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7 Best 5 star hotels in Rio Grande, PR (2022)

5 star hotels in Rio Grande, PR

1. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale beachfront resort is 4.5 km from Carabalí Rainforest Park and 19.1 km from El Yunque National Forest.Contemporary rooms featuring balconies with resort, rainforest or ocean views include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with premium channels and coffeemakers. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.There are 10 on-site restaurants/bars, including Puerto Rican and Italian options, plus 2 oceanfront pools, a spa, a business center and a fitness center. Recreational facilities on the 500-acre resort include a casino, a kids’ playground, 2 golf courses and tennis courts, plus seasonal turtle nesting.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 5 min drive to Playa las Picuas, Rio Grande
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • The on-site restaurant has a dinner buffet
  • Guests mentioned “rainforests” 60 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Faith Oliver

This place was amazing! Me and my husband went to Puerto Rico for the first time for our honeymoon and decided to stay at this hotel – we just got back about a week ago The customer service was incredible! When we booked, we booked a resort view room to try and save some money, but when we got to the hotel and they realized it was our honeymoon, they upgraded us to a ocean view room – it made our day! The following night they left a bottle of champagne and some dessert for us as a surprise treat with a sweet note They also secured a ride for us back to the airport for the day we left so we didn’t have to worry about it

The most friendly people I’ve ever met! Apart from that, the views were beautiful and the resort had a lot to offer – multiple restaurants, pools, and a casino, along with an enterprise desk right in the hotel in case you want to rent a car for a day I can’t say enough good things about this place We will be going back!

J M

Had a great time Overall an amazing experience Everyone was friendly minus some of the bartenders

Most of the bartenders were great though It’s five o’clock somewhere grill is probably a 1* but, the other outdoor grill is much better Wish there was room service all day long instead of just breakfast and dinnerMaid service was great and they were all friendly and accommodating They are quick to bring you whatever you need Bathrooms were a bit outdated, but the room and bed were greatRoom was very cold when we arrived so that was nice Air conditioning works way better than you can ask for If you go below 70 you will need a jacket or an extra blanket That made it nice for sleeping I A very humid environment We got a great view with a good size balcony

Julie Powers

We were there for a week and it was a great vacation The hotel was beautiful and well kept, very comfortable The pools were amazing especially that they had a separate adult “quiet” pool

The restaurants were excellent, people were very friendly and accommodating There were plenty of restaurants with different food choices and hours of availability Very well run hotel Would definitely return!

2. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along a beach on the North Atlantic Ocean, this upscale hotel is 13 km from El Yunque National Forest and 35 km from Luis Munoz Marin Airport.Accommodations range from refined rooms with sitting areas to 1-bedroom suites featuring kitchenettes, living rooms and ocean views. All have flat-screen, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as balconies or terraces. There’s 24-hour room service.Amenities include 3 restaurants (2 with a dress code), 2 18-hole golf courses and a lagoon-style pool, plus a gym, a spa, and a private area on the beach. Breakfast (fee) and parking (surcharge) are available, as is 2,899 sq m of meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large and clean
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 16 min drive to Rainforest Zipline Park
  • Guests mentioned “rainforests” 13 times
  • Guests liked the grounds
  • Guests praised the ocean views
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Melissa D.

The accommodations are incredible, our room spacious and beautifully clean daily,the staff bends over backward to be helpful and friendly The food is very good and our experience at the Hibachi restaurant the other night was delightful

A lot of food so be careful ordering appetizers; you’ll be stuffed😉 The beach is relaxing and the pools are immense!My one concern is wanting to bring more family with us, I did not see any food for kids under the age of 12 ***Please*** create a kids’ menu with those simple things they like; Mac and cheese,a simple burger,chicken nuggets I truly want to have more family there but the lack of kids’ menus is a concern for me Other than that, this resort is top notch in all aspects

Dave B

Stayed here in July 2022 What an incredible resort for this price! The property is beautiful and the enormous pool is one of many highlights The spa service was incredible

The fact that they even have room service (given how the rooms are spread out over multiple acres) is impressive The employees were generally helpful & friendly The only improvements I would suggest are (1) better quality food at the pool, and (2) faster front desk experience / more employees PS For travelers, be prepared to walk a lot because the property is spread out

