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What an Amazing Oceanfront Hotel View, San Juan Puerto Rico!

Condado beach looks amazing from 19 stories up!
Condado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico looks amazing from 19 stories up.

I’ve always gazed up-up-upwards at the high-rise hotels dotting fashionable oceanfronts of the world, wondering, “What is it like to look down at this beach from such heights?” Happily, I just got the chance to see for myself during travel through San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Looking STRAIGHT DOWN, over 200 feet in the air!
Looking STRAIGHT DOWN, over 200 feet in the air.

When the receptionist at the San Juan Marriott told us our room was on the 19th floor, I became giddy with excitement. My first bird’s-eye view room ever! The elevator ride skyward produced so much altitude so fast that my ears popped.

The beach in San Juan stretches on and on...
The beach in San Juan stretches on and on…

Once in the room, Colin and I threw open the door to the balcony and stepped out. I gasped and clutched my husband’s arm. “Whoa!” I exclaimed, dizzy. “This view is no joke!” Far below, tiny little beach umbrellas and palm trees waved hello.

An interior view of the incredible balcony.
An interior view of the incredible hotel balcony, and a tender father and son moment.

Though we spent much of our time in Puerto Rico’s capital outside swimming or delighting in the colors of historic Old San Juan, it was a joy to be in our hotel room, too. My first sky-high oceanfront room shall not be my last, mark my words!

The baby loved our aerial balcony view, too.
The baby loved our aerial balcony view, too.

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We were guests of the San Juan Marriott, but all opinions and heights hearts are my own.

 

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Casey @ A Cruising Couple

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Awesome! Nothing like a good view, in my opinion :)

Lillie

Sunday 27th of July 2014

It makes such a huge difference!

Cat of Sunshine and Siestas

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Geez, I got a touch of vertigo hanging my clothes to dry from a fourth-story window, and you're hanging out of the 19th!

Congratulations on our five-year anniversary, as well!

Lillie

Sunday 27th of July 2014

Amen to the vertigo. Thanks for the congrats!

Adrienne @ AdrienneAway

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

Jealous! I got married in Puerto Rico. Need to get back. Love it there.

Lillie

Sunday 27th of July 2014

Do it! What a great place to get married.

noel

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014

What a wonderful place to stay and the views are quite stunning, I can easily see myself there with a nice cocktail waiting for the sunset.

Valen-This Way Paradise

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

What a gorgeous view. Looks like you guys had a great time!!

Lillie

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

We certainly did!

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