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
We love La Concha and keep coming back. The proximity to the beach could not be better. The service is top notch. Just perfection. The food is great whether you want a burger or salad by the pool or fine dining at La Perla. They have it all.
First time staying at this hotel and I would definitely recommend. loved it, Jose L. Cruz our waiter at delicias was excellent. Location has a beautiful beach and 3 pools. we stayed in a ocean front room with balcony which included breakfast.
I like Puerto Rico and staying in the Condado area is very convenient. This hotel is more complete than another I stay, even thought it cost a bit more. What do I like, they have an excellent beach front, quite a few pools and restaurants, casino and you feel you have privacy.
Is well located, this area is very safe and you have plenty of restaurants around. People that like jogging or doing bike can certainly do it, the hotels without cost allows you at least two hours in their bicycles.
Very good wifi all around, the rooms have great beds and pillows, decent flat screen tv. The bathroom is good, I had a bathtub with multiple showers, plenty of towels.
It also have a microwave, a small fridge with an ice maker and an electric stove with two burners.
They had silverware and different glasses, even for wine.
Overall a good hotel, with facilities for special needs.
The service as always as part of the Marriot Hotels.
A very nice stay at what is obviously a recently refurbished property. A super destination for anyone who loves mid century modern architecture. The friendliness and service levels could not be better, food in restaurants quite good. Neighborhood is recovering from hurricane and many varieties of cuisine are easy walking distance. Excellent beach. One night of our stay a wedding party went on until 230 AM and in spite of noise resistant interior door it was disturbing. People on walkway outside door could be disturbing as well late at night but interior door blocked that. We had a need to expedite check in for some of our party and Gladymar Rivera was extremely understanding and accommodating in spite of the pressures of the reception desk. Would come back if in the area.
Wonderful place for your wedding and honeymoon. The service is excellent, I no have words to describe how they maked me feel in our wedding and honeymoon. The staf is professional and Amnel Colon is exceptional. He maked that our dream come will be true. Thanks a lot.