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Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado

3-star3 stars
201 Dorado Del Mar BoulevardSan Juan00646Puerto Rico

Dorado beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
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Tasty breakfast
Great location
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado

from $124
  • Studio Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 116 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. This hotel’s reception is open daily from 7 AM to midnight. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed



  • Self parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Arcade/game room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 2001
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado’s small print

Also known as

  • Golden Sands Villas
  • Golden Sands Villas Dorado
  • Golden Sands Villas Hotel
  • Golden Sands Villas Hotel Dorado
  • Aquarius Vacation Club Dorado Mar Hotel
  • Aquarius Vacation Club Mar Hotel
  • Aquarius Vacation Club Dorado Mar
  • Aquarius Vacation Club Mar
  • Aquarius Vacation Club At Dorado Del Mar Beach And Golf Resort


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

  • Resort fee: 8 percent of room rate

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35

Self parking costs USD 14.56 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado


  • On the waterfront
  • Balneario Manuel Morales - 36 min walk
  • Reserva Natural Playa Grande - El Paraiso - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Dorado Del Mar - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Plaza de Recreo - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Dorado Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Parque Nacional Balenario Cerro Gordo - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Punta Salinas - 6.9 mi / 11 km

Getting around

  • San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 407 reviews

Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado
Very Good8.0
Great rooms & clean but structure needs repairs
Hotel wirh excellent service and very clean. However damages from hurricane are still visible
Juan, us4 night trip
Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado
Very Good8.0
more people at the pool bar
Nelson, us3 night trip
Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado
An honest assessment of good and bad.
First the positive. Great beach, great swimming pool, and spacious rooms. The full service kitchen is great if you have your own groceries. A special bonus was the in-room washer and dryer free of charge. The actual nightly charge was ok but you’re really paying for the beach. But in all it was not a good value. The pool is shared with another hotel and was very crowded during peak hours. The facilities inside are not special, a bit worn, and not luxurious despite being priced as if it were. The bed was stiff and pillows seemed old and limp. The bar prices and bar food were way high, and getting service was a competition with other patrons to get noticed just to place an order. The staff was pleasant overall but the front desk worked slowly. But perhaps worst of all was the fact this hotel is near the beach but nothing else. Restaurants, shopping, or anything else is not anywhere near walking distance. That’s not a fault of the hotel—it is on the beach. It didn’t suit us well though because we didn’t have a car and the on-site bar/restaurant options were pricey, limited, and crowded.
Gene, us2 night trip
Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado
One bed has a Bent mattress, its impossible adjust the water temperature on the bath very hot. Old furniture.
Raul, us2 night trip
Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado
Worst Hotel Management ever
Worst Management ever!! Unclean( See photos attached showing female hair in the bathtub which I attempted to report but couldn’t because the FD closes from 10:30PM to 7AM) old, moldy, if you want to do anything you need to go next door to the Embassy Suites(Might as well stay there instead of this junkyard). I have gotten better Customer Service from Debt collection agencies than the Management at this hotel. Do yourself and your family and friends a favor and stay away from this hellhole!!!
Ramsey, us1 night trip

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Aquarius Vacation Club at Dorado del Mar, Dorado

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