El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel
Why We Love It
- Posh Waldorf Astoria-owned property with the most activities and amenities in the area
- Private island access for watersports, horseback riding and exploring
- Bring the family -- there's a kids club and an on-site water park exclusively for hotel guests
- The on-property restaurants are tasty and varied, but pricey
"The massive El Conquistador has everything" -- Travel + Leisure
Map & Directions
El Conquistador provides a motorcoach service from the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport at a cost of $78 roundtrip per adult and $58 roundtrip per child 12 years old and under. The hotel also offers a family package, which is $200 roundtrip for a family of four (two adults and two children under the age of 12). Prices do not include mandatory tax, and reservations must be made in advance.
Rooms & Rates
El Conquistador Resort, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel packs so many activities, choices and amenities into its grounds, you’d be hard-pressed to have a chance to try them all.
The AAA 4-Diamond-rated cliffside complex has five separate lodging areas, each with their own amenities. All are done in a whitewashed airy style with modern furnishings and pops of Caribbean color. For those who want an even more upscale experience, the exclusive Las Casitas Village area has private pools, restaurants and butler service, at a hefty additional fee.
This is definitely not an intimate resort. Be prepared to wait for a tram to get you where you want to go. A catamaran ferry whisks guests a few minutes away to the resort’s private Palomino Island, where watersports, horseback riding and exploring await.
For less active pursuits, the Waldorf Astoria’s spa and salon are considered among the best on the island.
Although past guests say on Trip Advisor that the hotel restaurant options are tasty and varied, some lament the “outrageous” prices and recommend renting a car for off-site dining.
- “Few resorts in the Caribbean, let alone Puerto Rico, measure up to El Conquistador” -- Frommer's
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Games room
- Golf course (on-site)
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Outdoor pool
- Pool bar
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Concierge service
- Currency exchange / ATM
- Express check-in / checkout
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Bathtub or shower
- 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.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation: 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 11am Know Before You Go
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 29 per person (approximately)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 78 per person (roundtrip)
- Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 58 (roundtrip), (from 3 to 12 years old)
- Self parking fee: USD 16.72 per night (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 22.30 per night (in/out privileges)
- Late check-out fee: USD 65
- In-room microwave fee: USD 15 per day
- Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
- Facilities fee: USD 19.95 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Water park
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: 18 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.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*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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