$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

4 stars
6000 Rio Mar Boulevard, Rio Grande, 00745-6100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
856 reviews
Loved it....Back again!

This was our second vacation at the Rio Mar with our kids ages 8 and 3, and we plan to return again... See full review

  • chrisfam4
  • Jun 19, 2014
Awesome couples getaway

The hotel was great and the staff was great. Even during the remodeling the hotel made sure that... See full review

  • How cares
  • Jun 14, 2014
Award-winning Puerto Rican resort with breathtaking views

Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, nestled in a lush hideaway between the Atlantic Ocean and El Yunque Caribbean National Forest, both pampers and impresses guests with a wide array of amenities. Guests enjoy breathtaking ocean views, rivaled only by the tropical decor of its 600 guest rooms and 72 suites. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort, situated on a palm-lined beach backed by mountains, features championship golf, numerous dining options, three pools, conference center, and dive center.

Highlights

  • AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort
  • Championship golf courses
  • 11 restaurants and lounges
  • Watersports and dive center
  • Oceanfront Conference Center
  • Three pools and mile-long stretch of beach

Rooms

Private balconies frame peaceful views of the ocean, forest, and mountains. Rich, natural woods, Italian tile, and plush fabrics provide each guest with comfort. Guest room amenities include high-speed Internet access (fees apply), air conditioning, in-room safe, iron, mini-bar, coffeemaker, baths with marble highlights, hairdryer, and 37-inch color television with in-room movies.

Features

Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa offers a large variety of activities. Guests hit the beach or dive, snorkel, sail, or kayak. Freshwater fanatics enjoy the three pools.

 

The hotel also features two award-winning championship golf courses -- Greg Norman's River Course and Tom and George Fazio's Ocean Course -- 13 har-tru tennis courts, the Mandara Spa and fitness center, and a Kids Club.

 

For dining guests choose between 11 restaurants and lounges, offering Italian, Asian, Tex-Mex, and authentic Puerto Rican menus. At night the hotel's 7000-square-foot casino lights up to give guests a chance to win back the cost of the trip.

Transportation

  • San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (23.6 mi/38 km)

Nearby attractions

  • Old San Juan (29.5 mi/47.5 km)
  • El Yunque Rainforest (1.4 mi/2.2km)

Business

  • Oceanfront Conference Center measuring 48,000 square feet
  • Banquets and theme parties for up to 1,800
  • Professionally planned group golf and tennis events
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)

Policies and Fees
  • The hotel is undergoing room renovations and redesigning until 31 Jul 2014. Work schedule is from 9 AM to 5 PM, daily.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

18.3882 -65.7557
Area served
Nearby areas: San Juan, Carolina, Rio Grande, Canovanas, Luquillo, Fajardo, Ceiba, Culebra, Vieques.
Nearby airports
Just 19 miles from the Resort, the San Juan International Airport - Luis Muoz Marin (SJU).
Area description
Welcome to America's closest island paradise. Offering a perfect year-round average temperature of 82 F, exotic tropical beauty, unspoiled natural wonders, cosmopolitan service, an endless choice of recreation and convenient airline access, this is the ideal vacation destination. This is Puerto Rico, presenting the intrigue of a rich culture and the secure familiarity of the U.S. close to home. Close to perfect.

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Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa Rooms

Resort View -non-refundable
Traditional resort view room with Wyndham Be Well bed, Bath and Body Works amenities, high-speed Internet in room available for a fee. Maximum per room: 4 adults OR 2 adults & 2 children. ***Note: room is not-changeable, non-cancelable & non-refundable.
Ocean View
Partial Ocean view room with Wyndham Be Well bed, Bath and Body Works amenities, high-speed Internet in room available for a fee. Maximum per room: 4 adults OR 2 adults & 2 children.
Mountain View
Room features panoramic view of El Yunque Rainforest, Wyndham Be Well bed, Bath and Body Works amenities, high-speed Internet available in room for a fee. Maximum per room: 4 adults OR 2 adults & 2 children.
Ocean Front
Room features stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Wyndham Be Well bed, Bath and Body Works amenities, high-speed Internet available in room for a fee. Maximum per room: 4 adults OR 2 adults & 2 children.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Golf
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

ROOM SERVICE
24-Hour room service available in your room.
Eat Refresh Live Cafe
An array of freshly baked cookies, pastries and desserts, complemented by specialty coffee drinks and other beverages.
TIKI BAR
Beachside tiki hut specializing in fruity tropical beverages, beautiful ocean view and live music.
PLAYERS LOUNGE
Open on weekends adjacent to the Casino.
BOLEROS LOUNGE
Tapas lounge offering tempting appetizers and late night snacks and cocktails.
SHIMAS RESTAURANT
Latin Asian fusion with live karaoke from Wednesday to Saturday.
MARBELLA
Casual, family friendly restaurant offering a variety of International cuisines in a relaxed, ocean view setting.
SEABREEZE
Outdoor poolside dining seasoned by calypso beach music and ocean views serving lunch and dinner.
PALIO
AAA Four Diamond Restaurant featuring classic Northern Italian Cuisine.
THE GRILLE ROOM
Featuring delectable steaks and seafood dishes at the Rio Mar Clubhouse.

