Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels
Morgan & Owens
$95 Old San Juan’s burgeoning SoFo area—a once-neglected section of Calle Fortaleza—is the city’s go-to spot: centuries-old pastel-colored buildings have been converted into nuevo-tropical and international restaurants and moody lounges. SoFo Casablanca Hotel, just shy of a year old, has slipped effortlessly into the scene: the 33 rooms are decorated with Moroccan lanterns, mirrored Afghani bedspreads, and hand-glazed ceramic sinks. Public spaces encourage chilling out, either on the hot-pink love seat in the art-lined lobby or in one of five stone plunge pools on the tranquil rooftop deck.
T+L Tip: For live salsa and Latin-inflected jazz, spend an evening at the Nuyorican Café, steps from the hotel.