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Hotels and Resorts in San Juan, Puerto Rico - On the Beach / Beachfront

If you’re a traveler who loves city life and beaches, you’ll love vacationing in San Juan.  This useful guide will help you get acquainted with the four beaches in San Juan that offer beachfront hotels and resorts so you can make the best choice for your preferences.  We also list beachfront hotels in nearby Isla Verde, a popular city destination just 15 minutes from San Juan.

The beaches of San Juan are rarely crowded by US standards, there’s plenty of room on the sand, and friendly staff at the beachfront resorts to fulfill your every need.

With so many flights from major cities in the USA, you could be sitting on a lounge chair under the sun in just a few hours.  Although San Juan is a buzzing city, visitors find themselves re-energized and pampered by the relaxed tropical atmosphere.

To make your planning easier, this guide only lists hotels, resorts, and small inns directly on a beach in the capital city of San Juan and nearby Isla Verde.   

Condado Beach - San Juan

Best Hotels & Resorts on the Beach

San Juan’s most popular resorts on the beach are located on Condado Beach.  From Condado Beach, you can walk to shops, casinos, nightclubs, and choose a variety of great dining options.  Please know that Condado Beach is not safe for swimming, however you can walk to Laguna del Condado and La Playita del Condado, which have calmer water for swimming, paddle boarding, and a little snorkeling.

La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort

From $147 - Beachfront Resort

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San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

From $165 - Beachfront Resort

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Waterfront Hotels / Resorts in Condado

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The following hotels, Condado Vanderbilt and Condado Beach Club are waterfront hotels, which come with a unique set of pleasures in San Juan.  Those that enjoy watching and listening to the ocean surf, and prefer a more exclusive experience without crowds, will enjoy a stay at these hotels.

When the tide is low, you can lounge on the narrow beach area, however, the water is not safe for swimming.  For some beach time, you can walk to Laguna del Condado, La Playita del Condado, and Condado BeachEscambron Beach is a relaxed 25-minute walk.

Condado Vanderbilt

From $219 - Waterfront Luxury Resort

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Condado Ocean Club

From $200 - Adults Only, Waterfront Hotel

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Caribe Hilton Beach - San Juan

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While there are no official private beaches in Puerto Rico, the Caribe Hilton, a historic and iconic hotel has the privilege of offering guests a private beach mostly used by hotel guests.  This beach has calm water for swimming, and underneath the surface… there is one of the best spots for scuba diving in the city where tour guides take adventurous visitors to experience the magic.

We invite you to stay at this iconic all-time favorite hotel in San Juan… The Caribe Hilton.  Here’s a fun fact:  there’s a never-ending argument about where the Piña Colada was born… Caribe Hilton claims it was first created here.  So if you’re a Piña Colada lover, you’ll have bragging rights for staying at the place where it was first mixed and loved.

Caribe Hilton Hotel

From $175 - Beachfront Resort

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Top Rated Tours at Caribe Hilton Beach

La Playita del Condado Beach - San Juan

Best Hotels & Resorts on the Beach

As the name implies, La Playita del Condado (Condado’s Small Beach), may be small, but it attracts a relaxed crowd seeking calmer water and a place to swim with the kids in the city.  The water of La Playita is calm and turquoise, and from late spring until early fall, it is a  nice little spot for doing a little snorkeling by the rocks.

The only hotel at this beach is the Condado Plaza Hilton, a family-friendly hotel offering easy access to La Playita del Condado and Laguna del Condado Condado Lagoon), San Juan’s favorite place to go paddle boarding.

From this beachfront hotel, you can take a stroll across the bridge to visit Balneario El Escambron, the best beach in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Condado Plaza Hilton

From $170 - Beachfront Resort

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Isla Verde Beach - Carolina, Puerto Rico

Best Hotels & Resorts on the Beach

Isla Verde is the second most popular city beach tourist destination in Puerto Rico.  For marketing purposes, you’ll see hotels and resorts with “San Juan” added to the hotel name, however, Isla Verde is a tourist district in the neighboring town of Carolina, about 15 minutes east of the capital city.

Isla Verde is popular among beach lovers, offering miles and miles of light golden sand, touched by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  In Isla Verde Beach you can choose from a few luxury beachfront resorts, a more budget-friendly Courtyard beachfront, and a few boutique hotels.  If you wish to save money you can choose from a few hotels within walking distance of the beach.

Isla Verde is conveniently located just 5-10 minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport.

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

From $175 – Beachfront Resort

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Top Rated Isla Verde Beach Tours

Royal Sonesta

From $150 – Beachfront Family Resort

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Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort

From $140 - Beachfront Resort / Family Friendly / Casino

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Ocean Park Beach - San Juan

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Numero Uno Beach House

From $170

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Map - Best Beachfront Hotels & Resorts

San Juan & Isla Verde, Puerto Rico