Newly renovated 10,000-square-foot casino offers a selection of slots and table games
Resort unfolds onto the loveliest beach in town, with two miles of manicured shoreline
Elegant, palm-lined terrace flanks a lagoon-style swimming pool with swim-up splash bar
What To Know
Though the resort has four restaurants and two lounges, guests need to venture out for real nightlife
Valet parking is $25 per night; self-parking is $20
Fitness center and room service are both available 24 hours per day
Parking on site
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Understated elegance and miles of beachfront in San Juan’s Isla Verde neighborhood
The somewhat boxy façade of this 16-story oceanfront resort may not say luxury, but a peek inside the 398-room enclave reveals a smart home base for travelers seeking a prime location and top-notch amenities. Spacious and well-appointed guestrooms compensate for the somewhat dated exterior and lobby, with modern furnishings and sweeping ocean or city views from just about any vantage. But the resort’s real draw is the beachfront terrace and pool area — among the best in San Juan.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 398 rooms and suites offer a choice of ocean or laguna views, which give way to panoramas of the city and mountainscape beyond, while Club InterContinental accommodations offer pristine garden-pool views and an extra dash of white glove service. All of the newly renovated rooms are expansive given urban San Juan’s cheek-by-jowl resort offerings, and they feature sleek furnishings and rich appointments. Whatever your room category, you’ll find all the comforts of home here, from flat-screen TVs to in-room coffee and tea service.
Of the property’s four on-site restaurants, Alfredo Trattoria is a solid choice for traditional Italian fare — one of the city’s best venues for pasta and tiramisu — while the top-rated Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse gives meat lovers something to chew on after a long day exploring the resort's diversions. Between meals, don’t miss the signature vitamin- and mineral-infused Caribbean wrap at Akua Spa. Request yours in a private outdoor treatment room overlooking the sea, lest you forget you’re staying on one of the top beaches in San Juan.
In the Area
Though San Juan is in the name, this InterContinental retreat actually sits outside the city limits, in lovely Isla Verde, just a short hop from Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, making it an ideal destination for weekenders looking to maximize their beach time. This area is home to the most picturesque crescent of shoreline in the area. Still, you’re just minutes from Old San Juan by taxi — affordable and easily hailed at the valet stand. For authentic shopping, head to Fortaleza Street to pick up a hand-fitted Panama hat from Olé boutique, or to Concalma on Calle San Francisco for a handmade tote; then cool off with a cocktail in the courtyard of nearby Hotel El Convento, an exceptionally restored historic convent which has an elegant outdoor dining venue. Whatever your preferred diversions, don’t miss the iconic 16th-century Spanish fortress at Castillo San Felipe del Morro for the perfect Puerto Rico photo-op.
InterContinental San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Avenue
Carolina, Puerto Rico
How to Get There
The preferred airport for InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino is San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) - 1.6 km / 1 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.