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Really great boutique hotels/BB's near San Juan on the beach

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Really great boutique hotels/BB's near San Juan on the beach

I need help planning a vacation. I had picked out a wonderful place, Tres Sirenas, but my wife is recovering from cancer treatment, and did not want the 3 hour drive from San Juan to Rincon. We are looking for something really nice, safe, small, on the water, and reachable within an hour of San Juan Airport. 4 1/2 or 5 star ?? Does such a place exist? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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1. Re: Really great boutique hotels/BB's near San Juan on the beach

4.5 to 5 star in a small boutique hotel? I don't believe any small hotel would have the facilities required for that kind of rating. That being said. 4 star is about as high as you can get in San Juan. The Ritz Reserve in Dorado might qualify, but you are looking at a grand a night. The Horned Dorset in Rincon would fit the bill, but is 1.5 to 3 hours drive from San Juan as you stated. But you can fly into the west coast. Metro San Juan has milions of people. Think High Rise hotels and crowded. The Courtyard in Isla Verde is on the far eastern edge of Isla Verde and pretty nice, but again a Highrise. There are some smaller hotels on the East Coast that would be within an hours drive. Do a search on Paradors.

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The Water and Beach Club in Isla Verde is a very nice boutique hotel that caters mostly to the adult crowd. It's right on the beach, and about 10 minutes from the airport.

There aren't any 4.5-5 stars hotels in PR that are small, and/or meet all of your requirements.

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Like the other posts said small near water in San Juan with high ratings is not available. Maybe B&Bs at Ocean Park area could do, assuming you would just go for sun bathing.

You can fly in to Aguadilla's airport (BQN), just 30 min from Rincon.

Or, for out of the box thinking, El Convento hotel in OSJ. Small rooftop pool, medium size hotel with a small hotel charming ambiance.

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