The Dreamcatcher

2009 Calle Espana Ocean Park, San Juan, 00911 Puerto Rico (Show map)

About

San Juan’s only Vegetarian B&B is located in the pristine neighborhood of Ocean Park, only 200 steps from the beach. From here it is a 10 minute walk to the highly touristic area of Condado and a short 10 minute ride to the Old City or the airport. Dreamcatcher Guest House was awarded Top 10 International Bed&Breakfast in 2014 and has been rated #1 Guest House in San Juan for three years in a row. The Dreamcatcher is thoughtfully decorated with mostly vintage furniture and collectibles. The house holds beauty and memories alike, every corner tells a story. The Dreamcatcher is a true oasis with many areas to find privacy as well as to come together with other guests and friends. The common areas consist of a dining room, two lounging areas with rocking chairs and hammocks. A spacious living room that opens to the garden as well as a fully equipped Communal Kitchen. The garden is protected by dozens of Buddha’s, which quietly sit among the fruit trees, the water fountain and in between the flowers. In addition there is an edible garden in the front of the house with fruits, vegetables and herbs, where guests are welcome to help themselves. Every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

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Innkeepers: Sylvia and Stephan

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

a pleasant surprise

4.8 on September 03, 2017

I really enjoyed my stay, it was convenient to the beach and shopping and just a relaxing,serene get -away ,I loved the decor and it felt like a escape from the world , you can hop on the bus for just .75 to old San Juan and go sightseeing and take a lot of beautiful pictures,the food was delicious


Perfect Family Trip

5 on August 26, 2017

We haven't stopped talking about our wonderful stay(s) at the Dreamcatcher since we returned from Puerto Rico. We loved our stay so much that we ended up getting out of our next reservation at a resort a day early so we could return to The Dream Catcher. When I made our reservation I was confident that I would love the Dream Catcher but not certain if it would work for my husband and young adult sons. They all loved it, too--the outdoor showers, scrumptious and well-plated breakfasts, yoga, communal kitchens, and more.


Could not ask for more!

5 on August 24, 2017

We had a great time! The staff was very helpful, the food was delicious, and the location was perfect! The Dreamcatcher is 2 blocks from the beach and only a few blocks from many restaurant options. The whole vibe of the place is very relaxing and everyone is so accommodating. Definitely recommend staying here!


Absolutely Amazing

5 on August 22, 2017

Wonderful location that allows you to truly relax. Love the kitchen facilities and the yoga. There is a real feel of oneness in the space. Wonderful. The Vegan Night right there at the Dreamcatcher is definitely a wonderful, relaxing evening. And the brunch at the inn is wonderful as well. All the food is great and worth the price. Grabbing a sandwich from the cooler will allow you to really relax on the beach with no worries. The Waterfall Tour is great. Beach shoes would be the best to wear. Same with the Guilligan's Island tour. Those shoes you wear in the water would really make it easier on your feet so you can enjoy the locale. Make time for the art museum. Wonderful art that speaks to the Puerto Rican experience. The art is provocative with excellent curation.


Experience lovely, authentic San Juan

5 on August 16, 2017

The Dreamcatcher is my go-to whenever I am in San Juan. I found it by chance, then returned multiple times and have stayed in many of the rooms: the Artist, Goddess Suite, Dreamcatcher, Muse and the Yogi. Many rooms have shared bathrooms or an outdoor shower, I prefer spending a bit more for an en-suite bathroom, but the shared bathrooms are always clean and I have never had to wait to take a shower. Staying at the Dreamcatcher feels like staying in someone's home, thoughtfully appointed for your stay and filled with interesting objects old and new. It's for visitors that enjoy interacting with locals and other guests in a beautiful and bohemian environment, and very different from the corporate hotel stretches in Condado or Isla verde. I love having access to a kitchen and fridge, and being able to walk a couple blocks to Ocean Park beach. The breakfast is filled with delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan options that round out the rest of meat-heavy San Juan. I also love how close it is to Kasalta Bakery and Calle Loiza, an urban and up-and-coming street filled with local restaurants Like La Coctelera and interesting stores. The owners and staff will be great guides to all of it, equip you with a personalized map and lots of recommendations and add to the value of the stay. It's centrally located, about 15 minutes from the airport and another 15 to Old San Juan. A must for your San Juan trip!


Great relaxation and good folks

5 on August 16, 2017

Dreamcatcher is located in an area of San Juan called Ocean Park. It is convenient to Old San Juan, Condado and most of the attractions tourists want to experience. The hotel itself is very well proportioned, small enough for privacy and has an exclusive feel. The restaurant is vegan and delicious. I am not vegan....but will visit it again and again. If you want a laid-back experience with kind and friendly people, this is the place to stay.


My birthday and Christmas holiday in PR!

3.4 on June 30, 2017

The mattresses were super soft and we felt the rooms were a bit overpriced for what we received but a fabulous property in a great location. Stephan was amazing and the local map is phenomenal.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! We are happy to know you liked our hand-drawn neighborhood map and enjoyed your overall stay with us. You mentioned that our beds were too soft, so please let me explain that all our beds come with ergonomic mattress toppers which adjust to your body shape/weight. If you prefer to sleep on a harder surface we'd encourage you to let us know prior or throughout your stay as we simply could remove the topper. All our mattresses are medium-firm. I further would like to respond to your comment "the rooms were a bit overpriced": As you may know we have different room categories, from our most economic room (starting at $79/night) to our suite with ocean view (starting at $229/night). From your review I understand that you traveled during the holidays which for us is the busiest time of the year and hence rates go up throughout that time. If you would like to take advantage of our extremely economic rates, we suggest to stay with us during the summer! If you have any further comments on how to improve The Dreamcatcher Experience, we'd be happy to hear from you personally. Hopefully until next time!

