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El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

1000 El Conquistador Avenue | Fajardo 00738-3711  [SEE MAP]Fajardo  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guests have access to a beach on a private island
Some amenities are unavailable while property fixes damage from Hurricane Maria
Overlooking Atlantic and Caribbean waters from its clifftop perch on Puerto Rico's northeastern coast, El Conquistador Resort offers guests a balance of adventure and relaxation. Sun-worshippers can sprawl across Palomino Island's private sands thanks to El Conquistador's alliance with sister hotel Las Casitas Village (though some recent guests consider the brief ferry ride to get there an inconvenience). Those who don't wish to stray too far from their well-appointed guest room – adorned with bright tropical accents, a balcony or patio, a work desk and a flat-screen TV – can lounge by the main pool. Meanwhile, active guests can tee off at the Arthur Hills Golf Course or break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center. After working up an appetite, travelers can sit for a meal at the snack bar or inside the lobby's Ultra Lounge at Bar 21. Additional dining options and amenities, including a water park and a spa, are expected to reopen after undergoing renovations to repair damage caused by Hurricane Maria. While some of the on-site facilities are closed for refurbishment, the property is waiving its daily resort fee. Plus, this Waldorf Astoria outpost's affiliation with the Hilton brand means Hilton Honors participants can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 984 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



Few resorts in the Caribbean, let alone Puerto Rico, measure up to El Conquistador. ... You may never want to leave, and frankly you can have a great vacation without doing so: The resort sprawls across 500 acres of dramatic cliffs and down along a harbor area, overlooking the coast with an infinite view of water stretching out from all sides.

Frommer's Exceptional



Perched on a bluff overlooking the ocean, this sprawling complex on the northern tip of the island is one of its most popular destination resorts. El Conquistador (The Conqueror) is arranged in five 'villages' with whitewashed buildings.


The 984-room El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is perched on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a 15-minute drive from Fajardo. ... Rooms are spacious and mostly modern, featuring flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and oceanview balconies in many.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 7797 have reviewed the El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 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 7797 reviews 4.0 (based on 7797 reviews)

Guest Rooms

El Conquistador Resort's guest rooms and suites are located in five wings, or villages, and offer views of the ocean or property grounds. Las Olas and La Vista rooms feature contemporary styling with a white color scheme. Modern artwork and pillows add pops of bright color. Standard amenities include balconies or patios, flat-screen HD TVs and work desks. For close proximity to the resort's marina, guests can stay in a La Marina room. And in Las Brisas accommodations, travelers will find separate living and dining areas and walk-in closets.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Cribs and microwaves available upon request (daily charges apply)

Standard room size575 to 605 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

El Conquistador Resort overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico. The property is located about 40 miles southeast of San Juan, where historic attractions like El Morro and Castillo de San Cristóbal reside. The resort features a marina and its own private island, the latter of which can be reached by one of the property's catamaran water taxis. For an additional charge, travelers can participate in one of the property's off-site excursions. Featured destinations include Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, El Yunque National Rainforest and Old San Juan.
  • Approximately 35 miles southeast of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
  • Rental car desk
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • Less than 3 miles south of Natural Reserve Cabezas de San Juan
  • 24-hour valet parking ($22.30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($16.73)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


Although the resort typically offers 12 restaurants and multiple bars, due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria, only two eateries are currently available. The property's Snack Bar serves casual fare like pizzas and burgers every day between 4:30 and 9 p.m. And at Bar 21, which sits inside the lobby's Ultra Lounge, guests can enjoy a limited selection of sports bar classics from 6 to 9:30 p.m. There's also a convenience store with grab-and-go items.
  • Optional meal plan that covers breakfast and dinner daily
  • Room service available from 6 to 11 a.m. and between 6 and 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

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


Multiple pools are available at El Conquistador Resort. However, only one of the main pool complex's pools is currently open to guests. The pool features a Jacuzzi and a swim-up pool bar. On the pool deck, visitors will find chaise lounges and cabanas, which offer TVs, minifridges and sun decks with chairs. Daily poolside activities and games are available as well. And on the property's private island, travelers can lounge on the white sand beach or rent nonmotorized water sports equipment.
  • Pool Ambassadors can provide more information about scheduled events
  • Fees apply for cabanas
  • Water park is closed for renovations
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The property's water park and kids club, Camp Coqui, are currently unavailable while the property repairs damage caused by Hurricane Maria. However, the property's main pool, which is family-friendly, is currently available. Families can also pay to borrow in-room cribs.
  • Beach on private island
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


At El Conquistador Resort's 24-hour fitness center, guests will find a variety of Life Fitness cardiovascular and weight-training machines, many of which feature personal TVs. Free fitness classes like cycling, yoga and circuit training are available in the fitness studio. Nonmotorized water sports equipment can also be rented (for a fee) on the resort's private island.
  • Tennis courts unavailable while property undergoes renovations
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


More than 100,000 square feet of event space is available at El Conquistador Resort's conference center. However, only seven event spaces are currently open while the property repairs damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The resort's largest space is the 21,000-square-foot Grand Atlantic Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,328 people in a theater-style arrangement. Additional function spaces include Palomino Island, the clifftop Trellises and three boardrooms. A business center with computers, printers and fax and copy services is also available on-site.
  • Catering, team-building activities and live entertainment can be arranged for a fee
  • Palomino Island has space for up to 1,400 attendees
  • Charges apply for business center services

Number of meeting rooms7

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


El Conquistador Resort features an Arthur Hills-designed golf course with 18 holes and ocean and rainforest views. Golf course amenities include a putting green, a chipping area and a pro shop. Green fees, golf lessons and shoe and golf club rentals cost extra.
  • Golf course closed on Mondays
  • Discounts for children 15 and younger
  • Green fees include golf cart rentals
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


El Conquistador Resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues for weddings with up to 2,300 guests. The largest interior venue is the Grand Caribbean Ballroom, which features crystal chandeliers and a built-in stage; it can accommodate up to 2,300 guests for a reception and up to 1,440 guests for a banquet. Outside, couples can tie the knot on Palomino Island, at the clifftop Trellises, at the oceanfront Casitas Garden or on one of two terraces. Palomino Island can accommodate up to 1,400 people. Though ceremony and reception packages are not available, on-site wedding planners will help couples with wedding details like catering, audiovisual services and decor.
  • Honeymoon package
  • On-site florist

Maximum wedding guest capacity2300

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

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