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Bored with the same landscape? InterContinental San Juan is your gateway to adventure thanks to its prime location on I
Bored with the same landscape? InterContinental San Juan is your gateway to adventure thanks to its prime location on Isla Verde Beach. This resort offers a beachfront vacation in the middle of the city. Built in the late 1950s by Morris Lapidus, the AAA, Four-Diamond resort has been renovated and, at only five minutes from the airport, is a hotspot for a Puerto Rican vacation. The terrific nightlife and impressive sightseeing are a big plus when you choose the InterContinental San Juan.
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May 18, 2013
My wife and I booked this little vacation on very short notice and for only a 5 day 4 night stay and we were very pleased with the resort. We purchased a garden/ pool view room and was automatically upgraded to an ocean view room. Our original booking included buy 1 breakfast and get one free. Breakfast included was a buffet and it was around $57 for two and the desk gave the discount at time of check out. The staff was great and very helpful at all times and didn't have to wait very long on extra towels as some have stated. Transportation to and from the resort was booked with ellegant steering and they were very prompt on pickup and return trip to airport. The hotel food was very good and drinks weren't all that expensive as other reviews have stated, two drinks on the beach was around $18 and they were very good. Ice water at the beach was free and all orders were promptly served. The pool was great eventhough we didn't spend much time at the pool mostly laid on the beach. The cafe at the beach was really convienent with excellent service. The only problem we had was that the bathrooms in the suites were very small and I felt like ripping the door off the hinges because it seemed to be an afterthought in construction. Also the safe in our room was not bolted down so someone could just take it out of the room but overall we would definitely reccomend the resort to anyone.
From:Wellington, KY Age:35-44 Travel:1-2 trips/year
May 17, 2013
Vacation in Puerto Rico
The Intercontinental Hotel comes highly recommended. Our room 808 was updated and had a fantastic view of the ocean. The hotel was clean and the staff pleasant to interact with on All but one occasion. The refrigerator was not working in our room and we called the front desk. A maintenance man arrived 5 minutes later stating the appliance was working, he stated, "it does not get that cold, it should be used for milk and children's medication. This is why we have ice machines." I called the front desk to report this person's behavior and she stated you cannot over fill the appliance. I told her nothing was in there and it is warm. She sent another man up 10 minutes later, he looked at the appliance, said it was not working and replaced it. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay, the pool was large and we really enjoyed spending time there. The beach was also nice with ample lounges. We ate at the poolside and beach cafe's and both good. We did not eat in the other restaurants in the hotel, too expensive. The concierge, Luis, was very charming and gave us good tips on restaurants and traveling on the bus to Old San Juan. We rented a car from Avis in lobby and the woman there was also very pleasant. We recommend going to El San Juan for more variety of restaurants and entertainment. We would return to Intercontinental in the future.
From:East Rockaway, NY Age:55-64 Travel:3-6 trips/year
May 15, 2013
I was a little weary about mixed reviews , this was our first time to Puerto Rico and using Cheap Carribean . This was just what we needed we arrived on Friday at noon the hotel was even better than in the pictures , the staff was super friendly . We upgraded the the ocean view it was worth every penny to wake up looking at the ocean & beach . Everything was outstanding , we especially liked the food & drink service right on the beach . We spent 3 night & 4 days . I'm. Already planning out trip back here next year . It was one of the most relaxing vacations me & my hubby have had .
I have travelled to many places and stayed at many resort. Intercontenental is by far one of the best. Service was great,room comfortable and clean,i. Was placed in the wrong room but the matter was fixed immediately. 24 hr pool access,Which was great. - I wish it was however an all inclusive but the bar has few choices of delicious meals for about $10. Hotel is also walking distance to many great restaraunts like. Don Jose,platos,pui bello, Club Brava,and there is also a roof top bar hang out close by.This is my destination resort when i travel to PR again.
