Casa Castellana B&B Inn

1218 Luchetti Street Condado, San Juan, 00913 Puerto Rico (Show map)

About

Our B&B is the first of its kind in the San Juan area. It is located in a quiet neighborhood in the Condado, within a short walk of Ashford Avenue, the beach, casinos, night clubs, fashion stores, restaurants, and parks. By car, we are less than 15 minutes from the airport and most tourist attractions in the metropolitan area, including Old San Juan. Casa Castellana B&B Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast, newly remodeled; please see our photo gallery. Our breakfasts open with a buffet of tropical fruit, pastries local bread, robust local coffee, etc., include a different hot entree everyday, If you are traveling to Puerto Rico on business or on vacation, and wish to be close to tourist attractions and in contact with local commerce, Casa Castellana B&B Inn is an excellent choice. Our friendly staff is ready to welcome you and to help you feel at home away from home. We are accepting reservations for one night during the low season. Natalia

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Innkeepers: David and Natalia Richards

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Two days in Santurce

4.4 on March 20, 2016

Oh my, two days in Santurce (a suburb of San Juan) and did not move the car until we left. The owner greeted us with maps and "insider" information on "where to go" and "what to see" in the immediate area - all within walking distance. The Atlantic Ocean beaches are only 2.5 blocks away, countless eateries are two blocks away. The breakfast on the third floor dining/relaxation area was outstanding. I arrived very stressed after driving around PR for two weeks... two days, here and I was rested and relaxed. A wonderful place to stay, a fantastic staff,a great breakfast, a terrific location... what else is there to ask for... You will enjoy your stay.


Stay here!!

4.6 on August 04, 2015

I stayed for multiple days at both the beginning and end of my first visit (2wks) to PR. The inn owner Natalia is very welcoming and prides herself, amongst other things, on providing her guests with 'locals' info about the area so guests enjoy a genuine Par experience. While in PR, I spent one week away from the San Juan area and Natalia was happy to help with directions, translation, and just checking in... I highly recommend staying at Casa Castellana. I plan to visit again in 2016! Hola Natalia!


Wonderful stay

5 on March 13, 2012

My husband and I were on our first trip to Puerto Rico and stayed at the Inn for our first 3 nights. After staying for the 3 nights we wished we could have stayed here for the rest of our time in Puerto Rico! The owner, Natalia, went above and beyond to make our stay absolutely perfect. She picked us up at the airport when we first arrived and also brought us to our car rental at the end of our stay. Even having just met her when she picked us up, Natalia was very warm, welcoming, and friendly. By the time we left three days later we were hugging goodbye and had had the most fantastic time. We stayed in the Granada Room (the smallest of the four rooms with a separate bathroom). The room was immaculately clean and spacious enough for the two of us and all our luggage. The bed and bedding were very cozy. We had no problems with the bathroom being across the hall either. We had our own key and bathrobes were provided as well. The bathroom itself was beautiful with marble tiling and high ceilings. The Inn is in a fantastic location – very close to the beach, restaurants, bars, and public transportation but is set back a couple streets from the main road so it is very peaceful and quiet. The neighborhood felt very safe too. Breakfast at the Inn is phenomenal!! First you have a buffet of various cheeses, meats, smoked salmon, and a number of fresh cut tropical fruits, then you sit down and the staff brings you fresh squeezed juice and your main entrée. During our stay Natalia was great about giving us suggestions on what to do, where to eat, and how to get there. She takes the time to map everything out for you depending on your plan for the day. I suggest following any of her recommendations for restaurants too, as the few we tried per her recommendation were delicious. I cannot recommend Casa Castellana enough. I would surely stay here again. Thank you Natalia for making our vacation so wonderful and memorable.


Home away from home...

5 on June 30, 2011

I recently took my mother and daughter to Puerto Rico. We decided to stay at Casa Castellana and it made our whole trip all that much better. Natalia and Nina went above and beyond their roles and became family to us. We stayed in the Toledo room and it was perfect..with our own entrance. The European flair and ambiance was wonderful, it's in a nice safe neighborhood right near the main beach. We never had to wonder what we were going to do because Natalia and Nina would give us suggestions and maps for the day. The breakfast is out of this world, with fresh cut tropical fruit, the menu item for the day, and freshly squeezed juice! This is now our home away from home and we will be returning as often as possible. Thank you Natalia and Nina for making our experience an exceptional one! We miss you already!


a real gem!

