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San Juan Puerto Rico Hotels - The Top San Juan, Puerto Rico Hotels - Hotel El Convento, InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino

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San Juan is the capital city of the island of Puerto Rico, an official territory of the United States. The city has a population of 433,733 and it is the second-oldest city, founded by Europeans, in both North and South America. Since the end of World War II, the city has established itself as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Restaurants, museums, beaches, shopping, and hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico are all top-notch, leaving very few visitors displeased.

San Juan is made up of three distinct sections: the beach and resort section, Old San Juan, and the outlying communities. Old San Juan carries over 465 years of history. Originally built as a military fortress, Old San Juan features cobblestone streets of the blue stone, adoquine. Over 400 Spanish Colonial buildings have been restored, and the area attracts more tourists than any other destination in the Caribbean. The many plazas, parks, and forts include so many attractions that it takes multiple days to see them all.

To accommodate the many visitors and tourists, San Juan offers several top resorts and hotels. Most of these occupy the beach and resort area just west of the airport. This area features some of the best restaurants in the city, as well as modern attractions such as spas and casinos.

Here are the top San Juan, Puerto Rico hotels:

Hotel El Convento

100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Reservations: 800-468-2779
Phone: 787-723-9020
Fax: 787-721-2877

The Hotel El Convento is one of the few hotels located in Old San Juan. The location for this small but luxurious establishment, however, is perfect for its style and ambience. The hotel is, arguably, the most comfortable hotel on the entire island, and service is second-to-none. Hotel El Convento has the distinction of being the oldest hotel in the organization Historic Hotels of America. Just outside the doors of the hotel is a whole world of museums, landmarks, attractions, and even an entertaining nightlife. Features of the hotel include breathtaking views of the city, 7 meeting rooms to accommodate up to 300 guests, high-speed internet, pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and library. A daily Manager’s Reception is also provided with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Guests can enjoy dining onsite at one of three restaurants: Patio del Nispero, Cana, and El Picoteo.

InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino

Isla Verde, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00979
Phone: 787-791-6100
Fax: 787-253-2510

The InterContinental Resort & Casino is a favorite San Juan, Puerto Rico hotel for tourists seeking the city’s best beaches, nightlife, and gaming. The hotel was personally designed in the 1950s by the “grandfather of post-modern architecture,” Morris Lapidus. The location of the hotel also makes it popular with business travelers because the financial district is only minutes away. Resort amenities include a highly-rated health & fitness center, full-service spa, gift shop, live entertainment, outdoor pool, and of course, the casino. Guests have a choice of four restaurants inside the resort: Alfredo, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Momoyama, and Ciao Mediterranean, each serving specialized cuisine from around the world.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan

6961 Avenue of the Governors, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00979
Phone: 787-253-1700
Fax: 787-253-1777

The Ritz-Carlton upholds its reputation for excellence with its San Juan, Puerto Rico hotel. The hotel is so close to the ocean, the sound of the surf can be heard just outside. Hotel amenities include an oceanfront pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, 24-hour casino, and full concierge service. The Ritz-Carlton also features 30,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space and a 12,000 square foot, 11 room spa. Guest dining is provided by a choice of five restaurants: BLT Steak, Il Mulino New York, Mares, The Ocean Bar & Grill, and The Lobby Lounge.

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