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
I am in LA CONCHA now, room 464.
We are staying in LA CONCHA not the first time, but the first time after new management started his turn. It seems like the survice went down dramatically!!!!!
We booked newly renovated room Ocean front a couple month ago, for 3 people and requested early check in. We came to the hotel around 6am. Let me remind you that we are loyal customers and picked this hotel on our previous experience.
We got the room at 4pm ( 10 hours later) with so much noise, from the construction that I started to have a migraine episode. Nobody wants to give us a contact of general manager! After an hour of debating with Michael ( service desk manager), we got the “upgraded” room, but not renovated and not ocean front!!!!!!!!! And on lower floor with broken air conditioner and not working phone! They fixed air conditioner around 11pm, so we basically got the room with air conditioner - 18 hours after our arrival!
And our phone line still out of service.
The noise on the beach from construction is terrible! Nobody told us they have a construction, if onlyI knew it, we would book another hotel! But the hotel decided to be quiet about it and mass around with their loyal customers. Shame on you mr José Padín, who refused to treat his guest in professional, high standard way!
I think it is totally anexeptable,
Arrived here at the La Concha in San Juan Puerto Rico (now owned by Marriott) on Tues 2/12/19 and fortunately leaving tomorrow Sat 2/16/19.
This has been the worst experience that we have experienced with noise due to construction . Try to relax at the pool... not going to happen! Ok let’s try getting up and move down to the beach..... Surprise!! Noise from construction down there too. The construction noise is louder than the music which is something we expect and enjoy when vacationing.. The music that is! Yes I feel bad about the destruction that was endured here, but Marriott should have closed this location down, finish the renovation and reopen when at least the demolition was completed. Initial complaint I made was not taken seriously. I understand that Management is not responsible for the demolition but Marriott should be ashamed!!
Unfortunately I am unable to post videos that I have from each days stay here . The true effect would definitely be a decision maker for someone considering coming here!!
We just returned from a four-day trip to PR and La Concha was a big part of making it a fantastic experience. We had a great trip from check in to check out. Every single staff member we encountered was warm and friendly and helpful. I am terrible with names but our waiters at Solera were fantastic. The gentleman who tends bar by the adult pool was friendly, offering suggestions on drinks and generally just fun to chat with. We ate in all the restaurants save the sushi bar and the rum bar (closed when we tried!) and had great food every time. Perla restaurant was fantastic (go before it gets dark and enjoy the water view). Our room was comfortable and clean. My *only* 'complaint' is that I wish I'd sprung for a partial ocean view or ocean view room. The city view suite we had had a nice view but far too much street noise with construction early and bar hoppers late. Neither of which is the fault of the hotel! This was a much needed break for my husband and I and we will 100% be back.
Hotel sits on a great beach. Warm wavy water. Lots of pools to choose from.
Lunch by the pool is the best. Towels service very nice. Staff is very nice. Lots to see walking around the neighborhood. Great location. Going back this weekend. Feb rocks.
This place is AMAZING. My Junior suite was spacious, new, clean, modern and functional. The VIEW! Ah the view was breathtaking. I could watch the sunrise, beach, pool and waves. I stayed at La Concha on a solo trip to Puerto Rico. I wanted to make sure I was safe and centrally located. La Concha had lots of security around the premises 24/7. The many pools were clean and the poolside/beach side service was special. The resort fee includes towels, chairs, umbrellas - It is WORTH IT!
I recommend beach side Massages! It is an amazing experience.
The hotel was centrally located in Condado. A few miles east of Old San Juan in a walk-able neighborhood. A 10 - 15 ride from SJU airport. All hotel staff is friendly and helpful. I got great suggestions of things to do and places to go during my stay.
Other places visited on my stay:
-Cayo Caribe (Red Snapper fish was spectacular),
-La Placita - Its like a huge street party. Lots of drinking spots - Uber there
-Old San Juan,
-Luquillo Beach & El Junque ( I rented Jeep for 1 day)