If you want to be right across the street from the pier there is the Wydham Old San Juan: http://www.wyndham.com/OldSanJuan/default.cfm. Nice location and you can do some shopping, find plenty of places to eat, visit the forts, etc. We did a pre cruise there and if worked out perfectly, enjoy!
I'm staying only one night at the Milano in February. It wasn't mentioned to me that a 2 night stay was required when I made the reservation. Actually, I'm hoping to hear from someone who has stayed there. Is the hotel nice? I don't have to have fancy just for one night.... but clean and in a convienent location. Thanks!
We stayed at the El Convento the last few times we sialed from San Juan. Its a small hotel in the old town and is one ofthe Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The rooms are great, the service is great. You get a free wine and cheese event every evening. There is a good restaurant and a Taps bar. Just get a taxi to the ship when you go - they will arrange it.
Hey...I just got the Wyndham Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan....5 minutes from the Piers by going to Priceline.com and marking the Resorts spot and put in the amount of $75.00 for one night stay in Jan 2003 and got it! On their website it is MUUUCH more! That resort has gotten a lot of good reviews on this website and other cruise websites! You should give it a try! Good Luck!