San Juan, San Juan, founded in 1521, is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction. You don’t even need a passport to visit and enjoy the rich Puerto Rican history, warm year-round temperatures and various attractions keeping visitors entertained in this fortified Caribbean destination, which is both simultaneously modern and distinctively Old World. San Juan hotels offered by IHG® offer comfort and convenient access to all the sites and attractions you plan to visit during your stay with us.
Things to See
Old San Juan is an area of cobbled streets and meticulously restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish architecture, where you can enjoy casino gaming at one moment and a casual stroll along a sparkling beach the next.
The beautiful plazas of San Juan include Plaza de San José, where a bronze statue of Juan Ponce de Leon is a featured attraction; Plaza del Quinto Centenario, where a sculpture commemorates the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas; and Plaza de Colon, where bronze tablets tell the story of Columbus's life. Stroll through museums such as the San Juan Museum of Art and History to view unique artifacts, and see Cementerio de San Juan, an artful burial ground with intricate tombstones and a stunning red-domed chapel. You can also visit the lively Casino of Puerto Rico, the beautiful Iglesia de San José, and the Teatro Tapia.
Hotels in San Juan
IHG has San Juan hotels within short walking distance of Condado Beach, near luxury shops full of souvenirs, jewelry, and clothing to wear while
sampling San Juan’s exciting nightlife. You can also find a resort right on the beach, with ocean-view suits, on-site casino gaming, business center access, outdoor pools and impressive on-site restaurants.
Where to Stay
Old San Juan is one of the most popular places in the city for tourists to stay. It is near the widest variety of San Juan’s top attractions, and has bustling energy as well as historic charm. Dorado, just outside of San Juan, is a resort town that boasts miles of beaches, several golf courses, and a water park. If you are traveling on business and wondering where to stay in San Juan, look in Hato Rey, the city's financial district, which is near downtown and boasts a multitude of restaurants and shops to keep you busy during your downtime.
How to Get to San Juan
San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which is only about three miles from the city proper, serves air travelers. A taxi is the easiest way to get into the city from the airport, and some hotels offer free shuttle service.