Casa Of Essence

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse within walking distance of Port of San Juan

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Casa Of Essence

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Superior Apartment
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Economy Room
Superior Apartment
Luxury Studio | Bathroom

Overview of Casa Of Essence

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
361 Calle San Francisco, San Juan, 00901
Main amenities
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Elevator
  • Premium bedding
  • Mini-fridge

Room options

Design Apartment

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Classic Suite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Trundle Bed

Premier Suite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Large Twin Trundle Bed

Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Apartment

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed and 1 Large Twin Trundle Bed

Luxury Studio

  • City view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

Superior Apartment

  • City view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Large Twin Beds


  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Futon

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old San Juan
  • Port of San Juan - 8 min walk
  • Condado Beach - 43 min walk
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro - 3 min drive
  • Pan American Pier - 3 min drive
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center - 6 min drive
  • Escambron Beach - 9 min drive
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 7 min drive
  • Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - 9 min drive
  • Plaza las Americas - 10 min drive
  • Carolina Beach - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 15 min drive


  • Pirilo Pizza Rústica - 3 min walk
  • La Factoría - 8 min walk
  • Princesa Gastrobar - 8 min walk
  • La Cucina di Ivo - 2 min walk
  • Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

Casa Of Essence

When you stay at Casa Of Essence, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Port of San Juan and Pan American Pier. Also, Condado Beach and Puerto Rico Convention Center are within a short drive. Fellow travelers say great things about the location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 10 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • Elevator

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee grinder
  • Paper towels

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Casa Of Essence San Juan
Casa Of Essence Guesthouse
Casa Of Essence Guesthouse San Juan

Frequently asked questions

Does Casa Of Essence offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Casa Of Essence does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Casa Of Essence?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Casa Of Essence?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Casa Of Essence?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Casa Of Essence.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Casa Of Essence?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Casa Of Essence?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Sheraton Casino (5-min drive) and Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (7-min drive) are both nearby.
What's the area around Casa Of Essence like?
Casa Of Essence is a short 8-minute walk from Port of San Juan and 8 minutes' walk from Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Travelers say that the guesthouse is in a great location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location in Old San Juan
Great apartment in the heart of Old San Juan. Our flat faced the street which is great during the day but is noisy at night so bring some ear plugs for sleeping.
Robert A, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Caroline, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Carlota, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Great location in Old San Juan. No outside noise as per other reviews so not sure ifb they were referring to a different apartment. We stayed in The Vintage Apartment and the only noise came from disrespectful people staying next-door, coming in late from partying until 3am. Other than that it was perfect. Perfect for walking and sightseeing in Old Town. Parking would have been difficult so we used Uber from the airport and back to pick up a rent car for the rest of the trip.
Jeri, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location! Clean
Brett, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The location of Casa de Essence can’t be beat. Right by the entrance to Old Dan Juan, everything is within walking distance including both forts, shopping and lots of dining options. The trade off is the noise. Noise from the street at all hours of the night was the only downside. The space was smaller than it appears in the photos but clean and comfortable. Having codes to enter through the gates felt very secure and it was great not having to keep track of a key!
Keely, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, clean and nice room. Definitely recommend!
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8/10 Very good

We loved this apartment. It was a unique place to stay. Very clean, we loved the balconies to watch the people out and about, the responses from the hosts were immediate, AC was efficient. One thing to keep in mind is that Old San Juan is a lively area. It is loud until well after 2am and this apartment is right on top of that action. If you are a light sleeper this may not be right for you. I actually enjoyed the sounds of the city (and fireworks one evening) and my husband was able to sleep with noise canceling headphones, but it is worth noting.
Danielle, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location.
Stephanie, 1-night family trip
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