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Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 11, 2007

Perfect vacation for the rejuvenating effect. We decided to take a weekend off and go to the carribean. We had been to San Juan last year and thought ah it was ok. Ponce on the other hand, well at least this resort was very good. The only reason I dont give them an excellent was because of the first impression I got from the staff. The person that checked us in wasn't to helpful, granted we checked in at about 5:30am but he could of been friendlier. Other than that two thumbs up, the grounds of the resort are kept very well. Everything was clean lawns where manicured small beach but nice. Casino on the location is mainly slot machines but have 2 craps tables 2 roulette tables 1 black jack table 1 carribean poker table and 2 texa's hold'em tables. The locals are regulars in this casino they seem to be of the retired age and have nothing better to do than burn through their money.

The cost of things are U.S. prices, its not like traveling to D.R. where you'll get more for your dollar. Food is expensive in the hotel. $22 dollars lunch buffet and $30 dollars dinner buffet. There's this one seafood restaurant Pito's Seafood restaurant, food was good there service was ok we went there after a drive thru town. The golf area was very nicely kept they actually have residences on the grounds of the course its a 27 hole PGA course, which probably means they get funds from PGA to keep the place that clean.

Quick tricks for you if you do decide to go for a short stay
1- Pack light take carryon luggage only
2- Rent a car even if its for 2 days its worth going out into town and looking around. Get the economy size car its cheap and it'll be enough to get you around.
3- Fork over the extra 30 bucks to stay in the executive rooms, this will give you acces to the executive lounge which includes a free continental breakfast and free drinks (non-alcoholic) and snacks throughout the day. Plus you get free internet access and you could check in and print your boarding pass when you are ready to leave.
4- Check out the pier right by the hotel lots of food kiosks for eating typical greasy puerto rican food

Overall good fun

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2007

great hotel with beautiful golf facilities...we really enjoyed our stay. My wife loved the beach and the spa facilities, The food and the restaurants were the Best in town.
For a relaxing vacation or a visit with the family this place has it all. I also saw a wedding celebration at the pool and it seems that they also cater for special events and banquets and groups.
we will be back for valentines day and spend another romantic get away..

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed January 21, 2007

This is a nice hotel. We got a great deal on a full suite with two rooms for four of us. Overall service was great. Room service was rediculously slow, but otherwise loved the hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 11, 2007

We stayed here in August 2006 and this is one of the worst hotels we have ever stayed at. The rooms, furniture and appliances were so old that we thought we were in a motel off of a small highway. The food was so-so but the restaurant service was absolutely terrible. We were absolutely unimpressed!

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2006

We stayed at this resort for three days, and we liked our clean room with a very comfortable bed. The facilities are very well maintained and the staff could not have been friendlier. There did seem to be a tendency to nickel and dime you and the restaurants can be pricey. There are more than enough pool and beach chairs to go around and there are tennis courts and other activities for the guest who wants to be active.

The beach is not the greatest because it is quite stony, but if you can get by this, it is a great place to stay. You are near the city and also Route 2 where the major shopping mall is, but you are still far enough away from every day life to hide out if that is what you want. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2006

My wife and son spent 3 days at the Ponce Hilton after having been there earlier this year in February. No the beach there is not the greatest (we reasearched in advance and knew to drive the half hour west to the Guanica region for higher quality beaches) and no the food there is not worth the cost (we researched and knew the local authentic restaurants in Ponce, Salinas and Guayanilla to go to), BUT if you want a clean room (stay only in the newer-constructed Executive Tower-pay the extra $10-$20 willingly), attractive resort-style facility with rates less than you'll pay at the north coast resorts, it is the ONLY place worth staying in Ponce. The adjacent Caribe golf course is a newer 27-hole track with 2 holes oceanside (#18 & #27) relatively flat, and unchallenging, unless the winds are up. If you don't want to venture out for dinner the Italian restaurant at the golf clubhouse is your best option (tip: plus the pool there, while smaller, is nicer and less crowded).

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2006

I just returned from a 3 day trip to Ponce, staying at the Hilton. After reading some of the reveiws here, I was a little nervous but I ended up pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 7 AM and our room was not immediately ready, so we sat down there for breakfast. In the middle of breakfast, the receptionist came to our table to tell us our room was ready. I thought this to be great service. Another receptionist happily gave us perfect directions to a restauraunt in Ponce. If you are looking for a beach resort, this may not be the place, but for that matter I don't think anywhere in Ponce has nice beaches. The beach was nice enough to walk out there in the morning, put your feet in the water, enjoy the view, then go sit by the pool. The pool here is very nice. I sat there all day long with very easy access to tropical drinks. The hotel is open air, so you get a nice breeze whenever in the lobby and main restauraunt. The buffet was a little expensive ($22 for the lunch and $18 for breakfast), but there was plenty of options. If you are there around noon on a Friday, be sure to check out the fashion show...very awkwardly entertaining. The hotel was very clean. And the casino was reasonable. $5 blackjack and craps, $1 roullette. We rented a car and used there self parking, which was $4.50 a day. I thought it was a little crazy to charge for parking, but the $4.50 was better than the $10 for valet. Unless you are extremely lazy, there is no need for valet...the parking lot is right in front of the hotel. If I ever go back to Ponce, I will stay at the Hilton. But next time I'd be sure to bring my sticks in order to check out their golf course.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1150 Caribe Ave., Ponce 00716, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Ponce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ponce
Price Range: $198 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort is a tropical resort facing the Caribbean Sea, within a secluded location in the picturesque city of Ponce, Puerto Rico's second largest city. This full service resort offers a 27-hole championship golf course, variety of bars and restaurants, a 24-hours Casino and is the ideal base to explore the southern part of Puerto Rico. ... more   less 
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