Posted April 24th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks! I started reading the sticky - now my main question is what hotels do you all like out there? We have only stayed in San Juan once and that was two years ago in Old San Juan and the hotel was a dive. I don't really know that layout of San Juan that well either - how far away is Old San Juan from the cruise port? Is a beach hotel closer to the cruise port? What about hotels close to the cruise port - is the view not so good (more like what you see at port - yuck)? Please tell me which ones are where so when I go to bid I know what to look for? Sorry for the 20 questions and to be so not on top of this. Thanks, cruzbound
Since you're sailing on Royal, the ship docks at the Pan-American pier, which stands out there on its own. No matter where you stay, you'll need to take a taxi to the pier. Taxis are plentiful in San Juan, so no worries about transportation.
The resorts in San Juan (on Priceline) are on the beach. Here's a listing
of the hotels you're likely to get if you bid on a resort in San Juan (scroll down). You can do a search on each hotel in the listing in Tripadvisor, to make sure you'll be happy with any of those. IMO, if you bid strictly on "Resort" in San Juan, you'll be fine.