I don’t think any other hotel could have welcomed me better into Old San Juan, Puerto Rico then the Casa Blanca Hotel. I flew into Puerto Rico close to midnight. With few sights to be seen at that time and with all of my luggage in tow, I headed straight to Old San Juan to check into my hotel. My first impression of Old San Juan was my hotel: Casa Blanca. Let me tell you, I was more than impressed by the colonial, Moroccan, and modern décor. Casa Blanca Hotel is considered one of the most historic hotels in Old San Juan. The building itself is hundreds of years old (built before elevators) and holds such unique character. I knew from the moment I stepped into the Casa Blanca Hotel that I would love my stay in Old San Juan.
The vibrant colours of the décor in the hotel “pop” in contrast to the clean white walls, light flowing sheer curtains, and mahogany stained wood. Each room has different decorations adorning the walls. I adore the style of the hotel: unique, vibrant, historic, and one of a kind. Staying at the Casa Blanca was more than a hotel stay, but also a cultural experience. I would often sit in the hotel Café enjoying a latte while chatting with the staff about Puerto Rico. The 20% discount for guests at the café made it easy (and convenient) for me to start my day right at the hotel with fresh local tropical fruits and eggs. The hotel is located on one of the most famous streets in the heart of Old San Juan: Calle Fortaleza. You can’t find a better location in Old San Juan.
Who needs a pool when you have giant stone soaker tubs on the roof of the hotel! The mini pools create a spa-like feeling in the hot mid-afternoon sun. How much more unique can you get? The roof is the perfect place to sun-bathe, cool off, or watch the sunset. The urban hotel is quiet through the week, but on the weekends the happy crowds and salsa music can be heard from a distance. One of the best parts of Old San Juan is the nightlife. Old San Juan is known for its street salsa, bars, discos, casinos, and performing arts. Staying at the Casa Blanca makes it simple to enjoy the beach during the day and the city during the evening. The hotel is also conveniently located by the two historic forts in Old San Juan, the pier, and Escambron Beach which is a mile and half walk. Staying in Old San Juan gave me the perfect combination of a historic and beach vacation.
The quaint and personalized hotel has 32 guest rooms, 24 hour reception service, free coffee, filtered water, and air-conditioning (for when you want to use it). The staff are friendly and helpful! If I come back to Puerto Rico I know where to stay; my first stop will be the Casa Blanca! It’s home to me.
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