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Best Hotels in Puerto Rico

Popular Hotel Areas in Puerto Rico

1. San Juan

Popular Hotels in San Juan and Vicinity:

  • Caribe Hilton San Juan
  • Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde
  • DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan
  • Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar – Beach & Golf Resort
  • Hotel El Convento
  • La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
  • Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
  • San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
  • San Juan Beach Hotel
  • Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

2. Isla Verde

Popular Hotels in Isla Verde and Vicinity:

  • Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde
  • El San Juan Resort & Casino
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
  • Coral by the Sea Hotel
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Juan
  • Hotel La Playa
  • San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel
  • Verdanza Hotel
  • InterContinental San Juan

Best For Romance:

  • Coral Princess Hotel
  • Olive Boutique Hotel
  • Villa Montana Beach Resort
  • Hotel El Convento
  • The Ritz-Carlton See All>>

3. Rincon

Popular Hotels in Rincon and Vicinity:

  • Villa Cofresi Hotel
  • Rincon of the Seas – Grand Caribbean Hotel
  • The Lazy Parrot Inn & Mini Resort
  • Parador Villa Antonio
  • Dos Angeles del Mar Guesthouse
  • Lemontree Oceanfront Cottages
  • Las Palmas Inn
  • Casa Islena Inn
  • Horned Dorset Primavera
  • Casa Verde Hotel

Best Family-Friendly Hotels:

  • Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
  • Caribe Hilton San Juan
  • Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar See All>>

4. Carolina

Popular Hotels in Carolina and Vicinity:

  • Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Isla Verde
  • Embassy Suites Hotel & Casino San Juan
  • El San Juan Resort & Casino
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
  • Verdanza Hotel San Juan
  • San Juan Water and Beach Club Hotel
  • InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
  • Coral by the Sea Hotel
  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Juan
  • Howard Johnson Hotel – Isla Verde

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5. Dorado

Popular Hotels in Dorado and Vicinity:

  • Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar – Beach & Golf Resort
  • Golden Sands Villas
  • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Plantation Resort Residences at Dorado Beach
  • Hyatt Hacienda Del Mar
  • Hotel El Convento
  • Hotel Plaza De Armas
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Villa Herencia Hotel
  • San Miguel Plaza Hotel

6. Isla de Vieques

Popular Hotels in Isla de Vieques:

  • W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island
  • Inn on the Blue Horizon
  • Sea Gate Hotel
  • Hix Island House
  • Great Escape Bed & Breakfast Inn
  • Bahia Marina Condo Resort
  • Ceiba Country Inn
  • Sea Breeze Hotel

7. Ponce

Popular Hotels in Ponce and Vicinity:

  • Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort
  • Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino
  • Ramada Ponce
  • Howard Johnson Ponce
  • Quality Inn El Tuque
  • Pichi’s Hotel Convention Center
  • Parador Villas Sotomayor

8. Guanica

Popular Hotels in Guanica and Vicinity:

  • Copamarina Beach Resort
  • Parador Guanica 1929 by Tropical Inns Puerto Rico
  • Parador Villa Parguera
  • Pichi’s Hotel Convention Center
  • La Jamaca
  • Turtle Bay Inn
  • Boqueron Beach Resort
  • Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino
  • Quality Inn El Tuque
  • Parador Boquemar

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For most people looking for the best hotels in Puerto Rico, a direct access to a nice, well-maintained beach is probably the most important amenity a good hotel can offer. Take, San Juan, for instance. If you are planning to stay in the vicinity of San Juan, then the best beaches are in Isla Verde. Beaches in Condado are not as good, but they are more centrally located. If you are planning to stay outside of San Juan, you will find quite a few luxury resorts sprawling across hundreds of acres, mainly on the east coast that offer their own beaches.

Most of the larger resorts in Puerto Rico are normally located either close to a beach or some other important attraction.

It might be really a challenge for many people to find the best hotel deals in Puerto Rico as they are ranging from luxury to rundown with the prices matching the quality. The government-maintained rural inns, called paradores, offer most basic accommodation, and can be found all over the island. The higher-end resorts and hotels will normally offer an air-conditioned room equipped with a TV and a bathroom with a shower. Some paradores won’t guarantee a personal bathroom, however, for the most part these rural inns are always located very close to a beach. One thing you need to know about the paradores is that, because they are sponsored by the government, they can’t change their rates during the season change. Thus, they have the same

fixed rate for the high season as they would have for the low season. The best rural hotels on the island are located on the west coast.  Prices for this type of accommodation range from as low as $50 to as high as $85, depending on the location and amenities.

If you are looking for the best accommodation in Puerto Rico located near the airport, then beach-bordered  Isla Verde would be  your primary choice. Keep in mind, though, that it’s farther away from Old San Juan than Ocean Park, Condado, or Miramar.  It’s a great choice if you are looking for some isolation and really want to stay on a gorgeous beach. Even though the beaches of San Juan itself are quite decent, they cannot compete with those that you can find on Isla Verde or an island of Culebra.

The west coast of Puerto Rico offers more isolated accommodations, perfect for couples and honeymooners. The city of Rincon is very popular with the surfers from around the world as the flock there to ride those near-perfect waves during the winter season. Rincon offers a nice choice of luxury hotels and resorts in addition to some very cheap inns. Guesthouses there will even offer you a 10%-15% discount should you decide to stay for more than a week.

If you are looking for even more isolated places to stay, then look no further than the small islands of Vieques and Culebra. Both are well-known for their beautiful soft-sand  beaches and calm turquoise waters, ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Best Beach Hotels in Puerto Rico:

  • Royal Isabela Golf Resort, Isabela
  • Villa Tropical Oceanfront Apartments on Shacks Beach, Isabela
  • Bravo Beach Hotel, Isla de Vieques
  • Horned Dorset Primavera, Rincon
  • La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel, San Juan
  • San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel, Isla Verde
  • Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Fajardo
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Rio Grande
  • Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino, San Juan
  • Copamarina Beach Resort, Guanica

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The number of hotels and resorts there is limited though, so make sure you book in advance, if you have specific dates in mind. Or, better yet, try the last minute vacation deals to see if anything is available for your unexpected last minute trip. The islands can be reached either by a plane from Fajardo or San Juan, or by ferry. It would be better if you let the hotel to arrange for your transportation from the airport and ferry’s dock as local taxis can easily over-charge you.

When choosing hotels in Puerto Rico, you have to decide what constitutes the best hotel or best resort in your opinion. Different people will come up with a different answer to this seemingly simple question. Is it a cheap hotel, or the most expensive one? Is it a hotel with a gorgeous private

beach, or do you care more about the best spot for scuba diving or snorkeling? Are looking for a hotel for singles or families with kids? Should your resort be located closer to the areas bustling with nightlife, or do you prefer a more isolated location for just the two of you. I personally don’t like 5 star hotels as they are normally overpriced and don’t really worth the money you are spending on that type of accommodation, unless, of course, I can get it at 50%-60% off. In most cases a 4 star hotel will do just fine for me, or even a 3 star hotel as long as it has an air conditioner, a private bathroom with a shower, a decent bed with a nice pillow, and a balcony. Wherever I travel, I know I won’t spend too much time in my room. Often times, I would only come to my hotel to sleep, after a long day of explorations.

There are all types of accommodation in Puerto Rico – luxury, mid-range, or cheap hotels. If you are heading south, southwest, or west Puerto Rico in search of the most perfect beach, just keep in mind that short-term condo rentals and smaller inns are the norm in these parts of the island. These territories work best for romantic couples and people looking for adventures. Find out more about things to do in Puerto Rico here.