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Our History


Then called "The Grande Dame of the Caribbean", El San Juan Hotel opened its doors for the first time in December of 1958. On December 29, 1961, the San Juan Corporation purchased the hotel and changed its name to "El San Juan Hotel". At the time, it had 303 rooms and 17 cabañas over 20 acres. Expansion of its facilities ensued soon after. Interior Designer Alan Lanigan was brought on to commission all the art and furniture for the hotel which he traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Africa and Mexico to find.

Our History

Then called "The Grande Dame of the Caribbean", El San Juan Hotel opened its doors for the first time in December of 1958. On December 29, 1961, the San Juan Corporation purchased the hotel and changed its name to "El San Juan Hotel". At the time, it had 303 rooms and 17 cabañas over 20 acres. Expansion of its facilities ensued soon after. Interior Designer Alan Lanigan was brought on to commission all the art and furniture for the hotel which he traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Africa and Mexico to find.

During the 1960's, warm weather, casino gambling, and an exciting nightlife became popular to the American tourist. The hotel attracted major celebrities, such as Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, The Supremes, Liza Minelly and many others. The hotel also served as accommodation for the iconic PANAM airline crew.

Hotel print ads announcing Sammy Davis Jr. at the El San Juan's Club Tropicoro.
Vintage El San Juan Hotel logo.

Then called "The Grande Dame of the Caribbean", El San Juan Hotel & Casino opened its doors for the first time in December of 1958. On December 29, 1961, the San Juan Corporation purchased the hotel and changed its name to "El San Juan Hotel & Casino". At the time, it had 303 rooms and 17 cabañas over 20 acres. Expansion of its facilities ensued soon after. Interior Designer Alan Lanigan was brought on to commission all the art and furniture for the hotel which he traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Africa and Mexico to find.

Today, as El San Juan Hotel, it remains one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful resorts with exceptional service and attentive staff. A $60 million renovation was completed on the property. With its 388 lavish accommodations, two gorgeous swimming pools, day spa, a Galería shopping arcade with high - class retail shops, convenient Room Service, and European style gaming casino; El San Juan Hotel is the perfect place to celebrate your romantic wedding in Puerto Rico, with delightful exuberance and confidence.

Dining Choices at El San Juan

Travel the globe through the international cuisine available at El San Juan Hotel Nine award-winning restaurants present a delicious array of culinary delights. Indulge at Yamato, our stylish Japanese restaurant or try our upscale, sexy take on the traditional steakhouse at Meat Market Miami. In the mood for a high-energy, indoor or outdoor scene? Head over to Caña by Juliana Gonzalez for breathtaking views of the ocean while enjoying the local flavors of her native "Isla del Enancto"

Dining Choices at El San Juan


Travel the globe through the international cuisine available at El San Juan Hotel Nine award-winning restaurants present a delicious array of culinary delights. Indulge at Yamato, our stylish Japanese restaurant or try our upscale, sexy take on the traditional steakhouse at Meat Market Miami. In the mood for a high-energy, indoor or outdoor scene? Head over to Caña by Juliana Gonzalez for breathtaking views of the ocean while enjoying the local flavors of her native "Isla del Enancto"

Nightlife in Puerto Rico


It starts at the El San Juan Hotel Not only do we have the best rated wedding venues in San Juan- we also have the best nightlife in Puerto Rico. See and be seen at the The Lobby, the heart of our nightlife with live music entertainment every night presenting tropical music, salsa, merengue, jazz, rock and a variety of bands. Don’t forget to check out Club BRAVA, Thursday through Saturdays for some high-energy nightclubbing.

Nightlife in Puerto Rico

It starts at the El San Juan Hotel Not only do we have the best rated wedding venues in San Juan- we also have the best nightlife in Puerto Rico. See and be seen at the The Lobby, the heart of our nightlife with live music entertainment every night presenting tropical music, salsa, merengue, jazz, rock and a variety of bands. Don’t forget to check out Club BRAVA, Thursday through Saturdays for some high-energy nightclubbing.

Dream Wedding & Shopping

Whether you’re here for a romantic caribbean wedding or on a tropical honeymoon, The Shops at El San Juan at the El San Juan Hotel offers a variety of high-end boutiques as well as casual establishments. From shoes to sunglasses, sun-dresses, swimwear, and jewelry collections, we have your shopping needs taken care of, daily until 9pm.

Dream Wedding & Shopping


Whether you’re here for a romantic caribbean wedding or on a tropical honeymoon, the Galería at the El San Juan Hotel offers a variety of high-end boutiques as well as casual establishments. From shoes to sunglasses, sun-dresses, swimwear, and jewelry collections, we have your shopping needs taken care of, daily until 9pm.

Salon & Spa


Soothe away any stress on your big day, with the help of a team of committed & experienced wedding stylists. Enjoy picture perfect hair & make up for the bride, the bridal party and for every guest member. Designated hair and makeup wedding coordinators provide on line support for all brides, resulting in a stress free event — a must-have on such an important date.

Located on the 10th floor of El San Juan Hotel, the elegant Edouard de Paris Day Spa is a peaceful oasis that calms the mind and refreshes the body. The full-service Salon, is located at The Shops at El San Juan, and caters over 150 brides per year.

Wedding pampering you deserve

Soothe away any stress on your wedding day, with the help of a team of committed & experienced wedding stylists. Enjoy picture perfect hair & make up for the bride, the bridal party and for every guest member. Designated hair and makeup wedding coordinators provide online support for all brides, resulting in a stress free event - a must-have on such an important date.

The world class Well & Being Spa (opening in the Spring of 2017) and our recognized full service salon are full of options and expert talent to take care of you and your group. From makeup and haircut to a revitalizing facial and relaxing massage, be sure to pamper yourself before walking down the aisle.

Best Beach in Puerto Rico


El San Juan Hotel is bordered by two miles of white-sand shores. One of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico, Isla Verde Beach is an ideal backdrop for your dream beach wedding, seaside strolls, ocean dips, or simply hours of drowsy-eyed sunbathing. Discover the most enchanting ways to enjoy the water with venues and services.

Best Beach in Puerto Rico

El San Juan Hotel is bordered by two miles of white-sand shores. One of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico, Isla Verde Beach is an ideal backdrop for your dream beach wedding, seaside strolls, ocean dips, or simply hours of drowsy-eyed sunbathing. Discover the most enchanting ways to enjoy the water with venues and services.

Casino


Located inside the luxurious El San Juan Hotel, our stunning, 8,000-square-foot casino combines old-world charm with elegant opulence. Immerse yourself in classic European style, paneled walls and crystal chandeliers. Ante up for fast-paced action at the BlackJack, Craps or Roulette tables. Join the slot "Player's Club" to redeem points for exquisite dining or guest room stays. If you are seeking an exhilarating entertainment, day or night, this resort casino offers an extensive selection of slots and tables in an ideal setting.

Casino

Located inside the luxurious El San Juan Hotel, our stunning, 8,000-square-foot casino combines old-world charm with elegant opulence. Immerse yourself in classic European style, paneled walls and crystal chandeliers. Ante up for fast-paced action at the BlackJack, Craps or Roulette tables. Join the slot "Player's Club" to redeem points for exquisite dining or guest room stays. If you are seeking an exhilarating entertainment, day or night, this resort casino offers an extensive selection of slots and tables in an ideal setting.