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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel vs The Condado Plaza Hilton

Both hotels are rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton scores significantly higher than The Condado Plaza Hilton. El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton comes in at #3 in San Juan with accolades from 8 publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, DK Eyewitness and Fodor's.

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
8 / 10
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Isla Verde, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
From $200 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge Concierge
"The El San Juan Hotel was designed to remind wealthy travelers of the pleasure palaces of Havana, and it's still turning heads."
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"The vibe at the 382-room El San Juan Hotel & Casino is that of a fun, self-contained, relaxed party." Full review
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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.
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Considered San Juan's signature beachfront hotel, the facilities at this elegant high-rise include three swimming pools, a casino, a bar, a spa, and nine restaurants."
Gayot Gayot
"Situated on fifteen acres in the upscale Isla Verde district of San Juan, this pretty resort offers plenty for those seeking activity from dawn throughout the day and into the midnight hour."
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
"A perfect marriage of quality and convenience." Full review
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The Condado Plaza Hilton
The Condado Plaza Hilton
7 / 10
999 Ashford Avenue, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
From $179 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Concierge Concierge
"What draws the clientele is the style—without the nonstop nightlife of similar properties like La Concha and El San Juan."
Oyster Oyster
Upscale
"The 589 rooms at the Condado Plaza Hilton are inviting and bright, decorated in blues and greens or brilliant reds, and featuring plenty of space." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"A short taxi ride from Old San Juan, this high-rise hotel has its own beach as well as good tennis courts and a well-equipped gym."
Star Service Star Service
"The Condado Plaza Hilton is one of the liveliest hotels in the Condado-Old San Juan area, with spacious guest rooms complemented by exceptional dining." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The island's only luxury hotel with both Atlantic and lagoon views is just five minutes from Old San Juan." Full review
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Be sure to request a room in the west wing, where you cam see powerful waves dramatically crashing onto the rocks below.
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