Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 25, 2014 Check-out: Sep 28, 2014

Coral by the Sea Hotel

1 star
Calle Rosa #2, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
144 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 (144)

Ratings and reviews for Coral by the Sea Hotel

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 144
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.2

57% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Yuquie
Redwood city ca
Jun 7, 2013

For travel is good

We stay at this hotel because it was super close to the airport And close to the car rental company. It's in a great location just a 4minute walk to the beach. In my opinion one of the beast beAches isla verde. I wasn't so happy with the air-conditioning machine it didn't have a controller. So i had to get up and turn it off because it got to cold then turn is on because it was to hot. The room was clean. It is an old hotel tho. Could used some updating. But for the price is good.

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

Walgreen just a two minutes away. If you are in a budget just go buy some snacks there.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Marvini
Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Mar 29, 2013

Overnight stay

Friendly staff and well located hotel with fair size room. Very small bathroom.

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

El San Juan Hotel and Casino has music

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ashhegde
Hackettstown, NJ
Dec 31, 2012

It's a crash site

You need a room to sleep this is it nothing more. TV works, room & bathroom is very small, room is cramped with two beds and a table, sofa, night stand, no alarm clock. But it's right in a good location close to beach, restaurants & all. Not for long stays, we only stayed for one night to catch a flight at 6 am.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jim Kalina
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dec 11, 2012

Barely Acceptable

The front desk was friendly and helpful. The facilities could be much better. The price is way too high for the accommodations. Dining area was ok. location was good; Close to the beach, restaurants and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk for those who walk a lot. Otherwise, it's a short to long walk to the nearby stores and shops and beach, depends on where you go.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DorisPR79
Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 1, 2012

Reviewing in 2006 stayed in 2010

I am JUST now reviewing this hotel because I thought I did back when we stayed in Nov of 2006 and realizing that we will be returning to PR in Nov 2012 I remembered this hotel. If you're looking for high class this is not it but value? GREAT! It is literally walking distance from the beach. Located in prime Isla Verde location, across the street there is a really nice all night coffee/sandwich shop and the most we remember about this hotel? THE BEDS!!!! Sooo comfy! and the sower was huge and the staff was great! The ONLY this we disliked was the parking. Not enough space. Other than that...hey! We're going back! :)

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

Across the street there is a really nice all night coffee/sandwich shop!!!

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JORGE THE TRAVELER
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sep 7, 2012

ISLA VERDE PARADISE

WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH AND STAFF WAS GREAT.

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

BEACH, SAN JUAN.

Review of Coral by the Sea Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
jose pd
cape coral, florida
Jul 28, 2012

no good, bad for value

parking always full by outside people, room real small, bld in bad condition

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dougifresh
south holland, IL
Jul 22, 2012

A trip to the poor side of the US

The hotel, well is just a hotel with two beds and limited space for four people. The beds were non supportive to say the least, the room smelled where we had to get disinfectant and spray. That was the best part. The first night my wife and kids were bitten by something. It gets better. On the floor and above was the youth teams from the Dominican Republic. Terrors on two legs. They speak at about 100MPH to each other and at each other at volume that you swear you was at a market bartering. They slam the doors, trying to get drunk where the hotel people almost called the police on them. The beach was a good walk from the hotel, not at the hotel as published. The food was highly priced, no pool and about two irons and one ironing board which we had to wait to use. Limited cable channels and lengthy password for the wifi with limited access as it kicks you out even if you are not logged out. But it was indeed an experience. Next time , pay the money and get quality even if it is for lesser days, you will have less regrets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Take the bus, it is cheaper and has more air conditioning than the expensive cabs.

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