Megan Connors

This hotel was absolutely beautiful The grounds and facilities were all impeccable and clean Our “basic” garden view room was so much bigger than expected and we even had a partial ocean view

The staff was extremely friendly and always wanted to make sure everything was up to standardWe were so impressed that we were able to get into our room at 7 AM due to a red eye flightFood was priced as expected for a resort (even cheaper than some I have experienced before) We really enjoyed Nori hibachi and regular tables For lunch we ate at the food truck or ordered pizza to go and ate by the pool Both great!We had one extended wait at the sports bar for a burger but the staff was so apologetic, gave free fries and bottled water We were on vacation and had no where to be No problem for us!Overall we felt this resort was a piece of paradise and we can’t wait to come back!

3. Yuquiyú Treehouses

About this hotel

Set in treehouses overlooking the El Yunque rain forest, this laid-back hotel is 14 km from Luquillo Beach and 31 km from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.Accessed via wooden staircases, the 4 polished treehouses feature kitchenettes, balconies and sofabeds, plus Wi-Fi and ceiling fans. All have private bathrooms with rainfall showers. TVs aren’t available.There’s a tropical garden with an organic farm, plus guest laundry facilities. Vegan breakfast is available. Minimum-stay rules apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 16 min drive to Rainforest Zipline Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “rainforests” 11 times
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Molly Beth Jourdan

This is a magical location I have never stayed anywhere like it Be prepared for bugs

Those are to be expected in this kind of environment We did not have a problem with mosquitoes and there was bug spray provided My only complaint is with the bed The bed in our tree house was very uncomfortable and upon further inspection was a convertible bed of some sort (like a sleeper sofa) We would definitely visit again, but we would need a more comfortable bed to stay again

Dennis Feltwell

This is an excellent getaway spot for those truly looking to “get away” Lots of privacy here at the top of a large hill Fair warning: lots of climbs to your treehouse and car

and bathrooms!Spectacular views, an infinity pool, and a covered pavilion span the total amenities here It rains a lot but the Vistas are totally worth the hikesRooms come with stove, toaster oven, adlnd fridge Fresh fruit provided, too No WiFi but cell service is great overall, a wonderful experience!

Joe Keena

We stayed at La Cascada treehouse for two nights recently and first off on a positive note the views from the treehouse are spectacular, the river is beautiful for morning swims and the cabins take great advantage of these amazing views but unfortunately the service and communication was terribleThe main thing we were very disappointed in was the inability to access the restaurant, we are both plant based and the idea of plant based meals sourced from the rainforest was a major draw to us When we booked originally we asked for dinner reservations to be told the restaurant was closed on the days we were there, when we arrived we were told it was actually open and another couple were dining there, we contacted Ernest and were told we needed to have booked in advance which we tried to do and for us to make contact with the chef ourselves which again we tried to do, we texted the contact number in the room and got no reply and Ernest certainly was of not assistance so in the end we cooked our own food in the room

We had paid 600+ dollars for 2 nights so felt very let down My advice would be to come prepared for all meals, they do leave some fruit and yoghurt in the room but it’s not really adequate for breakfastIn summary we would definitely visit El Yunque again it’s an incredible place but we would stay somewhere else

4. El Hotelito at The Rainforest Experience Farm (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a 10-hectare tropical-flower farm, this Colonial-style inn is 7 km from the town of Fajardo, 13 km from Puerto Del Rey Marina and 14 km from Seven Seas Beach.The elegant, TV-free rooms feature plantation furniture, wooden shutters and private balconies with mountain and ocean views.The inn serves free continental breakfast in an airy, modern dining room. Dinner is available by prior notice, and there’s also an outdoor pool and sundeck, plus a boho-chic lobby lounge. Minimum-stay rules apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 21 min drive to Parque Nacional Balneario Seven Seas
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 11 times
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Lilian Jackman

This hotel, at the top of an extremely steep hill in the El Yunque Forest was well built and attractive, the rooms well designed But the description is totally inaccurate We planned to relax for a few days exploring the “largest flower farm n the Carribean” advertised, and walking beautiful trails

