Wife and I came here for a quick 4 night getaway the weekend before thanksgiving. Overall the resort facilities are great, the room accommodations are Days Inn motel 6 basic to crapppy. The beds were very comfortable, walls are thin. We upgraded to rain forest view and we looked out over lobby roof, not what we were thinking a rain forest view. The pools and beach are first rate! For $100/night don't expect a ritz or Waldorf experience. You have to spend $250/$300 per night to get a "real" resort. But hey, a days inn quality room with great location, pools, room service and full bar service is worth what they charge. I don't get people paying $100 per night and being so disappointed. In order to get around the resort fees, buy from a travel consolidator like cheap Caribbean. The price they charged us included all fees, taxes and charges except for parking.
You gotta have a car here. Found Dollar compact car rental for $14/day plus this and that airport and taxcharges and rented a gps to get around. For what is paid on car was twice the RT airport transfer cost plus got into el yunque natl forest for free and old San Juan without needing an excursion tour.
Restaurants. We went the top four restaurants on trulia, not a miss. El familia 2 is great for breakfast. Went to Ritchie's at 5pm and ordered appetizer and two cocktails, watched the sunset. We got the best table and they were surprised after we asked for check without ordering dinner. Calamari was costco frozen 5 lb bag quality, good but for 13 bucks I expect more than calamari onion rings with red sauce! We only at at the hotel once, and rental car with GPS was the way to go!
I was worried about time sharing pitch, asked me once never bothered me again. I think they are renovating it for time share owners and the hotel is trying to break even until that work is done. The bottom line is where can you be on the ocean and beach, great pool, multiple bars and poolside service, dingy, POS room for $100 per night? Think of this like a $60 per night red roof inn on the freaking ocean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between El Yunque Rainforest and a mile stretch of secluded beach, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is Puerto Rico's most exotic beach, golf and spa resort destination. 500 magnificent acres with spectacular ocean, rainforest and lush tropical views serve as backdrops to 400 newly renovated guestrooms and suites and an exclusive renovated 48,000-sq.-ft. Oceanfront Conference Center. Located on the N.E. Ecological Corridor of Puerto Rico's shoreline, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is a haven for fun, sun and forging memorable experiences. The new guestrooms exude traditional Puerto Rican architecture and feature thoughtful indigenous touches. The resort boasts two championship golf courses & tennis center, Mandara spa, 10 lounges and restaurants with award-winning cuisine, an exciting casino, two nature reserves and a guest experience program that encompasses the beauty and nature of its magical surroundings. And since Puerto Rico is a US Commonwealth, no passports or visas are required for US Citizens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rio Mar Beach Resort And Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort
- Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel Rio Grande
- Wyndham Rio Grande
- Rio Del Mar Puerto Rico
- Rio Grande Wyndham
- Rio Mar Puerto Rico
- Westin Rio Mar Puerto Rico
- Wyndham El Yunque National Forest
- El Yunque National Forest Wyndham
- Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa Puerto Rico/Rio Grande