Hotels in Puerto Rico
Given the mix of old-world city life and hotel-magnet beaches, you’ll find a nice range of hotels in Puerto Rico, from big, every-amenity resorts to historic boutique inns. To find lower rates and slightly fewer crowds, plan your trip for the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Hotel El Convento is housed in a 17th century convent. The romantic Puerto Rico hotel has Andalusian tiles, mahogany beams and antiques-filled rooms, as well as a complimentary cocktail hour with nibbles in the garden. Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is a large resort that sits right next to El Yunque, and offers good beach access we well as three pools and two golf courses.
For a high end experience, the Ritz-Carlton San Juan is one of the most opulent hotels in San Juan. It sits on an eight-acre stretch of beach and includes both a casino and a 12,000-square-foot spa. El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa is about 30 miles east of San Juan, this large, family-friendly Puerto Rico hotel has a renowned kids club and its own water park.
This all-suite, all-inclusive Spanish-style complex has colonized 44 acres of the lush northeast coast. Golf carts shuttle guests from their bungalows to tennis/golf/merengue classes and Puerto Rico’s biggest pool.
Formerly Paradisus Puerto Rico Resort
The Atlantic in front; El Yunque rain forest out back; and three pools, two golf courses, and 13 tennis courts in between.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this 10-room inn in Vieques has Mediterranean architecture and island-inspired, plantation-style décor, including brightly painted walls and four poster beds.
Billed as Puerto Rico's only beachfront boutique hotel, the property has 78 rooms overlooking the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows. Furthering the water theme are piped-in sounds of the surf and old-fashioned gum-ball machines filled with aqua-colored jelly beans.
The light-infused seaside villa, set on the region’s best snorkeling beach and centered around a tiled courtyard pool, contains four breezy, terrazzo-floored rooms decorated with dark woods, rattan furniture, and white gauzy fabrics.
Not 10 minutes from the San Juan airport, the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort meets all the requirements for an easy Caribbean getaway. Beach? You’re right on Isla Verde, probably the city’s prettiest strand. Ocean views? All 260 rooms look out on the Atlantic.
Located in Guánica on the southwest end of the island, about two hours from San Juan, Mary Lee’s by the Sea is a hotel is comprised of 10 individual apartments. Each room has tropical décor, including floral patterned linens, air conditioning, a full kitchen, and patio with a view of the sea.
The Midcentury Modern La Concha was a favorite among architecture buffs when it debuted on San Juan’s Condado Beach in 1958. Now the 248-room property is once again ready for its close-up, after a $220 million injection from Renaissance Hotels.
The Dacha, meaning country house in Russian, is an exclusive, five bedroom, four-and-a-half bath rental home perched on a cliff in Vieques.
Part of the El Conquistador Resort, Las Casitas Village is a Waldorf Astoria resort located on the northeast tip of the island, just 31 miles from San Juan. The resort is composed of 157 ocean and garden view villas with private, 24-hour butler service.
Stay in one of 12 cottages with private verandas on a slope facing Fulladoza Bay.
The W’s first Caribbean foray elevated the area’s design factor, thanks to the whimsical Technicolor space created by Spanish superstar Patricia Urquiola.
Vieques's first design hotel, this superchic beachfront, adults-only property draws the same crowds who flock to the latest André Balazs and Ian Schrager properties.
Occupying a preserved 17th-century convent, Old San Juan's most glamorous boutique hotel is filled with Andalusian tiles, mahogany beams, and lavish antiques (like four-poster beds in all 58 guest rooms).
Cloaked in marble, crystal, dark woods, brocade fabrics, and gilded moldings, the 416-room Ritz is easily San Juan's most opulent resort.