Casa Of Essence

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Superior Apartment | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets
Superior Apartment | Premium bedding, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Casa Of Essence

Casa Of Essence

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

8.8/10 Fabulous

86 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old San Juan
  • Port of San Juan - 6 min walk
  • Condado Beach - 42 min walk
  • Pan American Pier - 8 min drive
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center - 10 min drive
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 11 min drive
  • Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - 11 min drive
  • Carolina Beach - 14 min drive
  • Fort Buchanan - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport (SJU) - 15 min drive
  • Ponce (PSE-Mercedita) - 84 min drive
  • Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) - 106 min drive
  • Mayaguez (MAZ-Eugenio Maria de Hostos) - 121 min drive

About this property

Casa Of Essence

3.5-star guesthouse in the heart of Old San Juan
Casa Of Essence is located close to Port of San Juan, and has plenty to offer. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Smoke-free premises and an elevator
Room features
All guestrooms at Casa Of Essence boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Showers, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with digital channels
  • Mini fridges, microwaves, and coffee grinders


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)


  • Pets not 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


  • Elevator


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

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

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Casa Of Essence?
As of 29 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Casa Of Essence on 5 Oct 2022 start from CA $132, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 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 (9-min drive) and Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (11-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Casa Of Essence?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include LaBombonera (3-min walk), El Jibarito (4-min walk), and Raíces (4-min walk).
What's the area around Casa Of Essence like?
Casa Of Essence is a short 6-minute walk from Port of San Juan and 6 minutes' walk from Pier 1.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

We stayed in the garden apartment. The location was excellent! It was a big apartment with a kitchen, bar/livimg room, shower rrom, toilet room and the bedroom with an ac unit. The fold out futon was in the hallway. We paid on average $25/day to park in a parking garage. We were close enough to pull our luggage back and forth. You will get 3 different codes for the doors after 4:00, no earlier.
Jason, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Marybel, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Vintage apartment was just perfect for our family of 4 - location of the property is the most central in Old San Juan and the owner was super responsive to all our queries throughout our stay - highly recommend this place to anybody looking to stay within walking distance of the fort and other sites in the area.
Daniel, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place was great. It was in a prime location and I expect to come back here. We got there early and the manager of the room was able to store our luggage for us until the room was ready. When the room was ready, it smelled great and felt very comfortable. My sister and I really enjoyed it. It is literally in the middle of old San Juan and a perfect location
jeanine, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was great. We highly recommend the hotel. The checking process was very easy and the amenities were very nice. We were disappointed that there was no place to recycle our bottles, etc.
Peter, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Apartment was clean, bedroom was comfortable. Building has elevator, you have to go through two coded gates to enter the apartment.
Evelisette, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The building and the suite was very nice. The area of town was great. The only issue we had is that the mattress on the bed did not fit the bed frame. As the result, the head-end of the bed tilts up. It makes it very difficult to sleep, particularly if you are a side sleeper. This needs to be fixed.
Cliff, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

This place is amazing!! Amazing service! We really lucked out, as it was one of the few properties left when we booked. We stayed in the Premier Suite/Boho Room. Highly recommended! Its GORGEOUS. The accomodations were on par with a much higher end place, plus plenty of room to spread out. Impeccably clean. The staff is also super communicative and helpful! We cancelled our trip to Vieques at the last minute due to the weather, and staff helped right away with moving to a different room that we could stay in both nights since the one we originally booked was already taken for the extra night. Location is fantastic. Its right next to Castillo San Cristobal, and easy to get to all the major spots in Old San Juan. Plus, its not near all the late night clubs, so its really quiet at night. Driving in Old San Juan is a real chore, but it is easy to get an Uber pickup at the nearby plaza, which has places for the cars to pull up. Super easy remote check in, and they gracioudly let us check in early since our flight came in early morning. We want to come back to PR to see Vieques, and would book again for our time in San Juan! We were so sad to leave.
Audrey, 2-night romance trip
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