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The Beach House

3 stars
Isla Verde Avenue #4851, San Juan, 00979
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
82 reviews
On the beach, with in walking distance of anything needed.

Although the rooms were average and small, the location and access to the beach was awesome. Staff... See full review

  • Jwmuff
  • Dec 14, 2013
very nice patio/bar/lounge area and good value

very nice patio/bar/lounge area and good value. location could be a little bit closer to the isla... See full review

  • krisztinastar
  • Sep 17, 2013
San Juan hotel offers character and comfort on Isla Verde Beach

Few Isla Verde hotels have the personality of the Beach House. On the beach behind the boutique hotel sit huge canopy beds for lounging. Entrance to the hotel's beach club comes with the use of towels and lounge chairs, massage therapists (fees apply), and attendants who dispense sunblock, gelato and frosty drinks. The hotel's Cafe la Plage spills out onto a palm tree-shaded patio, which opens seamlessly to the sand. When the sun goes down, the patio becomes a nighttime hot spot lit warmly with candles and tiki torches.

Highlights
  • Located on Isla Verde Beach
  • Private beach canopy beds
  • Beach attendants
  • On-site restaurant
Rooms

The cozy rooms at the Beach House have a bright, contemporary look that mimics the coastline outside their windows, with thick drapes and duvets the color of dunes and seagrape leaves. Leather headboards and stainless steel lamps give the rooms a European feel. High-speed wireless Internet access is available in every room. Each bathroom has a shower. All of the rooms have a flat-screen TV with DVD player, iPod docking stations and L'occitane products.

Dining

Cafe La Plage is an on-site brasserie serving lunch and dinner. Specialties such as seafood ceviche are served either in the breezy indoor dining room or an outdoor patio. Guests can request a table on the beach surrounded by tiki torches. The cafe at the Beach House is closed on Mondays.

Entertainment

On weekend nights, the patio lights are dimmed, a movie screen is raised and independent films are shown. Thursdays are the nights for "Jazz Under the Stars" at Café la Plage.

Recreation

Step out the back of the Beach House and onto Isla Verde Beach. The hotel's 90-foot-long yacht, the Bateau la Plage, is available for charter (fees apply). The Beach House also offers a "boot camp beach workout," every Saturday for a fee.

Transportation
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
Attractions
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Condado District (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Old San Juan Historic District (6.2 mi/ 10 km)
  • El Morro Fortress (6.8 mi/11 km)
Business
  • Printing, copying, faxing
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Banquet space
  • Full catering for events
  • High-speed Internet access
Policies and fees

Front Desk Hours : Monday thru Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday thru Sunday 24hours

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

The Beach House Rooms

Standard
Room with one full size bed includes great tropical contemporary decor, air-conditioning, TV with Cable. Complimentary daily continental breakfast.
Superior
Room with two full size bed includes great tropical contemporary decor, air-conditioning, TV with Cable. Complimentary daily continental breakfast.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

18.4446 -66.0269
Area served
San Juan, Isla Verde, Carolina, Condado, Old San Juan, Hato Rey, Rio Piedras, Bayamon, Guaynabo.
Nearby airports
The Luis Munoz International Airport (SJU) - 5 minutes, The Pan American Pier and Old San Juan Piers - Approximately 15 minutes.
Area description
The Beach House is ideally located on the beach, in posh Isla Verde also ideal for pleasure, honeymooners, business or all. There is a lot to do nearby, with convenient access to the best restaurants and famous hotels.

Nearby points of interest

  • Isla Verde: 0.5 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.7 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.4 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.9 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.1 mi
  • Isla Verde: 0.5 mi
  • Ocean Park: 1.6 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 2.7 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 2.8 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 3.4 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 3.4 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 3.9 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 4.4 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 5.6 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 5.7 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 5.7 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 6 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 6.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 6.1 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 6.2 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 6.2 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 6.2 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 6.2 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 6.2 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 6.2 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 6.9 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 7.4 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 48.1 mi

Dining

Cafe La Plage
San Juan's trend setter hangout, a pulsating destination that defines the essence of Puerto Rico's night life. Bar is open 7 days and the restaurant is open from tuesday to thursday for dinner only and weekends for Lunch and Dinner. Atmosphere: Bar, Setting: Live DJ on weekends.

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 (82)

Ratings and reviews for The Beach House

Overall score

2.7 / 5
82 out of 82
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
3.9
Value:
2.9

52% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

3
Robertq
Isla verde ave
Apr 2, 2014

Mini getaway

This hotel was the only hotel that was literally on the beach. The beach was absolutely beautiful with the beds, umbrellas and beach chairs. The food was good, but we were looking for authentic PR food (rice beans etc). The room was not what we expected but the beach made up for it because that's where we spent the most time. I would stay here again but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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

Night life was a blast... Brava

Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

5
Juan G
St Paul, MN
Mar 24, 2014

Best Vacation

If you're looking to spend your vacation in your hotel room this may not be the place for you -- if you're looking to spend your days on the beach or sightseeing and need a fun atmosphere to come back to with a friendly staff and great location then you should try this hotel. A lot of the negative reviews deal specifically with the size of the rooms but that did not bother us at all. The bed was comfortable and the room was big enough to suffice and the beach is literally steps away. For the price it really doesn't get better.

