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Arriving very, very late in San Juan - can I get a taxi? Hotel?

Arriving very, very late in San Juan - can I get a taxi? Hotel?

Old Jan 25th, 2020, 08:17 AM
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Arriving very, very late in San Juan - can I get a taxi? Hotel?

Arriving at San Juan airport just after 2 am. Can I get a taxi at that time and can anyone suggest a hotel where we can check in at that late/early hour? Would prefer something reasonably priced, not looking for anything fancy or hotel chains etc. We'll only be staying that night and day in San Juan. Thanks!
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Old Jan 25th, 2020, 09:03 AM
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SJU is a major International Airport - you can find taxis there 24/7/365. The taxi stand is just outside the Baggage Claim Area.

If you have a reservation you can check into any of the hotels in San Juan at any hour. In your case with a 2AM arrival you'll make your reservation for the prior evening and then if you stay past the hotel's usual check-out time (check-out time can vary from hotel to hotel and some offer a "late check out service" either for free or modest uncharge) you might have to pay for an additional night - that's pretty much standard practice in the industry.

FYI - there is a hotel right inside the Airport Terminal (https://airporthotelpr.com). Whether or not you find the room rates "reasonably priced" will depend on your definition of that term. Sorry, I have no idea what you think is "reasonably priced". There are plenty of other hotels within a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride of the airport. Use sites like Trivago, Hotels.com, Expedia, etc. to find San Juan hotels in all price ranges.
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Old Jan 25th, 2020, 11:33 AM
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I've stayed at the El San Juan hotel which is 10 mins from the airport. You'll need to book the room from the night before for a 2am arrival, be sure to tell the hotel of your expected arrival time, otherwise they might think you are a no-show, even if you have pre-paid or guaranteed the room.
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Old Jan 27th, 2020, 07:40 AM
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I'd check out the hotel right at the airport and also any of the hotels in Isla Verde (which is just a few minutes away from the airport). Odin mentioned El San Juan Hotel, but that is one of the pricier ones. If you just need a place to sleep you should be able to find less expensive alternatives in the area.
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