Olive Boutique Hotel, A Small Luxury Hotel of the World
What We Love
- Guests have access to members-only rooftop with bar, Jacuzzis, plunge pool and stunning views
- Romantic alternative to area’s large chain hotels
- The beach, trendy restaurants and chic shops are within walking distance
What To Know
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- The “petites chambres” live up to their name
- See-through glass showers are not for the modest
- The hotel does not have a gym or workout facilities
- A $49 occupancy charge per night will be added at the Jetsetter checkout
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mediterranean meets Caribbean. Guests could be forgiven for thinking they’ve woken up in Tuscany, the only clues of Puerto Rico being the palm trees outside instead of olive trees. That’s how transporting each detail is in this Med-inspired 15-room boutique sleep, from the heavy wooden doors with wrought iron hinges at the hotel’s entrance to the Provençal-style furnishings. The theme continues on each of the four guestroom floors, which have photographs and antiques from such places as Spain, Italy, Morocco and France lining the hallways.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are decorated in earth tones and furnished with sleigh beds, antique-style wooden armoires and flowing white drapes. There are three categories: the spacious Mediterranean Suites, some of which have lagoon views; the quainter Olive Style Suites; and the tiny Petite Chambres (a fabulous option for solo travelers or those on a petite budget). All feature modern amenities including flat-screen TVs with DVD players, tablet phones, glass rainfall showers with jets, and L’Occitane bath products.
Rustic Mediterranean fare such as lamb shank with couscous and Galician octopus can be had at Oliva restaurant, where tall ceilings, an open kitchen and an atmospheric patina lend the feel of a tasting room within a wine cave. The members-only rooftop club presents the opportunity to mingle with stylish locals, and though the trappings still feel Mediterranean, the beautiful breezes and views — stretching from the city to the lagoon to the Atlantic — are pure Caribbean. Not into the bar scene? Take tea in the quaint ground-floor garden.
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Highly Recommend! I cant begin to say enough amazing things about this place. I have stayed at multiple small luxury hotels and this is probably one of my top favorites. The staff is so very helpful and welcoming. We felt like king and queens. We had a problem with our AC not working and the staff made sure to fix the problem and moved our room right away. They provided everything we could need. The rooms while small were laid out perfectly, bed was very comfortable. We had the ability to stay in a suite due to our AC not working and it was beautiful. The roof top bar was super cute and had the best passion fruit mojito ive ever had. the bartender was excellent. The best part is they have a sister hotel across the street and allow you to have access to both of the properties. Both are very different, but equally as beautiful. We didnt leave the property for 2 days because we had everything we needed between the 2 hotels.
I was in SJ for business just for one night. While I typically choose chain properties, availability was limited so decided to try Olive. What a gem of a property! The staff was beyond courteous. You are greeted when you walk in, with the offer of refreshments and a short tour. The rooms are small but well appointed and nice. The terraces really make the place amazing though. They are even larger than the rooms and feature an outdoor shower and lounging area. I wish I had more time to enjoy it. I would've been content hanging out there with coffee or a glass of wine and reading a book for hours. Beds were comfy too. I would absolutely stay here again.
I can't say enough good things about our stay here. The staff was great, the hotel was lovely, the added touches like free apples and cookies in the entrance throughout the day was appreciated and having access to their sister property across the street was great. But our terrace was beyond! I mean, who doesn't want an outdoor shower and gorgeous tile work to wake up to every day?
Plus, the Condado neighbourhood that the hotel is in was central to everything. I would recommend this hotel to anyone considering a bit of luxury in San Juan.
I stayed at the O:live Boutique Hotel for my birthday Weekend. Meanwhile the check-in they receive you with kindness and a delicious pistachio drink. I Booked the fourth partial lagoon view suite... everything was WOW! I chose the breakfast in Veranda because there was no way I wanted to move from the terrace of the room. The rooftop with a tropical and rustic atmosphere, its decoration inspired by the owners honeymoon gives it a personal and beautiful touch.
INCREDIBLE hotel, most friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere and energy! They made us feel like royalty from the minute we walked in the door until we checked out. We highly recommend Olive Boutique Hotel and it is just a short walk to a breathtaking view of the ocean/beach!