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Best of List: Top 4 Family-Friendly Hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico

By February 24, 2015September 11th, 20202 Comments

Leave the passports at home, book your flights and bring the whole family to Puerto Rico for an incredible tropical getaway. The United States is lucky enough to have its own island paradise that welcomes travelers to enjoy its sunny, gorgeous weather year-round. What makes it even greater is the wide variety of hotels and resorts, many of which that cater to the kid crowd. This is especially true around the capital city of San Juan, full of historical charm, incredible cuisine, and sweeping ocean views at every angle.

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The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino

Safety is always a concern while taking vacations with families. The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino will put your mind at ease with on-site water safety counselors, top-quality child care and a wonderful kids camp program run by professionals. The little ones will have a blast bowling, building sand castles, or playing tennis with their peers while parents hit the spa and casino. Along with the Ritz Carlton’s impeccable reputation, this is an ideal spot for groups of different ages looking to relax.

La Concha Resort: A Renaissance Hotel

Tons of space to spread out by the picturesque pool or along the pristine beach makes La Concha Resort special for families. You can grab as many loungers, umbrellas, and towels as you like to make everyone comfortable. Rooms are centrally located near all the action, including Italian, Seafood and American cuisine on site. There’s also options for suites complete with kitchenettes for quick snacks and flexibility.

The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

Among cheap hotels in San Juan, the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino takes the cake for most wallet-friendly yet comfortable accommodation. It’s not near the beach but is in the heart of Old San Juan for ultimate charm and character. Kids eat free and enjoy special surprises, such as welcome gifts and free in-room movies. Everyone will love the late check-out option as well.

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El Conquistador Resort & Waldorf Astoria Spa

Now this resort is about an hour’s drive from San Juan, but it needs to be mentioned for its sheer size, attention to detail and beautiful location in the town of Fajardo. The main property of the El Conquistador Resort & Waldorf Astoria Spa sits atop a big cliff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by pools, outdoor eating areas and a sprawling golf course. The kids might get the biggest kick out of what’s on the marina, only a short tram ride away. There is the massive Coqui waterpark and children’s day camp, plus a ferry that takes families to the private beaches of Palomino Island. Along with spacious rooms and even a Starbucks on site, there’s endless fun for the whole crew in this energetic, indulgent atmosphere.

After you’ve perused the choices of San Juan hotels, don’t forget to check out the fantastic activities located throughout the island that kids will adore. Have a hike through the El Yunque rainforest, or discover an incredible, natural blue glow in the way at the Bioluminescence Bay. The resorts have endless things to experience, but it’s also well worth leaving the property to embrace the true natural beauty of this green destination.

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Eileen Cotter Wright

Author Eileen Cotter Wright

Eileen Cotter is a freelance travel journalist and owner of Pure Wander. She's our resident expat extraordinaire and falls down a lot in yoga class. Follow her on Twitter @Crooked_Flight

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