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ESJ Azul

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Ee stayed at the PH floor; the view from the balcony was breathtaking; In the room there is a complete kitchen with all the utensils; the A/C worked perfectly and the bathroom was enormous. They have a full bar with live music called cielo bar (sky bar), a bistro with delicious coffee and a mini mart. If you are going...

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Ocean City, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here in early May for a 3 night stay. I scoured the reviews before I booked here so I knew what to expect. First off, I really don't think you can beat the view at any hotel in Isla Verde. We were oceanfront on the 12th floor (thank you Sophie) and day or night the...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the full week as an exchange using a week deposited with interval international and will not do it ever again. The only positive is this hotel is nearby the beach and has direct access, but that's it! Everything is dated!!! Rooms are smelly. We had no hot water in our studio, but maintenance fixed it immediately for us....

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Elgin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second stay at ESJ via TripAdvisor vacation rentals. Apartment on penthouse 17th floor with balcony. Clean, plenty of space & a fantastic view of both city & ocean at day & night. No excessive noise except on Saturday night. Watch planes come in and cruise ships, too! So convenient to everything with assigned parking included. It won't be our...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel it's self was nice the lounge and the restaurant/breakfast room. The room was decent, we did get a "Blue Room" #1650 it had a nice view and was clean but nothing spectacular. Yes they had protesters next door but it was only a few and they weren't that bad. The beach was nice and clean. We went on...

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Covina, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing better than walking out the back gate to beach sand. Beachfront property and near a variety of restaurants. Pool is on the smaller side but you'll be so close to the beach it won't matter. Water is clear and calm. Rooms just had a makeover but the hallways are still older looking. Second time staying here and will definitely...

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located within walking distance to food & entertainment & shopping. Located in North PR, in driving range to Rainforest and coastal beaches. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Bar staff could have been better, not very attentive to people at bar. Room was average, but we did have maid service every day, clean towels, made beds.

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Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently rented a one bedroom apartment through Chana Cohen at the newly remodeled ESJ Azul in Isla Verde, San Juan. It was the best vacation ever! Waking up in the wonderful oceanview apartment was breathtaking! The amenities at ESJ Azul are even better now than they were when it was called ESJ Towers. I have come to rely on...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Great location right on the Isla Verde beach. 5 minutes from International Airport. Two miles of beautiful beach with parasailing, kite surfing and jet skiing. Many places to eat good food nearby some expensive and some not. Parking included. Music at night at the bar. Maria del Mar will make sure to address any concerns you may have during...

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Walpole, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ESJ Azul was a pleasant surprise. Located directly on the beach, very close to the airport and to Old San Juan, the location cannot be beat! It's also walking distance to small restaurants, grocery markets and souvenir shops. The hotel pool was wonderful (I loved the afternoon Bingo games!) and very well kept and fresh, with lots of chaise...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESJ Towers was originally opened in 1975, offering 450 rooms which range from studios to three bedrooms, all providing kitchenettes or full kitchens & laundry facilities in select apartments, making them the largest sized accommodations in the area. It has been an iconic property on the beautiful Isla Verde Beach for 40 years, functioning as a mix of hotel and timeshare resort, with many owners coming to ESJ since the beginning. Starting in June of 2015, ESJ embarked on an ambitious rebranding and renovation of the property to the new ESJ Azul. This included extensive renovation of the lobby, all hallways, restaurant, and the addition of a newbar/lounge, gameroom, and sales center. Already blessed with one of the best locations on the beach in the San Juan area, the new ESJ Azul is truly an amazing testament to good service, spacious and comfortable rooms, and a legacy of excellence that is more apparent than ever. ... more   less 

Additional Information about ESJ Azul

Address: 6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico (Formerly ESJ Towers)
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Carolina > Isla Verde
Price Range: €118 - €204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ESJ Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 451
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Also Known As:
Esj Towers Hotel Isla Verde
Esj Hotel Carolina
Esj Tower San Juan
El San Juan Towers
Esj Towers San Juan
San Juan Towers Hotel
San Juan Hotel Esj Towers
ESJ Azul Puerto Rico/Isla Verde, Carolina
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Verde
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“Ask for an oceanfront room on a higher floor”
mgiord, 17 May 2017 | Read review
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JudyofElgin, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the beach, now have construction going on next door, loud all day when in room, but who stays in a room in San Juan!”
B965XLtoms, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“I prefer the top floors for the quietness and views!”
americaleister, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If available, you may ask for rooms that are more updated”
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