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ESJ Towers

3 stars
6165 Isla Verde Ave., Suite 2200, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
122 reviews
Best place!

Love it!! This hotel is great! The staff at breakfast is the best! Love the location is right... See full review

  • Bruny Torres
  • Dec 9, 2014
Wonderful view and location!

We had a great time since the location was great, close to town and the beach. The staff was super... See full review

  • sant fe traveler
  • Dec 3, 2014
The ESJ Towers Hotel San Juan has a design-led feel that focuses on local artistic traditions, from the 20th century modern prints in the Mano a Mano bar to the curving sofas wrapped around distinctive wood sculptures in the lobby. Suites as well as apartments offer long-term options, which makes sense, since the tropical surrounds of the outdoor pool and views of Isla Verde beach may tempt guests to stay longer. Food comes in the form of casual buffets at the Happy Apple or a poolside hot dog from the outdoor kiosk, and visitors can cram in as much table tennis, billiards or water aerobics as they like in and around the facility - there are no extra resort fees.
Key facts
  • 2 restaurants: Happy Apple and Pool Bar and Kiosk
  • Lounge/bar: Mano a Mano
  • Outdoor pool
  • Games room
  • Free parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • Kitchens or kitchenettes in every room
Neighborhood
Isla Verde Beach is a prominent attraction in San Juan, and at the ESJ Towers in the Condado district, you're barely a few sandy footprints away from the Atlantic Ocean. Try out local pastimes like surfing and snorkeling - the Isla Verde Reef Marine Reserve is full of dazzling corals - or take the cultured route and enjoy the local craftsmanship at the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Hungry travelers will find meals to satisfy every taste at the nearby Chili's, Platos and La Piccola Fontana.
Hints and tips
Feel like trying something in the true Latino style on your Puerto Rican trip - Salsa classes are run at various venues around Condado, with some, such as Picante Lobby Bar & Lounge, offering the first hour for free.

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

ESJ Towers Rooms

Efficiency 1 king or 2 Full
Our Studio Suites offer the best in beach front living. Guest rooms include one king size or two full size beds as well as a modern kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator/ice maker. Bathrooms offer fully tiled vanities and baths. Take advantage of our modern conveniences including wireless internet access and cable TV with premium channels. For added relaxation, select rooms enjoy gorgeous ocean views from the private terrace. Rates also include a full buffet American breakfast, daily housekeeping, free parking and wake-up calls. The ESJ Towers offers the best in beachfront living with spacious living and dining areas and fully equipped kitchens complete with microwave and refrigerator/ice maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Night club
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

18.4443 -66.0173
Area served
San Juan, Old San Juan - 5 miles Arecibo - 52 miles Caguas - 21 miles Ponce - 75 miles
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
Area description
Nestled on the finest beach in Puerto Rico, where beautiful palm trees sway gently in the warm Caribbean breeze, ESJ Towers resort offers a taste of leisure beach front living. Our contemporary resort hotel is located in the beautiful Isla Verde beach in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan and our neighbor, Waldorf Astoria El San Juan Hotel & Casino are just minutes away. Cruise ship passengers and corporate travelers will enjoy easy access to the Port of San Juan, the San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Int'l Airport and San Juan Convention Center. Guests of our resort will discover an array of cultural activities and attractions located near the ESJ Towers. Tour the Bacardi Rum Distillery to discover the island's long rum producing past, walk the narrow cobblestone paths of Old San Juan or explore the hidden passageways of the impressive Fort San Felipe del Morro. For an educational experience, head to the Fine Arts Center Luis A. Ferrer and the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico.

Nearby points of interest

  • Ocean Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.8 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.4 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.7 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.8 mi
  • Ocean Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.3 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.5 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.8 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.8 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 4.5 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 5 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 6.2 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 6.3 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 6.4 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6.6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.7 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.8 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.8 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.8 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.8 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.8 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.8 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.9 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 7.5 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 8 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.8 mi

Dining

Local Restaurants
Koco, El San Juan Hotel, Caribbean/Mediterranean, La Piccola Fontana, El San Juan Hotel, Italian Yamato,El San Juan Hotel, Japanese Outback, Steak House, Embassy Suites, Steak House Ciao Mediterranean, Intercontinental, Greek Momoyama, Intercontinental, Japanese Ruth's Chris, Intercontinental, Steak House Ocean Bar and Grill, The Ritz, Snacks BLT Steak House, The Ritz, Steak House Wet, Water Club, Snacks
Happy Apple Restaurant
Enjoy a satisfying breakfast or lunch buffet at the family-friendly Happy Apple Restaurant. Enjoy local and continental cuisine as well as savory snacks, salads and sandwiches. Happy Apple Restaurant is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pool Bar & Kiosk
Our poolside bar is the hot spot for flavorful drinks and casual conversation. Order a speciality cocktail or traditional drink from our full bar menu or enjoy a hot dog, yogurt and other tasty snacks at the outdoor pool plaza snack bar open from 11:00 am -6:00 pm daily.
Mano A Mano Lounge
This cozy, informal cocktail lounge serves up daily drink specials and cocktails in a casual club setting. Or relax in our lounge area and sip on a tropical delight while watching you favorite sports game on large panel TV's. Mano a Mano is open from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The ESJ Towers is a popular pick for business meetings and conferences. Our San Juan resort offers meeting and event space as well as high-tech audio-visual support. Professional event catering is also available. For smaller groups, our contemporary meeting room offers the perfect amount of space with a salon for 35 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (122)

