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The Royal Sonesta San Juan

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Outdoor pool, pool cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas
3 bars/lounges, 2 beach bars, swim-up bar, poolside bar
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
Daily buffet breakfast (USD 31.99 per person)
Property amenity

Overview of The Royal Sonesta San Juan

The Royal Sonesta San Juan

4.0 star property
Carolina beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool

8.4/10 Very good

1,537 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, 00979
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and 2 beach bars
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Isla Verde
  • Carolina Beach - 1 min drive
  • Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - 7 min drive
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort - 6 min drive
  • Condado Beach - 11 min drive
  • Pan American Pier - 9 min drive
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center - 9 min drive
  • Port of San Juan - 9 min drive
  • Escambron Beach - 15 min drive
  • Plaza las Americas - 13 min drive
  • San Juan Gate - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) - 6 min drive


  • Mi Casita Restaurant - 1 min walk
  • Playa Papaya - 2 min walk
  • Subway - 1 min walk
  • La Bodeguita
  • 24 Market Place - 1 min walk

About this property

The Royal Sonesta San Juan

At The Royal Sonesta San Juan, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Port of San Juan. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. Aleli Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants, offers pool views and serves breakfast. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 beach bars, a poolside bar and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers say great things about the airport proximity and location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 398 rooms
  • Arranged over 15 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (USD 25 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site valet parking (USD 32 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • On-site extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 2 beach bars
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • 16 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (24000 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • 20 on-site accessible parking spaces
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Deep-pile carpet in room


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Office
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair


  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


Zen Spa Brisas has 4 treatment rooms. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. The spa is open daily.


Aleli Restaurant – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant only serves breakfast.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – This steakhouse specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Karaya – On-site bar. Open daily.
La Bodeguita – This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Akua Bar – This poolside bar serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: 22 per cent

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 31.99 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay


  • Self-parking costs USD 25 per day with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking costs USD 32 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

InterContinental Hotel San Juan
InterContinental San Juan
San Juan InterContinental
Intercontinental San Juan Hotel Isla Verde
InterContinental San Juan Puerto Rico/Isla Verde
Intercontinental San Juan Resort And Casino
InterContinental San Juan Hotel
InterContinental San Juan Resort Carolina
InterContinental San Juan Resort
InterContinental San Juan Carolina
InterContinental Juan Carolin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Royal Sonesta San Juan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Royal Sonesta San Juan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
Yes. Self-parking costs USD 25 per day. Valet parking costs USD 32 per day. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (6-min drive) and Sheraton Casino (9-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Royal Sonesta San Juan and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and jet-skiing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. The Royal Sonesta San Juan also has 2 beach bars and a fitness centre, as well as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Royal Sonesta San Juan?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, American cuisine and garden views.
Does The Royal Sonesta San Juan have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Royal Sonesta San Juan like?
The Royal Sonesta San Juan is in Isla Verde, a short 6-minute drive from San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) and 4 minutes' walk from Isla Verde Beach. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.



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8/10 Very good

Marlon, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We had a very nice stay but was surprised at such a heavy resort fee on top of already high prices. Put us over budget and didn’t expect that. The room was musty and very humid. We were told that San Juan is humid. Not what I wanted to hear as AC usually takes care of that. Overall people were very nice and resort was pretty.
Christina, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great stay
It was great getting through the front door, the front desk, the valet, the room y the others amenities. Every employee was respectful and helpful. No complaints
Elix, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location
Perfectly designed , great service by the staff
'wil, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic location!
Amazing hotel and staff! Food was fantastic! We had a beautiful room and view! Will definitely be returning!
Alisa, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

geri, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel room was ok with nice ocean view. Rooms weren’t that clean, housekeeping showed up late. Beach/pool bar terrible drinks. The service was not nice and food is overpriced; we payed $110 for a salad, sandwich and two drinks.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A great place to stay - just one complaint
The Sonesta is an easy ride from the airport. about 7 minutes. Use Uber - cheaper than the cabs! from the minute we arrived, the staff were helpful and friendly. I found their customer service to be excellent. We needed more pillows, face towels, a hot water kettle, all needs were responded to quickly and with a friendly smile. The pool area is lovely and a comfortable place to spend hours or days. The beach area is also lovely. BE WARNED - on weekend the hotel next door, The Fairmont, plays VERY VERY loud music and no matter where you sit on the beach, you will have a constant thumping in your head. There is little anyone can do about this - I tried! Even if you sit at the far end of the Sonesta beach away from the Fairmont, you can still hear the thumping. This made it very hard for me to relax, enjoy reading my book, listening to the waves, etc. The Sonesta Manager was friendly and listened but nothing changed. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The beds were comfortable. the A/C worked well and kept the room at a comfortable temp. Our room was a city view however another in our party looked over the ocean and it was beautiful. The concierge made terrific recommendations and as a result had some terrific meals and experiences.
Shari, 6-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great venue Clean, polite service, helpful staff Nice room Wonderful experience
Stephen, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 3-night trip
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