Hotel Overview

Experience the timeless enchantment of the island of Puerto Rico at the luxurious El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Relax in a tropical setting amid lush landscaped grounds, cool ocean breezes, and old-world ambiance. Located on 15 landscaped acres, El San Juan is nestled along a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach with 449 air-conditioned rooms.

El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is bordered by two miles of white-sand shores. Considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Puerto Rico, Isla Verde Beach is ideal for seaside strolls, ocean dips, or simply hours of drowsy-eyed sunbathing. Stake out your spot with complimentary beach towels and chairs, or rent a spacious cabana. If relaxation poolside is more your taste, enjoy the expansive pool complex, complete with waterfall and whirlpool spa. Discover the most enchanting ways to enjoy the water.

If you want total rejuvenation, treat yourself to a spa day. The elegant Edouard de Paris Day Spa is a peaceful oasis that calms the mind and refreshes the body. Soothe away stress and achieve inner and outer peace within this full-service San Juan spa. Feel invigorated by massages, facials, and body treatments.

Travel the globe through the international cuisine available at the resort. Seven award-winning restaurants present a delicious array of culinary delights - from juicy tenderloin steaks to the Orient at Yamato, a stylish Japanese restaurant. Or for a taste of the Old West, try Brother Jimmy's BBQ. After a delicious meal, relax with cocktails and live music in one of 15 bars, lounges, or nightclubs.


Puerto Rico - Beach
San Juan, PR, USA - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1958
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 385


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $35.00 (plus tax) per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 888 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful property - disorganized front desk

    This historic property was absolutely breathtaking. From the beach to the pools and breakfast restaurant, it will be an amazing memory...taking you back in time. However, with that said, my initial experience wasn't so great -check in is a 4:00, and I waited 2 hours for my room. This was a short weekend stay, and I spent more time trying to get soap, bottled water, etc for my room by waiting in line at the front desk for what should have been in my room when I came off the beach. I repeatedly encountered basic challenges, including the hotel not honoring my Hilton Honors rewards level. This was reported to the several of the managers, but no resolution. Perhaps I'm just "that person" who was encountering all the challenges that could avail. My very good rating is for the property as a whole, but the level of "customer delight" could be improved greatly. The lobby music and dancing was lively and energizing, the pools relaxing and beautiful, there are wonderful restaurants and the gorgeous beach ....a memory I'll never forget.

    Oct 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Last minute getaway

    Couldnt be happier with this last minute getaway. Resort is gorgeous, staff and food were great. The fitness center is unbelievable. We have already recommended this resort to family and friends and would absolutely return.

    Oct 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent stay

    Excellent resort! Smells amazing. Music in the lobby was very nice and the sound of the cabaret was super cool. The heated pools are a plus!!!!!!! We for sure are going back to spend another week in Puerto Rico.

    Oct 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing and Beautiful

    I visited with my husband and two kids. The property is truly exceptional! It has gorgeous pools and is beach side. The rooms are beautiful and spacious although apparently none have a full ocean view. The gymnasium is great as well- they have done well with the renovations. The Buffett is wonderful and delicious, with many fruits and choices. Bertha, the manager, checked on us while we were there and Aliana was wonderful and made us feel welcomed and cared for. We look forward to staying here in the future.

    Oct 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Highly reccomend this hotel

    I like to go to Puerto Rico at least twice a year and every time I go, I stay here. The hotel staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and always clean. There is a casino inside in which the staff and especially Aida from the casino is there providing excellent service. This hotel is peaceful and very nice for both adults and children. Lymarie Arroyo

    Oct 11, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519