We are staying at the Hotel Milano in Old San Juan this coming Fri & Sat pre-cruise. I will post afterwards as to how nice or not it was. If you go to www.tripadvisor.com they have many reviews of hotels in the San Juan area. I booked it online thru Travelocity.com. Their rates are from $85-125 night. Didn't want to gamble with Priceline or Hotwire.
Adventure 10/5/03 WOO HOO!
Well, don't bother with the Milano............dirty & bug infested. We stayed at the Wyndham Old San Juan, had a wonderful time there. DId not get a bargin price, booked last minute while in San Juan, checking out of the Milano. But you can get some deals apparently on Priceline.
The higher rated hotels from Priceline and Hotwire are REALLY the best ways to go in this area. If you do it right, it's not much of a risk at all. Get some help at http://www.betterbidding.com and you'll do fine.