Travelers looking to hit the beach as soon as possible would be wise to book at the InterContinental San Juan in Isla Verde, a quick five-minute drive from the airport and with direct access to a beautiful, uncrowded beach.
The beach is the main draw -- Old San Juan isn't within walking distance (though it's only a 10-minute drive away), and though there are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes in Isla Verde, the surrounding area doesn't boast the kind of quaint beach town charm some guests have come to expect from these types of vacations. However, the beach is truly gorgeous, serviced by a fantastic boardwalk cafe and restaurant, or guests can hang at the pool, with grottos, a waterfall and swim-up bar.
Rooms have private balconies and patios, and come equipped with free Wi-Fi. They're due for an update but are clean and comfortable, and the spa and casino are stand-out amenities.
From the press:
"The Intercontinental’s best features are its wonderful pool and the surrounding pool area (with waterfalls and swim-up bars), its pristine beach and the oceanside Ciao Mediterranean Café, which rambles across a beachfront boardwalk" -- Frommer's
"Somewhat dowdy on the outside and modern on the inside, the 16-story InterContinental's main draws are its great onsite restaurants, pool, and spectacular beachfront location" -- Fodor's
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
iPod/iPhone docking station
Standard Internet service is free for all IHG Rewards Club members.
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: USD 27 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: USD 20 per day (in/out privileges)
Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day (in/out privileges)
Early check-in fee: USD 80
Late check-out fee: USD 80
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Resort fee: 19.62 percent of room rate
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
This hotel is a five-minute drive from the airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $10-$15 one way.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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