We stayed here for 6 nights in a 2 bedroom, 2 floor suite on floor 20 of the Tower with a lagoon view since we managed to get a deal. I don't think I would have stayed as long otherwise.
The hotel is well appointed, and has friendly staff as you would expect. There is a multi-level pool with a bar and a secluded private beach. Having snorkel equipment for hire was useful and there are several fish on the reef at the edge of the bay, about 100 yds out.
There are many places to eat and drink within the hotel complex, including the nauseatingly ever-present Starbucks. There are also a few small shops in the complex and others across the street, where you can also rent a car. Don't forget to factor in the overpriced $20 overnight parking lot charge though!
The hotel was built in the 50's and has some great architecture, although it has been expanded considerably over the years into a sprawling complex.
This is a great place to just relax and hang out but you need to take a cab into Old San Juan to do anything, unless you fancy a 45 minute walk in the heat. Having said that, at least it's not in the midst of the hotel jumble of Condado over the bridge
Overall a good base, although the decor was in need of a revamp and the AC was very noisy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic and iconic Caribe Hilton offers an ideal combination of leisure facilities and activities and is home to Caribar, the birthplace of the pina colada. The resort is situated on a private 17-acre lushly landscaped peninsula with a secluded beach and is located near the Old San Juan historic district and many of the destination's top attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caribe Hilton San Juan Hotel San Juan
- Hilton Hotel San Juan
- Hilton Hotel Caribe
- Hilton San Juan
- San Juan Caribe Hilton Hotel