There are trade-offs with most every hotel and with this one they are the drives you’ll have to take, both to the nearby beach (which is not within walking distance) and to the historic core of Ponce, as the hotel is located outside of town. Still, this Holiday Inn has its allures from a lovely, big pool to swell views to comfortable, well-maintained, spacious rooms. We also think the staff here is among the most gracious and helpful in the area. And heck, the price is often right (surf the Internet) and though you’ll be spending a lot of time in your car, at least the parking here is free. There’s also an often hopping casino on-site.