Hotels in San Juan
This oceanfront hotel in San Juan’s upscale Ocean Park is a beach retreat within walking distance of Condado nightlife and only five miles from historic Old San Juan.
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.
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).
What’s It’s Like: A renovated 1940's beach retreat, this guesthouse presides over a wide stretch of sand between San Juan's resorts and casinos. The 14 rooms are decorated in light woods and muted colors. Room No.
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.
Overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, the expansive Conrad Condado Hotel & Casino is located just five minutes from historic Old San Juan.
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.
Old San Juan’s burgeoning SoFo area—a once-neglected section of Calle Fortaleza—is the city’s go-to spot: centuries-old pastel-colored buildings have been converted into nuevo-tropical and international restaurants and moody lounges.
Book an outdoor four-poster bed draped with gauzy netting at the Café La Plage at the Beach House Hotel, and order a lemony salpicon de mariscos (ceviche made with scallops, shrimp, lobster and mussels).