If you want to stay close but not right on the noisy beach, try the Hotel Coloniel. Located just one block off the beach, it is a delightful place to spend a few nights.
Rob and I found the rooms to be very clean, comfortable and staff friendly and helpful. It has all the modern services that you expect along with the charm of a small hotel. Wood furnishings, comfy beds, ceramic floors and blend with internet, AC, and cable TV. A continental breakfast is included with other items available for purchase.
From the market (where the bus lets you off) it is located one block towards the beach and one half block south. Secure parking is also available if you have your own vehicle.
Staircase to the roomsThis is a photograph of our room. It was the "simple" room at $48.00 USD per night. It might have been small, but was inviting and very clean.
The room we stayed in in San Juan del Sur
Cozy sitting areas among the lush gardensThe front patio is open to the street and is the perfect place to catch up on my posts for the journal.
Anne writing the Travel Virgins journal postHotel Colonial Website