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Located conveniently in the center of San Juan, EL Colonial Adults Only has air-conditioned rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Playa Ocho is 1.6 miles away and Escambrón Beach is 1.6 miles from the hotel. At the hotel, the rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms feature a closet. Popular points of interest near EL Colonial Adults Only include Fort San Felipe del Morro, Cristo Chapel and Old San Juan. The nearest airport is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, 8.1 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

EL Colonial Adults Only has been welcoming guests since Apr 7, 2021

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

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Room Type
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for San Juan
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  • Sara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel was conveniently located. It has been nicely decorated. The staff was very nice.
  • Scott
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was amazing and super helpful. That drinks were included was especially nice. The rooftop deck was gorgeous and great way to end the evening. The location was perfect--right in the middle of old town.
  • Veronica
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Loved the open bar and friendly atmosphere (from those employed at the hotel and other guests). My room was better than I expected. I anticipate they have to do a lot to maintain the rooms and it showed— looked like new paint and bathroom updates....
  • Jeffrey
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    So clean amazing rooms amazing staff open bar was incredible
  • Lichtman
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We loved the staff and the facilities provided. The rooftop was very fun and beautiful. Luis and Adriel were extremely helpful and pleasant throughout our stay!
  • Johanna
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Love location and very customer oriented. Easy to get into facility. Instructions are very easy to follow. The roof top view is amazing.
  • Megan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was phenomenal. Everyone had a great attitude and the bartender was our absolute favorite. We will return simply because of them. The open bar 24/7 with quality options was also amazing. Make sure to ask for the acerola or parcha juice...
  • Elie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Place was great. Staff was amazing and the room was just right. Zero complaints. It is a 200 year old building buy they've taken care of it. Plenty of lounge areas and I highly recommend this place.
  • Shannon
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was amazing, only a few minutes walk from so many places it was incredible! The staff were so nice and helpful. I loved talking with them and they had great recommendations for places to go and eat in the area.
  • Christian
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was extremely friendly and helpful whenever needed, the 24/7 access to the rooftop for a beautiful view and nice way to relax. Also, the complimentary open bar with multiple options for drinks with little to no wait. The room was a good...

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  • What does free open bar means ? Does it mean that the drinks are free ?

    Thank you for your message. To confirm, (exclusively) registered guest staying at El Colonial have complimentary drinks 24/7 included in their stay. T..
    Answered on 21 February 2022
  • Hi. I would like to know if the rooms have their 9wn private bathroom or do we shared a bathroom with other guests. Thank you.

    We are a hotel located in Old San Juan with a total of 33 rooms; all with their own private bathroom.
    Answered on 26 June 2021
  • Hi! Our flight will arrive at 11 at night…if I book will y’all cancel the booking?

    We are a small boutique style property in the heart of Old San Juan. We are stairs only property and adults only(23 and up). We have 24 hour front d..
    Answered on 16 November 2021
  • Do they have a elevator?

    We are a small boutique style hotel in the heart of a 500 year old city. We have no elevator, the building is stairs only. If mobility is an issue d..
    Answered on 4 August 2022
  • Hi Is there parking available? Thanks Anson

    Saludos! We do not offer parking. You may pass by hotel to drop off bags and scan a QR code we have printed in front of property with driving directio..
    Answered on 8 June 2021
  • What is the “open bar”? Q&A says all reg. guests get a free open bar for their stay but my booking says we get 3 free drinks per room per day?

    The bar and hotel premises are for exclusive use of registered guests. The bar is always accessible and its an Open Bar concept for all our registere..
    Answered on 30 June 2022
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Amenities of EL Colonial Adults Only
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Adults only
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Open-air bath
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash is not accepted EL Colonial Adults Only accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about EL Colonial Adults Only

  • The prices at EL Colonial Adults Only may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • EL Colonial Adults Only is 1,300 feet from the center of San Juan. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at EL Colonial Adults Only include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • Check-in at EL Colonial Adults Only is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • EL Colonial Adults Only offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Windsurfing
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Happy hour
    • Open-air bath