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ESJ Azul

0.5 km from Isla Verde centre
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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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6165 Ave Isla Verde, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979-5700, Puerto Rico
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New Kensington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was okay. Been to worse, been to better. Cleanliness is most important. Rooms need upgraded and this hotel has new owners and are in the process of doing so. Had some minor issues, crappy view and water would not drain in the tub. Moved rooms three times in the first 48 hours. One thing I will say is...

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1Thank Cristine B
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read many reviews about this hotel before staying and decided to give it a chance despite the bad reviews. It was only for 1 night and we were going mainly to stay on the beach. While the beach facilities are excellent, the room itself was just ok. The furniture is a little dated but what really bothered us...

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1Thank mychrisemily
Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally had no major complaints. A good property for longer stay with a kitchenette and full fridge, with reasonable rates. The proximity to the airport makes for easy access. The pool requires some more diligent maintenance. The El San Juan had its opening weekend party the night we stayed, so the revellers were a bit much for some in...

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4Thank MARK SAMUEL N
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few days in a remodelled suite at the ESJ and it was a great experience. The lobby bar and access to the beautiful beach are truly 5 star. Easy access to alll local spots good value and service is excellent!

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4Thank GlobalTravel399
Reston, VA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beach, handy location, pool and all the basics! Old timers can be intimidating but nice mix of ages and cultures. We like enjoying reading the under beach umbrella and walking to piniones for lunch and exercise.

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1Thank LouisaDavis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location. My room was clean and comfortable. The lobby is sleek, modern and attractive. The staff is friendly. My beef is in regard to the cleanliness of the beach, or lack thereof. There were cigerette butts, bottle caps, napkins, and litter scattered on the beach. It looked like it never got cleaned. If you walk down the beach in...

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1Thank WhiteSandsBeachBaby
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to ESJ for nearly 40 years and have a lot of great memories. Now there is new management, and though there are several improvement, there seems to be an effort to make this a different kind of resort. Some of that might be good but the incessant loud music at the pool is distracting to the point...

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2Thank jameshullinger
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had such a great time in Puerto Rico and found the best place ever to stay. Found Apt 376 through Green Island Reality, Annyd at 7872260332 and it was unbelievable. Everything is brand new from the appliances, beds to the bathrooms. It was like staying in the 4 Seasons Suites at a fraction of the price. Our friend was...

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3Thank Masonsvacation
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in PR quite a few times & tried to save a couple of bucks for a long weekend, Spend the extra $200 & stay somewhere else!! Rooms are very outdated, rugs looked old & dirty Balconies are old & rusted, Strange set up, the pool is on the second floor not on beach level. No wifi!!!!! What hotel...

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3Thank jenshan72
Glenmoore, PA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we loved our stay ESJ and would come back in a heartbeat. The staff is very nice and very accommodating. The place is kept very clean. The beach is paradise, great pool, etc. We stayed in a room that was renovated. Do yourselves a favor and make sure you get a renovated room because reading from the comments this...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: €136 - €241 (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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“If you're on the pool side, ask for a higher floor to avoid the loud music.”
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