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.

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Guest Reviews (856)

Ratings and reviews for Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
856 out of 856
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4
Value:
3.5

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MP82
Frederick, CO
Jun 24, 2014

First Caribbean Vaction

This resort in my opinion is worth the rental car and the drive to get to (Note: they charge $15/day to self park your car, more if you valet it). Beautiful beach front location and close proximity to El Yunque rain forest make for a great basecamp for adventure. Kid friendly (we don't have kids# but they had a separate pool area and activities for kids. Room was clean, we happened to visit during hotel renovations, but they gave us a newly renovated room. Note: things did get a little noisy between the hours of 9-5 while they worked, but there is plenty to do outside so this really wasn't a problem for us. Décor was tasteful and the king size bed was perfectly comfortable and soft. Hotel staff was on the whole very friendly and helpful. The day we arrived when we got up to the room we found we had no soap. We went by the front desk and told them what was going on and by the time we made it back up to the room, housekeeping had already come and gone leaving bathroom fully stocked. We did however have one instance when visiting the Tiki bar one afternoon and could not get any service and ended up leaving disappointed. But, the concierge desk more than made up for that in helping us prepare for our flight home by printing our boarding passes and the willingness for whatever else we needed. The only reason I cannot rate this resort at 5 stars is it is pricy when you add on meals and drinks. We had almost $900 extra in room charges #Not including parking# for meals and drinks by the end of 5 days. Don't take that the wrong way either, food was really good from any of the restaurants, but I think they tended to over-charge for adult drinks#i.e. pina coladas, mixed drinks, beer). If you're more adventurous then we were, I'm sure you could find cheaper meals by leaving the resort. But, all in all I would definitely recommend the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa.

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

El Yunque Nation Forest is a short drive from the hotel(~3mi to park entrance). It is the only rainforest in the U.S. forest system. I recommend driving to the end of the road and taking the trail up to the top of Mt. Britton and climbing to the top of Mt. Britton Tower for breathtaking 360 degree views of the mountains, the rainforest and some coastline.

Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Some untaken name
Asheville, NC
Jun 20, 2014

Nice location and amenities

Great beach and pools. Several good restaurants on the property - Italian, Asian, American, Tiki bar for lunch and drinks. Ocean view room was very nice. Close to El Yunque rain forest and boat trips for snorkeling. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Two downsides. 1) Wifi is very difficult to connect to and very slow. 2) Rooms were a bit dated, particularly the bathroom. Shower and tub both had mold on the tile. Needs cleaning!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chrisfam4
New Jeresey
Jun 19, 2014

Loved it....Back again!

This was our second vacation at the Rio Mar with our kids ages 8 and 3, and we plan to return again because the hotel has so many activities geared to kids. We loved our vacation! Activities: There is a very large pool with a water slide, water aerobics and volleyball/volleyball net. In addition, the hotel has conveniently set up things to optimize time outside that caters to all people. There is daily bingo, movie night poolside, iguana feeding, fire-pit with S'mores. My kids were never bored which meant that my husband and I enjoyed our time! Food: There were 2 places to eat by the pool (with the option to have lunch/dinner delivered to your lounge chair!# as well as multiple restaurants in the hotel. While some of the hotel restaurants are costly, there are weekly dining specials which we took advantage of. Also, you can take a rental car or taxi to local restaurants. We loved Don Pepe's minutes away #had live music, varied food options# and at Kiosk #2 "La Parrilla" in Luquillo where you could select your own lobster and kids had options that appealed to them! Beach: The beach was amazing! There was a wide beach area #no rocks# and a place to rent jet skis, etc. and you could walk along the beach with kids. Room: A great thing about the hotel is you can request a mini fridge. We went to a local grocery store and got breakfast items and snacks/drinks. My only suggestion is that the fridge should be a complimentary amenity so guests don't have to pay for something expected in a resort. We had an ocean view room on 6th floor which #newly renovated# and the beds were new and extremely comfortable. Décor: tastefully decorated and had good space for the 4 of us. Courteous Staff: Because my 3 year old has allergies, and knowing the hotel was under renovation, I called in advance of our stay and left a message for the general manager expressing concern about dust. I received a call back within 10 minutes from the Director of Housekeeping #Erling Acosta# who was attentive, courteous and empathetic to my son's condition. He promptly handled our needs and booked us in a room where there was no pending construction. This example of a positive exchange with hotel staff further reinforced why we returned to the property! Trips: We made a trip to the rain forest which was an easy drive #maybe 15 min# and spent a few hours enjoying the waterfalls, tropical vegetation and birds, which was a great experience for all. One of the days that was cloudy we went to Old San Juan and spent the day walking around the historic fort #Castillo de San Cristóbal#. Both kids loved the tunnels and reading about the history. This was a great vacation in April after we suffered a long snowy winter in NJ. We were thoroughly relaxed and plan to return next year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

