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“Great Way to Experience the Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino

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Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1309 Ashford Ave, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 47 Hotels in San Juan
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Way to Experience the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This resort is located in a great location with excellent access to the beach. For those who are interested, the gay beach is just a short walk down the shoreline. The pool areas are comfortable and well-appointed, and beach chairs and towels are provided for the hotel's ocean access. My room was comfortable and clean, but I have experienced more luxurious Marriott properties. Staff was generally very professional and friendly, whether suggesting itineraries, giving directions or providing food and beverage. Next time I would probably pay the extra money for a full ocean view. The partial view was pretty slim. The lobby bar served its purpose to get a late snack or drink, but the main drag in front of the hotel is jammed with great drinking and dining options. Old San Juan is a short taxi ride away and well worth the visit. Overall, the Marriott was a very satisfactory vehicle to experience beach-front San Juan.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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South Ozone Park, New York, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We arrived at the resort around 1:00 pm and was immediately greeted with delicious rum punch.Check in time was 4:00 but as soon as our room was ready they promptly met us upstairs with our luggage.The room was spotless,large with a wonderful view of the ocean.Since it was our first time in PR we needed a little help on what to do and places to go in order to enjoy ourselves.The wife and I decided to go to the front desk and this was an excellent choice!!Enrique the front desk agent was Extremely helpful,even gave us a list of must do's and must see's while we were there.The pools wery very nice,beach was superb,staff was marvelous.Oh and the resorts spa was absolutely the best!What more could u ask for?Im most definitely going back and I'd recommend this resort to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We are currently staying at the resort this week. So far everything has been great with only a0 few minor things. The property was great, so I will start the not so good. On random and frequent times the pool bar would close despite the hours being from 10am to 5pm. Even some of the other guest expressed concern. The pool bar can be swam up to, so it sucks having to leave the pool area to get a drink. There are many pictures of the pool bar on the web, if this is such a crucial part of the resort, why does it always close. You may think I'm just crying too much, but even if you don't drink, you will get hungry and there is no where to order unless you walk. There are servers walking around, but its quicker to just get it yourself. They also serve great food when it's open. The bartenders are amazing and very knowledgable about the area, and very friendly. Food and drinks are expensive, but are mostly strong and worth the money. Now let me clarify, that i expect high prices so im not complaining, and besides that rant, i absolutely love this place and will recommend it to anyone! The tour desk was amazing at helping us pick and find things to do! They is a. Walgreens a block away has all the beer and liquor you could want, and the resort allows you to bring you own drinks. Safety is top end, as there are armed policia in full tactical gear all over the streets and even around the beach sometimes. It makes you feel very safe, as no one has bothered us except and few homeless asking for change. The beach is nice, and the surf isn't too bad. San Juan has a ton of stuff to do around it, and this hotel is in the perfect place. So other than the disappointing bar service at the pool. This place is awesome, and well worth your money!!!!!!

Room Tip: Ocean view!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDelgado01, Marketing Coordinator at Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you for staying at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and for sharing your review with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and we will share your feedback regarding hours of operation for La Isla Pool Bar with our F&B management team.
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Louisville, KY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I just got back from PR. We stayed at the Marriott Stellaris for a full 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I am stunned at some of the reviews that stated the beach area and pool were too crowded over the holiday. We didn't experience this feeling at all, nor did we feel troubled by plane noises - we hardly noticed an airplane at all. We DID have a north-facing room, so perhaps that explains it, but we spent plenty of time at the pool, the casino, walking around Ashford Avenue, and such. The only noise we noticed were the coqui (frogs) in the evenings.
In fact, we absolutely recommend this hotel! The staff members were helpful and friendly, and not just the front desk folks. We experienced the same friendly service with the pool bar staff (thanks Maria!), the valet service (thanks Javier!), and the concierge service (thanks for help with printing out boarding passes).
We expected and had budgeted for high prices on things like bar drinks and cab rides to Old San Juan, so we weren't too bothered when drinks were $11 and up, and cab rides $15-20 each way. For a first time visit to PR, the personal, friendly, helpful service is what will make us repeat customers.

Room Tip: A north-facing room is your best bet for seeing the beach, pool area, and Atlantic Ocean.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDelgado01, Marketing Coordinator at Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear jminogue;

It is great to receive such a wonderful review regarding your recent stay with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time on property and your visit to Puerto Rico.

Our property is located 15-20 minutes away from the airport so noise due to airplane traffic should not be an issue when staying at our resort.

Hope to see you back soon!
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Elgin, South Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed at this wonderful hotel from 05-06Sep13. First off I would like to say that IIeana Soto- Front Desk Agent- was wonderful. You can tell she loves her job and loves helping customers. Kudos to Ms Soto because you made my day!

Pros: Nice Rooms and comfy bed. Close to restaurants and shops. Excellent gym/workout center. Free food and drinks if you are gambling in the Casino. Nice large pool. Excellent Customer Service. Shower water pressure was great (that is important to me). Live band and music in th evening.

Cons: Parking is $16 a day and Side View Room is not so appealing. Lots of homeless on the streets BUT lots of police/security on every corner.

Room Tip: Higher Floors have a better view of the ocean. Side View not so appealing.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MDelgado01, Marketing Coordinator at Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear blue_pvamu;

Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for recognizing our Front Desk agent, Ileana Soto. We will share your review with our Front Desk staff and Management Team.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Puerto Rico.
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Noblesville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Traveling on business and didn't realize this was a resort. Stayed one night. The room was great with an amazing view and all the staff was friendly and attentive. We asked for and received a late check out which was really helpful. I walked through the casion and noticed that it didn't have very many open tables. Again, the staff was top notch!

Room Tip: Try to get in the tower and get above the 8th floor. Otherwise you might hear all of the birds at n...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Visited over the Labor Day long weekend and had a great time. We upgraded our room at a discount and were able to check in 2 hours early. The room was great with an amazing view and all the staff was friendly and attentive. We asked for and received a late check out which was really helpful. Only negative would have been the casino,very few open tables and they seemed to think they were doing us a favour by being there. Overall a we had a really good time.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1309 Ashford Ave, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
#1 Casino Hotel in San Juan
#1 Spa Hotel in San Juan
#2 Family Hotel in San Juan
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
#4 Business Hotel in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 525
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only five miles from Luis Munoz International Airport, located in the prestigious Condado neighborhood of San Juan in a highly desirable beachfront location only minutes from numerous restaurants and bars.The property boasts 513 spacious guest rooms and 12 suites, most with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views; the 24 hour Stellaris Casino on site, two outdoor pools, two lighted tennis courts and Ocean Club Wellness Center that features a wide array of massages and treatments in addition to the health club.Food & Beverage offerings include La Vista Latin Grill, La Isla Beach Bar & Grill, La Isla Pool Bar, Wan Chai Noodle Bar, Coffee Merchant and the ultra chic Red Coral Lounge.Come and enjoy the comfortand atmosphere of everything this "Caribbean Cosmoplitan Beach Club" has to offer. ... more   less 
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