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Ponce and the Southern Coast Hotels

Hotel Meliá

  • 75 Calle Cristina Map It
  • Casual Chic


  • Great location on the main square
  • Walking distance to downtown sites
  • Good dining options near hotel


  • Decor is somewhat outdated
  • Front rooms can be noisy

Updated 03/28/2014

Fodor's Review

In the heart of the city, this family-owned hotel has been a local landmark for over a century. Its neoclassical facade, with flags from a dozen countries waving in the breeze, may remind you of small hotels in Spain. The lobby, with beamed ceilings and blue-and-beige tile floors, is well worn but very charming. The best rooms have French doors leading out to small balconies; the six suites have terrific views of the main square. Breakfast is served on the rooftop garden-terrace,

which overlooks the mountains. A waterfall drops into the beautiful tiled swimming pool.

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Hotel Information


75 Calle Cristina, Ponce, 00733, Puerto Rico

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787-842–0260; 800-448–8355

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 68 rooms, 6 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 03/28/2014

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Oct 22, 2002

old-world flavor in colonial city

Staying on the plaza in Ponce's center gives you access on foot to great shopping, people watching, and the city's museums and other attractions. Melia's restaurant is top notch and breakfast on the rooftop is delightful. The rooms are old and worn but clean and adequate.

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