Just got back from 4 nights in this beautiful hotel. I was concerned at first after a reading a few mixed reviews as I'm typically very picky about hotels, but we couldn't have been happier with La Concha. We chose a ocean front spa suite in the Suite Tower. I will say that while I didn't see the rooms in the Ocean tower, from the exterior alone, the Suite tower looked much nicer. Our room was beautiful, very spacious, modern and extremely clean. (Housekeeping did a fantastic job - our room was immaculate every day.) It looked like the spa suites all were on the 3rd floor and meant that we had a much larger balcony. In addition to the hot tub, we had a table and a lounge chair on the balcony and believe me when I say, the view was INCREDIBLE. We lucked out with a corner room which meant we had an amazing view of the ocean, beach, and infinity pool. The room had a little kitchen area with 2 burner stove, microwave, sink, and decent sized fridge and freezer with an ice maker. (There were even pots/pans, plates, glasses, etc.) I mention the kitchen because it was key in convenience and also probably saved us a bucnh of money. We went to the Walgreens up the street and stocked up on breakfast fare, water, beer, wine, etc. which saved us some money. Truthfully, we really preferred having breakfast on our balcony vs. spending the money in the lobby. Also, another tip - you can bring your own drinks with you to the beach, just bring them in a discreet cooler (think lunch box style vs. white styrofoam) and enjoy. Otherwise, drink prices can add up quickly!
The grounds are absolutley beautiful and really give you a "resort" feel. The beach is well kept as well and the water is beautiful. We noticed the water did tend to be a bit rougher than what we were used to, however in the mornings it wasn't too bad. We lucked out with great weather, it was warm and sunny each day, however there was a constant cool breeze which meant we could sit on the beach nearly all day without getting hot or uncomfortable. It was truly the perfect climate! The fitness center was nice as well - overlooked the beach and the ocean and was very clean.
While pricey, the Solara grill at the pool was convenient and the food was pretty good. (We did not try the other restaurants.) The lobby bartenders are great - inventive with drinks and very attentive and friendly. In general, all of the staff we encountered were extremely helpful and friendly - they genuinely went out of their way to ensure we felt welcome and appreciated. (The only exception was the concierge - while friendly, they weren't overly helpful.)
I will say, I was disappointed in the neighborhood. While we felt generally safe in Condado (police patroled and the area was well-populated), it is a bit depressed - we were surprised at the number of closed buildings/storefronts. When I read "walking distance to the bars/restaurants" I just expected the neighborhood to be a bit more vibrant. That said, it was conveniently located to OSJ but we still had a beach and it was a very short cab ride from the airport.
In summary, if you have doubts about the hotel, don't worry! Stay in the suites tower and definitely choose an ocean view - you won't regret it!
Definitely spend the money on an ocean front suite tower room. The view alone will make your entire...
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