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Coral by the Sea Hotel

1 star
Calle Rosa #2, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
147 reviews
Perfect Airport Hotel

We stayed here for one night right before an early morning flight the next day. It was perfect for... See full review

  • arkitekt47
  • Aug 9, 2014
Great Location

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

  • Travels124
  • Jul 2, 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 (147)

Ratings and reviews for Coral by the Sea Hotel

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
147 out of 147
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.3

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Nov 30, 2007

very nice stay

everyone was real friendly, great location with lots to do near, the price was very good compared to the rest, if im by there again i would stay - right in the heart of everything and everyone was kind and helpful

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

the resturaunt out front had some very good food

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 27, 2007

friendly

So expensive for a old hotel

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

Airport near

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jan 28, 2008

My review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

The Coral By The Sea is an older hotel needing a little maintenance but it was in a good location, it was clean, the staff was friendly and the price was reasonable.

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

The main dining restaurant of the hotel was expensive so we ate in the cafe area where the food was good and reasonably priced.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mymy
Chicago, IL
Jul 9, 2009

Price and Location a Huge Plus

For those traveling on a budget or would like to save tons of money, but still have a good clean place to sleep...this is the place. It was literally only two blocks from the Isla Verde beach and all the major local buses stopped right in front of it. Drums, a great restaurant with live music played by local bands was only less than a five mimuet walk away and so was Walgreens. The only problem was some noise from planes flying nearby...the hotel is only about a five to ten minuet drive from the airport which was actually a good thing when we had to check out very early in the morning. Other than that minor problem, the hotel was great and at a very reasonal price. Also, our room was cleaned on a daily basis and the staff was very nice, accomodating, and informative about local attractions and even the bus routes. The A5 bus took us to Old San Juan and the B40 bus took us to Plaza del Mercado, a great local outdoor market. Buses were only seventy-five cents each way which saved a lot of money since we didn't have to join tour groups or use taxis to get around at all. We're definitly coming back to this hotel the next time we visit San Juan.

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

This will save you anywhere from $20-$40. When you want to visit Old San Juan from this hotel just take the A5 bus for $0.75 and it will drop you off right in Old San Juan. Close to the bus station is a free trolley that will take you all over Old San Juan. If you also want to visit the Bacardi Factory in Cantano, take the ferry in Pier 2 in Old San Juan which is only $1 per person for a round trip ticket. Once you exit the ferry in Cantano, walk towards your right to a large yellow parking garage. There are taxis there that will take you to the Barcardi factory for only $3 per person each way. Visiting the Bacardi factory is free including their tour and two drinks at the bar. Most tour groups will charge you about $40 to visit the Bacardi factory...but why do that when you could see it for only $7.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Virgin Islands US
Oct 7, 2009

Short Relaxing Mini Family Vacation

shopping and spending time with family! No this trip was great and economical!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Thanks it was agreat experience i will do it again!!

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jonathan Super Hero
Carolina, P.R
Jan 18, 2011

Much needed vacation getaway!!

I thought the hotel had great customer service!! Guest services was available 24/7 and also thought that the surveillance was excellent. I also had the convenience of the hotel being around a lot of restaurants and it being in a quite area as well. Also check in was done quick and efficiently.

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

The hotel was located in San Juan minutes away from the main areas in San Juan such as shops, restaurants and etc.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
chattanooga,tn
Feb 23, 2010

BIRTHDAY BASH WITH A BLAST

The hotel was great and comfortable. nice restaurants the people at the front desk were very helpful and kind went the extra mile. very very very close to beach. its exactly about a block and a half. on the bus lines close to casinos lots of food. The maid was nice she did a great job. all n all the coral by the sea is an excelent place to stay. ill be back yes indeed.

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

close to everything c53 a5 is the city bus youll wanna take to old san juan .75 each way..

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pagosa Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2008

You get what you pay for.

This hotel is by far, but if you are only looking for a place to sleep, this place is perfect. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean, just a bit old fashioned. It is within walking distance of the beach, many bars and restraunts, and a very nice casino. So, for people that only sleep in their hotel while on vacation, this is a great place for you...

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
DENVER
May 24, 2008

Very helpfull staff

I was very happy with the service, the price. It's perfect if you're on a budget because this way you can spend you money on other things. The rooms are extremly comfortable, everyday we would put the maid service tag and the room was cleaned everyday and we always had clean towels. I'm very happy with my stay at the Coral by the Sea. All the employees were wonderful especially the night manager he gave us advise on where to go during the day and night. I would recommend you stay here 100%.

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

Everything there was so close, the beach was 3blocks north. Old San Juan only about 10mins west. Pleanty of restaurants on the Isla Verde

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Miami
Aug 11, 2008

nice

the hotel was very comfortable.

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

the beach, dinning.

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