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Old 05-22-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Hello Everyone! I am desperate for some recommendations....

I need to find a hotel in Mayaguez for 26 days for work. Being that it is for a lenghty amount of time, I am looking for a comfortable room more than anything.

Any suggestions, and reasons to back up those suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Have you tried a Google search?

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico PR - Hotels, Resorts - See All Discounts
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend? The Tropical Casino(Holiday Inn) is nice as is the Mayaguez Resort and Casino.

A step down From these but still nice is the Marriott downtown.

If you are looking to spend a little less but be a little less comfortable there is the Del Sol Inn downtown.

Also there is a number of rental properties that you can probably rent for the month that you are there.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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irothste,
But what about the hassle of getting utilities turned on/off? I found it was much easier and cheaper in the long run to stay in a hotel for the year I was there.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Good point, I hadn't thought about that. I was thinking more along the lines of places in Rincon where Americans are always looking to rent their places out for the summer months.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Thanks to everyone who replied!

The company pays so I'm not too concerned about that but there is a per diem and my travel consultant was able to find a place about 15 from Mayaguez called the Rincon Beach Resort. It looks really nice online.

Puerto Rico, here I come!
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Default I'm here!

...what a culture shock....

I truly feel like a fish out of water. The scenery is beautiful for the most part but the roads are my biggest challenge so far. The streets don't have lines, like I'm used to and boy oh boy, are drivers aggressive here, and I'm from Chicago!

I need to find good places to eat that accept American Express since that is what my company provides. The difficult part is that obviously I do not know my way around and it seems that my GPS isn't any help or I'm just inputting addresses incorrectly.

I don't like not knowing anyone...I need friends!!!

Any kind words would be appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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...what a culture shock....

I truly feel like a fish out of water. The scenery is beautiful for the most part but the roads are my biggest challenge so far. The streets don't have lines, like I'm used to and boy oh boy, are drivers aggressive here, and I'm from Chicago!

I need to find good places to eat that accept American Express since that is what my company provides. The difficult part is that obviously I do not know my way around and it seems that my GPS isn't any help or I'm just inputting addresses incorrectly.

I don't like not knowing anyone...I need friends!!!

Any kind words would be appreciated.
Boy this post sounds so familiar. I recall using most of the same words as did many of my co-workers when we went to PR. So I can say "been there, done that."

The drivers will either be aggresive or passive, depends on where they are going, after all, they can only go so far, much like Hawaii.

Ask at the resort if they can help with resturants and who takes Am Ex. heck call them and ask if they can help.

Maybe some of the people you are working with can buddy up with you and be your friend.

Make sure you GPS is set for PR, mine does have a seperate setting. Check your instruction book. Hey, all we had was a Hertz rental car map and we survived.

Above all, be aware of your surrondings and where you go. Enjoy your time there, it's only a month. You will have many stories to tell when you get home, might want to keep a journal of events. I get mine out every now and then and shake my head or have a good laugh.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Motomaker: Oh how I wish it was that easy...in the work that I do, we work 100% independently and therefore my coworkers in the local area are at least 1 hour away in every direction. My local supervisor is mailing a book to my hotel called "Todo Puerto Rico" which is supposed to have an excellent map.

The GPS doesn't have a separate setting but I know that it has not been updated in over 1 year, I plan to update it this afternoon.

Thanks for your tips!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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It helps to have a good sense of directions and remember way points and landmarks when you are traveling, I remember a very interesting road trip we took one day from Ponce to Aricebo on the old road. That one was a nail biter.
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