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In Condado, right by the beach
The hotel is located in Condado, just a short walk from popular beaches. A bus stop is only a couple of blocks away for visitors hoping to check out historic Old San Juan.
Condado is an upscale area, featuring tree-lined streets with high-end restaurants and shops. Casinos and clubs pack Avenida Ashford, the main strip. There aren't many historic sites in the area, but there are plenty in Old San Juan, a short drive away.
The 117-room San Juan Plaza, formerly the Holiday Inn Express, is an older property, and starting to show it's age. Rooms are clean and bright, but generic, the fitness center has only three rusty machines, and the bathrooms are small and could use an update. The 32-inch flat-screen TVs in every room, the small outdoor pool, and the proximity to the beach are the highlights. It's a convenient, popular spot for cruise layovers, but it might be less ideal for longer stays.