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Villa Verde Inn
2.5 out of 5
1295 Marginal Villamar, Isla Verde, Carolina
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The price is $83 per night
6.39 mi from city center
3.2/5 (307 reviews)

"Property nice and close to the airport and the beach. It is noisy as it is right beside the highway. Continental is a bit on the light side as well. Staff were exceptional and friendly. Very helpful. Room was a bit over priced for what they are bringing to the table but we landed at midnight and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Villa Verde Inn
Luxury Apartments ESJ Towers at Mare
4 out of 5
6165 Av. Isla Verde, Carolina, Carolina
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5.99 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"It feels like you stay at home. It's so much better than staying at hotel. It has beach umbrellas and beach chairs. So you don't have to rent them at beach."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Luxury Apartments ESJ Towers at Mare
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
3.5 out of 5
4820 Isla Verde Ave, Carolina
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The price is $131 per night
6.37 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,278 reviews)

"The bar was closed but the hotel is excellent. The room was very cleaned"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde
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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
4.5 out of 5
6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina
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The price is $229 per night
5.9 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (652 reviews)
Great place

"Great amenities and very kind staffs"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
8000 Tartak Street, Carolina
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The price is $175 per night
5.98 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (2,523 reviews)

"Excelente servicio, excelente limpieza, el personal que allí labora son muy amables, atentos, muy serviciales. Volveré de nuevo!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino
Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
4 out of 5
7012 Boca De Cangrejos Avenue, Carolina
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The price is $179 per night
5.57 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Excellent hotel..love that they have pool and beach at the same time without walk long distance"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort
Coral by the Sea Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Calle Rosa 2, Carolina
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The price is $82 per night
5.83 mi from city center
2.9/5 (998 reviews)

"Convenient, close to airport, has restaurant, gift shop and even rents bicycles. Lovely pool. Front desk clerk was very helpful. Parking for $5 day right across the street. Good budget hotel."…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Coral by the Sea Hotel
Verdanza Hotel San Juan
3.5 out of 5
8020 Tartak Street, Isla Verde, Carolina
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The price is $132 per night
5.99 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (1,001 reviews)

"It was a good experience, they were very clean, and overall good in this pandemics times"…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Verdanza Hotel San Juan
CARIBBEAN PRESIDENTIAL SUITE OCEAN VIEW
3 out of 5
6165 Avenida Isla Verde, Carolina
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5.94 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
We didn't want to go home!! What an amazing unit!!

"Excellent and consistent communication from this Super Host! Kept us informed every step of the way. The unit was very easy to find, super clean, spacious, and comfortable. Everything needed was provided and then some! This is a perfect unit to have for weeks or months at a time. A full assortment ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

CARIBBEAN PRESIDENTIAL SUITE OCEAN VIEW
InterContinental San Juan
4 out of 5
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina
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The price is $209 per night
5.98 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (2,420 reviews)

"Beautiful property, close to lots of places to eat, sits right on the beach, very convenient location. Didn’t get to do much because the governor shut everything down 2 days after I got there due to the spread of Coronavirus, had to cancel my excursions:( will be back when this is over!! This property ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

InterContinental San Juan
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Visiting Carolina

Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Carolina, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, top-notch restaurants, and casinos. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its bars, live music, and cafés. San Juan Cathedral, La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, and San Juan Gate are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 362 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of San Juan
  • The closest major airport is in San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.), 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Vieques (VQS-Antonio Rivera Rodriguez), 35.2 mi (56.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Carolina

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Balneario de Carolina, Pine Grove Beach, and Carolina Beach. Additionally, you might want to add Plaza Carolina to your agenda.

In Carolina, you'll find 129 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico - With a stay at this 3-star resort, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and overall value.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this resort. With a stay at this 5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and a casino, along with pillowtop beds.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino - With a stay at this 3.5-star resort, guests can enjoy access to a casino and 3 restaurants, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its WiFi and clean, comfortable rooms.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include San Juan Cathedral, 12.1 mi/19.4 km from the heart of the city, and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, which is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.

Dressing for Carolina

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 84°F during the day and 70°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 88°F, while the average at night is 72°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 88°F with nighttime averages of 76°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 88°F and nighttime averages of 71°F
  • About 73.07 inches of rain falls on Carolina each year
  • Usually September and October are the hottest months with an average of 88°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 71°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Carolina?
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3-star resort offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Carolina Beach. Other favorite options based on reviews include Fairmont El San Juan Hotel and TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Carolina, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best options available in Carolina.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Carolina?
For more details about changing or cancelling your trip to Carolina, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Carolina?
Based on reviews, Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort is a popular hotel for our travelers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Borinquen Beach Inn and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Carolina?
Verdanza Hotel San Juan is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan and Coral by the Sea Hotel. Attractions in the area like Carabali Rainforest Park and Punto Verde are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Carolina?
San Juan Water and Beach Club is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and bathrobes. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include La Playita and InterContinental San Juan.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Carolina?
La Playita is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include San Juan Airport Hotel and Verdanza Hotel San Juan.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Carolina Beach?
Adjacent to Carolina Beach, TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other good options close by include Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico and Embassy Suites by Hilton San Juan Hotel & Casino.
What about the best place to stay near Pine Grove Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort, located next to Pine Grove Beach, and this 4-star hotel offers a casino and a restaurant. Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico and San Juan Airport Hotel are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Carolina?
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan, Puerto Rico is a top 3.5-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Coral by the Sea Hotel and Villa Verde Inn. Head to Balneario de Carolina or Carolina Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end hotel in Carolina?
InterContinental San Juan is a 4-star resort with 7 restaurants and 2 beach bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Another upscale choice for your stay is Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort.
What's the best boutique hotel in Carolina?
TRYP by Wyndham Isla Verde is a favorite 3.5-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Coral by the Sea Hotel and San Juan Water and Beach Club are two other options for a boutique stay.

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