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Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

Lexington, Kentucky
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Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

My husband and I want to use our Hilton points to stay in Puerto Rico and would appreciate advice on which resort (El San Juan, Caribe, Condado) has the best stretch of beach, pools and close enough to go out for dinners in the evening. In general, we are a low-key couple that would like to spend most of our time on the beach....but also enjoy nice local food/drinks. We are concerned we may end up spending more than we'd like on food/drinks here unless we can go out to eat close by the hotel. Thank you!

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1. Re: Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

Hi Liz, Based on your post, only the El San Juan fills your bill. Great beach and pool. The restaurants onsite are good, but pricey. The pool side food is not so good, but there are numerous other options within walking distance.

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2. Re: Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

El Conquistador is also a Hilton property. It is 45 minutes east of San Juan. The beach is very nice (on the private Palomino Island) but off-site restaurants would require you to rent a car (or taxi, but it's often cheaper to just rent a car for the duration of your stay).

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3. Re: Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

We have stayed at both the El San Juan and the El Conquistador (actually La Casitas but basically the same). If a good and easily accessible beach is a priority I would recommend the El San Juan. As mentioned in the previous posts, The El San Juan is on a great beach, while getting to the beach at the El Con required a ferry ride out to their island. Both resorts have nice pools and in addition the El Conquistador does have a fun water park.

You'll find more restaurants within walking distance of the El San Juan. Metropol serves great Cuban/Puerto Rican food and is just down street. There is another good PR restaurant in the strip mall across the street as well. For breakfast you can go to Denny's just a couple blocks down and there is also a pretty good bakery in the vacinity. If you like gelato head to Piu Bello which is again just down the street. Inside the El San Juan there are a couple more affordable restaurants. Try Galeria Trattoria on the first floor for pizza and Brother Jimmy's on the top floor for BBQ and a great view.

You will probably want to head to Old San Juan once or twice during your stay if you stay at the El San Juan. It is about a 15 minute cab ride from the hotel and you will find plenty of restaurant and shopping options there.

Hope that helps.

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4. Re: Best Hilton Hotel on Beach

Ponce Hilton is also on the list.

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