Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
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.
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.