A large property close to the airport, Courtyard by Marriot is right on the beach at Pine Grove, a spot favored for beach lovers for its fine white sand and gentle blue water. With a wraparound veranda lined with massive hammocks and beach chairs, laid-back is the driving force at this property; it’s blessed with a spacious pool area and beachfront, and a large indoor bar and dining area. The lobby is a bit cold feeling, but you can learn to dance salsa or surf here, and there are a number of restaurants plus a casino and nightclub on site. Be warned that even with double-paned windows, noise from the nearby airport can still be an issue. However, for the price, you’re getting the same golden sands as the ritzier hotels down the avenue, which may be worth the minor inconvenience.
San Juan› Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
Boca de Cangrejos Avenida 7012, Isla Verde
Our Rating Neighborhood Isla Verde Phone 800/791-2553 or 787/791-0404 Prices Winter $279–$329 double, $354–$454 suite; off season $185–$260 double, $260–$360 suite. Valet parking $20; self-parking $15 Amenities 3 restaurants, ice-cream parlor, bar, casino, free Wi-Fi Units 293 units Web site Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort Other 18 percent hotel feeBook a Room Now