4.8 on May 31, 2011

Casa Castellana is a charming B&B with even more charming innkeepers, Natalia Richards and her daughter, Nina. The inn is perfectly situated - a short walk from the beach but on a quiet street near a lovely park. I could go on about the unbelievable breakfasts each morning on the terrace, and the proximity to Old San Juan but what puts this inn over the top is the incredible attention to service - Natalia bends over backward to be sure every guest has the best vacation possible, picking guests up at the airport, creating personalized day trips and giving insider advice, all in an unobtrusive manner. There is far more to do and explore in PR than I'd imagined and I hope to return to Casa Castellana soon!


Wonderful time in Puerto Rico

5 on May 13, 2011

I cannot recommend Casa Castellana enough. The inn is beautiful, reasonably priced and well situated. I was able to walk to the beach and explore the neighborhoods with ease. Breakfasts were delicious, fresh and healthy. Natalia and Nina were amazing. They took care of me as a single traveler, making sure that I was comfortable, safe and entertained. I truly felt that I was part of the family. I will definitely return to enjoy their lovely inn and hospitality.


Home away from home

5 on May 06, 2011

Loved that we were met at the airport, rooms are tastefully furnished and cosy. Lovely, full breakfast that comes with an ever-changing variety of local fruit. Everbody went out of their way to make our first-ever trip to the Caribbean an unforgetable experience. This B&B is also a wonderful place for a family reunion like ours, we were encouraged even to use the veranda for our get-togethers. Natalia's knowledge of the history and the sights of Puerto Rico is unbeatable and she will help you with everything from finding the greatest spots and venues to doing reservations for you. We will definitely stay here again when returning to Puerto Rico. Our advice for a perfect holiday: Don't miss El Yunque rainforest or the guided tour at Cabezas de San Juan - and treat yourself to a home away from home in this quiet corner of Condado.


Best B&B ever for us! Superb retreat in San Juan!

5 on April 11, 2011

Our Hill Country Texas Dominoes Group of 4 couples spent 5 days in April 2011 with Natalia Richards, and daughter Nina and husband David -- the most friendly, helpful, gracious, and warm hosts we could ever imagine -- in their great classical Spanish home in Condado, close to the coast near San Juan. They served a huge Cuban-style dinner that was extraordinarily delicious on the first night, then helped us with discount reservations with tours in English at exciting sites (El Junge rain forest, Faro Las Cabezas mangrove forest, Viequez Island's Bio Bay at night, Toroverde Zip Lining, golf and tarpon fishing, and old San Juan shops), as well as taking us to great local restaurants and cafes for authentic Puerto Rican food and music. Their historic Inn is solid -- cool or A/C'ed -- delightful, quiet, tree-covered with a wonderful terrace. Our huge Cordoba Suite with king bed and dual deep showers was majestic. Natalia arranged everything we needed, with warmth and understanding, making us all feel like a part of her family. We want to come back here again and again with our families. This is a truly outstanding B&B!


College kid found in luxury!

5 on April 04, 2011

Some friends and I came to puerto rico on our spring break and decided to stay at casa castellana after reading wonderful reviews and seeing the beautiful photos. We were all blown away with the friendliness of the staff, the awesome location, and the beautiful accommodations. We were only able to stay for our first three nights due to other bookings but we MUCH preferred this place to our second location, closer to isle verde. There were ten of us and we ended up renting out the entire B&B which was great. Natalia and her wonderful daughter Nina helped us set up tours, gave us great recommendations for restaurants and the night life we were looking for, which was a little further away (cabs are cheap though, maybe $4 a person). I was worried about the distance of the beach at first but it really is just a few short blocks and you cant stay on the beach without being in a major hotel. I would stay here again in a heart beat...This family really opened there doors and their hearts to us. A much more personal and enjoyable experience then you would get any where else. HIGHLY recommend it! - Ruby and The Minnesota college kids!


marvellous time

4.6 on March 26, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The premises are beautiful. Breakfast on the third floor terrace was delightful. The location is terrific...near restaurants and the ocean, and only 15 minutes from Old San Juan !! The owners and family are gracious. They go out of their way to help you with places to see an suggestions for places to eat! If we return to PR, we will definitely stay there again !!!


