Stairs can be kind of steep.
In a nutshell - First time in San Juan, on a budget with my girlfriend -
looking to soak up the sun in a centric area = found it!
Stayed at Mont Caribe this past week, and I am astonished by the warm welcome from the Hotel Manager - Fernando, great guy extremely helpful.
Room - Our room had two beds, private bathroom, and a eating area (equipped with fridge/freezer and microwave) a balcony with 2 chairs. The room was cozy especially with the AC (that would freeze us at night :) great when its hot outside!) The TV in the room was rather small - looked like a CCTV monitor, but was hooked up to DirectTv - but I spent maybe 30minutes total in my entire trip watching TV, the area is very centric - so there is no reason why one needs to watch tv.
Facilities - I used the parking spot that is included with the booking, a $50 refundable deposit is required for the remote control,attach it to your room/car keys and nothing will be lost. This was promptly refunded at checkout. (Fernando made refund slip with credit card on monday, and it posted on Tuesday)
Services - Are available upon request, we stayed for a week and I consider myself a neat freak whereas I change the trash daily and keep everything neat, so cleaning services were not needed - the night manager was a great guy as well - don't be afraid to spark a conversation with him, I swapped towels twice and asked for floor towels once, and toilet paper no questions asked just gave it over.
The area is very quiet, and stable - meaning that its not in a party zone where you'll hear a racket at 3am when you're trying to sleep - very centric as well about 3 blocks to the beach, which is actually very good. There are a few gas stations nearby, Wendy's, Burger King, Mcdonalds, Church's Chicken, Domino's Pizza, KFC, and mom n pops, a discount 99c store is on the corner.