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As a USA permanent resident,do I need a visa to go to Puerto Rico?11 answers
2 years, 27 months ago
If you are not a US citizen, you should double check with the airline you're traveling with to determine what documentation you'll need to enter and exit Puerto Rico, as this can vary depending on your citizenship.
No you don't, it's not an actual state but is considered U.S. property.
Puerto Rico is considered a USA domestic flight, boarding pass and ID required no visa or passport necessary.
No. We were told to bring a passport or official birth certificate, but the airport security only asked for a picture Government issued I.D., like other US destinations.
No, Puerto Rico is part of America
No, you don't.
no. it is part of the United States.
Nope, you won't need a visa to PR because PR is a commonwealth of the US. Do bring your permanent resident card just in case.
You do not need a passport or Visa. However, you need two forms of identification and one needs to be a government issued photo ID like a drivers license.
no you don't only a picture ID driver's license or some type of government issued ID. Puerto Rico is actually on US territory.
is the InterContinential in Puerto Rico an all inclusive hotel?11 answers
2 years, 26 months ago
The Intercontinental in San Juan is not an all-inclusive resort - there actually aren't any all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Rico. There are a number of restaurants and bars on the property but they are not included in your package.
no it's not, there are not many all inclusive resorts in San Juan
No, some packages through 3rd party agents may include food and beverage resort credits but no all-inclusive available.
No, But you may get a deal which includes free breakfast or hotel credit. we got $200 credit per room for 4nights stay (just returned on Saturday and LOVED IT). Someone next to us at check-in had breakfast included with their reservation.
Food is easily found, however. Two outdoor eateries and four inside the hotel alone. Fast food and good local food all within walking distance.
There were live singers/music combos on the Friday night, but not the mid-week nights we were there.
We had two 19-year-olds with us. The staff is very friendly, and they had a lot of fun.
There are many hotels again within walking distance, so you can always check out the nightlife there, too.
No, but we did receive vouchers good at several of the restaurtants and room service by booking through Cheap Caribbean.
No it is not all inclusive. Dining and drinks are pricey. Although there are credits available for multi night bookings. These credits range from $100-$200 per room depending on how many nights you are staying.
No. It was a great hotel but not all inclusive.
No, it is not.
It depends on your plan. I didn't have an all inclusive plan.
depends on what package you take
What is the weather like the last week of august3 answers
1 year, 22 months ago
The average temp for August is 80-75 degrees with an average of 5.2 inches of rain.
the hurricane Irene just hit puertorico a day before we got there.
We went mid October and it was beautiful weather. It's off season so it was a ghost town but we had a blast!
I personally would not go the end of August & September because it's hurricane season and PR does get hit.
what is the fee for guest parking in the hotel.7 answers
1 year, 19 months ago
Currently, the resort charges $20.00 plus tax per day for parking., prices are subject to change.
We did not have a car so I can't answr that question. Due to the cheapness of the buses, not sure why you would want a car.
$25 valet parking, $20 self park
If you used Valet parking, the fee ran about $80. per day. Self parking may be less but I would think, still fairly expensive.
$25. per day. Can park in city parking 2 blocks away by the hour and would add up to the same if you stay the 24 hours straight.
when we were there end of December it was $25 per day
I overheard the concierge tell a guest it was $29 per night but that could change depending upon time of year
There is guest parking across the street from the hotel. I believe it was $20 per day. They also have valet parking, but as we didn't rent a car, I'm not sure about the cost for that.
What does "air included" on the package refer to?4 answers
I liv on the west coast, so would I need to pay for a flight from here to the east coast location?
1 year, 19 months ago
You are able to book air from the west coast for an additional cost than the package's advertised price.
When you in the process of the reservation it will have a place where it asks you for the airport you would leaving from, depending on that information it can change the price.
Usually, the air included packages assume flights out of Florida. The is an additonal charge for flights from all other locations. For instance, flights from Hartford, CT added $200 to the package. You can book on line but if this is your first CC experience, I would suggest you call them. The agents are extremely helpful.
