Hotel & Travel

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hurricane MARIA Update: Please note that we are monitoring the situation with hurricane Maria closely. As soon as the storm passes and we have confirmed details from our host hotels, we will update all participants. Thank you for your patience. Stay tuned. 


The SDPA has reserved room blocks at two stunning properties facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribe Hilton and at the nearby Condado Plaza Hilton. Details of both hotels are listed below. The conference sessions and many events will take place at the Caribe Hilton, a short scenic walk or ride away for those staying at the Condado Plaza Hilton.

RESERVE AT THE CARIBE HILTON HERE

RESERVE AT THE CONDADO PLAZA HILTON HERE

Group Room Rates

  • Caribe Hilton: $178.00 per night + tax
  • Condado Plaza Hilton: $175.00 per night + tax

Please note: Rooms are standard single or double occupancy rooms. Both properties charge a daily $20.00 flat rate resort fee which includes wireless internet access in sleeping rooms, use of the hotel’s fitness center and other benefits. Group rates are available for 3 days prior to the conference start date and 3 days after the conference end date (on a space available basis) for those who may wish to extend their stays

Shuttle Service

For your convenience, the SDPA will be providing complimentary shuttle service between the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton. This service will run on a loop during conference days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday); actual times will be posted at both properties, below on the conference website and in the conference mobile app.

The Condado Plaza Hilton is a short scenic walk, or shuttle ride, to the Caribe Hilton.

Shuttle Times & Dates

The shuttle to and from the Caribe Hilton and the Condado Plaza Hilton will run between:

Tuesday, November 7
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday, November 8
6:00am to 10:00am
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Thursday, November 9
6:00am to 10:00am
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday, November 10
6:00am to 10:00am
2:00pm to 7:30pm

Saturday, November 11
6:00am to 10:00am
2:00pm to 7:00pm

Shuttles to and from the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton are sponsored by Janssen Biotech. Buses and services provided by Trans-Travel.

Group Rate Deadline

Rates at both properties are available through October 13, 2017 or until the entire room blocks have been filled, whichever comes first.

Any reservations requested after October 13, 2017 may be at a higher room rate and based on availability. Conference organizers assume no responsibility beyond securing reduced rates on behalf of the attendee. All reservations must be secured with a valid credit card, along with a first-night room deposit, refundable up to 7 days in advance of event date. Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. Potential Early Departure Fees will apply if a guest checks out prior to the guest’s reserved checkout date. The hotels will confirm your departure date at check-in, however, it is the guest’s responsibility to confirm the checkout date. Additional information regarding cancellation fees and other hotel policies can be found on the hotel web pages listed below.

(Please Note: Do not use these links to book your hotel. You must use the “Register” buttons on this page, or call the hotels directly using the information below, to get the group rate.)

Reservations

Caribe Hilton

Reservations for Caribe Hilton can be made online by clicking the button below, or by calling the hotel directly at 1-787-721-0303, extension 2156 on or before the cut-off date. Identify yourself as being with the SDPA Group and provide the access code SDPA17.

reserve at the Caribe Hilton here

Condado Plaza Hilton

Reservations for Condado Plaza Hilton can be made online by clicking the button below, or by calling the hotel directly at 1-888-722-1273 or 787-721-1000 on or before the cut-off date. Identify yourself as being with the SDPA Group and provide the access code AEGI.

reserve at the Condado Plaza Hilton here

Reminder: For your convenience, the SDPA will be providing complimentary shuttle service between the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton. This service will run on a loop during conference days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday); actual times will be posted at both properties, on the conference website and in the conference mobile app.

Book Early

Historically, the SDPA room blocks fill very quickly, EARLY BOOKING IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! We expect the Caribe Hilton to fill first, however, keep in mind there are plenty of additional rooms at the nearby Condado Plaza Hilton and the SDPA will be providing complimentary shuttle service between the two hotels.

Questions?

