Hotels in Puerto Rico
After a $342 million renovation, this once-low key beach is now a booming, exclusive resort town.
With its 13 highly stylized, all-concrete (yes, concrete) rooms that seem to have sprung from the surrounding woodland, this hotel is a world away from most other lodgings in Puerto Rico.
The Hyatt Hacienda del Mar sits on a private section of Dorado Beach, just 25 miles outside of San Juan.
The most mega of Puerto Rico's mega-resorts, El Conquistador's compound of low-slung, Mediterranean-style buildings is spread across 500 acres on a cliff 300 feet above the ocean.
Hidden at the end of a bumpy side road off Puerto Rico’s scenic Ruta Panorámica, the tin-roofed Hacienda Gripiñas, built in 1858 as the homestead of a wealthy plantation owner, still evokes that graceful way of life.
Set on a former coconut plantation just outside the 28,000-acre El Yunque National Forest, 30 minutes from Old San Juan, St. Regis Bahia Beach offers the perfect blend of resort escapism and cultural diversion. Guests can make use of the Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, the expansive Conrad Condado Hotel & Casino is located just five minutes from historic Old San Juan.
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.