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Of the many accommodation options in Puerto Rico, hotels and resorts are certainly the most popular. Mega-resort chains offer visitors a stay in the lap of luxury, while smaller country-inn-style paradores offer travelers a uniquely Puerto Rican style of lodging. Of course, there's a little bit of everything in-between.
If you're looking for luxury and top-notch service, then a resort hotel is for you. These are generally located along the beaches of San Juan or other tourism hubs throughout the country and offer plenty of amenities, though you may have to pay for each one individually. Many of these resorts are known for their casinos and nightlife. Others have incredible golf or tennis on their property. In addition, some of Puerto Rico's finest restaurants are located inside resorts. If you're looking for a little bit of everything, these might be just the place for you.
Of course, staying in a hotel does not necessarily mean staying in a resort hotel. There are plenty of lovely, moderately-priced hotels for travelers of all kinds. Business travelers will find plenty of hotels that cater to their needs, while families will find a host of accommodations eager to provide a safe and comfortable stay.
Guesthouses on Puerto Rico are different from those found on other Caribbean islands. These tend to be most like American bed and breakfasts, offering breakfast with an overnight stay in a charming house. Guesthouses not endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company will often be less expensive, and will have very basic rooms, usually without air conditioning. With a little research you can find which of these guesthouses is best for you, especially if you're planning a budget-conscious vacation.
Unlike other kinds of accommodations on the island, paradores participate in a government program and must be certified by the Tourism Department before they can be listed as a parador. Paradores are small, privately-owned hotels that must maintain a certain level of quality. They are often situated in distinctive locations, such as in a former plantation house or close to nature, hidden away in a forest. There are currently more than 20 of these country inns throughout Puerto Rico. Paradores are very popular with tourists and locals alike because they offer more than just a good location and good quality. They are also known for their affordability. Because of their popularity, you will need to book your stay well in advance.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company endorses certain hotels, resorts, and paradores, which helps to make your selection a bit easier, but ultimately, it's up to you. Our guide can make finding the right spot easier. The hotels listed below each have their own detailed pages, which address the types of activities, dining and attractions that are available at or near the property. Whether you choose affordable charm or all-out glamour, your dream accommodations await you in Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico has limited all-inclusive options, but they may interest you more than traditional hotels and small guesthouses. If you still feel overwhelmed by the several diverse options on the island, try our hotel search. You'll be able to search by availability, style, and more, and even sort your results by quality or price.
Traveling with children? Puerto Rico can be a fun destination for your family vacation, so be sure to browse those hotels which offer amenities and activities that cater to families.
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