Puerto Rico is a place where the Old World is mashed up with the new on an Island that is small in size but offers an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences.
Rich history and culture, exceptional food, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, relaxation, adventure — all packed into one sun-kissed Caribbean paradise. La Isla del Encanto is full of people who are kind, friendly and welcoming. Here, you’ll feel like you are family instead of just a visitor. Around every corner, you’ll find a celebration of life, a vibrant cultural experience, food for the soul, and a captivating rhythm.
With so much to offer, it can be difficult to choose the right place to stay. Here is a list of the top 10 luxury hotels for your next get-away to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is now a private estate resort in Puerto Rico inspired by the legacy and memorable vacation experiences of its original developer, Laurance S. Rockefeller. Its remoteness, discreet individualized service, and deep respect for the environment distinguish it from other luxury hotels in the Caribbean. As the first Reserve in the Americas, the Reserve component on its own offers guests a truly extraordinary experience pairing top tier service and exclusivity with Puerto Rico’s rich landscape and culture.
2. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Magnificent Spanish Revival architecture, opulent interiors, and dramatic ocean views frame the graceful facade of one of the most storied hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since its inception in 1919, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has catered to sophisticated travelers. Restored to its original grandeur by a meticulous renovation, this cherished landmark stands today as a monument to timeless elegance and style. Each of the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel's 305 rooms and suites are inspired by the hotel's captivating oceanfront setting. With a devotion to attentive yet discreet service, the Condado Vanderbilt immerses guests in an experience that is simply unmatched. Every detail of accommodations reflects the beauty and serenity of the Puerto Rico coast, from elegant design elements to French windows and doors that blur the distinction between indoors and out.
3. THE ST. REGIS BAHIA BEACH RESORT
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is set on 483 acres of a former coconut plantation and native maritime forest. The St. Regis features 139 luxurious guest rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views, the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, a world-class Iridium Spa, oceanfront swimming pools and an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Explore nature trails, enjoy an oceanfront clubhouse and experience environmental children's programs. Just 25 minutes from San Juan International Airport, Bahía Beach's two-mile stretch of sandy beach and gently lapping waves offer unparalleled beauty.
4. INTERCONTINENTAL SAN JUAN
Overlooking the white sands of Isla Verde Beach, the InterContinental San Juan is a luxury resort offering upscale amenities and a convenient location for business and leisure travelers. Mixing colonial-inspired details of Old San Juan with modern furnishings and a color palette that echoes the island's golden sands and turquoise waters, the property's guest rooms and suites offer refined island style. There are smart TVs, French style balconies, work desks, and sitting areas. Plus, views of the surrounding city and ocean.
5. FAIRMONT EL SAN JUAN HOTEL
Experience the iconic Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, one of Puerto Rico’s most authentic and exciting luxury lifestyle properties. Nestled within 15 tropical acres directly on 2 miles of the award-winning Isla Verde Beach and features an iconic lobby of nightlife and entertainment. Fairmont El San Juan Hotel features four outdoor swimming pools, a swim-up bar, poolside concierge service, and new luxury cabanas. With beach access, you can take advantage of water activities such as jet skiing or parasailing, then relax on the spacious sundeck.
6. OLIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Inspired by the "art de vivre," O:live Boutique Hotel presents a unique style of relaxed luxury and intimacy. Its prime location and artistic atmosphere makes this charming boutique hotel part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Behind every detail in O:live lies a story. The Boutique is divided into four areas: Morocco, Spagna, Italia, and France. Each floor showcases details that draw inspiration from each country. The artwork in the hallways is from our own private collection of photographs taken during our travels. We put together a timeless look using Old Provençal and Tuscan style furniture. All wood furniture is made with over 100 year-old restored woods, purchased from curators of the finest historical design the world has to offer.
7. THE CONDADO PLAZA HILTON
Arrive at The Condado Plaza Hilton and instantly feel welcomed by the warm glow of Puerto Rico - an island rich in colonial tradition, yet alive with cosmopolitan energy and sophistication. As the only luxury property overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, this exclusive San Juan hotel provides an enchanting setting. The ideal unique location boasts cool ocean breezes, breathtaking sunsets, and a shimmering, beach. Whether traveling for work or play, this stunning San Juan Puerto Rico hotel an ideal experience - elegant event venues, three refreshing pools, a 24-hour casino, and a vibrant nightlife. Surrender to the lure of our oceanfront paradise, in a stunning setting.
8. HOTEL EL CONVENTO
Imagine a destination as grand and storied as the Isle of Enchantment itself. Nestled in the heart of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento has established new standards of luxury, comfort, and service - while preserving its rich, historic character. A masterpiece of Spanish Colonial architecture and design, this stunning San Juan hotel is the only 'Small Luxury Hotel' in Puerto Rico and the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America. Indulge in elegant accommodations, lovingly restored from a 350-year-old Carmelite convent. Escape to our distinctive San Juan, Puerto Rico hotel ... and see how the passage of time has only enhanced the grace and charm of this landmark treasure.
9. SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT AND STELLARIS CASINO
The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is a full-service resort hotel along Condado Beach in sun-soaked San Juan, Puerto Rico. This convenient Condado Beach location also means that one is in a prime location to visit many Puerto Rican attractions, from the Bacardi Rum distillery, to the fortifications of El Morro and San Cristobal, to the natural beauty of El Yunque rainforest.
10. VERDANZA HOTEL SAN JUAN
The Verdanza Hotel San Juan is located in Isla Verde Puerto Rico, yards away from Isla Verde Beach, and approximately one mile away from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Hotel amenities include fitness center, business center, concierge services, tropical free-formed pool with whirlpool and poolside restaurant, valet and laundry services, two on-site restaurants each with cocktail lounge, coffee and pastry bar, on-site car rental, and convenience shop.