When dining in hotel, look for weekly specials. Get a mini fridge for beverages, snacks.

Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Some untaken name
Asheville, NC
Jun 17, 2014

Very nice pools, beach, restaurants

The location is great. The pools and beach are very nice. The staff is extremely friendly and generally helpful. The hotel has a good selection of restaurants and bars as well as a small casino. There were a few things needing improvement. 1) WIFI access was very poor. Sometimes took 30 minutes to get connected. Downloads were slow. 2) The bathrooms were dated, uncomfortable shower head design, mold on the tiles of both the shower and the tub. A bit of Tilex would really help!! 3) On checkout we discovered after leaving the hotel that the valet service had badly damaged the front bumper of the car. They pulled the car up further when we checked out so we could not see the damage. My son called the hotel from San Juan when we discovered the damage but the hotel would not help in any way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adventurelover554
California
Jun 15, 2014

Great stay

This hotel is going through renovations, but it didn't get in the way of our stay. We paid extra for the ocean view, and it was worth it. Our room was renovated and clean. The location was great for us, but if you're looking for a hotel with great night life, this hotel isn't for you. It's located about 40 minutes away from San Juan and about 5 minutes from the rain forest. The hotel grounds are beautiful and the beach was also great. The pool closes 9pm, but the beach is open all day. The only negative thing I have to say about this hotel was, if you're on the beach and using the hotel umbrellas and chairs, the staff will begin to put the chairs away and even ask you to get off them so they can put them back. Overall it was a great stay and I definitely would use this hotel if I ever returned to Puerto Rico.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
How cares
Sacramento, CA
Jun 14, 2014

Awesome couples getaway

The hotel was great and the staff was great. Even during the remodeling the hotel made sure that all guests were taken care. The location of the hotel is second to none. The location to the beach was above board. Will definitely stay at a Wyndham hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Xozxo
Waterburty ct
Jun 10, 2014

Amazing

This hotel just made my mimi vaca it was amazing and nothing could've been better ,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gigi125
Maryland
Jun 10, 2014

Beautiful resort, very friendly service

The resort is HUGE and so beautiful. The beach was amazing as well. The only thing that wasn't so great was where the resort was located; there isn't much around there, and San Juan, Las Plazas outlet and the rainforest are pretty far away, so if you are going to Puerto Rico and not planning to explore, then I would recommend going to Wyndham. Nonetheless, all the workers were incredibly nice, the rooms are nice and clean, and the service was impeccable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CT Adventurous couple
Michigan
Jun 9, 2014

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous grounds. Concierge wasn't too informed on places to eat besides on the property. Little disappointing unless you like to stay at the resort all the time!

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

Go to Calebra!!! Absolutely stunning and so much fun. The ferry is a real pain in the butt but totally worth it. You have to get in line early to get tickets.

Review of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shmatie
Nj
May 31, 2014

Great hotel remote and quiet

We were looking for a quiet calm getaway and that what we got. We were off season and middle of week so it was extra quiet and I needed that. There is a lot to do in PR and we definitely plan to come back. We did not rent a car stayed on the resort kayaked the river by ourselves only a walk down the beach and did the rainforest tour. One thing is the hotel is undergo traction which never bothered us however they will try and put you in an old room. Don't settle. Get yourself put in a newly renovated room they are completely different and gorgeous! I suggest ocean front well worth it. Staff is so nice and accommodating. When we signed up for the rainforest tour they offered for us to get a timeshare presentation to get the tour for free. We figured it would be two hours and a great $$ savings. Don't do it unless u actually are interested it is much longer and a huge waste of vacation time. I wish now I just paid for the rainforest. Other than that our stay is perfect. We went to iguanas pub the last night and wished we had gone there every day! The food is amazing! Authentic PR food worth every penny. Next time we will stay in old dan Juan one night to enjoy that then go back to this hotel for some quiet we definitely had a fantastic time.

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

Go to iguanas pub more than once great staff amazing food!!!

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