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In Old San Juan, a short walk from restaurants, bars, and attractions
Old San Juan was built in 1521, and visiting still feels a bit like going back in time, if you can see past the cars and the storefronts. You won't find skyscrapers or modern buildings here, but perfectly restored centuries-old colonial buildings, and colorful low-rise homes on narrow cobblestone streets.
This historic neighborhood is full of art galleries, sidewalk cafes, and beautiful colonial architecture. Its proximity to the cruise port means there are crowds all year round, but most attractions are within walking distance, and there are wonderful tree-shaded squares where you can take a break halfway up the climb to the old fort.
The mid-range, 240-room Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino is located in the heart of Old San Juan, the city's most romantic, popular area. In a city where budget lodging abounds, the Sheraton is a safe, familiar bet, with a modern fitness center, casino, restaurant, and (small, but decent) rooftop pool and hot tub. While rooms aren't stylish, they're clean, comfortable, and have flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and safes.