need a hotel recommendation
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It seems that all the "resort" level hotels on priceline are nice and will save about a hundred dollars. The going rate on Expedia, etc, is pretty high for San Juan, that's why we went through priceline.
Take a look at this link. It shows some hotels and the piers. San Juan has two piers, one in Old San Juan area and the other is the Pan American Pier. I believe we will be departing from the Pan American Pier. The airport is just to the right of the picture and the beach furthermost to the right is Isla Verde. Our hotel would be just to the right of where the picture ends. I stayed at the Intercontinental about five or six yours ago, before it was an Intercontinental and it was really nice. It has a great beach and pool area. Now that it is Intercontinental it appears to have been renovated and is even better. Many people seem to like the Marriott, Carib Hilton and Sheraton Old San Juan.
I don't have the link, but if you search for Intercontinental Hotels and find the web page for the one in san Juan it has great pictures of the hotel, pool and beach. My next favorite is the Marriott, it also has great pool and beach.
A bit pricey but San Juans only 5 star - check it out www.elconvento.com
We flew down 3 days early and spent 2 nights there. Walked all over Old
San Juan. Can't wait to get back. If you have any questions... just ask.
Also: we went to dinner at a restaurant on the beach called Pamelas. It was located at the Numero Uno guesthouse (small boutique place) right on the beach. You might want to look at that if El Convento is too high. www.numero1guesthouse.com It was very nice and was located within a gated community....
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Here is another map that shows the airport also. Also shows many hotels.