It means that your price includes your air flight tickets when booking with cheapcarribean.com your cost includes hotel and you airline tickeys thats why I love them.
What is the weather typically like the 1st week of January2 answers
1 year, 19 months ago
According to puertorico-guide.info, the temperatures in January in Puerto Rico typically vary between a daily high of about 83 degrees and a daily low of approximately 70 degrees. During the early morning hours of an average January day in Puerto Rico, you can expect the temperature will be in the vicinity of 73.1 degrees. Temperatures in Puerto Rico typically rise during the day, to an average of 81.6 degrees in the early afternoon. By the early evening hours in January the temperature will generally fall to somewhere in the vicinity of 75.8 degrees. For the month of January as a whole, temperatures in Puerto Rico average around 76.2 degrees. Rain is least likely to occur in Puerto Rico during January around 2:00 PM , and it is most likely to occur around 5:00 AM . In Puerto Rico during January, thunderstorms -- when they occur -- are most likely sometime around 5:00 AM .
The average high in January is 83 degrees and the average low is 70 degrees.
We just returned on 12/22. There were showers every day but short. The temp. was about 80 degrees during the day and partly sunny. It was pleasant and the showers didn't interfer with our enjoyment. You might check weather.com for the averages for the time of your interest.
How is the night life?5 answers
1 year, 16 months ago
According to www.seepuertorico.com, Puerto Rico’s nightlife can be described as vibrant and full of life.
We didn't go clubbing. We are gamblers and The Ritz-Carlton and El San Juan are 24 hrs ...InterContinental stayed open til 4am. When we were out on the Isle Verde Blvd in the wee hours there were others still walking to or from other places. There were young and old even at 3 and 4 in the morning. Many of them were dressed up and seemed to have been partying somewhere. Old San Juan was empty at that hour...........It looked like a ghost town .....we couldn't find a taxi on the street down by cruise ship port and Sheraton casino hotel. We had to go back in the casino and have them call us a taxi after searching for one for over 15 minutes.
Small Casino at hotel and bigger one next door at the El San Juan Hotel & Casino. The band only plays on the weekends and the night club next door at the El San Juan is also only open Thursday-Saturday or Sunday nights. That is it for walking distance!
There were 3 terrific bands on Thurs Fri and Sat night-
On Fri, Sat and Sun nites there was a band in the hotel bar. Great fun and there was also a casino.
what is the weather like in june?2 answers
1 year, 14 months ago
The weather is warm in June mid to high eighties. It is the beginning of the rainy season so rain showers are very common. It is early in the hurricane season so hurricanes are not as common during June as they are later in the season.
It was high 80'sand somewhat humid just last week so if that is any indication it is probably safe to assume upper 90s plus some in June.
how far from the airport?9 answers
how far is this hotel from the SJU airport?
1 year, 13 months ago
This resort is within 5 minutes from the San Juan International Airport.
About 3 miles or five minutes by car
Only 5 minutes by Cap... $14.
5 minutes by taxi.
id say about a 15 to 30 minute ride from the airport
Short taxi ride - about 10 min. Cost for 6 of us was $20.00 plus tip
The Intercontinental is only 3.3 kilometers from the airport. It was a quick 5 to 7 minute cab ride!
5 minutes away!
5 miles. Don't pay for the transfers. It's $30+ PER PERSON and its cheaper to take a cab!
What is the average cost for an entree like a steak or seafood dinner?5 answers
Would like to know what it costs for a sandwich or lunch item and a dinner entree such as a steak dinner or a seafood dinner at one of the restaurants. Thank you.
8 months ago
As the dining pricing at resorts is always subject to change, we suggest contacting the resort directly in order to receive the most accurate information. You can also visit the resort's website at http://www.icsanjuanresort.com/.
$45 per person
We ate at Ruth Chris and had the surf and Turf which included filet mignon and lobster it was $54 but well worth it!!
The hotel restaurants were expensive. Breakfast was $27 each. However you could walk across the street and have any selection of restaurant you want from Burger King to a very nice diner. Food was no problem.
