Caribe Hilton

1 San Geronimo Street | San Juan 00901  [SEE MAP]San Juan  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Boasting stunning seaside views from its perch along a 17-acre peninsula, Caribe Hilton attracts travelers looking for dramatic scenery and an enviable location. When you're not kicking back in your accommodations (which sport neutral tones, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and Serenity beds), pamper yourself with a rejuvenating treatment at the Olas Spa. Then, venture to the inviting oceanfront pool complex or the private beachfront for some fun in the sun. When hunger sets in, head to the swim-up Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill to enjoy live music and refreshments, or to one of the resort's other dining venues, including a Morton's Steakhouse. Previous guests praise the Piña Colada Club for its rave-worthy tropical cocktails. Some recent guests noted that the property sits about 2 miles back from the action in Old San Juan. As part of the Hilton clan, this property allows those participating in the Hilton Honors program to cash in or redeem credits here. Note: The hotel was impacted by the 2017 hurricanes and is expected to reopen in spring 2019.

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Location
San Juan
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 651 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

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With its own beach and large swatches of tropical gardens, the Caribe Hilton is still one of San Juan's finest properties in a city full of them.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Lonely Planet

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The Caribe was constructed in 1949 and played host to numerous celebrities throughout the 1950s and '60s. Its recently renovated rooms are loaded with amenities, and the sprawling pool and beach area includes a lawn chessboard, scores of hammocks and an interesting mini-peninsula with lounge beds.

Travel + Leisure

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Sharing a private peninsula with 17 acres of tropical gardens and beach, Caribe Hilton resides between Old San Juan and Condado, home to the city's trendiest clubs and restaurants. Across the open-air lobby from the main entrance is the oceanfront Oasis Bar, where the piña colada was invented in 1954.

Fodor's

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Not many hotels can lay claim to their own fort, but Fortín San Gerónimo del Boquerón, which once guarded the entrance to San Juan Bay, is on the grounds of this sprawling resort, one of the largest in Puerto Rico. It has a private beach, a multilevel pool with swim-up bar, a luxurious spa, and one of the best-developed kids' programs on the island.

Shermans Travel

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Covering a 17-acre spread, the location right between Old San Juan and Condado is ideal – a kind of junction between the city's history and its future. Rooms are smallish, standard-issue-corporate in style, but most have balconies and marble bathrooms.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 7234 have reviewed the Caribe Hilton, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 7234 reviews 4.0 (based on 7234 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Caribe Hilton are fresh and bright, with neutral color schemes, contemporary wooden furnishings and granite countertops. Some guest rooms feature upholstered headboards and green accent walls, while others offer tall wooden headboards and beige walls with pops of purple throughout. Amenities include balconies or terraces, MP3 alarm clock radios, 27-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers. One- and two-bedroom suites are also offered, which include features like whirlpool bathtubs, kitchens and living and dining areas.
  • Garden, lagoon and ocean views available
  • Wi-Fi included in daily resort fee
  • Select accommodations have walk-in showers and dual sinks

Standard room size327 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Caribe Hilton is located on a 17-acre peninsula between Old San Juan and Condado. At the adjacent Paseo Caribe, travelers will find various shops, eateries and nightclubs. The Casa Bacardí rum distillery, among the world's largest, is about 9 miles away. To get to Old San Juan's attractions, restaurants and shops, visitors can hire a car at the on-site rental car desk. A bus stop also sits within walking distance.
  • Approximately 7 miles northwest of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
  • No airport transfers provided
  • Daily resort fee applies
  • 24-hour valet parking ($26)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($19)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Seven dining establishments are available at the Caribe Hilton, including Palermas Restaurant, which serves traditional breakfast fare buffet-style. For dinner, diners can grab a bite at Morton's Steakhouse or Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino. And for Italian-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, travelers can visit Il Giardino La Trattoria. Multiple bars are located on-site as well, one of which is the birthplace of the piña colada. And for casual grab-and-go fare, there's a Starbucks and Quiznos.
  • Room service offered daily from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Select booking packages include daily breakfast
  • Swim-up bar available

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

An oceanfront pool complex with three pools spread across multiple tiers is available at the Caribe Hilton. Pool features include an infinity-edge pool, waterfalls, a kids area and a swim-up bar. Lounge chairs and umbrellas, plus a few daybeds, are available around all pools. The resort also has a beach, where lounge chairs, cabanas and hammocks can be found. Nonmotorized water sports equipment like snorkeling gear, kayaks and paddleboards can be rented at the beach, as well.
  • Charges apply for beach cabana use
  • Poolside dining provided by Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Caribe Hilton's Olas Spa features multiple treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, relaxation lounges, a whirlpool, couples massage suites and locker rooms. Spa menu offerings range from massages and facials to hair and nail services. Specialty treatments include prenatal massages and teens spa services. Six spa packages, which combine multiple services into one appointment, are also available.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m.
  • Outdoor treatment areas available
  • Bridal spa services offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort's kids club offers supervised activities. Camp Coco, the kids club's summer camp, is also available during select months. Other kid-friendly amenities include a miniature golf course, a game room with video games and movies, a playground and basketball and tennis courts.
  • Babysitting services offered (fees apply)
  • Childrens menus available
  • Family Fun Package includes daily breakfast for four
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Caribe Hilton's fitness center has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the ocean and Precor cardio and strength-training equipment. Free weights and a Technogym Kinesis machine are also available. Outside the fitness center, travelers will find basketball and tennis courts. Kayaks and paddleboards can be rented at the beach as well.
  • Complimentary yoga and Pilates classes offered at the beach
  • Free towels provided
  • Tennis court use and fitness center access covered by daily resort fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The Caribe Hilton offers 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including two ballrooms, 11 conference rooms and an exhibition hall. The property participates in the Hilton brand's Connect+ program, which provides event-planning services for all business functions. A business center with computers, printers and copy and fax machines is also available, and audiovisual equipment and tech support can be provided.
  • Largest venue has space for up to 1,600 people
  • All ballrooms can be divided into smaller rooms
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center sits less than a mile away

Number of meeting rooms24

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Up to 1,600 people can be accommodated for wedding-related events at the Caribe Hilton. Couples have a variety of spaces to choose from, including the beach, multiple ballrooms and an oceanfront gazebo. The resort's largest venue is the San Geronimo Ballroom. Though wedding packages are not offered by the property, couples can arrange on-site catering, bridal spa services, ceremony and reception decor and other details through the Caribe Hilton's wedding planners.
  • Hilton HHonors rewards members can earn and redeem points for weddings
  • Honeymoon registries available

Maximum wedding guest capacity1,600

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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