Location… Perfect city-stay on the beach
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the exclusive Condado District of San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is the perfect destination for exploring the many sights and attractions of this vibrant city. It is the answer for the traveler who wants a Caribbean experience without being in an isolated location.The hotel is located a short four and a half miles from the San Juan International Airport (SJU).
The Condado Vanderbilt elegantly sits at the heart of the Condado district of San Juan. This ocean front neighborhood features some of the most beautiful historic and luxurious homes of San Juan, and is also known for its high-end shopping during the day and the epicenter of nightlife after dark. Regularly, it hosts music and culinary festivals, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
While visiting us, we recommend a breezy walk down Ashford Avenue, where you may shop in luxury boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Cartier. Be sure to visit La Ventana al Mar, a popular open square facing the ocean, where you may enjoy a wonderful cocktail while gazing at Condado beach. If you crave more adventure, visit the historic Spanish forts and castles of Old San Juan, or you may even embark on a world class deep sea fishing voyage from the Nautical Club, all just a few blocks away. At night, Ashford Avenue lights up with the life of the local social scene, where you may enjoy smooth rhythms, fine cocktails, and perhaps a fun casino night if you so desire.
In 1919, Frederick William Vanderbilt, scion of one of the wealthiest families in America and arguably one of the most influential men in the country, acquired oceanfront land in the exclusive Condado District of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He selected Warren and Whitmore – one of the foremost architectural firms of the time, boasting the designs of New York’s Grand Central Station to its name – to design the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, an exclusive tropical retreat in the heart of the Caribbean.
The early Spanish Revival style architecture was suggested by Frederick William Vanderbilt himself. Taking great advantage of the property’s breathtaking setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the designers created an imposing structure with white walls, red tiles, French windows, lofty ceilings and other design details typical of the style at the time. Inside, the original sweeping staircases and graceful archways remain intact to this very day and have been restored to their original splendor.
An ultra luxury hotel from day one, the Condado Vanderbilt shone for its beauty and magnificence, attracting the kind of guests – not to mention the local elite – envisioned by Mr. Vanderbilt. Among the hotel’s distinguished guests were Charles Lindberg, Carlos Gardel, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Arthur Rubinstein, and President Franklin and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.
A Legendary Jewel shined to its original luster…
Architectural styles come and go, yet from each period magnificent examples remain; examples that deserve to be preserved and immortalized if not for their splendor, then for their place in history. After a two-hundred million dollar investment the hotel has been restored to its original grandeur and it is welcoming guests once again.The Condado Vanderbilt Hotel showcases two newly built eleven-story ocean-front towers and the fully restored Spanish Revival building; consisting of 316 guest accommodations, including 107 suites with around-the-clock butler service.
Pool Areas:There are two pool lounge areas for our guests to enjoy.The pool lounge area on the second floor next to our full service spa, includes a oval shaped swimming pool and an infinity edge plunge pool overlooking the breaking surf below.The second pool lounge area on ground level includes an oversized whirlpool, a plunge pool next to the connector to our beach and a shallow pool with chaise lounges overlooking the breaking surf.
Beach:Puerto Rico us blessed with year-round warm ocean temperatures and our Beach Butlers are ready to assist on creating your perfect day at the beach.From chairs, umbrellas, chaise lounges and towel service our Beach Butlers can also assist you with all your food and beverage needs.
The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt:A timeless place… a retreat where you can indulge your spirit and being… the epitome of awareness to savor the art of living well.Reflecting a new spirit in relaxation, The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel offers the generosity of time, with experiences that bring powerful results through our unique methods, distinguished treatments and our exclusively selected, high performing products. Discover The Hammam, an unprecedented experience that weaves ancient purification rituals, exclusive to the Condado Vanderbilt; the Vanderbilt Clay Caress-Exotic Outdoors Experiences, a detoxifying adventure with social conversation and amazing ocean views; Time for Two, where two kindred souls embark on a relaxing journey at The Oasis Spa Suite.
Dining Offerings:Our two Michelin starred Chef, Juan Jose Cuevas, has put together a comprehensive fine dining program that draws its inspiration from the farm to table movement that makes "fresh and local" part of every one of our menus. 1919- "World-class cuisine. Locally-rooted" fine dining restaurant serving dinner, reservations are highly recommended Ola, Ocean Front Bistro- "Passion for Latin flavors with a view" casual dining with dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean.Located next to the main pool, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.Indoor and outdoor sitting available. Vanderbilt Court: Veritas- "Vintage wines & cocktails" Elegant bar with extensive collection of wines and cognacs. Marabar- "Classic Cocktails with a View" An ode to classic cocktails with dramatic views of the ocean in an elegant setting. Avo Lounge- "Cigars, Scotch and great conversation" Cigar lounge with humidors and honor bar. Vanderbilt Terrace- "Cocktails by the sea" Outdoor gathering space where libations and the breaking surf make for the perfect Caribbean evening. Ventana Lounge – "Casual dining by the beach" located by the connector to the beach, the lounge is the perfect spot to unwind before, during or after the perfect day on the beach.
Business Center:Our fully equipped business center can fulfill all your business needs.
Event Facilities:With a nearly one-hundred-year tradition of impeccable hospitality, the five-star Condado Vanderbilt is the most prestigious meeting and conference destination in Puerto Rico. Select from 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space as the setting for your next sales meeting, executive getaway or company banquet. The resort’s centerpiece is the opulent Patio del Fauno Ballroom, which accommodates up to 600 guests and has one floor to ceiling glass wall overlooking the ocean.OurDestination Wedding Managercan assist you plan the wedding of your dreams.
In Puerto Rico, the legend has been reborn and the promise of a brilliant future shines again for the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel – the place where it all began.We invite you to discover an architectural gem with a glistening past and a brilliant future and look forward to welcoming you to Puerto Rico.
Neighborhood: Classic City-Hotel on Beach Nearest Airport: Luis Munoz Marin Intl (SJU) 5 mi/8 km
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