Business pros in need of meeting and event space in San Juan, look no further. We checked out on-site business centers, conference rooms, salons, and ballrooms (and tested Wi-Fi connections) to determine the city’s best business hotels.
Located in San Juan’s vibrant Condado district, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is directly accessible to a tiny beach. The hotel’s 319 guest rooms are attractive (dark-wood furniture, stone-topped bathroom vanities) and high-tech (Smart TVs with airplay). The hotel offers 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests. Most meeting rooms feature superb design elements like restored cathedral ceilings and custom-made Italian chandeliers, plus practical amenities like Bose Sound Systems and HD displays and monitors. There is also a business center and free property-wide Wi-Fi.
The European-style El Convento is a notable historic landmark, and both the unique historical atmosphere and service-oriented staff contribute to a special stay. Its made for romance, and yet business travelers will find plenty to like, such as the free Wi-Fi, lounge area with free bottled water and local coffee throughout the day, and the small library area and business center, which has desktop computers and a machine for printing, faxing, and scanning. There are also seven meeting spaces, which range from an herb garden terrace (popular with cocktail parties) to several salons boasting original artwork, one of which can seat up to 300 people.
Big groups of convention-goers often dictate the atmosphere at this business-oriented chain hotel, which has an entire floor of meeting space and business facilities and a convenient location across the street from the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The San Juan Grand Ballroom is the largest in the city. Other junior ballrooms and room arrangements are available, and together, the space can hold up to 1,800 people. The business center is adjacent to the event space with meeting tables, printing capabilities, and docking stations for laptops. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, as well, and the hotel's bar area is big enough for working during the day or having meetings.
The 299-room Embassy Suites San Juan's proximity to the airport and on-site conference rooms make it a great choice for business travelers. The hotel offers 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space in rooms that are practical (if uninspiring), and a tiny, enclosed business center in the lobby with two personal computers and printing facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, though it can be spotty.
This budget-friendly chain hotel offers 201 rooms and suites close to the airport. Excellent freebies, including breakfast (which can get busy) and evening refreshments (including beer!) add to the value. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, work desks, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers -- though better coffee is available in the lobby -- and suites have more space and microwaves. There is a large business center with several large-screen desktops and printers, and a conference room with audio/visual equipment that can hold up to 20 people. Wi-Fi is free, though parking will incur a daily fee.