The food at the hotel is expensive. Ruth Chris has great steaks but plan on around $45 per person not including drinks. Sandwiches were good at the other restaurants and around $15. Food is a bit less expensive outside of the hotel. You can find good authentic Puerto Rican and even fast food chains within walking distance.
Which Resort is all-inclusive? Inter-continental PR?5 answers
8 months ago
There are no resorts in Puerto Rico that are all-inclusive. Some may have daily breakfast included, but there are no all-inclusives on the island.
Nothing. No breakfast, no water... inclduded at all
I don't believe there are any hotels that are All-Inclusive in PR.
The Intercontinental San Juan in PR is not an all-inclusive Hotel.
The Intercon is not all inclusive. They charge for everything!!
want upper floor room location2 answers
I have an ocean view king room booked for 2-18-13 ...... I want the highest floor available...is it possible to reserve an upper floor room
4 months ago
Please be advised that rooms are assigned upon the guests' check in at the resort. Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee requests such as high floor, bedding, etc. as rooms are assigned based on the resort's current availability.
You can request it. But, be sure to ask for Ocean View!!
Resort fee6 answers
Is there a daily resort fee in addition to what is paid through Cheap Caribbean? Are there any other fees I need to be aware of at time of checkout?
3 months ago
All resort fees and taxes are included in our packages pricing.
100 dollar a day deposit which is taken all at once upon arrival and held till you leave.
I was not asked to pay a resort fee. They did however place a hold on my credit card for $200 which were for incidentals. They release it after a few days
A daily parking fee if you have a rental.
There are no additional resort fees. Expect to pay alot of money to eat and drink or do anything outside of sitting at the pool or beach. If you want a cabana at the pool expect to pay, if you want an umbrella on the beach expect to pay. Also if you want to keep track of what you put towards your room ask for a receipt as it is not automatically given to you so that you can keep track of charges.
The Hotel will place a HOLD on your credit card for $100 per night for incidentials.
Can I pay cash for hotel incidentals and if so how much3 answers
2 months ago
For more information and pricing please contact the resort directly.
Don't worry, they require a card on file and place a 100 dollar hold per day on it.
You can unless you would like to charge them to your room, but in case of the breakfast specials you must charge to your room in order to receive you discount which ours was 50%. We used cash for drinks and all other food and meals.
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398 air-conditioned, spacious and newly renovated guestrooms with private balconies offering city, pool, or ocean view. Each room is equipped with flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, CD/Alarm clock, MP3 radio, high-speed wireless internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and hair dryer.
If location is valuable, then The InterContinental San Juan is gold. The InterContinental San Juan has the best of both worlds, with Isla Verde for relaxation and city nightlife for excitement.
What We'd Change
We wish that Old San Juan was a little closer, but there are some really happening clubs nearby that make up for it!
Why You Should Go
The flash of the city with the flow of the beach make this resort a hotspot for adults. Beaches, bars and Bioluminescent Bay beckon!
Car Rental Available
Business Center ($)
Cribs Available on Request
Daily Maid Service
Room Service ($)
24 Hour Front Desk
Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
Computer Rental ($)
Fax Machine ($)
Photocopy Machine ($)
Mobile Phone Rental
Handicap Room Available
Safe Deposit Box - Front Desk
Dry Cleaning Services ($)
Honeymoon Packages ($)
Wireless Internet Access ($)
Pool Towels (complimentary)
Service animals for people with disabilities only
Banquet Facilities ($)
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An island with endless amounts of activities, Puerto Rico is as diverse as any island in the Caribbean. From exciting, bustling urban areas to more rural, quiet seaside towns, this island has it all.
InterContinental San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Ave
InterContinental San Juan : Let Loose on Isla Verde Beach with Sizzling
Bored with the same landscape? InterContinental San Juan is your gateway to
adventure, thanks to its prime location on Isla Verde Beach. This resort offers
a beachfront vacation in the middle of the city. Built in the late 1950s by
Morris Lapidus, the AAA, Four-Diamond resort has been renovated and, at only
five minutes from the airport, is a hotspot for a Puerto Rican vacation. The
terrific nightlife and impressive sightseeing are a big plus when you choose
the InterContinental San Juan.
