Guide to Staying in Old San Juan
Imagine staying at a centuries old Colonial European building, completely restored into a luxurious romantic hotel, then walking out into a living 7 block museum that’s vibrant day and night. That’s what staying at a hotel right in Old San Juan is all about. The Old City is what sets San Juan apart from any other destination in the Caribbean, and many visitors end up spending at least 2 full days in this magical city. If you stay at a hotel in Old San Juan, you’ll have the benefits of being able to walk to interesting attractions, museums, excellent restaurants, unique shops, and the vibrant nightlife that the old city has to offer. Old San Juan is very safe. You’ll find police on nearly every street corner. The old city is like a little New York, a city that seems to never sleep. It’s full of life from morning into the late night, yet feels relaxed…with a tropical vibe. If you want to spend time at the beach, just a short taxi drive can take you to the nearby beach of Escambron and the new city beaches in Condado, Isla Verde, and Ocean Park. There are many more beaches in nearby towns as well. Honeymooners love Old San Juan, consisting of small inns and boutique hotels in carefully restored 500-year-old colonial buildings with a romantic, elegant ambiance. A few small hotels and inns have won prestigious awards for world-class service and accommodations.
Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel & Casino
Hotel El Convento – Old San Juan, PR
Named as one of the “Top Ten Historic Hotels in the Caribbean” and constantly described as one of the most romantic and elegant boutique hotels in the Caribbean. El Convento is a very popular hotel for wedding destinations and honeymoons. Located in the heart of Old San Juan and just steps away from major attractions, restaurants and shops.
Highlights: 3 onsite restaurants, pool, wedding / events venue.
La Terraza de San Juan Hotel Boutique – Old San Juan, PR
CasaBlanca Hotel – Old San Juan, PR
CasaBlanca is an elegant boutique hotel, near the cruise ship terminal, offering 32 guestrooms with an elegant character and a personalized experience.
Cervantes Hotel – Luxury Boutique Hotel in Old San Juan
Cervantes Hotel, a luxurious, elegant, modern boutique hotel in a restored 18th-century building recommended by Conde Nast Johansens. Enjoy international cuisine at the onsite Panza Restaurant with an elegant romantic ambiance.
Gallery Inn – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gallery Inn is a 22 room boutique hotel, and one of the most unique hotels in Old San Juan. It is loved by artists and inspired by an artist. When you stay at Gallery Inn, you’re constantly interacting with works of art. It features a unique pool, balconies with beautiful views, and you can even get married here!
Monastery Art Hotel “El Monasterio Hotel” – Old San Juan
Beautiful hotel offering well-appointed, spacious suites, complete with living spaces and balconies with a view. It is located on popular Calle del Cristo in Old San Juan.
Fortaleza Suites in Old San Juan
Fortaleza Suites offers a nice variety of accommodations, from smaller budget-friendly rooms, to spacious suites with living space and full kitchen to accommodate families. Near all major attractions in Old San Juan.
Plaza de Armas – Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Convenient location with a restaurant on-site, features complimentary Wi-Fi, safe deposit box, and 24 hour front desk.
Villa Herencia Hotel – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Stay at a this historic building built in 1885, originally a home to nuns who arrived through the San Juan Gate. This beautifully restored building offers many amenities in 8 comfortable guest rooms.
Hotel Milano – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Its colonial architecture, dating back to the 19th century, has been restored and renovated to house 30 cozy rooms on three floors.
S.J. Suites Hotel – Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
All suite, non-smoking hotel offers spacious accommodations with contemporary amenities. Enjoy air conditioning and free high-speed internet.