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This is a more unusual request than I've had before. We are flying to San Juan on 1/4 for a cruise on 1/6 . we had a hotel reservedandtoday THEY cancelledthe reservation because of power issues. A quick search using many search sites showed only a few DUMPS for $150. Reviews WERE BRUTAL.  I went on PL and saw a PRICELINE EXPRESS deal for a "Hotel and Casino" which it says  is a major brand for $110! They said room would be assigned on arrivakl but theroom would have the2 beds we need. Since it is non cancelable, I'm wondering your thoughts. Much of San Juan is still without power so we will see what we can.

 

I'm guessing the price is low because of casino (expect gambling). Please reply ASAP.. This sounds better than bidding.. and yes, I'll use the BB link and always tell folks about you.

 

It says it's ion PONCE.

 

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Okay Update. I realize that Ponce is a LONG way from San Juan so the casino won't work. So far I have a hotel reserved fully cancellable for $140 night by airport.

 

I see via Better Bidding that PL only has 3 hotels in San Juan The Sheraton and two Hilton's. These are running $350/night. Think I stand a chance of bidding on these for under $200/night. PL lets me bid to a 3 star in San Juan.

 

If we can't find any hotels in the city for less than $200 we may have to just stay at airport and cab in.

 

 

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Where is your back-up hotel?

 

Are you considering something that is $200 before taxes/fees or is that an all-in price that you're trying to target?

 

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My bsack up hotel is Dream's Hotel in University Area. I got it for $346 US for two nights including the HEFTY 21% room tax). It's fully cancelable. I did CALL to see they are open. Since the buyer on PL cannot canel but the HOTEL can (Both Hilton and Sheraton are cancelling through March) the buyer can'tr be sure. As I looked, even PL isn't offering many. You have lots of Caribbean CRuises leaving San Juan and virtually no hotels. Guess I'm better off staying near the University for the two nights. Got good review and only $10 Uber ride to airport or Old San Juan. But if you think PL is possible, let me know. I'm thinking that PL is chancy for San Juan hotels until at least June.

 

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You could also consider the Casablanca Hotel which would be about $25 more per nite all-in, but the reviews are good and you'll already be in the heart of Old San Juan, so no/less taxi expense and you could potentially even walk to the pier (if your ship is leaving from the Old San Juan Pier).  This too is fully refundable until a few days prior to your stay.

 

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Thanks again for your help. I think we found a wonderful rental in OSJ and it got ALL 5 star review. With 2 beds and private bath (and interesting host - per reviews). The room would be just over $200 for BOTH nights (including taxes). Waiting for reply - but I have two "back up hotels" (not on PL (as they have very few). BTW, the OSJ terminal is only for DAY PORT STOPS. The new Terminal is 4.7 km (11 minutes) by taxi (Uber can't get into the terminal area.)

 

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Thanks for closing this thread.

 

When taking a taxi to the port make sure you confirm the rate with the driver before you get in, as San Juan taxis are notorious for changing the fare and extra add-ons.  A legitimate charge is for any luggage you have, but some will also charge for small bags if they touch them... so if you have a backpack (laptop bag, etc) hold onto this yourself and take in the backseat with you instead of having the driver put it in the trunk with the rest of the luggage, or you may get charged for the driver's "handling" of that bag.

 

Have a good trip.

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