This is a really nice hotel - this is not a beach resort. Hopefully that is clear to everyone before they book it. That being said, I spent every day at the beach because the Doubletree has pool and beach privileges with two sister hotels. Ask the front desk and they will give you a letter to present to the sister hotel.
For the hotel's beach privileges, I walked to the Renaissance La Concha (roughly 20 minute walk) on Avenida Ashford in the Condado district. I was a little concerned about the treatment I would receive at La Concha since I wasn't staying there, but, to a person, the staff at La Concha could not have been nicer. Staying at the Doubletree is a great way to enjoy the San Juan beaches while staying away from the water in a different San Juan neighborhood.
A quick taxi ride from the airport (less than $20), the Doubletree is convenient to several "neighborhood joints" for food and drink, Bebo's for example, and also a 24-hour grocery store (SuperMax) right across the street.
I had a Queen room and although the room is small, it is just fine for one person. It may be tight for two people. Plus, the bathroom is right next to the bed and has a frosted glass door, again, maybe not the best for two people. The room has plenty of work space, wired and wireless internet access, great lighting, and several convenient electrical outlets. Coffee, tea and two bottles of water are replenished daily. The room has a safe (that will hold most laptops, but probably not the large ones), a microwave oven and a refrigerator. The only negative thing I can think of is that you can clearly hear room doors and locks slamming shut whenever someone goes in or out of neighboring rooms. Other than that, no complaints.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Juan is located in the popular Condado area of Puerto Rico's capital city. This modern, full-service hotel offers a wonderful balance of relaxed comfort and warm hospitality conveyed by a signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie on arrival. Stay within walking distance of sandy Puerto Rico beaches, museums and casinos. Our location is ideal, just three miles from the historic district of Old San Juan and only five miles from San Juan's Luis Munoz Martin International Airport. Contemporary guest rooms and executive accommodations include in-room conveniences like a 32-inch flat-screen TV, MP3 clock radio, WiFi access, microwave, mini-fridge, and plush beds for a comfortable night's sleep. Enjoy a choice of dining options showcasing Asian, Caribbean and international cuisines. Relax in tropical surrounds in the private courtyard with a sparkling outdoor pool with whirlpool. Unwind with a spa treatment or work out in the 24-hour fitness center, featuring cardio equipment and free weights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree By Hilton San Juan Hotel San Juan
- Doubletree San Juan
- San Juan Doubletree
- Best Western San Juan
- San Juan Best Western
- Hotel Pierre Puerto Rico