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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
109 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

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.

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.

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 (109)

Ratings and reviews for ESJ Towers

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 109
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ERB likes to travel
Business
Queens, NY
Sep 7, 2014

Very Good Hotel

This hotel is well located close to all tourist areas and restaurants. The beach area was great. They had beach chairs and towels for your convenience.The staff was very friendly and informative. The breakfast was more than adequate and your stay also includes two free drinks per person every evening. Parking on premises was convenient. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were clean. Will definitely stay again on my next trip to Puerto Rico.

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

Metropol restaurant has great food .

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gooberette48
Business
Boston, Ma
Aug 26, 2014

Okay for the prize

The hotel was ok. But, a few things: 1. No a/c in the lobby or hallways(had to wait to check in and it must have been over 100 degrees) 2. This is the big one...older hotel, tropical enviroment, lots of moisture=bad mold issue!!! No exhaust fan in bathroom, black mold on ceiling tiles over tub/shower and grout...gross. We notified front desk and maintence came right up and replaced ceiling tiles, but we had to clean/bleach grout n tub tiles. That was the only major issue. Maybe it was just our room that had the moisture issue. I was told the hotel was fully booked, which is why they didnt offer us a new room when the mold issue was brought to their attention. Room was big, a/c worked ok but room always felt moist, beds ok, balcony was a nice feature, breakfast buffet was good, awesome bar. Big shout out to Rico..who was super friendly, told us about great places to eat, tours, etc. Also a big shout out to the ladies at the concierge desk, very very nice!!! Great pool area and beach is right in the back of the hotel...with jet ski, banana boat and parasail access. We had a great time...lots to do and see. May not stay here again though.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Snorkeling tour was amazing!!

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mike wants to kitesurf
Business
los angeles
Aug 12, 2014

ESJ Towers

We stayed here in August. It has direct beach access, but both the beach access and pool close at 7pm. I was surprised how nice the beach was for being right inside San Juan. It was a very good value as our rate included free parking, free breakfast and 4 free drinks at night (that wasn't listed on our reservation). Maybe they gave us the free drink because they were out of rooms and put us in a handicap accessible room. Breakfast is ok - eggs bacon, waffles, etc.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

hotel had coupons in an envelope that included 25% off kite surfing lessons. We used this and saved $50 for my sons lessons.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Graduo
Business
Puerto Rico
Jul 26, 2014

Good getaway

Excellent location, close to the airport, a lot of good restaurant close by.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Willjr4
Business
Queens New York
Jul 13, 2014

Family Friendly

It was in the center of it all beach, restaurants pharmacy you get the picture I enjoyed my stay I was with my wife and daughter and we felt at home you really get your money's worth.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

El morro bring water.

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jackie O 1
Business
Chicago IL
Jun 27, 2014

super!!

Good location, great view and staff was super nice. The only thing is the room with the two bed are full size :-( not to happy about that.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
pr mom like mini getaway
Business
san juan pr
Jun 20, 2014

family getaway

The check in was a breeze with the hotel staff being very curious and friendly. The room was great. It was roomy and clean. Of course for the price don't expect some fancy decor but bed was nice and comfortable and we had a nice view. The pool was ok. But too many rules like no kids floating toys and no drinking by the water and the worst one being they closed at 7 pm . Beach access a little long to have to go thru the parking garage but not a huge deal for me but also beach access closed at 7.. The free breakfast was great. Overall a good stay.

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Prodis
Business
Gurabo, PR
Jun 16, 2014

The Best Value in Isla Verde

This is by far the best value hotel in Isla Verde considering the location, the free amenities including breakfast, parking and two drinks per person per day!

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

Business

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jenn2014
Business
new jersey
Jun 6, 2014

esj tower

great location close to many restaurant walking distance and very close to the beach.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

balisia

Review of ESJ Towers

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Chilly Ny
Business
Ny
Jun 2, 2014

Low budget

The hotel was ok if you just plan to sleep. As far as activities and liveliness, it really was missing that. The hotel is right next to San Juan Resort & Casino, so it really is out of place when compared to the adjacent hotel. Even the beach ares for ESJ was not pleasant. It was dirty and the water was nasty. I had to walk down to the adjacent hotels beach area in order to enjoy the beach . ESJ did not even offer complimentary beach chairs. You have to pay to rent them. The breakfast buffet was very small. Only go to this hotel if you can't afford the neighboring ones that are much better and livelier.

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

Business

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