Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Islet of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Cons

  • Beach is man-made and underwhelming
  • Long walk to the Caribe Hilton main building and its restaurants
  • Many "ocean views" are really city views
  • Only off-site dining within walking distance is a Subway
  • No Wi-Fi in rooms; pricey daily fee for wired Internet access

Bottom Line

The 264-room Condado Lagoon Villas at the Caribe Hilton is the tranquil sibling of its mega-resort sister: The clean, bright rooms are more spacious and the small pool is less crowded. Suites come complete with large bathrooms (many featuring soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers), big balconies and kitchenettes (in some cases with stoves), which can help compensate for the lack of nearby off-premise dining. It shares the sprawling grounds and private man-made beach of the Caribe Hilton, but the beaches are more impressive in Condado and Isla Verde.

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 Location

On a peninsula between Old San Juan and Condado, removed from the tourist action

The Condado Lagoon Villas at the Caribe Hilton is located on a small peninsula on the eastern end of a narrow island, 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, however, 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
  • 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
  • 20-minute walk to Condado area
  • 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
  • 40-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 45-minute walk to Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

 Bottom Line

The 264-room Condado Lagoon Villas at the Caribe Hilton is the tranquil sibling of its mega-resort sister: The clean, bright rooms are more spacious and the small pool is less crowded. Suites come complete with large bathrooms (many featuring soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers), big balconies and kitchenettes (in some cases with stoves), which can help compensate for the lack of nearby off-premise dining. It shares the sprawling grounds and private man-made beach of the Caribe Hilton, but the beaches are more impressive in Condado and Isla Verde.

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Address

  • 1 Los Rosales St., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Room Types

  • Junior Suite Villa
  • One Bedroom Villa
  • One Bedroom Villa w/ Murphy
  • Studio Villa, City View
  • Studio Villa, Ocean View
  • Two Bedroom Villa
  • Villa Room, City View
  • Villa Room, Ocean View

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 264
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

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