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  • Far from Old San Juan's attractions
  • Overpriced food and drinks
  • Some complaints of pool noise from Ocean Lanai rooms
  • Fee for in-room Wi-Fi, plus resort fee
  • No minibars in rooms

Bottom Line

The vibe at the 382-room El San Juan Hotel & Casino is that of a fun, self-contained, relaxed party. The property features a lively lobby, a sprawling free-form pool with swim-up bar, and a location right on the clean, white-sand Isla Verde Beach. Rooms are stylish and beach-y, with white bedding and furniture, light wood, bright, tropical accents, and modern touches such as clear lamps and chairs. The bathrooms are modern, too, but aren't exactly spotless or spacious. Just make sure you're happy staying put: There's not much to do nearby, and Old San Juan is at least a $20 cab ride away.

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On Isla Verde Beach, minutes from the airport

Map of El San Juan Resort & Casino

The El San Juan is located directly on Isla Verde beach, known for its great snorkeling and kite surfing. There's not much to see in the surrounding area, though, and it's $20 cab ride to Old San Juan. Dining options in the immediate neighborhood are pricey and tend to be less-than-stellar.

Isla Verde feels somewhat similar to neighboring Condado, with oceanfront luxury hotels overlooking several wonderful white-sand beaches. However, the dining and shopping scenes are less impressive here. Tourists come here for two main reasons: the wonderful beaches bordering the neighborhood on the north, and the short drive to the airport, located a couple of minutes east by car. Isla Verde Avenue, the main thoroughfare in the area, is lined with self-contained hotels overlooking the sand.

  • 5-minute drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport
  • Right on Isla Verde Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Puerto Rico's Museum of Art
  • 8-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 9-minute drive to Puerto Rico Convention Center
  • 10-minute drive to San Juan Cruise Port
  • 12-minute drive to Old San Juan
  • 13-minute drive to San Cristobal Fort
  • 13-minute drive to La Fortaleza, the Governor's Palace

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Gameroom / Arcade
Located on the Beach
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Caribbean
Phone (787) 791-1000
Also Known As
  • El San Juan Hotel and Casino
Room Types
  • City Vista, King
  • City Vista, Two Queens
  • Garden Lanai, King
  • Garden Lanai, Two Doubles
  • Junior Suite
  • La Vista, King
  • La Vista, Two Queens
  • Ocean Front Lanai Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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