- Stephan (innkeeper)


Seriously, this is heaven

5 on September 12, 2016

The owner, Sylvia is one of the nicest and warmest people I have ever met. I have returned to the Dreamcatcher several times because it is such a unique, relaxing place. The beach is one block away. It is in a secure gated community. There is lots of great restaurants and cool places to shop within walking distance. The decoration is so cool, there is always something improved and changed every time I visit. The tours and the daily breakfasts are high quality and worth every cent. I cannot recommend this place enough!


One of a Kind BnB

5 on September 11, 2016

I absolutely love this place!! The decorations, the food, the people, everything is amazing! There are several beautiful hammocks throughout, water features, yoga, coffee, locally made gifts and anything else your heart would desire. It has a very relaxed feel and it is a paradise within a paradise. I will definitely be coming back!


Gorgeous and unique

5 on March 18, 2016

We never wanted to leave! If you can't afford a room with a full bathroom, splurge for an outdoor shower at least--it made all the difference. Looking back, we wish we had made Dreamcatcher our home base for the entire vacation, striking off for day trips out of San Juan and coming back to the comfort and ultimate style of this boho dream. Live and learn! :)


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Rooms & Rates

ARTIST

ARTIST rooms share bathroom and an outdoor shower with two other rooms. The rooms further have access to a bathroom with indoor shower. Rooms comes with a desk. Perfect for a Couple with Light Luggage. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $129

YOGI

These rooms are larger than our ARTIST rooms and come with a queen bed and a hammock. Bath is shared with two other rooms, with a second bathroom as backup. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $149

THE MUSE

THE MUSE, designed by local artist Tropical Depression, comes with a queen bed, a hammock and a walk-in closet. Bathroom is en-suite. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $199

THE BOHEMIAN

This room with private bath is the smallest in the house. It comes with a queen bed, a full closet, a private Terrace with Outdoor Shower and a Hammock. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $149

THE TROPICALIA SUITE

This Suite comes with a Kitchenette, a separate Living Room, and a covered Terrace with Hammock. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed. The living room has a breakfast nook that opens to the terrace and can optionally be furnished with an additional twin bed to sleep a third guest. The Bedroom is air conditioned and comes with a hairdryer, iron, bath and beach towels. The Tropicalia does not have a TV but free Wi-Fi access.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $299

THE GODDESS SUITE

This Suite is the largest in the house. Two full size beds sleep up to 4 guests. The room comes with two full closets and two Hanging Chairs. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $249

THE SANCTUARY

THE SANCTUARY is our personal favorite! This room comes with a private terrace, a queen bed, a hammock and a full outdoor bathroom. Sink, Shower and Toilet are Outdoors but fully roofed and private. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $199

GLASS COTTAGE

Its colored glass walls and folding doors are making this room a guest favorite. Room with Loft Bed shares bathroom and an outdoor shower with two other rooms. Perfect for the Single Traveler with light luggage. All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $79 - $129

THE DREAMCATCHER SUITE

Before it became a guest room, Sylvia de Marco who founded the Dreamcatcher in 2012 used to sleep here and so it goes without saying that this is the best room in the house. The extra large and very romantic Suite with terrace comes with a hammock, a desk and a walk-in closet. The Dreamcatcher can sleep 3 guests. Room is fully air conditioned and comes with a hairdryer, iron, bath and beach towels. The room has its own mini fridge and access to a Communal Kitchen. The Dreamcatcher does not have a TV but free Wi-Fi access.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $299

THE ELIZABETH

This very spacious room can sleep up to 3 guests. The Elizabeth has a sink in room, a private terrace with hammock as well as an outdoor shower. The full bathroom with toilet and indoor shower is private but not en-suite (12 steps down the hallway). All our rooms have A/C, cotton sheets, bath and beach towels. Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and an iron. All rooms have access to a communal kitchen with assigned shelve space. None of our rooms have TV. We have free Wi-Fi throughout the house and every room is decorated with a Dreamcatcher, to protect your sleep and entice sweet dreams.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $209

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Tropical, Urban

Airport

4 miles

Directions to property:

We are located in Ocean Park, a gated community right on the beach. All gates are closed at night and the main entrance is on Santa Ana Street. In case you are using your own car, please look for this street as it is the only entrance accessible to visitors. When you arrive at the access controlled area, just inform the security that you are staying at the Dreamcatcher Guest House.

Area Attractions

Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Washer/dryer , Hammocks & Rocking Chairs, Complimentary Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Outdoor Showers, Sun-deck, Communal Kitchen, Koi Pond, Herb Garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Kayaking, Yoga, Paddle Boarding, Rainforest Expeditions, Surfing, Meditation Classes, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations are subject to a 50% prepayment at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: If the booking is cancelled less than 30 days before arrival then a charge equal to 50% of the stay will be made. If the booking is cancelled less than 7 days before arrival then a charge equal to the full booking amount will be made.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sylvia and Stephan

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Interior Design | Yoga | Dance | Photography

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Meals

Breakfast

Paid on-site

  • Cost: 15
  • Time Served: 8am - 12pm
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegan Breakfast available


Signature Dish

Raw Organic Oatmeal Pudding


Recipes

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