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Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino, Isla Verde

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean: Ritz Carlton San Juan Hotel, SPA & Casino
6961 Avenida Los Gobernadores
Isla Verde
San Juan
Puerto Rico 00979
Tel: 800 241 3333 (toll-free)
Tel: 787 253 1700
Fax: 787 253 1111
www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/san_juan
Concierge.com's insider take:

The luxurious Ritz-Carlton San Juan announces its grandeur with large lion statues spouting water into a courtyard pool. The other public spaces, and the 416 rooms, are suffused with Ritz-Carlton-esque touches: enormous flower arrangements, dark hardwood furniture, heavy drapes, and richly colored fabrics. None of it seems particularly Puerto Rican, and the whole thing teeters on fussy—especially in unpretentious San Juan—but it's saved by the overall feeling of hospitality and the genuine warmth of the staff. Cool scented towels and fresh fruit juice are always at hand, and if you need more than that, there are five dining options for you to choose from (including Caribbean outposts of New York's BLT Steak and Il Mulino). There's also a lively, swimmer-friendly beach, a busy casino, and a Club Level with 46 rooms and its own reception and concierge. On the downside, the ten-story building is only five minutes from the airport—great for catching some last rays before your flight, but not so good if your window faces the noisy runways. Ask for a room overlooking the Atlantic.—Peter J. Frank

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