Please contact conferences@dermpa.org with any issues or concerns. You may also reach us by calling 844-DERM-PAS (337-6727), Ext. 1.

plan your stay in san juan!

Prepare to be captivated by the natural enchantment of Puerto Rico, its vibrant culture, and old world elegance.

The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. As the largest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan sits on the Atlantic coast and boasts beautiful beach fronts, bars, nightclubs, and casinos. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant cobblestoned neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th-century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, and perhaps a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.

Check out the on-site tour company located at the Caribe Hilton. They can assist with booking snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, zip lining, trips to the rainforest, babysitting, transportation, medical services and more. Start planning your trip now by visiting their website, www.gsipuertorico.com, by emailing caribehiltonconcierge@gsipuertorico.com or by calling 787-721-0303, extension 6341.

For Your Travel Partners: Want to connect your travel partner(s) with others who might want someone to explore the city with while you are in lectures? Visit our member forum and ask the community. Other members who have travel companions interested in connecting may reply.

Hotel Dining Options

Both hotels offer many on-site dining options; check out the dining options at the Caribe Hilton and Condado Plaza Hilton.

Dining Near the Hotels

Stroll the nearby Paseo Caribe for even more dining options; more information at: www.paseocaribepr.com/dining/.

Air Travel

Guests should travel into the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). The host hotel is just a short 7 miles from the airport. San Juan is easily accessible from anywhere in the continental United States.

Hotel Contact Information

Caribe Hilton

1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Telephone: 1-787-721-0303
Email: info.caribe@hilton.com

Condado Plaza Hilton

999 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
Telephone: 1-787-721-1000
Email: condado_plaza@hilton.com

(Please Note: Do not use the hotel’s main websites to book your room reservations. You must use the “Register” buttons on this page, or call the hotels directly using the information listed in the ‘Reservations” section above, to get the group rate.)

 

San Juan Travel Guides

San Juan Exploration Packages

San Juan offers a wide variety for amazing day, or even overnight, trips for you and your family or friends to experience. While we suggest that you do some research and explore all your options, the Caribe Hilton Activites Desk can also assist you in planning a fun experience. Be sure to call the hotel, or visit the desk upon arrival.

Explora Mulitadventure – VIP Natural Adventures and Encounters in Puerto Rico

Explora is the leading provider of exclusive, VIP natural adventures and encounters in Puerto Rico’s lush tropical, forested northwest mountains, where they own and conserve land. Explora is a true connection with untouched nature in a private nature reserve, an exclusive, protected wildlife sanctuary in the mountainous karst area in Arecibo, with amazing caves, canyons, and rivers fed by underground springs. As a special offer SDPA Conference attendees can access a discounted $85 rate for a “Body Rafting · Caving · Hiking · Climbing” mulitadventure of 6 or more.

Learn more at their website: http://www.explorapr.com/

Please note that the SDPA does not endorse any particular trip, company or providers listed here for travel adventures, be sure to check reviews prior to booking or call the hotel for further feedback and suggestions.

*Please also see the link for the Tour company located within the Caribe Hilton. Link and details available above right under “Plan Your Stay in San Juan

Parking

Caribe Hilton: Valet parking for overnight guests at the Caribe Hilton is $28.00, self-parking for overnight guest is $21.00.

Condado Plaza Hilton: Valet parking for overnight guests at the Condado Plaza Hilton is $25.65, self-parking for overnight guest is $18.96.

Taxis & Ride Share From the Airport

Taxi service from the airport to each hotel is approximately $22 one-way plus $1.00 for any extra luggage. Uber is available in San Juan, however, please note they can only drop off at the airport – not pick-up.

*The directions and information above is sourced from the hotels and San Juan-related travel websites and is provided for your convenience only. The SDPA cannot guarantee accuracy.

“I love the excellent speakers and the broad range of topics SDPA conferences always provide! It’s always a great conference! From the meeting location to the comfort of the hotel, to mingling with colleagues – overall it’s such a wonderful experience.”

– 2017 Annual Summer Dermatology Conference Attendee