Fairmont El San Juan Hotel Puerto Rico
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
6063 Isla Verde Avenue Carolina, Puerto Rico 00979
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts / Accor
Date of Creation
February 1, 1958
Hotel General Manager
General Manager, Kelley has been with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts for over 30 years. Most recently, she was the General Manager of the Fairmont Orchid.
FAIRMONT EL SAN JUAN HOTEL
History & Story
Designed by legendary Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel officially welcomed locals and tourists alike beginning February 1, 1958. Throughout the 1960s, Puerto Rico became a beacon for American tourists and entertainers, and El San Juan Hotel followed as the grand dame of authentic Puerto Rican hospitality and entertainment. During the hotel’s first three decades, internationally renowned headliners performed on its stage each week, including Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Fisher, Carol Channing and Liza Minelli, among other icons of the time. Fast forward to today, and El San Juan Hotel remains a timeless Puerto Rican icon, seamlessly blending the best elements of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Full renovation completed on January 15, 2019.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Vacation of Lifetime : From the award-winning beach to the relaxing pool, on-site spa and multiple dining venues, amenities at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel are unparalleled. At El San Juan you can wake up, indulge in a delicious breakfast in bed, treat yourself to a massage, dip your toes in the water then shop for a new something special before heading to an intimate Cabaret or energy-infused dance party all in one day and all at one hotel.
Outside the hotel’s doors, the bustling city of San Juan has much to offer. Explore Old San Juan and stroll down cobblestone streets or venture to centuries-old military installations like Castillo San Cristobal. Elsewhere, explore beautiful San Juan beaches by relaxing in the sand, taking to the seas via paddleboard or enjoying a guide-led tour coordinated by our recreation team.
Key sites/activities in the area
Experience El San Juan : Puerto Rico offers invigorating tourist experiences and things to do for all types of travelers. History buffs can tour Old San Juan, walking through centuries-old cobblestoned streets and military fortifications. Adventure enthusiasts can visit Toroverde and fly over 1.5 miles at speeds up to 60 miles per hour over the vibrant Puerto Rican countryside. Art lovers can visit El Museo de Arte de Ponce, one of the best museums in the Americas, with a distinctive collection of pre-Raphaelite art and modern Latin American artists. Nature lovers can visit El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the United States, along with miles of gorgeous beaches.
The property opened on February 1, 1958 and has been host to such performers as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Liza Minelli. and more over the years. Designed to evoke the images of Havana Cuba, the entire lobby was hand carved by Master Carver, José Laguna. The property is home to 300 year old Banyan Tree that sits by our beautiful pool area. It is a property rich with history and marvelous stories.
We offer children’s programs over major holidays. We have activites that require adults to be present over Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and July 4th.
• Number of suites: 128 Suites and Villas
• Junior Suites 616-square-feet of stylish space. Located in the Grand Tower, the suites feature an expanded sitting area. Pool Views
• One Bedroom Suite 974-square-foot suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows. An elegant parlor, which includes a dining and sitting area, connects to a separate bedroom with one king-sized bed.
• Two Bedroom Suite 1,374-square-feet Grand Tower Two-Bedroom Suite, featuring memorable views of the Atlantic Ocean from floor-to-ceiling windows.
• Banyan Villa Our Banyan Villa Rooms, which boast calming views of lush gardens from an inviting terrace. The single-story villas are 351-square-feet, feature one king-size bed.
• Pool Villa Choose from a welcoming balcony or spacious patio in the Pool Villa Rooms. Located next to the Well & Being® pool, these bright and airy 489-square-foot with Pool views
• Ocean Villa Rooms, Offering direct access to our pools or garden from a private terrace. Pamper yourself in the 539 to 649 square-foot Ocean Villa Rooms, offering memorable views of the award winning Isla Verde Beach from a private balcony.
• Casa del Mar Suite The El San Juan Hotels only two-story suite offers a completely private atmosphere. Situated directly on the beach with stunning ocean views and a spacious 1,590 sq. ft. Casa Del Mar Suite is perfect for entertaining.
• Presidential Suite Experience the essence of elegance and space in the 2,051-square-foot Presidential Suite, boasting legendary ocean views from breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows. Positioned on a high floor within the Grand Tower
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 388
Restaurants & Bars
Caña by Juliana Gonzalez – Puerto Rican flavors by Chef Juliana Gonzalez. Each one-of-a-kind dish invites guests to celebrate San Juan’s traditions old and new, with the international zest and fresh ingredients Chef Juliana Gonzalez is known for.
Featuring Live tropical music by Tony D’ Los Santos every Saturday
Breakfast, Daily: 7:00AM – 12:00PM
Dinner, Wednesday to Sunday: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Aquarelle on the Beach – invites guests to dine on coastal cuisine inspired by its timeless island surroundings. Featuring live music in a water-to-table seafood and inventive cocktails that re-imagine local flavors with a modern palette.