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

Stay away from Lupi's -- bad service and the drinks were ridiculously over priced

Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

1
Slemi Choo
Connecticut
Mar 13, 2014

Never book a hotel that doesn't offer a 360 degree view

I'll start with the positives, the beach connected to the hotel is beautiful and the food & drinks are amazing. However, The Beach House provides public access to their beach so it's pointless to actually stay at the hotel. Knowing what I know now, if stay at a better hotel and just visit their beach for future reference. The hotel rooms are terrible and absolutely over priced, I basically paid for the beach ambiance. The bathroom and shower is extremely small and the room smelled of mold. The ceiling looked as if it suffered recent water damage and little to nothing was done to cover up this damage. The hotel room really made me feel unsafe. The door was locked with your run of the mill door knob that anyone can but from any hardware store with one extra chain lock at the top. Luckily I only stayed there for one night, as if I had to stay longer, it would've made me completely depressed. We stayed out on the beach until we were basically tired so se could minimize the amount of time we'd have to stay in that dilapidated hotel room.

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

Time saver, DO NOT SLEEP AT THIS HOTEL! Take a short walk down the street to the El San Juan a Hotel or Intercontinental instead.

Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

3
nicole13
Atlanta, GA
Feb 16, 2014

Sister trip

If you are a young 20-something with a budget this is the hotel for you. We didn't spend much time in the room because the bar, restaurant and beach beds were a delight but the time we did spend was awful. The shower leaked the entire time, the room was DISGUSTING, and the staff was only helpful 50% of the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

3
Bonnie Jean
Wisconsin
Feb 7, 2014

Puerto Rico

Our flight was great and the resort was easy to find with a great beach. Amenities not great, but we knew that ahead of time. Only problem was a water pipe break and we were without water for a day and a half. Nice area so we could walk to many restaurants to experience different foods.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many different type restaurants in the area to enjoy as well as the one at the resort itself.

Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

3
Henry traveler
Sau Paulo, brasil
Jan 5, 2014

great staff

the staff is great, very friendly and helpful. The lounge is the best part of the guest house . If your plan is just relax at the beach and have some drinks , this is the place . But if the plan is to enjoy with family and kids, better to look for another place . The rooms are very simple , only to sleep .No internet connection in the rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

1
Lulu1989
Business
Houston
Dec 21, 2013

Beach house!!!

Don't pick this hotel!!!! My room was so dirty. The sheets we're stained, floor was disgusting! And it smelled like bleach.. I was counting the hours to leave that awful hotel. I got sick from their food.!!!! The NLT good thing is the beach.. Do yourself a favor and look for another hotel! It's not worth it

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

Business

Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

2
Santicruz
Chicago, Il
Dec 17, 2013

Quick overnight stay

Perfect for needing a quick overnight stay near the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

4
Jwmuff
North West Pennsylvania
Dec 14, 2013

On the beach, with in walking distance of anything needed.

Although the rooms were average and small, the location and access to the beach was awesome. Staff were courteous and friendly. The breakfast was acceptable with fruit bagels, cereal , ham , cheese, coffee and milk. You were within a fifteen minute walk of restaurants, grocery stores and fast food. The room was small and didn't have much but the AC worked well and the TV was good. For the price and if you are not concerned with the room this is a great place to stay...we went to spend time on the beach to get out of the cold, so for what was provided the room met our needs. The parking is limited also, we did not get a rental on this trip so it wasn't a concern. They do have a small parking lot. Isla verde beach is awesome, we love this beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Beach House

Reviewer score

2
DuckOne
NY, NY
Dec 10, 2013

Less Than Satisfied

The only thing nice about this hotel was the beach. it was dirty and dingy. i went in with low expectations of this place because of what i paid. but they seem to fall below even that. i was very generous with my ratings of this establishment. with the exception of checking in, there was never anyone at the front desk. we literally waited long periods and had to physically walk around to find someone to help us (always wait staff from the restaurant). the wait staff would then go into the back and find someone to help us. we found and killed several bugs (what looked to be roaches). some of the linen was badly stained. We used others. There is no refrigerator or microwave for guest. i was advised to nicely ask the wait staff and maybe they would warm up an item for me. I only rated the staff so high bc of Marco. hes amazing. Even though we spent most of the day out on excursions the time we did spend at the hotel wasnt comfortable. we ended up checking out early and going to one of the larger hotels in Condado with a pool.

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