There was NO flower farm at all, only some old irrigation pipes in the woods that hinted at the possibility that one existed in the past There was a single trail into the forest, taking all of an hour if we walked slowly The beautiful waterfalls of El Yunque are actually on the other side of the forest, a day trip awayIn addition, service was minimal and often grudging The owner clearly was interested in our money more than hospitality We paid an extra 20/night in addition to the $160 for a room for an extra person but found the mattress of the fold-out couch impossibly cheap and uncomfortable In addition, after dinner the owner left for his own house in town and the guests were entirely alone, with no service or security other than four dogs The dogs were nice enough, but barked loudly every half hour throughout the night at other animals in the forest Other guests called him in the middle of the night to complain Hot water was sketchy and breakfast cheap with a non-working toaster both mornings The owner just kept putting it back outWhen we left after two nights, we paid $90 for a taxi to the airport, but the driver refused to come up the hill To his credit the owner gave us and our luggage a drive down to meet the taxi, dinner was good and cheap at $13, and he makes a great cocktail which was welcome considering the circumstances

Julia Dorn

This is a nature lover’s paradise — nestled on top of a hill, surrounded by El Yunque National Park, with magnificent views of the coastline The sounds of frogs and an array of birds, and iguanas rustling in the bushes accompany you most of the day and night Great place to kick back and relax, explore nearby trails and appreciate wildlife

Or sit on the deck, sip on a cocktail and strike up a lovely conversation with the owner Heads-up, if the hot water doesn’t work, just let them know – they’ll flip the switch and make it run again

Chelsea Francisco

We spent a week in Puerto Rico and travel around the entire island This was my mom’s favorite place we stayed It was beautiful and very comfortable

Rafael made the best rice and beans for dinner and coffee in the morning We loved exploring on the path nearby to see all the gorgeous tropical flowers and visiting with the adorable and very friendly dogs

5. Casa Alternavida

About this hotel

PR 968 Km 0.87, 00721, Puerto Rico(855) 850-0855

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min walk to Wyndham Rio Mar Golf Course
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 11 times
  • Guests mentioned “rainforests” 16 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Leah Lovelight Michael

Words really can’t express how amazing Casa Alternavida is We rented the full facility for a 5 night retreat and from the pick up to drop off it was purely magical As a retreat facilitator I felt fully supported

The food, nature adventures, ceremony and space amplified our retreat in unexpected ways Every detail intentionally thought out Every woman cared for Thank you so much Casa Alternavida! I can’t wait to bring the next retreat here

Aikia

My experience at Casa Alternavida was beyond what I could of ever hoped for Words can’t even describe the experiences given through Yancy and his team I express gratitude for everything and everyone I came into contact with

The environment provided a perfect place to reconnect and get grounded Everything in Casa Alternavida was designed with intention If you are lucky enough to experience this paradise You will definitely leave feeling full of what your seeking

Lori Scaramella

My experience at Casa Alternavida was truly transformational Every part of this experience was carefully cultivated with my personal needs in mind My Itinerary was thoughtfully put together to help me achieve my desired outcome and included transformative processes using nature as my guide

Under the care and direction of skilled facilitators, I had the opportunity to participate in daily yoga, breath work, nature hikes and cocoa ceremonies The caring staff provided for my every need to ensure I was comfortable during my stay Chef Yvonne created the most Incredibly delicious meals using nutrient rich healing foodsCasa Alternavida is a comfortable, come as you are judgment free zone, where all are welcome and you are exactly where you need to be I can’t wait to come back!! Simply enchanting in every way!I leave here having learned so much and with a very grateful heart for all of the people and experiences that made my time here so impactful!

6. Rainforest Inn

About this hotel

Set in El Yunque National Forest, this upscale bed-and-breakfast is 15 km from Fortuna Beach, and 14 km from horseback riding and ziplining at Carabalí Rainforest Park.Featuring private porches with seating and hammocks, the homey, intimate wood and brick villas offer Wi-Fi, living rooms and kitchenettes, plus tea and coffeemakers.Vegetarian breakfast is served in an open-air dining area. Other amenities include guided hikes, massage services and a yoga studio. Children age 12 and over are welcome. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 20 min drive to Rainforest Zipline Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Trail” 18 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Alexa Pappas

This place is absolutely stunning!!! So serene and peaceful Great jumping off point for exploring El Yunque, they had everything for hikes, filtered water, hiking poles, and washer/dryer The view from atop the jungle down to the Caribbean Sea is truly spectacular

The array of different vegetarian breakfasts and coffees/teas each morning was a great way to start the dayThanks Bill and Renee!

