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El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

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El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

Im will be traveling to PR for the first time in May. Im trying to decide which resort to book. Any suggestions on the 2 or any others that are really good? A place with nightlife and things to do would be a huge plus.

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1. Re: El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

I have stayed at the Marrriott at least 4 times and have visited the Casino st the El San Juan several times over the years as well as walking thru it a week ago Sunday. The El San Juan has a nicer beach and it appears more upscale. The El San Juan is an older property. There are large Casinos at both hotels, but the one at the El San Juan is a lot livlier. There is nightlife at La Concha a few hundred yards from the Marriott and a short safe walk. The Condado area where the Marriott is located has a wider choice of restaurants and shopping within walking distance/ You may also want to look into La Concha.

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2. Re: El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

Thanks so much for the info!! I will check it out! Any must do day trips etc while In PR?

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3. Re: El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

El San Juan pros

On a nicer beach

More up scale

El San Juan Cons

Older hotel

Other than the beach, the area is not as good as it used to be

Marriott Pros

In a very good area with lots of shopping and restaurants, parks, etc

Marriott Cons

Beach is kind of rough and not as big as Isla Verde beach

La Concha in Condado is also very good choice especially for nightlife

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4. Re: El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

If you love the beach then do the El San Juan. It's just much nicer. And there are enough restaurants in the area that you can walk to safely. Marriott is a lovely property but the beach is just not as nice

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5. Re: El San Juan Hotel & Casino or Marriott Resort & Casino

Hi Kyhottie, For nightlife, the El San Juan cannot be beat. The pool and beach are excellent. Its real Puerto Rico though, so don't be fooled by the Waldorf branding. Just arrive with a good attitude and you will have a great time.

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