In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
The Old City's first true B&B, Casa Sol is a beautiful, historic private home, elegantly furnished in a Spanish style, with charming hosts in Eddie and Tisha. Right in the middle of the historic sector, it makes a pleasant base to explore its forts, shops, galleries and cathedrals, as well as its restaurants, bars and clubs. The spot has a “quiet” policy from 8pm to 7am, meaning guests are asked to not to engage in loud conversations (or, er, other loud activities) should they come home late, so this is clearly not the spot for everyone. Those looking for a serene retreat, and a local view of living here, will be charmed by the stay. All the rooms are handsomely appointed, but the ones overlooking the interior patio are best.
- John Marino