The stretch of Isla Verde Beach just outside the resort is never crowded,
so you can relax in peace. Jump in the large, lagoon-style pool to cool off and
pick up something from the swim-up bar; sip your pina colada, while admiring
the waterfalls of the cove-like pool as you decide which of the four
restaurants is your next destination. Thick cuts of premium beef make Ruth's
Chris Steak House popular, and the signature fettuccine Alfredo at Alfredo's
Restaurant is absolutely delicious. After dinner, feel free to sample the
sizzling San Juan clubs and bars nearby, or stay close to home at the I-Bar in
the main lobby and enjoy the live music.
When you're done with the pool, it's time to kick up the action at the
resort's casino, where guests tempt Lady Luck into paying off big. And speaking
of fortunes, a wealth of snorkeling and diving spots offer priceless memories
just a short distance away.
Adventuring can be hard work, and the resort's spa has a Caribbean wrap that
smooths out rough skin with natural minerals and vitamins, so you head to bed
relaxed. For a room with an outstanding view, we choose the Deluxe Ocean View;
it comes with a great balcony for watching the hypnotic Caribbean waves. Want
to scout out your next sightseeing opportunity? The higher-level Laguna Rooms
overlook the bustling city. There's so much to see in San Juan, you'll want to
stay a little longer to explore it all.
This hotel is NOT an all-inclusive. Food and drink must be purchased
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.
Alfredo's Restaurant Type: Italian Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11:30am; Dinner - daily, 6pm-11pm Description: Traditional Italian recipes.
Ruth's Chris Steak House Type: Steakhouse Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm. Description: Signature steaks are topped with butter. Market-fresh
seafood dishes and a variety of salads and desserts available.
Momoyama Type: Japanese Hours: Lunch - M-F, 12:00pm-3:00pm; Dinner - daily, 5:00pm-10:30pmpm Description: Traditional Japanese cuisine, with a Sushi bar and tatami
Ciao Mediterranean Type: Mediterranean Hours: Daily, 11am-11:30pm Description: Flavors of Spain, Greece, Morocco and other Mediterranean
Snack Bar Type: Snacks Hours: Daily, 5:30am-10pm Description: This cafe and snack bar serves pastries, coffee/tea and
All hours are subject to change.
Located at Alfredo Restaurant in the lower lobby. Daily, 6pm-11pm.
In the main Lobby. Open Sun-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-2am.
Located on the pool deck. Daily, 11pm-6:30pm.
This luxury resort sits ocean front on 2 miles of white-sand beach on Isla
Verde, San Juan's best beach.
The resort features a large, free-form, lagoon-style pool with flowing
waterfalls, a swim-up bar, secluded, tropical gardens and deck areas for
sunbathing and swimming.
Available for an additional charge:
Wireless Internet connection available for a fee.
InterContinental San Juan has a full-service spa secluded away from the main
InterContinental San Juan can arrange a ceremony on the boardwalk lined with
palm trees and an ocean view, or at any of the other five outdoor locations
that can be custom-tailored. Spa treatments, hair styling and makeup can also
be arranged to make your day unforgettable.
Honeymooners who present a recent marriage certificate may receive special
discount, gifts or services.
The kid's club is currently closed for
5 minutes from San Juan International Airport. Old San Juan is just 15 minutes
Check-in: 4pm, Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not
included in your hotel reservation.
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel May 24-25, 2013.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 26-Dec 29, 2014.
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Feb 14-15 and May 23-24, 2014.
Puerto Rico is generally a non-smoking jurisdiction, and many hotels impose
strict controls on smoking in guest rooms, public areas, restaurants and by the
Facilities for Disabled
The hotel has 12 rooms that are handicapped accessible. Service animals are
All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.