Hotels Close to the Airport in San Juan

by Sandy Mitchell

San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the largest airport in the Caribbean, handling more than four million passengers annually, according to airport statistics. The facility, located just southeast of San Juan, has one hotel directly on the airport grounds as well as several three miles away in the tony, beachfront neighborhood of Isla Verde.

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Best Western San Juan Airport

The Best Western San Juan Airport is the only hotel on the airport grounds. This AAA two-star, 125-room property, located just around the corner from the American Airlines ticket counter, features wireless Internet access, a fitness room, a sushi bar and a small on-site casino. The entire hotel property is smoke-free and all rooms are sound-proofed. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served to guests each morning.

Hampton Inn San Juan

Located in the Isla Verde neighborhood, about one-and-a-half miles from the airport, the Hampton Inn offers an affordable alternative to beachfront hotels in this upscale area. The 201-room property is within walking distance of the beach, and all guest rooms feature complimentary Internet access as well as flat-screen television sets. The hotel is smoke-free and guests are invited to a complimentary breakfast each morning. Facilities at the Hampton Inn include a fitness room, an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service restaurant.

El San Juan Hotel

Also located in Isla Verde is the four-diamond, beachfront El San Juan Hotel. The dramatic, luxury hotel sits on 15 acres, including two miles of white-sand beach, approximately five minutes from the airport. Guest rooms all have wireless Internet access. Oceanfront suites face the beach and feature patios and balconies from which to enjoy the view, as well as whirlpool tubs. One- and two-bedroom private villas are also available, complete with full kitchens, ocean views and 24-hour butler service. Guests of the El San Juan hotel can take advantage of the property's seven eateries, sprawling swimming pool complex, on-site casino and full European-style spa.

Ritz Carlton Hotel

The 416-room Ritz Carlton Hotel is the only five-star hotel near the San Juan airport. This beachfront property in Isla Verde is approximately one-and-a-half miles from the airport and offers five restaurants, an oceanfront swimming pool, a fitness center and a 24-hour casino. All guest rooms are non-smoking and feature high-speed Internet access as well as flat-screen television sets and marble bathrooms. Many rooms also feature ocean views.

About the Author

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.