La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
What We Love
- The stylish open-air lobby for lounging and people watching
- The eclectic Perla restaurant, set in a giant white clamshell
- The gym comes with ocean views
What To Know
- Join the party and dance the night away when the lobby and pool area become a nightclub each evening
- The airport and Old San Juan is only a 10-minute cab ride away
- Some of the rooms in the Suite Tower overlook a parking lot, so make sure to request one with a desirable view
- A 18 percent (plus tax) resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A paragon of midcentury tropicalia, this twin-tower urban resort got a full update in the aughts courtesy of architect José R. Marchand and designer Jorge Rosselló. The centerpiece is the buzzy open-air lobby, a soothing sea of marble, low-slung white sofas, an undulating ceiling and whimsical art.
Bed and Bath
The 483 rooms in the original hotel tower offer floor-to-ceiling views with minimalist interiors (think blond wood dressers, crisp white linens) while the newer tower (opened in 2010) houses 235 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, terraces and separate living areas. All rooms have bathrooms with spa-like showers.
By day the lobby serves as a breezy welcome and coffee spot. By night it morphs into a pulsing nightspot with strong cocktails and an intimate sushi bar. The glass walls open onto the pools, which spill down into one another by a waterfall. Guests laze here on daybeds sampling delicious tapas and fruity cocktails. There’s also an adults-only infinity pool overlooking the ocean, as well as a small beach area with oversize beds. Guests can dine at Perla, Mario Salvatori’s famous restaurant, which is housed in a giant white clamshell that appears to float on the water at the back of the hotel.
In the Area
It would be easy to spend an entire vacation at the hotel, between its 24/7 Casino del Mar, three pools, the buzzy lobby bar and the haute Perla seafood restaurant. Still, you should make time to explore the shops lining Ashford Avenue near the hotel. Set aside an afternoon to revel in the picturesque rainbow-hued streets of Old San Juan, a 10-minute cab ride away. Be sure to tour El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the 1539 fortress of tunnels, barracks and prison cells perched beside the sea. If all that fun exhausts you, bliss out with a full body massage booked back at the resort’s spa.
How to Get There
This resort is an Amazing place, excellent to spend a weekend with your couple
The resort is very centric, you can walk to a lot of restaurants or take a five minutes ride the old San Juan or la Plácita.
The service is really good and the hotel employees very servicial
My dealers Kevin and Daniel were so much fun and I enjoyed them trying to coach inexperienced players which they did with grace and skill. Loving this establishment and its employees and a very welcoming casino staff 😍❤️
I was staying at La Concha for about a month for business and moved there from a different hotel because of the various amenities they offer on-site like the 3 pools and various restaurants. Most of all, I moved hotels because all of the staff are so nice and welcoming. La Concha is the place to be if you have to stay there for an extended amount of time; the staff will treat you like family. I ended up going to the Solera Bar & Grill instead of going out for dinner by myself because of the bartenders, Ovi and Alfredo. These guys are the nicest people on the planet and made me feel like I was just chatting with some friends I had known forever. Traveling for work has been lonely in the past, but striking up a conversation with Ovi and Alfredo made it feel like I was at a home away from home.
HUGE Thanks also to the valet manager who personally jumped my car for me when all other options failed during what seemed to be the worst week of my life!! Seriously a life saver!!!!!
The hotel was so beautiful and sits right next to the beach. The employees were really professional and cool. It had a casino, restaurants, and a bar there. When we arrived I guess they had mixed communications with the cleaning schedule because we got to our room and they were still fixing it up and we just sat awkwardly inside while she cleaned. But other than that everything was great. They have a relaxing pool as well. Restaurants just walking distances away. Also, have tour options that you can go through for easy excursions.
Our stay at La Concha was fabulous. The waves were too rough to swim at the resort's beach, so we spend a lot of time relaxing at the pool that overlooked the beach instead. There are many restaurants to choose from when dining in at the hotel - everything from breakfast buffets, to pastas, to sea food. The tour desk featured many options for both full-day and half-day excursions. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, and the hotel is super clean and well maintained. We will definitely be staying at La Concha again during our next visit to Puerto Rico.