Caribe Hilton San Juan Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Islet of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Cons

  • Beach is man-made and underwhelming
  • Wi-Fi in lobby only; pricey wired Ethernet plug-in in rooms
  • On-site dining expensive
  • Can get busy with families during peak season or on weekends
  • Unimpressive surrounding area -- dining off-site requires a drive
  • Pools and Jacuzzis can be cloudy or dirty

Bottom Line

The large, 910-room Hilton Caribe mega-resort has a secluded, private man-made beachfront, over 17 acres of tropical gardens, a bird sanctuary, and even the historic Fuerte San Geronimo de Boqueron is on-site (which guests can look at, but not enter). Its peninsula location makes for excellent ocean views, and the large oceanfront pool complex is impressive for the area, with two tiers and a swim-up bar. Rooms are standard Hilton fare, with flat-screen TVs, green accent walls, soft sheets and average bathrooms. However, guests should be aware that the hotel is a popular pre-cruise destination, and at times can be overrun with large crowds of families with children.

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 Location

On the eastern end of the Islet of San Juan, between the popular areas of Old San Juan and Condado

The Caribe Hilton is located on a small peninsula on the eastern end of the narrow Islet of San Juan, directly between the popular tourist neighborhoods of Old San Juan and Condado, and is a short drive away from each.

There's little within walking distance, and cab fares can add up: Cab rides have a legally set minimum of $12. There are no restaurants nearby (just the six options on-site), and although you can walk to Condado, traveling a mile by foot at night is something most visitors will avoid. Cheap public buses are another option for anyone looking to save money.

  • 15-minute drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • 15-minute walk to Condado area
  • 10-minute drive to the San Juan National Historic Site, which includes Fort San Felipe del Morro, Fort San Cristobal, and a portion of the old city walls
  • 9-minute drive to the San Juan Museum of Arts and History
  • 10-minute drive to El Morro Fort
  • 20-minute drive to Isla Verde Beach for great snorkeling
  • 35-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 45-minute walk to Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

 Bottom Line

The large, 910-room Hilton Caribe mega-resort has a secluded, private man-made beachfront, over 17 acres of tropical gardens, a bird sanctuary, and even the historic Fuerte San Geronimo de Boqueron is on-site (which guests can look at, but not enter). Its peninsula location makes for excellent ocean views, and the large oceanfront pool complex is impressive for the area, with two tiers and a swim-up bar. Rooms are standard Hilton fare, with flat-screen TVs, green accent walls, soft sheets and average bathrooms. However, guests should be aware that the hotel is a popular pre-cruise destination, and at times can be overrun with large crowds of families with children.

Things You Should Know About Caribe Hilton San Juan

Address

  • 1 San Geronimo St., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Room Types

  • Corner Suite, Ocean View
  • Governor Two Bedroom Suite, Ocean View
  • Guest Room
  • Guest Room, Ocean View
  • Honeymoon Suite, Ocean View
  • Junior Suite
  • One Bedroom Suite, Garden View
  • San Geronimo Suite, Ocean View
  • Two Bedroom Suite, Garden/ City View
  • Two Bedroom Suite, Lagoon View

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 910
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Islet of San Juan, San Juan
Address: 1 San Geronimo St., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
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