Ratings and reviews for ESJ Towers

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
122 out of 122
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bruny Torres
Business
Isabela PR
Dec 9, 2014

Best place!

Love it!! This hotel is great! The staff at breakfast is the best! Love the location is right outside Hotel SAn Juan, this is a big plus if you want to go and dance at the san juan hotel lobby! Nice play and good price! Plus the free parking was a big plus!

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

Great night life!

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ChicagoMan
Business
chicago,il
Dec 9, 2014

Birthday trip

I was there is past weekend of Dec 05, it was going good until I noticed bed bugs, they tried not to move me but offered to put new sheets on the bed I was outraged. Ruined my whole trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Jet ski was fun

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ChicagoMan
Business
chicago,il
Dec 7, 2014

Dec 2014

I was extremely upset, I went there this past weekend for my birthday vacation. Everything was nice until i woke up bitten up. BED BUGS.. they tried to just change the sheets but I MADE them give me another room, they wouldnt give me a discount or anything. I am very disappointed , its like a retirement home there as well. You better off picking another hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveling Fam of 4
Business
Chicago, IL
Dec 6, 2014

A little dated on the decor, but excellent location!

Free parking, free breakfast, awesome staff and great location! The beach was beautiful and is located near various restaurants and convenience stores. Decor/finishes are dated, reminded me of Miami Vice/ the Godfather days (I didn't mind it!), staff/ service more than makes up for it. Good for families!

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Heehaw 2014
Business
Indiana
Dec 4, 2014

ESJ Towers

Overall a good place to stay, the parking garage is a pain. They served a great breakfast every morning. They need to do some remodeling in the rooms, some mold in the shower and some fresh paint to brighten the place up. But had a good stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty of restaurants ne'er by

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sant fe traveler
Business
colorado
Dec 3, 2014

Wonderful view and location!

We had a great time since the location was great, close to town and the beach. The staff was super nice and we loved our room with a balcony looking out on the ocean. Also the breakfast was good, and it was nice having that complimentary drink in the evening. We would go there again without question.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Have to go to old San Juan

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coordi
Business
Naguabo, PR
Dec 1, 2014

Excelent location

Love the location. Close to restaurants, dancing clubs, beach, casinos, all you need is close to the ESJ. Rooms have kitchenettes available.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dora the Explorer 827268
Business
Tampa, Florida
Dec 1, 2014

I recommend

It was my first time in Puerto Rico and my friend suggested this hotel. Great recommendation. Good price & very attentive staff. Perfect location.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KGomes
Business
Ocean Isle Beach NC
Nov 27, 2014

ESJ November 2014

We stayed for one week at the time share section which was roomy but dated and the last 2 days at the "hotel". Our first room was unsuitable (wet, damp, musty) and when we complained were given a much nicer room. All things considered it was comfortable accomidations but certainly not high end. Nice beach. Safe. Not much help in terms of activities or what to see. If you want to explore San Juan on your own stay here.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Platosand Ikebaba. Both great food.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TravellingNancy
Business
Boston
Nov 20, 2014

Pleasant stay

The front office staff and all employees were very helpful, pleasant, friendly. It grew on us after staying for two nights. Our initial reaction to a lobby with fans overhead and dimly lit was a bit negative. But the gentleman at the desk was so nice and we were very happy to able to get into a room about 11 after arriving from a Cruise. The halls are also dimly lit, and the way out to the beach is through an underground parking area requiring a room key to be used to open multiple doors to get out to the beach. But once we got used to that it was great. The beautiful beach is right in front and it is good security to have these doors. You can rent a chair and they give out little towels for the beach that are checked out with room number. The breakfast was quite good and the staff very helpful. The free drink at the bar was a nice touch and the bartender very nice. The location is great, right on a beautiful long crescent beach and near many restaurants, fancy and fast food, nearby Puebla supermarket etc.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try La Playita for a feeling of old style Island bar/resetaurant. Try El San Juan Casino and resort next door down the beach for a great lunch outdoors in a garden/near pool setting. OK to go if not staying there. Metropol is 40 years and still serving nice Puerto Rican and Cuban food nearby.

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