Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
In San Juan Del Sur, across the street from the beach and a short walk to restaurants and bars
Hotel Victoriano is located on the edge of the main town of San Juan Del Sur, just down the street from the main cluster of restaurants and bars. It's a bit quieter on this end of town (San Juan Del Sur has a pretty lively party scene) but still close enough to the action. The crescent-shaped beach across the street wraps around a sheltered cove where numerous boats are docked, but there are better beaches in this region. It's a tiny bit dirty with stray dogs and venders, and becomes quite narrow at high tide. The sunsets, however, are spectacular.
The aptly named Hotel Victoriano, built by an English immigrant in 1902, has charming Victorian architecture and style. This intimate boutique hotel is across the street from the beach and within walking distance of San Juan Del Sur's restaurants and bars. Rooms have relaxed (if not luxurious) beach-y style -- locally crafted cedar furniture, bright floral bedding, tile floors, and cable TV (though some TVs are tiny). They're showing a bit of wear, but they're clean and a couple have ocean views. The small pool is suitable for a dip rather than a swim, and the beach across the street is a bit dirty and not very wide (it almost disappears at high tide). The restaurant serves a quality a la carte breakfast and solid lunch and dinner fare.