Beach-inspired rooms with mini-fridges and microwaves
Quick drive to several beaches
Poolside open-air lobby
The pool is often crowded with people not staying at the
hotel, but eating at the restaurant
The rooms in the main building lack natural light and views
The mini-golf course is run-down with lots of steep steps
The pool hours are limited
The property has lots of steps and no elevators
Parking is in a lot across the street
No fitness center or spa
Front desk closes in the early evening (but late check-ins are accommodated)
This hotel has reopened following the impact of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Travelers should note that the island wassignificantly impacted by the storm. The Lazy Parrot Inn is an established 21-room, lower-mid-range hotel with two restaurants, a pool, and mini-golf course set on a hillside surrounded by thick jungle and farmland. The rooms, set in the newer poolside building and the older main building near the street, vary greatly in style and price, appealing to budget-minded couples and families. The pool is the main attraction at the hotel, but it’s not exclusive to guests during the day and can become crowded with kids and families. Those seeking a quieter experience might enjoy the Dos Angelos Del Mar Bed and Breakfast or the beachfront Casa Islena.
One of the best-known hotel's in Rincon, the Lazy Parrot is laid-back and kitschy with a social scene revolving around its pool area, restaurant and bar.
The Lazy Parrot Inn is one of Rincon’s best-known, established
hotels and is essentially two properties. The original building overlooks the street, and is home to the indoor/outdoor lobby, the property’s restaurant, Francisco’s, which serves traditional Puerto Rican food, and a set of value-level rooms
with limited views. The restaurant dining room offers the first peek at the hotel’s core: a pool, tiered gardens, and views of
the surrounding jungle and distant ocean.
From the restaurant, stairs lead down the hillside, past
cages of colorful parrots, terra-cotta urns, and a canopy of twisting vines and
palm trees. At the bottom, the property gives way to the small pool, bar, and
pizzeria, a place that allows non-hotel guests to use the pool. During the afternoon, families and
active kids mingle with guests, occupying the plastic lounge chairs and hopping
from hot tub to pool to restaurant tables between bites of pizza.
Across a stretch of stone terrace, adjacent to the pool, is
the hotel’s second (newer) building -- a three-story aquamarine structure with
arched windows and terraces. The open-air lobby with its bright yellow walls is
decorated in tropical British Colonial style with carved mahogany furniture,
neutral fabrics, and a smattering of parrot-inspired lamps and decor. The lobby
offers guests a comfortable place to relax, read, enjoy coffee, and escape the
sun or the occasional rain shower. Guests feeling ambitious can sign out
putters from the boutique and head to the mini-golf course, a rambling and
rustic course built into a steep hillside below the hotel.
Located along the winding Route 413, next door to a boutique coffee shop and a bakery, across the street from a parking lot, and a five-minute drive to the beach
The Lazy Parrot is close to some of Rincon’s best beaches,
but getting there requires a drive along a mountain road. The hotel is
set into a hillside, surrounded by jungle-like greenery and a nearby farm,
meaning guests can expect to hear the occasional rooster crow or mooing cow.
Three-minute drive to Sandy Beach
Four-minute drive to the Rincon Lighthouse
Five-minute drive to Domes Beach
Five-minute drive to Steps Beach
Seven-minute drive to Rincon
45-minute drive to Rafael Hernández Airport, Aguadilla
One-hour, 45-minute drive to Mercedita Airport, Ponce
Two-hour, 30-minute drive to Luis Muñoz Marín International
Two-hour, 30-minute drive to Old San Juan
Two-hour, 45-minute drive to El Yunque National Forest
Beach-inspired and Caribbean-Colonial style rooms, all with mini-refrigerators and
microwaves, some with terraces overlooking the pool
The Lazy Parrot’s 21 rooms fall into three main categories that vary by size, views, and price. The Value Rooms are set in the
original building of the hotel, which sits at the top of the hillside facing the street. The rooms are accessed from the hotel lobby and feature basic white
furniture, hand-painted wall murals of scenes such as surfacing whales, and one
or two full-size beds with floral-print covers. Bathrooms feature pedestal
sinks and showers over tubs. The Value Rooms vary in layout, but do not have
balconies and are limited in view and natural light. (There is also a single Economy Room that is the smallest and cheapest available unit, with a full-size bed.)
Located on the top floor of the original building are the
hotel’s Upper Value Rooms. Decorated in nautical, light-house-themed style, the
rooms offer queen-size beds, small bathrooms, and a huge semi-shared deck with views of the
distant ocean and surrounding hillside.
The hotel’s most updated and priciest rooms are set in the
newer, poolside building. They are decorated in Caribbean Colonial style with
mahogany furniture such as beds (one king or two queen-size) with carved pineapples and wrought
iron details, armoires, and cafe tables. The floors are finished in
neutral-toned ceramic tiles, the beds are covered with floral bedding and coordinating pillows, and the ceilings have fans to help circulate
the air. All of these rooms have large balconies with two chairs and a table, and
views of the pool and surrounding hillside. Bathrooms are basic, with walk-in
showers with glass-block half walls, single vanities with raised bowl sinks,
and baskets of towels and toiletries. All of the rooms come equipped with
microwaves and mini-refrigerators as well as free Wi-Fi.
Two restaurants, two bars, a pool with a hot tub, and a rustic mini-golf course built into a steep hillside
The Lazy Parrot delivers a variety of activities for its guests. At the bottom of the property, adjacent to the pool is Mi Familias, a casual restaurant specializing in brick-oven pizza. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is also steps from the pool bar, a small spot that serves microbrews and happy hour drink specials. Set along the path up the hillside in the original part of the hotel is Francisco's, the hotel's main restaurant, specializing in Puerto Rican food. Additionally, the restaurant has a small bar that's popular during the sunset hour.
Other activities for guests at the hotel include hanging out in the open-air lobby and venturing to the rustic mini-golf course. The pool is ideal for a quick swim, but it lacks shade and is often busy with families (many non-guests) enjoying the restaurant. The hotel's location makes it easy for an escape to the nearby lighthouse and several surrounding beaches, including Domes (popular with surfers) and Steps, ideal for snorkeling and watching sunsets.