Courtyard San Juan Miramar – Review

We stayed at the Courtyard San Juan Miramar with our family for one night prior to our Carnival departure from San Juan, Puerto Rico on an Eastern Caribbean cruise. At the time of booking, the hotel was going for around $235 per night, but I was able to book the two rooms we needed using two free night certificates I earned during the last Megabonus promotion.

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The hotel is a 10-15 minute cab ride from the airport at $6 per person plus $1 per suitcase.

Check in and lobby

Check in was easy and fast. The hotel confirmed my two rooms had been booked with Marriott certificates and the staff thanked me for being a Marriott Rewards member and gave me a quick summary of hotel amenities, location of the pool and gym, restaurants, etc.

The lobby is relatively small for hotel standards, and it has a single, really slow elevator. Getting a room on the 9th floor, sometimes it was a challenge to go up and down, especially during check out time when everyone at the hotel seemed to be using the elevator at the same time.

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The lobby is bright and breezy, which was especially important with the San Juan heat. I sat near the door to read a newspaper at some point and the breeze was really enjoyable.

Room:

The room was pretty small for two double beds, but it was fine for a one night stay.

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View from the room

View from the room

The hotel had free Wifi, two restaurants and a gym in the basement (which we did not visit), and a small and rather uninviting pool.

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Overall impression

While the hotel was nice and in a good area of the city, the fact that the room was small and the prices were pretty high doesn’t make it an appealing option for me. I was able to get a really good value out of my two free night certificates, and that’s the only way I would go back to the hotel. The hotel staff was very attentive though, and the hotel is in a pretty good location. For nearby REALLY good and authentic Puerto Rican food, I recommend “Los Pinos” a few blocks away, open 24 hours.

For a one-night stay this hotel served its purpose and we did enjoy our stay.

 

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