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Traveler’s Guide for Choosing a Hotel to Meet YOUR Travel Needs

San Juan, Puerto Rico is continuously named as one of the top vacation spots in the Caribbean.  The attractions and beaches in San Juan make it a world-class destination, but the amazing accommodations and warm hospitality are what make a visitor feel comfortable and welcomed.

Before you start your hotel search, please take a few minutes to learn about the differences between choosing to stay in Old San Juan, Condado, Isla Verde, Ocean Park or near the Convention Center.  After reading, you’ll be able to make a more informed lodging choice for an even more enjoyable vacation.

San Juan is unlike any other destination.  It’s two worlds in one city, and the hotels capture the feel of both, giving travelers plenty of options.

Choosing where to stay in San Juan pretty much comes down to a few factors:

  • If you prefer old European charm with an intimate setting, you may want to stay in Old San Juan.
  • If you wish to have all the comforts of home with separate bedrooms, you will find apartment rentals in Old San Juan and the throughout the metro area.
  • If you wish for a beachfront luxury resort, Condado and Isla Verde offer a great selection.
  • If you’re on a smaller travel budget, don’t worry, there are plenty of small inns, guest houses, and hotels that won’t break your wallet.
  • Stay in Old San Juan if you want to focus on visiting all the historic attractions, and beaches are not your focus. If it’s the other way around, then look for a hotel in Condado, Isla Verde or Ocean Park.
  • Map of Accommodations in San Juan tourist areas

With all this said, you can enjoy it all in San Juan.  The old and new city are only a short 10 minute taxi drive away from each other; however, some visitors end up wishing they were staying at one or the other after they got here.  We want you to have a good time in San Juan, and there are a few additional points you should consider before booking your hotel, so read more below.  A little planning can turn a good vacation into a spectacular one.

So sit back, relax, and take a few minutes to go through our lodging pages.  We offer much more than just hotel listings, because it’s important to us that your vacation is perfect.

Following we summarize the difference between staying in Old San Juan and New San Juan.  Then we offer hotel-specific pages to the destinations and popular tourist preferences to make your search easier.

Before reading take a look at this hotels overview by the Travel Channel

Staying in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan is a unique 500-year-old world condensed into 7 blocks that you can explore by foot.  Choosing a hotel in Old San Juan gives you the best and most convenient access to all that this romantic and exuberant city has to offer by simply walking out of your hotel.  Romantics simply love staying in Old San Juan.  The hotels and small inns range from luxurious to simple and charming for every budget.  If you want to enjoy the beach, you can take a short taxi ride to Balneario Escambron, or the resort communities of Condado and Isla Verde.  Here you can also dine, dance, and try your luck at the resort casinos, even if you’re not a guest, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds in San Juan.

Staying in the San Juan Metro – Condado, Ocean Park, Miramar / Convention Center District, & Isla Verde, Carolina

Condado / Puerta de Tierra, San Juan & Isla Verde, Carolina

San Juan offers the most luxurious city resorts in the Caribbean facing the fun blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  For visitors longing for that perfect resort vibe with a beach just steps away, and with casinos, nightclubs and entertainment right onsite, then Condado and Isla Verde may be the perfect choice.  Just in case you didn’t know, Isla Verde is actually a district of the town of Carolina not San Juan.  Isla Verde is just a 15 minute drive west of Old San Juan and closest to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

Hotels in Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Map of Condado Hotels & Resorts

Hotels & Small Inns in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico  |  Map of Isla Verde Resorts & Hotels

Ocean Park, San Juan

Ocean Park is mostly communities of gated condominiums along the beach.  Along the beachfront and a few blocks back, you’ll find more budget-friendly small inns and bed and breakfasts great for those that want to enjoy the city with a more laid back feel.  The water on the beach is rougher, but that makes it more popular for those that love to practice water sports.  The feel in Ocean Park is more like the laid back California coast.

Hotels in Ocean Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Map of Ocean Park Hotels

Miramar / P.R. Convention Center District, San Juan

If you’re attending an event at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, you may find it very convenient to stay in Miramar.  You’ll have to take a taxi ride to see the attractions in Old San Juan or to enjoy the beaches in New San Juan.  A car rental may be more cost-effective if you plan on staying in Miramar.  There are not many restaurants in Miramar, so again, you will have to drive or take a taxi to Old San Juan or the Condado / Isla Verde resort areas for a lot more dining establishments to choose from.

Hotels in Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico  |  Map of Miramar / Convention Ctr. Hotels

San Juan Hotels on the Beach  |  Map of Beachfront Resorts / Hotels



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