El San Juan Resort & Casino

6063 Av. Isla Verde, Isla Verde, n/a Puerto Rico, 00979, Puerto Rico

Much of the classical appeal remains; the lobby's intricately carved mahogany walls and ceiling date to 1955. Beneath the coffered ceiling are three bars, including the Blue Bar, down a few steps from the lobby and set below a massive oval chandelier. You'll find the burnished warmth of Gold Bar on the right (designated for tequila tastings) and the shimmering Silver Bar on the left. The pool area has a trio of poolside cabañas with indulgent amenities that include televisions and four-poster beds draped in curtains. (Some guests opt for breakfast in these beds.) Brava, a two-level nightclub, draws a hip crowd. Rooms are larger than most on the island and have modern white furnishings with a few colorful accents. All have iPod docks.


  • beautiful pool
  • great dining options in and near hotel
  • fantastic beach


  • noise in lobby from bars and casino
  • parking lot a long walk from hotel entrance
  • small bathrooms


Phones: 787-791–1000


386 rooms, 22 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals