$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 9, 2014 Check-out: May 12, 2014

El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

4 stars
1000 El Conquistador Avenue, Fajardo, 00738
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
119 reviews
El Conquistador

Very large resort....initial check-in a bit confusing. Tip do not self park first. Drive directly... See full review

  • JCJ Travel
  • Mar 16, 2014
Awesome

Great stay clean and friendly ! Must stay!!!!! Recommend See full review

  • BestGFEver
  • Mar 14, 2014
Lose yourself in the vibrant beauty and captivating allure of Puerto Rico. Perched high above the ocean on a 300 foot cliff, Waldorf Astoria Spa is a peaceful retreat on the Island of Enchantment. Our luxurious Puerto Rico resort is divided into five villages, providing a soothing getaway from the stress of the world. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic ocean views at The Grand Hotel including the villages of Las Brisas and La Vista. Pure indulgence awaits you in Las Casitas Village - the distinctive four-diamond resort that shares our grounds, where a resort butler is at your service 24 hours a day in your private villa. Built into the side of a cliff and wrapped around its own swimming pool, let sea breezes caress you in Las Olas Village. Or just relax on your private balcony in La Marina Village, which overlooks the sea and is home to the new water park and private marina. Experience this vibrant Puerto Rico resort for yourself, complete with beautifully appointed accommodations, attentive service and a magnificent setting.Located on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico near El Yunque Rain ForestFour miles form the stores and attractions of downtown Fajardo and Las Croabas. On-site world-class golf, spa, water park, wind surfing, scuba diving and fishing.An 8-minute boat ride from our private Palomino island 31 miles from San Juan and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.

El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort Rooms

Garden room
King bed garden view room-balcony or terrace...18 Percent resort charge-lush landscape views...Low floor-mini cooler-in room coffee

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Reviewer score 3.7 out of 5

Hotel Map

18.3589 -65.628
Area served
Luquillo, Rio Grande, Canovanas and Carolina.
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin Airport
Area description
East

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (119)

Ratings and reviews for El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Overall score

3.7 / 5
119 out of 119
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.4

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

4
Sun Bumm
Chicago
Apr 1, 2014

Beautiful Resort; Pricey; Family Oriented

I enjoyed my stay at the El Conquistador and would recommend the resort to others. This was my first time staying at a large resort; I liked that there were so many amenities. I would have expected the rooms to be a little nicer, but the beds were comfortable the room was quiet and the bathroom spacious. We had a basic garden view room. The resort could do a better job in communicating. The ferry to the island starts at 9:00 a.m. and every half hour after, the last one leaves the island at 5:45 p.m. I believe the large Ferry carries 100+ individuals and I didn't notice any lobbying or verbal disputes for seats. The line for the ferry gets long I would recommend heading down early around 8:20 or so. Palomino island is picturesque beautiful; the beach on the east end is very rocky (lots of conch shells broken and whole) but not unmanageable. Lots of shade on the East side and a pleasant breeze, with plenty of chairs. On the weekend lots of locals bring their boats and hang out on the West side of the island where the beach is less rocky. There is only one restaurant on the island and two bars, drinks start around $9 ($6 for virgins) a burger and fries runs you about $14 and they only take credit or you have the option to charge to your room but they do not accept cash and need photo id for credit cards. The food was good I liked everything I tried: there was a hilarious mishap at the Hibachi grill and I don't think teriyaki chicken is worth $28. Almost every entree is priced at $28 or higher and at the main restaurants entrees are a' la carte so a meal with appetizer and a drink can easily run to $40 or more per person. There is Chinese Restaurant with Hibachi grill; a steak house, an Italian restaurant and a burger/sandwich joint. There is a breakfast buffet priced at $27 per person. An out door restaurant by the pool with wood fired pizza that you can get to go. By the marina there is a Seafood restaurant as well as a bar & grill which was very good. There are several convenience stores that have ice cream and snacks as well as alcohol. There is an ice cream parlor near the Trams that has breakfast sandwiches and coffee/espresso. There is also a Starbucks open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. There is an additional daily resort fee of $37.10 for use of the ferry and Internet so watch for that it is not quoted in your original package. The resort is very kid friendly there is a water park on site that I did not visit. The Resort has made a scavenger hunt type game out of finding certain sites each marked with a rubber bracelet that many adults and children seemed to enjoy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a small fair grounds beyond the gate of the marina with a resturaunt and food stands; this is also where they do the staging for the bio-bay; schedule your trip to the bio bay as soon as you can they book up quickly - we did a boat tour with bio island for $47 (ph # 787-422-7857) and enjoyed it immensely the kayakers seemed to have a lot of obstacles - plus iguanas sleep in trees and fall out of them!

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

3
Nina hiker
Miami, FL
Mar 31, 2014

Bathrooms need work

Overall, the property is beautiful and the location is excellent. You can't beat the views. The problem is in the details. The bathroom of our room looked like it hasn't been updated in at least 20 years. The cleanliness/upkeep of the hallways leaves something to be desired. While there were attendants/servers around the pool area, no one came to offer us drinks in over 1.5 hours. The hotel is very family friendly, so if you are looking for someplace quiet, this is not the place for you. I would not return here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

La Estacion

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

1
Travelphiver
North Carolina
Mar 25, 2014

Spring break

I have been to this resort over 40 times in the last 12 years . I am sorry to report the new changes are disappointing . The casino is no longer in the hotel , and the menu is now aimed at younger family's with children . French fries , burgers , chicken fingers . .. Etc.. Very disappointing .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

5
JCJ Travel
Front Royal VA
Mar 16, 2014

El Conquistador

Very large resort....initial check-in a bit confusing. Tip do not self park first. Drive directly to hotel entrance. This place is so big a bellhop must take you to your room so you know where it is located. In other words you cannot find your room on your own. Other wise awesome resort, very friendly staff and unlike other reviews the food is really decent just at resort prices. But there are many restaurants within 10-15 minutes of resort that are better and at a much lower cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Little BBQ restaurant right outside resort is the best meal I had in PR. La Estacion

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

5
BestGFEver
New Jersey
Mar 14, 2014

Awesome

Great stay clean and friendly ! Must stay!!!!! Recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

5
BestGFEver
New Jersey
Mar 14, 2014

Getaway

It is a nice resort... Loved the private island.... Wish there was more to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Rainforest

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

4
My cousin Vinnie
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Mar 2, 2014

Get away opportunity

The staff were all very friendly and accomodating. The restaurants in the vicinity were great so we did very little eating at the hotel except for breakfast. The $16.00 plus each day for self parking was bothersome but I guess they all charge for parking. All in all its a beautiful place with its own private beach and several pools. We didn't meet anyone who had any complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Although the hotel has some sophisticated restaurants, there are also several restaurants nearby where the food is excellent and can add to the variety of choices one has.

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

3
Islandmom
In
Feb 28, 2014

Ok

Overall amenities, room, pools , water park, island activities were good. Food left lot to be desired for the pricing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Kasha vista

Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

4
ACCLV
Toronto, Canada
Feb 18, 2014

Presidents day weekend

Overall great vacation. It's expensive. Would have been nice if there was a restaurant with local puerto rican restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of El Conquistador Resort , A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Reviewer score

5
essex girl
NJ
Feb 12, 2014

Wonderful relaxing vacation

Clean - beautifully maintained resort. Plan to go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Take the ferry to Palomino Island for an afternoon on the beach.

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