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
- 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.
How to Get There
Just wonderful, right in Condado, perfect low key stay with a wonderful rooftop bar, staff was super attentive and so sweet. Very comfortable beds! Its what you look for when staying at such a small hotel (15 rooms only), romantic, cute. Bartender Stephanie was perfection. And the FOH was knowledgeable and accomodating. Loved.
interesting, quirky decor in this newish property, located on the lagoon and only a block from the beach boulevard. Our Mediterranean Room had a private deck area, which although comfortable had no view outside other that to the directly abutting parking garage of the neighboring apartment tower -- this made us less likely to linger there. The rooftop bar was attractive indeed, and although it has a swimming pool the pool is very tiny and right in the middle of the bar seating areas. Hotel guests do enjoy privileges at the nearby
This is a nice intimate place near Condado Beach. High touch service, beautiful rooms with lagoon views and outdoor showers built into terraces. Easy access to Beach, Brisk walk into OSJ, etc Bar on the roof is a great spot (can get a little loud from some of the rooms) but overall a delightful stay.
The Olive Boutique Hotel was selected as the best new boutique hotel in the world in 2013 and there are many reasons why.
The rooms are spectacular, decorated with a great rustic feel, much of the furniture and lighting comes from Restoration Hardware. The atmosphere of the hotel is Mediterranean and decorated with many scenes from The Greek isles.
Our room had a sitting room, bedroom, inside bathroom and shower, a cool outside shower and a great outside patio with views of the lagoon. Beautifully decorated!!!
The pool is a salt water heated pool on the roof of the hotel with an amazing bar overlooking the lagoon and views of the old San Juan and the Isla Grande. (Gorgeous at sunset and the lighting is really pretty at night).
The bar is spectacular with many crafted drinks, don’t miss it. When the sun goes down it is absolutely stunning with wonderful lighting. The bar staff is fantastic and I would say, the Olive has probably the best mixologist in Puerto Rico. He uses rosemary, sage, basil and cinnamon in ways I have never thought of. The perfection of having a special crafted drink will make your evening.
Had a great stay, thanks to a wonderful staff, who go out of the way to make you feel so special.
If you want a special adult only boutique hotel for a romantic stay, this is your place!!!!
This is a three story hotel with a rooftop bar/ small pool. Our room has a very comfortable bed and soft sheets. It has a small, inside, tiled patio with 2 chairs and a patio table. 2 windows that do not have a view. Nice bathroom with a spa shower. The front desk staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. They helped us book a trip to El Yunque (see separate review).
You can order breakfast delivered to the room, the rooftop or go to the sister hotel and eat there (not included for our stay).
The sister hotel is OLV 55. The amenities there are also available. It is more modern and bigger than the Olive. A very nice pool and a whirlpool.
The Olive rooftop bar makes a great mojito and has local cold beer. It is very comfortable and has a lot of shaded area. We used it as an extension our room (reading, enjoying a beverage, planning our next day, etc.). Good wi-fi.
The beach, behind hotel La Concha is a great beach. It is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The Olive hotel provides a tote bag and beach towels. The La Concha hotel has chairs for rent for $5/chair and an umbrella for $10. Having a preference for shade, we put our chairs on the shadow of the hotel and skipped the umbrella. The waves are big and the sea “stole” a pair of sunglasses and a baseball hat with a red flag warning the week were there. There is another, calmer, beach about a half a mile towards the bridge (also with chairs for rent).
On a rainy day, Olive lent us an umbrella so we could take our planned walk over to La Placita.
Incredible service. Everyone we talked to made us feel welcome. The chocolate chip cookies, apples and macaroons were appreciated. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend.