The hotel is lovely and the location is definitely a plus since it's close to a lot of restaurants within walking distance. The food and drinks are a bit pricey (2 Mojitos = $21!) but we ended up walking around a lot and eating/drinking outside the hotel on most occasions.
The only BAD part about this hotel is the beach - it is NOT private, even though the hotel listings say they have a private beach. Anyone can walk in even if they are not hotel guests and the beach is very rocky/pebbly, so it actually hurts to walk in/out of the water so it's just a hassle not worth hassling with. Also, the chairs and towels are free but you have to pay an extra $15 for an umbrella. Personally, I think that should actually be free for hotel guests at least. If you walk down Ashford Ave., there's a great beach behind LaConcha Hotel and some of the restaurants. Just go there if you need to. Pointless to go to the beach at Conrad unless you just want to lay out in the sun!
Important Note: The hotel charges $16 per day for parking, but a few steps down, there's an open lot that charges $8. Save yourself some $$ with parking. Also, the hotel charges a 16% resort fee + tax each day.
Also, Front Desk was helpful in getting us a room right away even though we got to the hotel at 6am and check in time isn't until 3 or 4pm and didn't charge us extra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Condado Plaza Hilton, the only luxury hotel overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, is an enchanting alternative to typical San Juan hotels. Our unique location boasts cool ocean breezes, breathtaking sunsets, and a shimmering, protected beach. Whether you're traveling for work or play, this sparkling hotel offers it all, superb dining options including the award-wining Pikayo restaurant, elegant event venues, three glistening pools, water slide, waterports, 24-hour fitness center, tennis, poolside massage and a bubbling nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel San Juan
- San Juan Conrad
- Condado Plaza Hotel San Juan
- Hotel Resort Wyndham