The Best All-Inclusive Resorts to Book in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The views from these San Juan all-inclusive resorts are unrivalled, with many sat next to the beach
The views from these San Juan all-inclusive resorts are unrivalled, with many sat next to the beach | Courtesy of the Condado Plaza Hilton / Expedia
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San Juan, the buzzy capital of modern Puerto Rico, is home to fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums and golden beaches. It’s also one of the oldest cities in the Americas, with a history dating back 500 years. Explore it from an all-inclusive resort or hotel that combines comfort with superb international restaurants, resort casinos and sports and spa facilities – book today with Culture Trip.

1. Caribe Hilton San Juan

Resort, Luxury

Caribe Hilton Hotel with beach, aqua blue water and floating seating area
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Do you like piña coladas? They’re a must-try at the Caribe Hilton, where the cocktail was invented in 1954. How about hanging out in a hammock under a palm tree? Head to this classic oceanfront resort if you’re in search of paradise. A beachy vibe runs throughout, and some suites feature sea-view balconies, so you can make the most of its location. Enjoy nearby marine adventures, including scuba diving and snorkelling, or practice your tennis on land.

2. La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort

Resort, Hotel

Swimming pool at La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort with palm trees and view of the beach and ocean
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This hotel has taken its name (which means shell) literally – clamshell motifs can be spotted throughout the property, which leads straight out to the beach. There are three pools, offering plenty of space for relaxation, while kayaking and windsurfing are on offer at the beach. As for evening entertainment, head to Casino del Mar for a go on the slot machines and a boogie at the resort’s very own nightclub, Fifty Eight.

3. DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan

Hotel

Spacious seating area at DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan with large windows and palm trees
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Appreciate a retro vibe? DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan opts for mid-century furniture in its rooms and lauded restaurant. When you’re finished admiring the interior design, treat yourself with a trip to the on-site chocolatier, before heading out to discover local restaurants and bars in San Juan’s Condado neighbourhood. Other nearby attractions include the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, just a few minutes’ walk away.

5. The Condado Plaza Hilton San Juan

Hotel

Swimming pool at Condado Plaza Hilton with red parasols, palm trees and ocean view
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Pull back the curtains and enjoy views over the Atlantic Ocean from the floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies at the Condado Plaza Hilton. A lagoon is nearby if you’re one for water-based pursuits such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, while there are three bars at the hotel if you prefer unwinding with a drink in hand. The Eternal Lounge hosts performances by local DJs, while the atmospheric bars and restaurants of Old San Juan are just a short walk away.

6. Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

Resort, Luxury

Living room at Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino with brown furniture, TV, and oceanviews
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Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino, in the heart of San Juan, is not far off utopia – a palm-lined infinity pool overlooks the golden sweep of San Juan Bay, while colourful rooms and suites with balconies overlook the sea. Head to the Zen Spa, where massages and wellness treatments are on offer in a peaceful environment, and try your luck at the hotel’s casino, which stays open into the small hours.

7. Condado Lagoon Villas at Paseo Caribe

Hotel

Condado Lagoon Villas at Paseo Caribe with wide oceanviews
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When San Juan’s scorching sun gets too much, you’ll appreciate this hotel’s outdoor pool overlooking a blue lagoon. Inside, the accommodation spans from modern studios to apartments, all featuring kitchenettes and dining areas so you can self-cater. Should you fancy a change of scene, the bars and restaurants of San Juan are all within easy reach.

8. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel and Casino

Hotel

Swimming pool at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel and Casino with waterfall and palm trees
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In case you forget where you are (near to the family-friendly Isla Verde beach), this hotel reminds you of your surroundings with its cheerful blue, white and sand colour scheme. The outdoor pool, complete with a waterfall and palapa-thatched pool bar, is the heart of the hotel, while there’s a buzzing casino on-site and Central American cuisine on offer at El Patio Latin Bar Cafe.

Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best beach hotels or read our comprehensive guide on resorts in Puerto Rico. For something extra special, you’ll want to check out these spa hotels – bookable on Culture Trip. To inspire your itinerary, we’ve compiled a guide on what to do with kids in Puerto Rico, or if you’re just starting your journey, discover the island’s best honeymoon resorts.

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