bars nearby but most of the nightlife is in Condado and Old San Juan. Stay there and save $20-40 a night on taxi fares.

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