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“Great place but hard to get to you room once there” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton

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Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
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“Great place but hard to get to you room once there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

It wad agreat stay but the hotel is behind Caribe Hilton And its a pain to get to and from the convention halls. Good service nice rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at the Caribe Villas for 5 nights. The "villa" is not really a villa like I think of a villa (a hut or row of rooms that open up to an outdoor deck or patio), it's just a regular hotel room. We reserved an "ocean view", but the ocean view consisted of a little bit of the lagoon and looking at a bunch of buildings... we couldn't hear waves crashing or see out into the infinity of the ocean. While the room did have a balcony, there were no chairs - so any idea of enjoying a morning cup of coffee outside on the balcony overlooking the ocean was immediately squashed. The room itself was nice. The bed comfort was average. My number one complaint was that our room (7535) was right next to the parking garage. There were car alarms going off at various times throughout the night until 3 or 4 am. I'm assuming it was people looking for their car by setting off the alarm because the alarms did turn off after a minute or two, but it still didn't make for a restful nights sleep. Upon arrival the front desk staff was not pleasant but we found that the rest of the staff were very friendly for the remainder of our stay - especially the concierge, excursions and Hertz rental car staff. We ate at the pool bar and grill, not too overpriced but $4 for a can of coke when it's $1.50 in the vending machine. We had the daily breakfast buffet included in our stay which was good because it was free ($22 per person weekdays, $24 weekends - I felt it was overpriced for what you got). We also ate at the Italian restaurant which was very good ($20-$30 avg entree). We took a walk over the bridge to the Conrad casino for a little change in atmosphere and had dinner at their steakhouse (we have a Morton's in Philly, so we skipped the Morton's at the hotel) which was very good - try the Mofungo. The beach/pool and outdoor grounds were very nice and is the best part about the hotel. The outdoor grounds included a little area of hammocks which I thought was a cute idea. All in all - for the price I think you can definitely find better and I wouldn't recommend this place (maybe I'm jaded because I expected to get a good night's sleep while on a relaxing vacation but didn't because of the car alarms), but if you do book, I'd recommend trying the garden view rooms since the ocean views were lackluster and the garden area with peacocks and swans was really nice and calming.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LGMarcano, Manager at Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton, responded to this review, September 27, 2011
I am sorry you were disappointed with our rooms; we do have several room types within our Villas, from regular rooms to a 2 bedroom Villa suite. We do hope you come back and gives another chance to impress you.
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Newport, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I traveled to San Juan for a Convention and took my family. We were pleasantly surprised by the Villas. Our room was 7115 and was cool and clean, on the main floor with a walk out patio. We had a view of the inlet. Directly adjacent to the Caribe Hilton, we had all the benefits of being in the main hotel with the luxury feel of a Condo. The room had a refrigerator, wet bar, cabinets and microwave.

We did not have any issues with the staff, they were all very gracious.

The only flaw was that we noticed that the cold water in the bathroom sink did not work properly. We did not report it to the desk, however and it was not really a problem.

There is a Starbucks, Morton's Steakhouse and three or four other hotel restaurants. The breakfast bar was about $47 for a family of three which we felt was expensive, but the food was very good.

They also have several bars on the Caribe property and they too are quite expensive, but all Hotel's usually are. One beer and a rum and coke cost $27.

This location is about a 30 minute walk to Old San Juan, and with the humid weather, it was a little uncomfortable to do during the day.

We felt very safe in this location and to the Old San Juan area. With the pools, and private beach area, there is really no need to leave the property. It is a great location for a family vacation or adult getaway or honeymoon. While this hotel and grounds were very well kept and clean, the area outside the hotel property is very trashy.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LGMarcano, Manager at Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton, responded to this review, September 27, 2011
Thank for chossing the Condado Lagoon Villas and for taking the time to share your great experinece atour proerty.
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Albany, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Overall Impression: Fantastic hotel is you want luxury right in the heart of San Juan. Hotel is large, but we stayed in the Lagoon Villas, so it felt very quaint and secluded.

With my Hilton Honors Diamond status, we received certificates for continental breakfast each day. It was also good for use at the hotel Starbucks.

PROs:
-Relatively close proximity to Old San Juan
-Private beach
-Villas and ocean view
-Grounds/Gardens

CONs:
- Food is a little pricey
-Hotel size
-Crowded parking garage

Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

The Caribe Hilton has an excellent location for exploring both Old San Juan and the Fortaleza as well as the Condado area. The hotel itself has everything you need to have a relaxing stay there. The pool includes an area for lap swim as well as just lounging around. We loved the grove where there were hammocks to rest in under the shade of the trees with the ocean breeze coming in. There is a lagoon area to swim if you have a desire for salt water. In the evening the view of the ocean is marvelous with places to watch fish come in and just generally enjoy the moon and the stars.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

My family and I stayed at the Caribe Hilton Condado Lagoon Villas last week . Unfortunately we got to experience Hurricane Irene while we were there. The staff a the Caribe was wonderful and the facilities were the perfect place to ride out the storm - there are 4 restaurants on site so we had plenty of dining options without leaving the grounds, the morning breakfast was good and plentiful and before and after the hurricane, our family thoroughly enjoyed the huge pools and private beach. Perfectly located just minutes away from Condado and Old San Juan, daily pina colada tastings and beautiful property - we would definitely stay at the Caribe on our next trip to San Juan!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mfong59
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

My wife and I wanted to spend a short weekend burst away and we chose San Juan. When we arrived at the hotel it looked promising, due to the hip decor and the outdoor lobby. When we went into our room we were appalled at the condition of the room.

I kept muttering to myself "it's only for 1 night, I would never bring the kids here." However, what broke the camel's back were the stains in the cabinet underneath the sink.

Closet door would not open all the way, loud noises coming from a door that I could not open, hole between door and water pump room, shower door blocked toilet, ceiling fan would not work, rust all over the ceiling fan, and the left side of the bed was broken. I'm not much of a talker, hence why I never said anything until I saw that nasty stain under the sink.

The pictures will tell the story.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 1 San Geronimo Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in San Juan
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the freedom and flexibility offered at Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Part of the Caribe Hilton hotel complex, these spacious San Juan villa accommodations offer flexible units perfect for family retreats or large groups or gatherings. Set on an exclusive peninsula, made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens, this acclaimed San Juan resort offers a secluded beach and amenities tailored to families, couples and business travelers alike. The Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton are located just a 15-minute drive from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU). Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton can be can be divided into three separate units or combined into spacious suites with a master bedroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen, many expanding up to 1,800 sq. Ft. Admire the ocean view from your villa with private balcony. Relax with a body massage at Olas Spa or indulge in a full spa package with a combination of treatments like massage, facial, and manicure. Take advantage of all that this Caribbean resort complex has to offer, including beach and water activities and dining at Morton's Steakhouse or just lie in a hammock with a drink, listening to the sound of the waves. ... more   less 
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