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by Charles Del Campo
September 15, 2009
November 8, 2005
The Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino was our pre-cruise lodging. I was pleasantly surprised with our room. I booked a standard city view room. It turns out the room had a bedroom, a living room area, two televisions, a refrigerator, and one and a half balconies. I think we may have been upgraded to a suite.
The hotel is located at the end of the popular Condado strip. There are restaurants, hotels, shops, and nightclubs all along the street. I don't think anything closes in this area. My wife and I found ourselves eating dessert in a packed Chili's restaurant at 1am while listening to a live grunge band. It wasn't uncommon to see a traffic jam in the middle of the night.
The Wyndham Condado is large. In fact, it occupies both sides of the street. The two buildings of the hotel are connected by a glass-enclosed pedestrian walkway that straddles the strip. This hotel was the busiest I've ever stayed in. Every day there were wedding receptions, formal balls, and graduation parties. In addition to these private functions, there is a casino, five restaurants, live music every evening, a small beach area, a pool, and gift shop. The hotel was buzzing with activity around the clock.
We ate at two of the hotel's restaurants. We had dinner at its Tony Roma's, a chain restaurant whose signature dish is baby back ribs - very good. We had the breakfast buffet at the hotel's Max Grill restaurant one morning. There was a huge variety of hot and cold breakfast foods, as well as a waffle station and an omelet station. The meal was good but expensive.
Getting around was not a problem. There is a public bus stop in front of the Wyndham Condado. This made transportation quite easy and inexpensive. It only costs $0.25 to ride the bus. We used this option to go to the Las Americas shopping mall one day, which was about a 30-minute bus ride. We also rode the bus from the Old San Juan shopping district to our hotel. We actually walked to Old San Juan from our hotel. It was an easy walk that took an hour; however, because of the heat and high humidity, we were drenched in sweat by the time we arrived. The bus ride back to the hotel took less than 10 minutes.
The hotel has a tour desk that offers several excursions. We signed up for the El Yunque Rain Forest excursion. The tour bus picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel.
I was fully satisfied with my stay at the Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino. I would recommend this hotel for people who want to be a part of the nightlife of the Condado Strip. For those who are seeking beautiful beaches and relaxation, I would say look for a hotel in the Isla Verde section of San Juan instead of the Condado section.
From journal San Juan - Pre and Post Cruise
Cary, North Carolina
January 22, 2004
My second suggestion is this: I searched both the discount hotel websites and Wyndham’s site for room pricing. As it turns out Wyndham’s site was more expensive. However, when I called, I mentioned the rate that I found on Expedia.com (which charges a fee for its service). Wyndham matched the rate and I didn’t have to pay the Expedia fee, so I basically saved about $50 on the reservation.
Now for the hotel information: The rooms at the Wyndham Condado look like every other hotel room I’ve ever stayed in, just with brightly colored art and bedspreads. Not that that’s bad, but it’s just nothing special. However, the service was top notch. My room upgrade was requested and handled lickity-split, extra towels delivered pronto, etc. And everyone was really friendly.
The pool area was very well kept and you could walk right onto Condado Beach, though I thought the beach area was a bit on the small side – there was 50 yards of beach, tops. But, the beach area was protected by some rock formations, so it was conducive to swimming. There were three pools – one was a saltwater pool – and a HUGE jacuzzi. The one drawback is that each day you had to get a different-colored wristband and wear it at all times at the pool – or risk scolding by the wristband police. Who wants a wristband tan? Pool-side drink and food service were available - though a bit pricey.
The room itself was nice. The beds (2 queen) were pretty comfy. I was impressed by the firm pillows! There was a hairdryer provided in the room, and the towels were beach towel sized. There was also a closet big enough to sleep in, with two luggage stands, ironing board, clothes bags, etc. The luggage stands came in handy and saved our backs from all the bending.
The hotel also had a casino on the mezzanine level and my friend won $60 on nickel slots (the Chinese Fortune Cookie game). They had lots of slots and a few gaming tables in the center. And a smoke-free slot area!
I’d say my stay at the Wyndham Condado was a pleasant one. I’d rate it about a 7 or 8 overall. It’s definitely a good choice for the deal we got.
From journal Puerto Rico - There's a Shrimp In My Pants!
Jersey City, New Jersey
November 15, 2004
The room was fairly typical, but included a mini-bar and walk-in closet. All rooms have a balcony, some facing the ocean, some the lagoon, and some the street. Even street-view rooms, though, have partial water views.
The hotel has a casino with blackjack, poker, slots, craps, roulette, and more. There are several restaurants, some overpriced, but very convenient.
The concierge is very accommodating and will hold your bags before and/or after check-in if you are still touring around after leaving (before checking in). Cabs are readily available at the front door. Also in front of the hotel is a bus stop, and for $0.25, you can go to Old San Juan (Bus B21) or Condado.
There are three pools-one is a lap pool (Lagoon Side), which is not that nice, but, on the ocean side, there is a saltwater pool, a regular pool (with small waterslide), and a hot tub. I believe these are open 24 hours a day because I used the hot tub in the middle of the night and nobody questioned me. Towels are available. There is also a small beach. It is not luxurious, but very suitable.
I would definitely recommend staying here. There are often price deals, the location is very convenient, and the amenities are of a good quality.
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