El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

6063 Isla Verde Avenue | San Juan 00979-5706  [SEE MAP]San Juan  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Contemporary property with four restaurants, four pools, a nightclub and more
Some say a few room amenities are missing or broken

Located in the trendy Isla Verde District of San Juan, Puerto Rico, El San Juan Hotel boasts enviable beach access and a refined resort atmosphere. Accented with eye-catching blue and gray decor and modern furnishings and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi access, minifridges and LCD televisions, this Curio Collection property's accommodations are difficult to beat. Although some recent visitors report minor issues like missing light bulbs and malfunctioning TVs, many praised the spacious layouts and comfortable beds. Plus, specialty suites offers luxe extras like Steinway pianos, private whirlpools and kitchenettes. Outside your room, you can lounge in a poolside cabana or laze along the 2-mile-long beachfront before retreating to the Well & Being Spa. And by night, you can grab dinner at one of the resort's four restaurants before dancing the night away at BRAVA nightclub. As part of the Hilton hotels group, Hilton Honors program members can use or accrue points by staying here.

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Location
San Juan
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 388 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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Much of the classical appeal remains; the lobby's intricately carved mahogany walls and ceiling date to 1955. Beneath the coffered ceiling are three bars, including the [Chandelier] Bar, down a few steps from the lobby and set below a massive oval chandelier.

Frommer's

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The opulent lobby, hand-carved of marble and mahogany, is ground zero to a number of popular bars and restaurants, for decades a place to see and be seen, with local celebrities rubbing shoulders with well-heeled travelers from around the globe. The fab pool area features swim-up bars and waterfalls.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Travel + Leisure

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Overlooking Isla Verde Beach, El San Juan Resort and Casino blends natural beauty and Old-World sophistication. ... The expansive Encanto Pool Complex includes waterfalls, swim-up bars, private cabanas, and a poolside concierge.

Oyster.com

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With a storied past showcasing performances by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, the luxury, 1950s-built El San Juan is considered a local icon. ... Now, the old exists with the new, so the grand chandelier lobby remains, but everything else is chic and contemporary.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 488 have reviewed the El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 488 reviews 4.5 (based on 488 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The decor in El San Juan Hotel's accommodations is contemporary in style, with gray walls and accents, gray or wooden furnishings and blue patterned, hardwood or tile flooring. Standard rooms sit within the property's Grand Tower and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, Sealy Posturepedic Lovell mattresses, minifridges, LCD TVs and alarm clocks. Upgraded accommodations offer additional perks, such as balconies or terraces, kitchenettes, whirlpool tubs and Steinway pianos.
  • Daily 18 percent resort fee covers unlimited local phone calls and in-room Wi-Fi access, coffee and bottled water
  • Rooms and suites boast pool, city or ocean views

Standard room size445 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

El San Juan Hotel is located on 15 acres along Isla Verde Beach. Restaurants and two grocery stores sit within walking distance. Area attractions like Castillo de San Cristóbal and El Morro can be found in Old San Juan, which sits 8 miles northwest.
  • Within 8 miles of San Juan Cruise Port
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is situated 2 miles southeast
  • Rental car desk
  • 24-hour valet parking ($27.88)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($22.30)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Four restaurants and a grab-and-go eatery with coffee, sandwiches and more are available on-site. For sit down meals by the beach, there's seafood-focused Aquarelle On The Beach. Gourmet Puerto Rican cuisine is on the menu at Caña by Juliana Gonzalez. Meat Market Miami offers classic steakhouse fare alongside a Wine Spectator award-winning selection of wines. And at Trattoria Napoles, travelers can savor casual Italian dishes in a family-friendly setting.
  • Room service available from Caña by Juliana Gonzalez during restaurant hours
  • Reservations accepted at Caña by Juliana Gonzalez and Meat Market Miami

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

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

Pool

El San Juan Hotel is home to four pools, one of which is a lagoon-style pool. In the main pool, visitors will find a tiki hut with a swim-up bar. The pools overlook the beach and are surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas and cabanas.
  • Cabanas come with butler service, minifridges, TVs and digital safes (charges apply)
  • Kayaks, Jet Skis and snorkeling gear available for a fee at beach
  • 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 European-style Well & Being Spa features multiple treatment rooms and saunas, plus a relaxation area. Spa menu offerings include massages, facials and body treatments. The facility also offers specialty services for men and pregnant women.
  • Spa open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Services offered:

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

Kids

Although El San Juan Hotel does not have a kids club, the resort's pools are family-friendly. Plus, the property boasts a 2-mile stretch of sand with motorized and nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

El San Juan Hotel's fitness center features floor-to-ceiling windows, free weights and cardio and weight-training equipment. There's also an outdoor fitness facility on the spa's rooftop. At the outdoor Functional Fitness Sky Lab, guests can enjoy free fitness classes like yoga and boot camp.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Kayak rentals available at beach
  • Rooftop fitness facility also offers fee-based classes
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

More than 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space is available for business functions at El San Juan Hotel. The largest venue is the 11,000-square-foot International Ballroom, which has space for up to 1,158 attendees for receptions and up to 900 guests for theater-style events. Audiovisual equipment and catering services are available for all venues. A 24-hour business center is located on-site as well.
  • Three conference rooms and two boardrooms
  • Business center features computers, printers, copy machines and a flat-screen TV
  • Meeting packages

Number of meeting rooms16

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

Wedding

Six wedding venues are available on-site. Inside, there are the International Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,158 guests for a reception or up to 800 guests for a banquet, and Tropicoro, which offers tiered seating and a built-in stage. For outdoor weddings, couples can exchange vows beneath a banyan tree, on the rooftop terrace, by the pool or near the beach. Wedding packages are not available, but couples can create custom wedding menus with the resort's catering team.
  • Largest outdoor venue has space for up to 175 people
  • Independent vendor recommendations for decor, wedding cakes and officiating services
  • No on-site wedding planners

Maximum wedding guest capacity1,158

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

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