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Please HELP - Decision between the Marriott & Embassy Suites

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Please HELP - Decision between the Marriott & Embassy Suites

Hello - we are staying one night pre-crusie (Royal Caribbean) in Puerto Rico and are trying to decide between the Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino and the Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel & Casino. We will be in San Juan on October 3rd (a Saturday night).

There are five of us so at the Marriott we will need two rooms, but at the Embassy we would be able to get one room - a 2 bed/2 bath - and will save about $100 (room price includes breakfast).

Both hotels have a casino - which is very important to mom since she loves to play the slot machines (this trip is a birthday celebration for her) while the rest of us will hang out in the water. We know that the Marriott is right on the ocean while the Embassy would be a short walk.

It would be great if there was a restaurant within walking distance from the hotel.

We would love to hear opinions on these options. Thanks for your assistance.

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1. Re: Please HELP - Decision between the Marriott & Embassy Suites

Gordo - Marriott right on the beach in the Condado Area. Embassy is about 2 blocks from the ocean in Isla Verde. Both have alot of eating choices around them. Both have casinos with the Marriott's being bigger. Breakfast at Embassy is typical Embassy but adequate; they also have (or had) a Manager's Cocktail hour as well - again nothing fancy but hey it's free rum and coke!!! Pool at Embassy is okay; Marriott's bigger.

So depends on what you are looking for - Marriott fancier and right on the beach; Embassy cheaper and a couple walk block.

But most importantly - ENJOY!!!!

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2. Re: Please HELP - Decision between the Marriott & Embassy Suites

Thanks for the information.

Is either hotel near a sports bar? We were thinking that we could catch a little bit of NFL football while mom does some gambling before we board the cruise ship.

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3. Re: Please HELP - Decision between the Marriott & Embassy Suites

Gordo sorry for the delay in responding. Embassy is one block from Isla Verde Ave and I am sure that there are bars that will be showing games nearby. I can't honestly recall which but I am sure. As for the Marriott I recall a sports bar - again can't recall the name - across Condado Ave. close by.

In addition both places might have the games on in their bars as well.

Hope this works out. Enjoy!

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