The 10 Best Hotels In San Juan, Puerto Rico

Photo of Chanel Mowatt
23 March 2018

Whether you want to be spoilt rotten or treated as part of the family, these hotels in San Juan cater for everyone’s needs and wishes, guaranteed to make your dream Caribbean holiday absolutely perfect.

Beach Party at Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino | © Prayitno/Flickr

Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino

This elegant hotel can be found right on the beach and is one of the most popular hotels on the Isla Verde strip. Rooms are intimate and cozy which allow you to feel right at home. They also have terraces and balconies that can either face the ocean or the city, and all guests have access directly to Isla Verde’s most popular beach. Intercontinental’s restaurant Ciao Mediterranean has a bar and sitting area on the beach as well, but their other restaurants, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Japanese Momoyama, are equally as popular amongst guests.
Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino, 5961 Ave Isla Verde, San Juan, PR +1 787 791 6100

Condado Beach | © Breezy Baldwin/Flickr

Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino

Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino is a four-diamond luxury resort along Condado Beach, offering the creme-de-la-creme experience of Caribbean hotels. With direct access to the beach you can be from room-to-sand in minutes, but if the idea of seawater puts you off on the way down, you can always stop halfway at their beachside resort-style pool, complete with waterslide and hot tub. With six dining options on site, offering all manner of treats from Italian gelato to Asian noodles, you will never go hungry. There’s also an onsite wellness center providing all manner of spa treatments and, of course, the casino which has 26 tables including Texas Hold ’em and the classic Blackjack.
Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, 1309 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, PR +1 787 722 7000

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The Sheraton at Old San Juan | © James Willamor/Flickr

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino

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The El Convento Hotel lobby
The El Convento Hotel lobby | © cogito ergo imago/Flickr
You’ll find this popular hotel in the historic Old San Juan area. The Sheraton‘s architecture provides a notable contrast to the traditional Spanish buildings surrounding it. In spite of its modern style, the hotel is still elegant and very beautiful. If you are in the area after coming from a cruise trip then this hotel may be perfect for you since it is directly in front of the piers.

Hotel El Convento San Juan

When this building was originally built in 1651 it was the Carmelite Convent. It changed purpose a few times, but eventually was restored and opened its doors as a hotel in 1962. The hotel is still one of the most beautiful places to stay in San Juan to this day. Whilst keeping its most beautiful original features, such as the stunning open-air courtyard and bright lobby space, the hotel has also been updated to include air-conditioners and other amenities.
Hotel El Convento San Juan, 100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, PR +1 787 723 9020

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Caribbean beach, San Juan | © Breezy Baldwin/Flickr

Hyatt Hacienda del Mar Hotel Dorado

The Hyatt Hacienda del Mar Hotel Dorado is located on a private area of the Dorado Beach and the resort features an 18-hole golf course, spa and the opportunity to horseback ride on the beach. Guests rooms include balconies and full kitchens, as well as separate living/bedroom areas. The resort also has a 776-square-foot freshwater river pool that includes waterfalls, slides, walkways, and bridges.
Hyatt Hacienda del Mar Hotel Dorado, 301 PR-693, Dorado, PR +1 787 796 3000

View from Perla Restaurant, Renaissance Hotel | © Tom Mascardo/Flickr

La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel

La Concha very well may be the most popular hotel in all of San Juan. Since the hotels opening, it has attracted travellers and locals alike with the beauty of its modern facilities. The hotel can be found right on the beach and has a beautiful pool, several excellent restaurants (including the architecturally stunning Perla, shaped like a sea shell), cafes, bars and a lounge area. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and offer all the modern amenities and stunning city and sea views.
La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel, 1077 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, PR +1 787 721 8500

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Caribe Hilton Private Beach | © Angel Xavier Viera-Vargas/Flickr

Caribe Hilton San Juan

The Caribe Hilton San Juan might be the most recognizable hotel in Puerto Rico, as well as the only hotel that has a private beach on the island. That the Piña Colada was invented here is just one of the unique facts about the hotel: the only way to disocver the he Caribe Hilton also has several venues, villas, rooms, gardens, etc. and continues to prove why it is the best Puerto Rico has to offer.
Caribe Hilton San Juan, 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan, PR +1 787 721 0303

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ESJ Azul

ESJ Azul is just minutes away from the airport, Condado and Old San Juan which makes it one of the best hotel locations in Puerto Rico. Some rooms have ocean views and are very spacious. In addition to the rooms, the entire hotel is also well decorated and has recently been renovated. The highlight of the hotel is that guests can enjoy direct access to the beach and a pool complete with hot tub and poolside bar.
ESJ Azul, 6165 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina, PR +1 787 791 5151

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Bar | © Cellular Immunity/Flickr

Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Carolina

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Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel | © vxla/Flickr
One of the best hotel destinations in San Juan, The Ritz-Carlton has some of the most luxurious facilities you’re likely to find in the Caribbean. They have a casino and spa that are remarkable and must be experienced by guests, but has also been a favorite of many locals and other tourists staying in close-by hotels within the area. The hotel also has restaurants, bars, boutiques and more for guests to experience. There is also a beautiful beach right on its doorstep – the perfect recipe for a perfect hotel.

Condado Plaza Hilton San Juan Condado Plaza

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The Condado Plaza Hilton is a must see for tourists since the hotel has two different buildings that are connected by an aerial bridge. Views from the hotel are of beaches and the lagoon nearby. You’ll find a range of amenities to take advantage of while you are staying at the hotel, and access to a whole host of local highlights is easy.