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We always get hotels the night or two before our cruise.  Any hotel suggestions for San Juan?  

We stayed at the Embassy Suites in San Juan (great hotel) years ago but it was pretty far away from the pier and we had to hire our own shuttle.

It'd be great to be closer to the ship and have a shuttle available.  

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we've stayed at both the Condado Plaza Hilton and the La Conch Renaissance. Don't remember if they had a shuttle or not, but theyre very close to the pier. I'd stay at either again.

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44 minutes ago, Shelfish42 said:

We always get hotels the night or two before our cruise.  Any hotel suggestions for San Juan?  

We stayed at the Embassy Suites in San Juan (great hotel) years ago but it was pretty far away from the pier and we had to hire our own shuttle.

It'd be great to be closer to the ship and have a shuttle available.  

 

Also try the San Juan forum:

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/80-san-juan-pr/

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I've yet to find any hotel in San Juan with free shuttles to the PanAm Pier and I am not aware of any hotel within walking distance of said pier.  That said, Uber is pretty reasonable for the Condado Hilton to the pier.

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No free shuttle but we stayed at La Concha several times and really like it.  Taxi fare was probably $20 or maybe a little more.  Whatever it was i thought it was reasonable. 

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I don't think any hotels in San Juan offer airport or pier shuttles.  Uber or taxi is the best way to get around.

 

We like Condado Plaza Hilton and Embassy Suites.  We were at Embassy Suites in January, they've done a great job renovating the whole place post-hurricane.

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We stayed at the The Cervantes Hotel.  It is in Old San Juan..  it Was a lovely hotel. Small, but well worth the stay.  

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We've stayed a few times at the Sheraton Old San Juan...love the location. We use a taxi to get to the Pan American pier approx $18.00 .

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We like Caribe Hilton, it was just renovated due to the hurricane.  Plenty of cabs to take you to the pier, which is close. 

 

Donna

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I don't know of any hotels that offer shuttle service to the pier so you will need to hire a taxi (or Uber) to get around. We have stayed at the Embassy Suites and also loved it. Our new favorite hotel in San Juan is the Intercontinental. Like Embassy Suites, it's also near the airport.

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We stayed at the Intercontinental..it was really nice..grea pool and beach access..but we did have to have our own car service but it was very nice!

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We stayed at Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites, priced very reasonably since it's one block from the beach. Excellent location, we took the local bus to Old SJ in front of the hotel. Taxi to the pier was less than 20$.

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29 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

We stayed at Best Western Plus Condado Palm Inn & Suites, priced very reasonably since it's one block from the beach. Excellent location, we took the local bus to Old SJ in front of the hotel. Taxi to the pier was less than 20$.

 

Do you recall what the bus fare was and approx how long it took to get to OSJ? Was the schedule pretty frequent and easy to navigate? Thanks in advance!

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1 minute ago, NateUpNorth said:

 

Do you recall what the bus fare was -- 75 cents pp, one way and approx how long it took to get to OSJ -- Less than 15 min? Was the schedule pretty frequent YES (~20 min) and easy to navigate YES? Thanks in advance!

 

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Normally we just fly in day of cruise (we live just outside Orlando, quick non-stop on Jet Blue)...with really no worries since sail away is not until 8 pm.   Indeed I would fly in day early if coming from northern states, and especially if have connecting flight.  

 

But this time, since we have more time and are doing B2B2B, we are coming in a day early and elected to stay very close to the pier at the Sheraton.  Even has view of the port from hotel room.  Will be nice to see Vision come in early that morning.  🙂 

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We've never stayed at a hotel in San Juan where they had a shuttle to the Pan Am pier whether free or not.  We have stayed at the Condado and the Marriott Stellaris as well as Embassy Suites.

 

We liked the Marriott  best.  I thought Embassy Suites was drab and kind of depressing and it wasn't on the beach.   We haven't sailed from San Juan in a few years so it may be different today.

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We have always stayed in the Condado area hotels. The cab ride to the ship depending on traffic has been a thrill ride on occasion. LOL

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1 hour ago, katiel53 said:

We've never stayed at a hotel in San Juan where they had a shuttle to the Pan Am pier whether free or not.  We have stayed at the Condado and the Marriott Stellaris as well as Embassy Suites.

 

We liked the Marriott  best.  I thought Embassy Suites was drab and kind of depressing and it wasn't on the beach.   We haven't sailed from San Juan in a few years so it may be different today.

I would cast a vote for the Marriott Stellaris, too.  It has spacious rooms, amazing views and a great pool.  If I remember correctly, it was about 15 minutes or so from the port.

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Normally we just fly in day of cruise (we live just outside Orlando, quick non-stop on Jet Blue)...with really no worries since sail away is not until 8 pm.   Indeed I would fly in day early if coming from northern states, and especially if have connecting flight.  
 
But this time, since we have more time and are doing B2B2B, we are coming in a day early and elected to stay very close to the pier at the Sheraton.  Even has view of the port from hotel room.  Will be nice to see Vision come in early that morning.   
Which Sheraton?

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7 hours ago, PhoenixCruiser said:

Which Sheraton?

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Sheraton PR Hotel and Casino on Convention Blvd.  Was not my first choice, but since I decided late to add on night before hotel, it was one of the only choices left near the port.  And no...I am not a gambler. 😉 

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