Saturday, February 23, 2008

San Juan, Puerto Rico Hotels

November 2003:

Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino
1369 Ashford Avenue
Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907-9955
I booked this hotel through for $85. I was told by that I could have gotten a resort for that price. Next time, I'll bid lower. Nice, older hotel, but in good condition. Very large room (835) with Condado city views and ocean towards the right.

Caribe Hilton San Juan
P.O. Box 9021872
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-1872
(787) 721-0303
I also booked this room through for $65! I was very happy with that price for a resort. Lovely grounds, very nice room with view of Condado. Room 823. The bottled water in the room, was marked $7. That was nuts! There's a convenience store around the corner - get your bottled water and wine there.

The hotel has 4 expensive restaurants. We dined in the Madrid restaurant located in the tower building. Excellent food: veal chop; Asopao de Mariscos (seafood soup).
Although I liked the hotel and the amenities, there are no other restaurants in the area. The only way to get around from the hotel is either a 40 minute walk into Old San Juan or via taxi. I much prefer the Condado area with its many restaurants and .25 cent bus ride.

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