Welcome to Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where luxury redux. Condado Vanderbilt features unique Spanish Revival architecture, opulent interiors and dramatic hotel ocean views from among the most venerable hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Since opening its doors in 1919, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has catered to sophisticated travelers who pursue five-star San Juan luxury in the most exclusive beachside hotels on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Restored to its storied grandeur through a meticulous renovation, this landmark San Juan hotel and resort -- among the best in Puerto Rico -- stands as a monument to timeless elegance and style. Condado Vanderbilt invites you to discover Puerto Rico as it is meant to be experienced, where exacting service, exquisite amenities, and fine dining are the hallmarks of every stay.
Become part of the Condado Vanderbilt legend during your next escape to the beach and beauty of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 1919, Frederick William Vanderbilt, scion of one of America’s wealthiest families and among the most influential men in the country, acquired oceanfront land in the exclusive Condado District of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He selected the prominent architectural firm of Warren and Whitmore -- which designed New York City’s Grand Central Station, as well as the Biltmore, Commodore, and Ambassador Hotels -- to design Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, a tropical retreat in the heart of the lush, exotic Caribbean.
The early Spanish Revival style architecture was suggested by Frederick William Vanderbilt himself. Capitalizing on the property’s breathtaking setting adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the designers created an imposing Beaux Arts-style 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 day.
A San Juan five-star hotel from the day its doors opened, Condado Vanderbilt shone for its unique beauty and magnificence, attracting the society hoi polloi originally envisioned by Mr. Vanderbilt. Among the hotel’s distinguished visitors were Charles Lindberg, Carlos Gardel, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, Arthur Rubinstein, and President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel has undergone a number of renovations through its storied history. In 1950, 80 new hotel rooms, a new bar, cocktail lounge and coffee shop were added. But by the 1970s, the hotel’s grandiosity had begun to fade and its imminent demolition was only prevented by an executive order by Governor Luis A. Ferré, who declared it a cultural heritage. Sadly, the celebrated hotel shut its doors during the 90s.
A Legend Redux...
At every stage of this recent refurbishment, meticulous care was taken to maintain the standard of quality that characterized Condado Vanderbilt during its splendid early century. From richly appointed surroundings to unsurpassed cuisine and highly personalized service, the only standard that applies to Condado Vanderbilt is the gold one: that of absolute perfection. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is truly the best hotel in Puerto Rico.
Restored to its original grandeur and welcoming guests once again, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel showcases two 11-story towers consisting of 323 guest accommodations, including 80 Commodore Suites and 40 Biltmore Suites. Every floor is equipped with Five-Diamond butler service.