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Rooms & Rates

Cordoba Master Suite

Cordoba Master Suite (American second floor.) This suite is furnished with king size sleigh bed with high quality linens and bedding, and a roomy sitting area. It has antiques and designer furniture, with its original stained glass windows. The bathroom has a sunken Roman tub with twin showers and marmol counter top with dual sinks. It also includes a flat screen TV, DVD player, alarm clock with Ipod, Iphone, and/or MP3 dock. Suite is spacious enough to accommodate up to four people. It is family friendly. It has a private balcony and includes turndown service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $230

The Escalona Room

Escalona Room is located on the second floor and is furnished with a queen size bed, high quality linens and bedding. It is decorated with a combination of antique and designer decor. It includes a large private bathroom with a shower. It also includes a flat screen TV, DVD player, alarm clock with Ipod dock. Room is spacious enough to accommodate up to three people. It is family friendly. It has access to second floor balcony and includes turndown service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $190

The Granada Room

The Granada Room is located on the second floor and is furnished with a Queen size bed, high quality linens and bedding. This cozy room is decorated with a combination of antique and designer decor. It also includes a flat screen TV, DVD player, alarm clock with Ipod dock. This room will accomodate comfortably two guests. It includes a private bathroom with shower. It is located steps from the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $165

Cadiz Room

Cozy, with a full size bed, private patio, private entrance, en-suite bathroom. It is perfect for the solo traveler on a budget. It has a a/c. flat screen TV, WiFi, all quality amenities as all other rooms. Rate includes breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Toledo Room

First Floor, private entrance, parking, patio. All amenities as the rest of the rooms. (limited handicap access.) Call for more information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $180

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Location

Location Type

Two blocks away from Condado Beach., Condado, San Juan, Secluded, Tropical

Airport

San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Airport pick up available upon request by a designated cab driver. Fee is $28. Directions to the inn are available upon request. Also, traveling tips and tours information. Please Contact Natalia, by email.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kayaking, Deep Sea fishing, Marina, Eco Tours, Camping parks, Catamaran trips, Old San Juan, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Use of kitchen for personal meals, Two microwaves on site, Small party area in the Salon Sevillano, Honor bar. wine, beers, sodas, etc., Conference facilities, Laundry services available.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Jacuzzi, Video Games, Sundeck, Board Games, We have information for all of the above., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Only on the balconies, front yard, or on the roof sundeck.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be with parents at all times and well behaved.
  • Childcare Provided: Yes We will procure a baby sitter upon request. Notify ahead.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights minimum stay.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: SECURITY AND DEPOSIT: required, 50% of total amount of stay. Credit card number must be provided during stay to apply any additional charges. ONE NIGHT RESERVATIONS: Much effort and expense are required to assure that everything is perfect for our guests and to provide the quality of services that we offer. Since we are a small bed and breakfast, and we have to maximize our occupancy, we have a two-night minimum stay policy. If you would like to check with us, within a week of your arrival date for availability we would love to accommodate you for one night. Thank you for understanding. GIFT CERTIFICATES: are only accepted when reservations are for a minimum of 3 nights and for no more value dollar than 10% of the original total Room rate. Contact owner by email for more information.
  • Cancellations: When cancellations are necessary because of last minute unforeseen events in life, we will gladly provide you with a credit for the amount of the deposit to be used for the same room or better, same number of days OR MORE. This credit is transferable and will be honored with a letter from the guest providing the names of the persons that are authorized to use the credit. It is also valid for 1 year from previous day of arrival. The 50% deposit will be refunded for cancellations 30 or more days prior to arrival. After the 30-day deadline has passed, there will be no refunds. Early departures cannot be refunded. The 30-day interval will end at 12 noon local time of the scheduled arrival day.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David and Natalia Richards

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

David is a Glaucoma Specialist at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Ophthalmology Department. Natalia has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management. She is also a certified teacher in Florida. Mutual interests: Traveling, learning new cultures, meeting new friends, reading. David's Interests: Learning languages, flying, astronomy. Natalia's Interests: Nature and being outdoors. Enjoys kayaking, boating, bicycle riding, fishing

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Free, vegan, kosher. Let the owner know of your diet requirements.


Signature Dish

Grandma's Spanish Torrejas!
Grandma's Spanish Torrejas!