Brunch & Dine
Friday from 4:00PM to 10:00PM, Live Music
Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:00PM, Live Music by DJ Salina, 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Sunday from 10:00PM to 4:00PM, Live Music by DJ Iván Robles
Bar Americana is an outdoor casual dinning bar and restaurant, perfectly position in front of the Well & Being Pool where guest and locals a like are invited to unwind with their favorite craft beer, cocktails and a selection of classic American fare.
Open Daily, 11:00AM-10:00PM
El Bistro – Located in the lobby of Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, El Bistro features daily breakfast and light lunch offerings. Visit us and enjoy a variety of local gourmet coffees and grab-and-go fare–from delicious baked breads and fresh fruit, to sandwiches and salads.
Open daily from 5:30am to 1:00pm
Chandelier Bar the epicenter of the hotel’s nightlife–a gathering place for locals and travelers alike for generations. Chandelier Bar invites guests to savor Sushi and signature cocktails, served beneath the radiant aura of its Czechoslovakian crystal centerpiece. Special Offerings: SUSHI! By the Crystal Grande Dame. Join us Wednesday to Sunday, for Sushi by the Chandelier Bar in the iconic Lobby from 5:00PM to 10:00PM
TEA, BUBBLES & GLAM. Join us for an afternoon celebration featuring our signature Fairmont Teas, Bubbly, Holiday Spirits and our Chef Selections of Tea sumptuous delights. Featuring festive live music by a special invited Violinist from 2:00PM to 5:00PM.
Il Sole Pizzeria
Discover this family-run restaurant with casual Italian fare serving pizza, salads and sandwiches, tucked in The Shops of Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.
4:30pm – 10:00pm
Additional Bar and Night Clubs :
Wine Bar, Rum Bar the Art of the Cocktail, Chico Cabaret, and
Brava Night-Club recently redesigned by Mark Lehmkul, BRAVA brings people together amidst elegant décor and imaginative lighting and sound systems, creating an atmosphere alive with energy, excitement, and late-night dancing that rivals the best clubs worldwide.
WELL & BEING SPA NOW OPEN THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 10:00AM TO 5:00PMDiscover an exceptional fusion of spa and wellness at Well & Being Spa, El San Juan, Puerto Rico.
WELL & BEING FITNESS CENTER NOW OPEN DAILY 7AM TO 7PM – three story state of the art fitness center.
Pools & Beach Poised on a two-mile expanse of beach voted USA Today’s Best Urban Beach in the United States, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel invites guests to dip their toes in the glistening turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Embark on spirited seaside adventures, from lounging in beach chairs beneath umbrellas to kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling, and more. Fairmont El San Juan Hotel’s four pristine pools offer experiences ranging from the relaxing to the reinvigorating, including cabanas, bottle service, massages, and floating workouts. Cabanas A night of excitement should be followed by a relaxing or a celebratory day at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel’s poolside luxury cabanas, where guests are welcome to unwind with a Piña Colada or their favorite Champagne in hand. El San Juan’s poolside service embodies authentic Puerto Rican hospitality. Servers deliver drinks and delicious fresh food directly to the cabanas, or guests can indulge in a cocktail from the spirited swim-up bar. Embrace the hotel’s lush pool area by reserving a daybed, seaside or a grand cabanas that feature butler service, a mini refrigerator, digital safe, HDTV, wi-fi and more.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Rediscover Where Innovation Meets
Poised perfectly within close proximity to the airport, as well as the iconic city and shore San Juan is known for, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has become a favorite hub for special events. Exceptional meeting spaces and high-touch service make the hotel a memorable source for one-of-a-kind business gatherings.
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers nearly 40,000 square feet of flexible space, available for hosting an imaginative meeting, conference, or special event. Whether visiting for a small retreat or large convention, groups will find El San Juan to be a place that invites a fresh, creative take on meetings.
ALL Meet Well. Our commitment to keeping you safe and well, for the gatherings of today and tomorrow. For more information please visit https://www.allmeetwell.com/
Extra Notable Features
The Shops at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Stroll through our exclusive shopping gallery filled with fashion, gourmet treats and home accessories.
Art Lab, Boronea, Candy Shoppe, Chic Choes, Gustavo Arango, Martiza Tropical Togs Swimwear, & Ladies casual clothing & accessories and Viaggi
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has been named on of the Top 15 Best Hotels in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler.
Caña by Juliana Gonzalez has been recognized by OpenTable for Best Restaurant Readers Choice, 2019 and received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, 2019
USA Today’s readers voted Isla Verde Beach as the best urban beach in the world – “Readers’ Choice Awards 2016”
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