The hotel grounds, pools and beach are fantastic and this is the place for nightlife. I spent one night sitting at the front bar in the lobby watching all of the people come and go. The Meat Market restaurant and staff were great and I would recommend enjoying a couple of hours at that bar as well. No need to waste your time in the Casino, it is very small and after gambling for three days I did not see one person win anything meaningful.
You need to be up early in order to scout out chairs - throw a towel and book down and consider them reserved. If you miss out, find a young staff member and a twenty dollar bill will go a long way. The drinks are expensive but delicious. We went to the local supermarket and filled our cooler and no one seemed to mind.
Please be warned - security is tight but people slip through, pay attention to your belongings - while we were there someone tried to grab my friends bag.
Lots and lots of good looking people are staying at this hotel and you are guaranteed to have a good time.
Very good for large groups - we saw a number of bachelor/ette parties while we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceanfront hotel surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped grounds in fashionable Isla Verde district - 15 minutes from Old San Juan. El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel presents a perfect blend of tropical splendor, Old World elegance and vibrant culture. Redesigned guest rooms are bright and inviting- ideal for a retreat. Lounge at the beach or on the expansive Encanto Pool Complex featuring flowering gardens, and spacious sundeck, Olympic-sized pool, Fantasy swimming pool with swim-up bar, waterfall and whirlpools, private cabanas for rental or relax and rejuvenate at the Edourad de Paris Day Spa. Enjoy a vibrant and varied nightlife, choosing from nine on-site award wining restaurants, a world-class casino, plus 15 lounges, bars and nightclubs. One life to live? Live it up at El San Juan! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El San Juan Resort And Casino
- El San Juan Hotel Isla Verde
- El San Juan Hotel Casino
- The Waldorf Astoria Collection Carolina
- El San Juan Hotel Puerto Rico
- El San Juan Resort & Casino, A Hilton Hotel Puerto Rico/Isla Verde