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In Condado, a glitzy beachfront community with a fairly laid-back attitude
The Doubletree is located on the east side of Condado. You will have to take the bus to the main tourist attractions in Old San Juan, but the beaches in east Condado are more pristine and less crowded than those in central Condado.
Once a booming area catering to foreign tourism, and then forgotten and somewhat sketchy, Condado became an affluent beachfront neighborhood after the remarkable rehabilitation carried out in the late 90s and early 2000s. Avenida Ashford is the main strip, where restaurants, upscale boutiques and casinos line the sidewalks.
The 184-room Doubletree by Hilton is one of the top hotels for its price in Condado. Though not directly on the beach, the hotel is a short walk from the sand and features a tropical-themed pool area. Rooms are large, with mini-fridges and microwaves, and the decor throughout the hotel is sleek and modern.