Ponce Hilton & Casino

Resort in Ponce

The 153-room Hilton stands within a gated area 6km south of town, near the La Guancha boardwalk on the Caribbean. It’s the most deluxe option in Ponce, with well-manicured grounds, on-site golf, a nightclub, enticing pools, restaurants and a casino. However, it suffers from a lack of local flavor; sun-pink golfers are wont to gripe about their last round and the quality of the buffet.

All that said, it’s still the only hotel in Ponce with ocean views (for which you pay higher-end prices; cheapest rooms have pool views only). For breakfast it's about $10 extra per night; check the website for the latest deals.