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.
The W’s first Caribbean foray elevated the area’s design factor, thanks to the whimsical Technicolor space created by Spanish superstar Patricia Urquiola.
Cloaked in marble, crystal, dark woods, brocade fabrics, and gilded moldings, the 416-room Ritz is easily San Juan's most opulent resort.
Formerly Wyndham Martineau Bay
Retreat with a country-club atmosphere on the southern coast.
Built in 1939 by a native engineer enamored of a French cancan dancer he'd met on an ocean liner, the 173-room hotel’s retro Art Deco curves and Jazz Age detailing complement a 21st-century design (blond-wood bed frames, flat-panel TV's, ergonomic desk chairs).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ponce’s Hotel Meliá has been owned and operated by the Meliá family for more than a century. The neoclassical hotel was founded by Bartolo Meliá, a Spanish immigrant who opened a grocery store in Ponce, then a restaurant, and finally, the hotel.