Hotels in Puerto Rico
After a $342 million renovation, this once-low key beach is now a booming, exclusive resort town.
Along a winding street on Old San Juan’s cobblestoned lanes, you’ll find local artist Jan D’Esopo’s hotel, a lush retreat within six connected historic town houses.
The quietly sophisticated, modern interiors in this tiny gem of a hotel (there are just 18 rooms and suites) are the work of famed native designer Nono Maldonado.
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.
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.
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.
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.