A Peek Inside the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

by Janis on April 19, 2013

We made a quick trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico earlier this week, staying three nights at the San Juan Marriott Resort using Marriott Reward points.  Here’s a quick photo tour of our oceanfront room. 

 

Room 1810, San Juan MarriottTake a quick peek into Room 1810 of the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, located along Condado Beach.  This room is considered a King, Oceanfront, with Balcony. There’s a floor plan of this type of room on the Marriott website.

Rm 1810, San Juan MarriottThe comfortable, king-sized bed fills up much of the room space.

San Juan MarriottThere’s a desk, and credenza with a refrigerator holding the flat screen television. Note the sliding glass door next to the chair.  It leads to the balcony.

night view from balcony, San Juan MarriottAlthough it was dark when we arrived, the night-time view of the ocean from our balcony was spectacular.

bathroom, San Juan MarriottWe found the bathroom to be compact.

shower/tub, San Juan MarriottWhile you can’t see it in this photo, the shower/tub features a soothing rain-like shower-head.

San Juan MarriottThe best feature of room 1810 is the daylight view of the ocean.

ocean view, Marriott San JuanThe view from the balcony, looking straight down on the well-groomed beachfront.

balcony, San Juan MarriottThe balcony features two chairs, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view.

San Juan MarriottThe daylight view — looking to the right — from the balcony

pool, San Juan MarriottAn evening view of the pools at the San Juan Marriott Resort.

Our bottom line impressions of the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino:

  • The property is well-maintained, despite being a bit dated like most hotels in this area of San Juan.
  • We enjoyed breakfast in the top-floor executive lounge, which features a wrap-around outdoor deck for a great view of San Juan.
  • The newly renovated lobby bar — the Red Coral Lounge — provides the perfect spot for cocktails, appetizers and people-watching. It has fantastic bartenders, and seems as popular with the locals as with the tourists.
  • The attached Stellaris Casino is welcoming, and smoke-free, at least in the part we visited.
  • The pools are well-maintained, with a water slide, swim-up bar and organized activities, although a little crowded for sun chaise space.
  • The hotel is in a good location in the heart of Condado Beach. From a public bus stop near the front door, it is a $.75 cent bus ride to Old San Juan. Be sure you have quarters for the bus.
  • The front desk and concierge deck are both busy, but staffed with helpful, efficient professionals.  The hotel offers a helpful package of information on tours, sites, restaurants and getting around San Juan at check-in.
  • The hotel’s oceanfront rooms like 1810 are compact but comfortable, with terrific views from the balcony.
  • As a Category 6 hotel in the Marriott Rewards program, one night costs 30,000 points.  We’d stay again.

 What’s your favorite hotel in San Juan? Please share in comments below. 

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