I stayed at the Stellaris Casino in San Juan in November 2011. Using points for 6 nights. Family, Wife & 3 Daughters 5,8,10. Hotel lobby was still under construction, but that was a small minor inconvenience. Wow what a wonderful expericnce. Had a lot of trouble determine where in San Juan to Stay Between Isla Verde Courtyard or Stellaris Condado area. The Stellaris Casino turned out to be the best choice for us is located in the Condado Area was wonderful. The Location is perfect directly on the Beach and walking distance to Ashford Avenue. Perfect for restaurants and an evening stroll after dinner. The Hotel has two very ncie pools, plus a Jacuzzi. One pool is more of a kiddie pool while the other Main Pool located adajcent includes a Water Slide, plus a Pool Bar. The Pool bar is very popular and comfortable to eat or for kids or adults. The Only downfall is the there isn't much sun later in the afternoon.
Due to the location of this hotel you have choice of walking right to the beach about 20 feet from the pool back and forth all day which is beautitful. There is an additional bar located next to the beach was very nice for an afternoon lunch on some really comfortable couches to realx and take in a snooze oir watch the waves. The sand is on the beach so soft and very relaxing. The service is excellent if you need drinks or chairs on the beach. The water is like taking a bath so comfortable, kids really enjoyed the water. The waves are very rough on certain days so you do have to be really careful. That was our main reason we were initially undecided about which hotel to stay in. IF you want your kids to stay in Ocean all Day I would stay in Courtyard. The Stellaris does have many more Amenities. The LaConcha Renaisance was also ncie, but deifnelty NOT a Place for kdis, Small Pool and smal beach area. Our Ocean view room was spectacular with a nice size deck where we spend each morning and evening listening to the waves. Since I'm a platinum Member we only used the Concierge room in Penthouse for breakfast and late night snacks. The food and service was sensational, bravo to the staff mae you feel very welcome. The Outdoor view from Concierge was amazing as you can see the beach, Old San Juan and much of the City. Used the excercise facilities very nice gym, showers, lcoekr room, etc. That is all for NOW.