(Closed) San Juan/ PR hotels & resorts

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mockblock:  We stayed at La Concha last year in San Juan.  It was beautiful!  Location was great!  Neighborhood was great!  I’d go back in a second!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Condado Plaza, La Concha, and Caribe Hilton are very nice!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

El Convento in old san juan is GORGEOUS! we almost planned our wedding there (FI is PRican) but we decided to keep it local in the end. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mockblock:  We LOVED Puerto Rico!! While in San Juan, we stayed at El Convento… It was absolutely beautiful and had such an open atmosphere. In addition, it’s close to everything… Down the street are steps leading down to an old prison that was converted to an awesome little spanish place – La rosa de triana. Highly recommended.

Lastly, if you’re a coffee drinker, make sure to stop by La Bombenara. To this day, I *still* fantasize about that cup of coffee. It was incredible.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We stayed at La Concha too, it was such a wonderful place! If you end up here you wont even have to leave the hotel 🙂 It is a short cab ride to Saun Juan, but the hotel will supply you with a safe cab. The street La concha sit on is filled with culture good food and also some really basic americanized stuff for the less adventourouse (Subway,starbucks, dunkin doughnuts) Check them out on facebook to get a better idea, I wish I had more pictures of the inside it is stunning and all the resturants within the hotel are delicouse!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mockblock:  Nope!  It was beautiful! 

I find that when people complain about a resort being dated or about the food, they are usually just looking for something to crab about Smile.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Marmalade in San Juan is a must if you appreciate good food! Just make sure you make a reservation, they book up very fast!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I’ve booked Villa Herencia in OSJ – it’s a boutique b &b & looks amazing!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This has been my favorite so far  http://www.icsanjuanresort.com/

I also stayed at http://t.elsanjuanresort.com/ a year later because it looked pretty, but I didn’t have as good of an experience.

Both beaches have direct access to the beach & will even bring you food & drinks while you sunbathe. My favorite thing was being served frozen mojitos while I was in the warm water. I wasn’t expecting them to do that but boy was it nice!!

How long will you be there? If you get a chance, leave San Juan for a bit. It’s lovely, but there are even more beautiful, more private beaches. The locals will be happy to tell you where to go. I’m sure you’ll also hear about old San Juan, El Yunke (the rainforest) & of course the fluorescent waters. Have a wonderful time!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

On our Honeymoon we stayed at the Caribe Hilton…

PHOTO – View from our room onto the Condado Lagoon… and across to the Conrad San Juan at Condado Plaza (Condado is actually the name of a Neighbourhood in SJ, so you may come across other Hotels that use this as part of their name as well).  Below us is the Forin de San Geronimo de Boqueron (1791) a National Historic Site and is accessible via the Hilton property.

The Caribe Hilton is a truly famous Hotel in the Hilton Brand… as it was the first resort built by Hilton outside of the Continental USA (circa 1949).  The many buildings at this resort have been built in the last ensuing 60+ years.

The location (not far from the Airport, Port, or Old San Juan) is great… and the peninsula it sits upon stunning geographically… jutting out into the ocean.  The resort thereby having a lot of land with pools, paths, bars, sunbathing areas, and BONUS a Beach all to itself.

Some of the buildings do appear older than others… for example, we were in “the Tower” and I have a feeling that this building was probably built in the 1960s… but then like a great deal of things in the Caribbean, I could be wrong / deceived, just due to how things are constructed (poured concrete or concrete block to withstand hurricanes… for the same reason interior design and decor are not usually as elaborate as what is seen in the USA & Canada)

Despite the building having an “older vibe” the furnishings were quite nice (very comfy bed & linens), modern bath etc.  Infact I’d say that maintenance at the Hotel was excellent, and everything looked quite sleek and modern.

I wouldn’t hesitate to go back there.

NOTE – Accommodations in San Juan are expensive no matter where you stay.  So be ready for the sticker price shock.  As we are Hilton Honour Members, we were able to take advantage of some banked points which mean we weren’t faced with the full pricing for our 2 night stay ($ 350 per night and up for a standard room !!)

Hope this helps,

 

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