Anna Prestia

My husband and I stayed at the Rainforest Inn for 4 nights in the Jungle Suite and my sister and her husband and her husband occupied the Garden Suite Our stay was absolutely wonderful and as world travelers I can honestly say one of the nicest places I’ve stayed at! The Inn is breathtaking with stunning views of the Rainforest as well as all peace and tranquility it brings Both suites were immaculate and amazing! Our Jungle suite had two his and her bathtubs on the balcony overlooking the Rainforest! It was so unbelievably romantic! The Garden suite had an outdoor garden that was majestic and beautiful! We all enjoyed the most delicious and freshest breakfasts in the garden along with the amazing coffee! This place is a hidden paradise amidst the the El Yunque Rainforest! We enjoyed the beautiful infinity pool on the gorgeous grounds along with a tasty grazing board! The owners Bill and Renee are wonderful and take such pride to make your experience memorable! Thank you so very much for everything! Anna & Ali Aydin

Sandra Minnes

This is an excellent place to stay!! The bed is very comfortable The bed was hanging from the ceiling and literally rocked me to sleep like a baby The inn takes great detail into making our experience extraordinary from handmade soaps, gourmet breakfast, coffee, and beautiful flower arrangements

I am so impressed with the luxury of the grounds Everyone is very helpful and so warm and welcoming

7. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on a 483-acre former coconut plantation, this high-end resort on the beach abuts El Yunque National Forest.Sophisticated rooms offer private terraces and golf, garden or ocean views, and provide luxe bedding, walk-in closets and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. All have flat-screens, Bose speakers and minibars. Plush suites add butler service and pull-out beds, and an upgraded suite has a kitchen and a fully furnished patio.There’s a seaside pool, a garden a spa, a golf course and a kids’ club, plus a bar and 3 restaurants. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi, kayaking and sailing, beach gear, bikes, tennis courts and a driving range.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 8 min drive to Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked “golf courses”, mentioned 16 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jamita Griffin

I enjoyed my stay at this resort The staff and facilities were the best I took advantage of the on-site spa which was heavenly

The rooms were wonderful The view was great! My only issue was that it is located so far away from everything Renting a car was a must for me Thanks for making my first trip to Puerto Rico memorable!

Robert Salvage

This is a beautiful resort Appearances may be deceiving Touted as a five star resort, the star rating is flawed

If you expect daily room cleaning, you will be disappointed If your flight arrives late and you are hungry, there is no late food service Learn how to set up your pool lounge and umbrella unless you can find a pool boy I realize this is Covid-19 times, but I paid full price and am entitled to full serviceWelcome food platter and welcome letter were addressed to the wrong guest How long was it sitting there? Guest services told me if it smelled good, it’s Okay to eatIf you want to travel outside of the resort, rent a car at the airport or be prepared to wait 25 minutes for Taxi from San Juan as Taxis are not allowed to wait on premises If you bring children, make sure to bring their favorite snacks!!!Food at the resort is incredibly expensive for mediocre qualityOur rate included upgrade upon availability Not available Guest census accidentally stapled into the New York Times actually stated otherwise Resort was 70% occupied I am just posting my review and won’t return I am not asking for amends There are better options

Anya Andreeva-Quirk

We had a fantastic time at the St Regis The property was enormous and perfectly landscaped, complete with walking trails to explore the nature preserve

We enjoyed the beach and beach games, the bike rentals, the beautiful grounds and the impeccable service (including an upgrade to celebrate our engagement) I would advise anyone considering a stay at this location to carefully read the information provided by the hotel to avoid any surprises For example and as noted in other reviews, this resort is in a comparatively remote location with somewhat limited food options — but that is to be expected for a luxury getaway We were able to rent a car nearby to explore El Yunque and other beaches and restaurants

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