My husband and I recently stayed at the Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel to get away for his 50th. We had a wonderful time, first off we arrived around 5:30 in the morning and they were able to give us a room until ours was ready which was very nice, it is very convenient from the airport and we found the neighborhood safe for venturing out, we usually went out to breakfast and would walk around early in the morning and people in the neighborhood were friendly, we also went out one evening and I didn't feel unsafe walking to a nearby restaurant. At the resort itself, yes the food, drinks, etc are expensive but honestly even at other nearby less expensive resorts it is about the same. Not a huge fan of the additional hotel fee $90 per day they should just roll that into the price instead of surprising people with it at the end, I knew about it in advance so not a shock but it did keep me from upgrading my room knowing about it ahead of time. BLT steakhouse was top notch. The employees we encountered were always polite, willing to help and each was nicer then the last. We walked the beach and it is immediately noticeable that the beachfront on the Ritz property is well cared for in comparison to the surrounding resorts. Only two things that are by no means a complaint but more of something that would have enhanced my personal experience, I wish they had some nice tropical music or maybe even some live music on the beach for a few hours in the afternoon, its lovely and peaceful but some soft music would have been a nice addition and some sort of nightlife at the resort aside from the lobby band and casino, there was a private function going on near the beach one night and had that been a night club I think it would have been filled with people like us looking for something fun to do without having to leave to go find it. Beach fare food was tasty and not having to leave the beach to eat or get drinks was exactly what we wanted, nothing like relaxing in the sun and having it delivered to you, it was busier on Saturday and they could probably use a few more waiters, our waiter on Friday Will was a gem, such a great guy and on Saturday Juan was also so calm and nice despite trying to accommodate a packed beach. Another great perk is that you can order food from any of the restaurants on site and they would deliver where-ever you choose to eat, meaning if we wanted to eat from BLT by the pool we could. We only stayed for a weekend but I would absolutely love to return and stay at the Ritz again.
We had a room on the 9th floor with a pool view and partial ocean view, nothing special really but t...
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