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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
113 reviews
Fantastic vacation!

The staff was great in every department! Friendly and very helpful! I would definitely stay there... See full review

  • Mami and Papi
  • Sep 19, 2014
great

Very clean rooms, great place to stay and comfortable See full review

  • Hotel skipper
  • Sep 8, 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 (113)

Ratings and reviews for ESJ Towers

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
113 out of 113
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JPDUR
New York, NY, USA
Apr 9, 2012

Average Hotel

We found the room to be clean but the carpet looked like it hadnt been replaced or cleaned in 10 years. The room had a damp moldly smell so we kept the AC running all the time to help with the dampness. The advertisement said the hotel had WiFi but when we got there we found out you had to pay $13 a day for it. The complimentary breakfast was great and they gave us about $100 of coupons for drinks at the hotel that you could use at the main bar or at the pool bar. We found little ants in the kitchen and when I told the front desk, they sent maintenance right away to exterminate. It's an old hotel but it served its purpose which was

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

The hotel gives you about $100 worth of coupons for drinks at the main bar or pool bar.

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.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Milmar
Business
Texas
Nov 14, 2014

Leisure Time

ESJ was an okay place to stay. I would have expected more for the price. Staff was accommodating.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Madison WI Mommy
Business
Madison, WI
Nov 8, 2014

Mom & Young Daughters

I travel alone often with my young daughters.... We had a great time at this hotel & felt safe. Nothing fancy, but Perfect for our vacation needs. Staff was excellent, breakfast was great, views of the ocean were awesome. The location to beach couldn't be easier, just steps away. The location to walgreens, dinner, airport, bus & a beach chair literally couldn't be better. If your looking for cocktails served to you on the beach this isn't your hotel. If your looking for an excellent value with a great pool... ESJ will be great.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
P.Peter
Business
Northern Virginia
Oct 29, 2014

We had a really good time

On a good side - very nice location right on the pristine beach. Close to the San Juan international airport. Nice small casino next door. Good breakfast and good hotel bars. Friendly stuff. On a down side - the hotel and rooms are a bit outdated. I guess due to the security concerns the beach access from the building is closed at 6pm and to access the beach you'll need to use general hotel premisses street access gate and public streets. But still very nice hotel for the money paid.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Rent a car and visit bioluminosity bay at Fajardo (book after 7pm tour for the best view), El Yunque National Forest, Crashboat (most clear water) and BoquerĂ³n (quiet, scenic and good snorkeling) beaches.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elee 2007
Business
Warner Robins, Ga
Oct 25, 2014

Nice hotel

This was a nice hotel the rooms are a nice size you wont feel cramped in them they nice TV, and comfortable beds you cant beat the happy hour with free Puerto Rican rum drinks or you can get virgins drinks as well I was a bit confused as why they closed the pool at 1800/6pm it should stay open till at least 2000/8pm I arrived late (6PM) and was look forward to a relaxing dip in the pool and was informed the pool was closed other than the pool closing early this was a nice hotel...yes I would stay here again. The customer service was very good.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

El Plantos fine dining and entertainment we had dinner and live music for a reasonable price

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
roadrunnertoo
Business
texas
Oct 15, 2014

you get added value for a lower price.

We read many reviews before booking this hotel again. We have stayed at intercontinental next doir and condado plaza down the road. Those hotels have updated rooms and better pools for sure. But when you factor a $170 price tag, $20 valet, $15 casino fee, $40 tab for breakfast and a $20 bar tab( 1 drink per guest) it's just too pricey to stay at those other four star resorts. At SJTowers you have a $120 price tag, free parking, no casino fee, free hot breakfast, and one free drink per guest per day. The rooms have decor from the 90s but if you get past that the pool is nice and a casino is next door.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Late night cravings. Edith cafe. 24hrs.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bayamontate
Business
New York, NY
Sep 23, 2014

Awesome

Great & pleasant stay.. Kitchenette had everything

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Supermax

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bea from PR
Business
San Juan, PR
Sep 21, 2014

Good stay

The hotel is well located but it is outdated. The staff was really nice.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nagoya, a great place for sushi nearby.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jerry and Lucy
Business
Plano, Texas
Sep 21, 2014

STAY AT ESK

Good value place to stay, friendly staff, room had good amenities (i.e., a/c, lanai, iron/ironing board, hair drier, fridge, stove, microwave.) Room was clean but hall ways have musky smell, probably from people coming from beach or pool wet onto carpets. Very good complementary breakfast. Free parking was a definite plus.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

None

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mami and Papi
Business
TN
Sep 19, 2014

Fantastic vacation!

The staff was great in every department! Friendly and very helpful! I would definitely stay there again!

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

By where the hotel was located, easy access to pretty much everything!

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