The Best Hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Chanel Mowatt

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.

1. Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino

Luxury, Chain Hotel, Resort

Birds eye view of a coastal resort with a large swimming pool
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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.

2. Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino

Resort, Luxury

A swimming pool in a seaside resort surrounded by sun loungers, with a flume on the right-hand side
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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’ll never go hungry. There’s also an on-site 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.

3. Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino

Hotel

A swimming pool surrounded by tall white walls and sun loungers, with a smaller plunge pool on the left
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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.

4. Hotel El Convento San Juan

Hotel

A hotel room with two beds, a floral rug and visible beams on the roof
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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 conditioning and other amenities.

5. Hyatt Hacienda del Mar Hotel Dorado

Chain Hotel, Resort

A long shot of a white chain hotel behind palm trees and a sandy beach, with the ocean in the foreground
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The Hyatt Hacienda del Mar Hotel Dorado is located on a private area of the Dorado Beach. 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.

6. La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel

Resort, Hotel

A floating pool looks out over a golden beach and, further back, the ocean
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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.

7. Caribe Hilton San Juan

Resort, Luxury

A neutrally coloured hotel lobby with a check-in desk and seating
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The Caribe Hilton might be the most recognizable of the places to stay in San Juan, 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 Caribe Hilton also has several venues, villas, rooms and gardens, and continues to prove why it is the best Puerto Rico has to offer.

8. Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Carolina

Resort, Casino Hotel, Hotel

A hotel pool with lion fountains at either side and a white building in the background
© Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel Carolina / Expedia
One of the best beach hotels in San Juan, the Ritz-Carlton has white sands right on its doorstep, as well as 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.

9. Condado Plaza Hilton San Juan Condado Plaza

Hotel

A hotel pool with a wet bar and sun loungers
© Condado Plaza Hilton San Juan Condado Plaza / Expedia
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.

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