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Villa Herencia 3.0

Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Gorgeous old-world decor and quirky modern accents
  • Excellent location near restaurants, historic sites and clubs
  • Individually furnished rooms with antique furniture
  • Rooms have direct access to sunny courtyard
  • Pillow-top mattresses and comfortable bedding
  • Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels


  • Some rooms have very small windows
  • TVs are tiny
  • Minimum guest age is 18 (pro for some)
  • No pool
  • Not full-service -- staff leaves at night

Bottom Line

Although the property did not sustain significant damage during Hurricane Maria and is currently operational, travelers should note that the island of Puerto Rico was significantly impacted by the storm in September 2017. This charming boutique hotel on a quiet side street in Old San Juan might make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Each of the eight rooms is furnished differently, but all share comfortable beds, high ceilings, antique furniture, ornate light fixtures, and direct access to a sunny courtyard. In the common areas, the old-world decor blends with quirky, eclectic modern accents, like zebra-print chairs and bright oil paintings. But while the location in Old San Juan helps make this a romantic spot, the hotel lacks a pool and a full-service staff, and it's a 10-minute drive to the beach.

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In the heart of 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.

  • 15-minute drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to various restaurants in Old San Juan
  • 2-minute walk to the San Juan Cathedral
  • 3-minute walk to La Fortaleza, the Governor's Palace
  • 6-minute walk to the San Juan National Historic Site, which includes Fort San Felipe del Morro, Fort San Cristobal, and a portion of the old city walls
  • 15-minute walk to the part of Fort San Cristobal on the northern coast (it wraps around the city)
  • 15-minute walk to the Port of San Juan
  • 10-minute drive to Condado Beach
  • 15-minute drive to Isla Verde Beach, for great snorkeling

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23 Caleta de Las Monjas, San Juan 00901-1575, Caribbean


(787) 722-0989

Room Types

  • Classic Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Super Room

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