Wonderful old hotel! The place is beyond beautiful, and the staff is top-notch. If you're looking for a hotel that is a destination in itself, The Gallery Inn is where you want to stay. This is a place from another era. We walked all over Old San Juan while we were there, but we could have been just as happy lounging around the many courtyards and sitting rooms of the hotel.
When we arrived, one of the staff members greeted us at the big iron gate next to the driveway, walked us in, did our check-in paperwork, walked us to our room (he told us to leave our bags in the lobby), and then went back and brought our luggage to our room. Our room was clean and comfortable--the bed was one of the best I've slept on in a hotel, and the A/C kept the room at just the right temperature.
The included breakfast is simple: cereal, toast and butter/jelly, muffins, and fruit, but you can order eggs and various breakfast meats at a small charge. We had dinner there one night, and it was the most relaxed and informal experience I've seen. You just walk into one of the large courtyards, sit down wherever you like, and, if you decide you want dinner, flag someone down and ask them what they have. They'll grab you a menu and bill your dinner to your room. The portions were a bit small, but what we got was of very high quality.
We also had the chance to meet and talk with Jan, the owner. If you have the opportunity to chat with her, don't pass it up.
Finally, I want to mention a few things that you need to know before booking this place. First, there is no TV anywhere on the property, so, if watching TV is something you can't do without, then maybe you should look elsewhere. Second, while free wi-fi is offered, and it works well, reception is limited to the main courtyard where food is served.