I recently stayed 3 nights at the ESJ. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are coming to San Juan. My room was excellent and very comfortable. The shower was a little small but certainly served its purpose. Koko is by far the best restaurant in the hotel. I went there for two nights and the food was very good. If you go, ask to be seated at one of Hayden's tables. She was very sweet fun to talk to. Joe the bartender was great as well. If you get dessert, have the crepes and some coffee. The coffee was the best that I've ever had.
the pool areas are extremely nice as well. I was there from Monday to Wednesday so there was no shortage of empty chairs. If you're looking to be around a lot of people then make sure you stay from Thursday to Sunday. I was told by several people that the place really picks up on those nights.
The town of Isla Verde is not really nice. If you like to get out and explore then go to old San Juan. There is nothing to see in Isla Verde. If you like staying in one place the the El San Juan is perfect for you. I felt no need to really go anywhere else.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and if I make it back to Puerto Rico I will stay there again.
- 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 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 pool 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 spa. Enjoy a vibrant and varied nightlife, choosing from nine on-site award winning restaurants, plus 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 Hotel, Curio Collection By Hilton Puerto Rico/Isla Verde