Rate based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 13, 2014

Golden Sands Villas

3 stars
202 Dorado del Mar Blvd, Dorado, 00646
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
390 reviews
Beautiful escape from life

From the desk clerk to the maids, from the room to the pool and beach - absolutely amazing! The... See full review

  • M and P's great escape
  • Mar 24, 2013
MY Stay

Except for one night of young people running through the hall till 4:00 am, my stay was great. Very... See full review

  • Stitch 25
  • May 6, 2014
Ocean locale in the village of Dorado, Puerto Rico

Golden Sands Villas, in the sleepy seaside town of Dorado, less than a 30-minute drive from San Juan, offers an oceanfront setting with palm trees, beaches, tennis courts, and an 18-hole signature golf course. Families, golfers, and honeymooners alike enjoy numerous amenities, including a pool, restaurants, and recreational facilities shared with the adjoining Embassy Suites Hotel, located on the same grounds of the Golden Sands Golf and Beach Resort.

Highlights
  • Spacious suites
  • Signature golf course
  • Infinity pool and fitness room
  • Choice of restaurants
Rooms

The resort offers studios and one and two-bedroom villas decorated with an elegant Caribbean style and tropical colors. All rooms have a kitchen or kitchenette, cable television, air conditioning, private balcony, and in-room safe.

Features

Guests frolic with the kids on the beach, ride the ocean waves, take a dip at the pool, relax in the Jacuzzi, play tennis, or work out in the fitness room with the latest equipment.

Dining options are numerous. Poolside dining at the Blue Seahorse Bar & Grill offers requisite views of the Atlantic Ocean off the terrace. Guests enjoy casual dining at the Calypso Lounge and Bar, located in the atrium with terrace access. Live music accompanies dinner on weekends. Italian food lovers head to the Oregano Bar and Grill, located in the golf clubhouse overlooking the Dorado Golf Resort. Cooked to order morning buffets are available at the Paradise Café. Sophia's Wine Bar serves an extensive collection of wine.

Transportation
  • San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (24.4 mi/39.3 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Old San Juan (21.9 mi/35.2 km)
  • El Yunque Rainforest (43.6 mi/70.1 km)

Golden Sands Villas Rooms

Studio
The Studio unit offers a kitchenette with utensils, 2 full size beds in the room, private bathroom with shower and tub combination; color High Definition Cable TV, safe in the room and a small furnished balcony.(We recommend no more than 2 adults for this room)
One Bedroom
The One bedroom villa offers a fully equipped kitchen, has one separate room with its own King size bed and a sofa sleeper in living area; private bathroom with a whirlpool and a shower. This villa also comes equipped with two High Definition Cable TV's one in living room in master bedroom and a nice furnished balcony.
Two Bedroom
The two bedroom villa offers everything you could think for a family. It offers a fully equipped kitchen for 6 people. One King size bed in master bedroom and two full beds in the separate room, 2 private bathrooms one with at whirlpool and separate shower, and the other with a tub and shower combination. It also offers three High Definition Cable TVs, one for each room and one for living space

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Casino
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

18.4778 -66.2743
Area served
Dorado, Bayamon, Guaynabo, San Juan, Hato Rey, Barceloneta, Vega Baja, Guaynabo Metro Office Park.
Nearby airports
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) - Estimate distance 25 miles.
Area description
The resort is located on the magnificent Dorado Beach, less than two miles from downtown Dorado with easy access to the San Juan Metropolitan Area.

Dining

Calypso Lounge & Bar
Enjoy casually elegant dining at the Calypso lounge and Bar located in the atrium with terrace access. Live music accompanies dinner on weekends.
Sophia's Wine Bar
An extensive collection of wine is available at Sophia's Wine Bar located adjacent to the bar.
Orient House
Enjoy Orient Cuisine at the Orient House conveniently located in the golf club house overlooking the Dorado Golf Resort.
The Blue Seahorse Bar & Grill
Located in the center of the lagoon pool with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean off the terrace.
Paradise Cafe
Cooked to order or morning buffets available at the paradise cafe.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (390)

Ratings and reviews for Golden Sands Villas

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
390 out of 390
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stitch 25
Business
Bronx, NY
May 6, 2014

MY Stay

Except for one night of young people running through the hall till 4:00 am, my stay was great. Very clean, except the rugs in the rooms should be replaced. Otherwise, it's an excellent weekend getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lola1714
san juan, puerto rico
Apr 7, 2014

good for the price I paid

The room had sticky floor with "clorox" oddor all over the weeknd, the beds where pretty comfortable, the casino was ok, the staff where pretty helpfull.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wadcom
San Francisco, California
Apr 6, 2014

Great value, but not the top location

The hotel is a very good value if you are willing to travel a bit to beaches. The rooms include high speen internet, full kitchen and even a washer and a dryer! This can really help you save money — there is a 24-hour supermarket at 5-minute driving distance. There is a great pool area which is lively and can be enjoyed by a family. There is an access to the public beach, but it's really not that great: it's shallow and filled with seaweed, so no swimming or playing in the waves there. Also, we've got our bag stolen on the beach — so don't take any valuables there. We rented a car and drove to some pretty distant beaches. The north shore of the island (where the hotel is located) is not that great for swimming because of high waves. But if you are ok to drive, there are good ones (we particularly liked the Aguadilla Crash Boat Beach — but it's 2 hours drive away!).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RayD217
Walkersville, MD
Mar 28, 2014

Great locations and views but...

Overall this was an extremely excellent experience at the Golden Villa. This is a basic beach hotel and that is how you should set your expectations. Plenty of real restaurants within short driving distance and you can eat next door at the Embassy Suites (overpriced though). The biggest issue we had was bathroom towels. One day we would get two (there was four of us), one day three, one day zero. After requesting more from the front desk the staff would begrudgingly bring additional towels. This was an everyday fight. Also there was a shortage of available beach chairs and many were broken. Beyond these two issues it is a great property and even with these issues we would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Katrina's is a short drive away. Great and authentic Puerto Rican food.

Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kylelarry
NYC
Mar 25, 2014

GREAT TIME

This hotel was overall a good time.I would go back with the kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
hls429
Connecticut
Mar 8, 2014

Good value

Clean room, kitchenette. Didn't upgrade for a nice view, but for the area very affordable option with good services. A bit hard to find, but new it was with Embassy Suites, so that helped. Under Acquarius signage now.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Denvergirl44
Denver, co
Feb 25, 2014

Good for the money

This hotel worked for us. It was outside of San Juan, but we had a car and did not spend much time at the hotel. This hotel is attached to the Embassy Suites and we were able to use all the amenities. The pool was fantastic and the restaurant was pretty good. There are better spots to eat in Dorado and around the island, for sure. The parking was a bit of a pain, too expensive in my opinion and one night the gate was not working properly so there was a line of cars stuck in the lot for about 15 minutes. However, the small beach at the hotel was nice, the staff were very helpful and the beds were comfortable. If you're not looking for a resort, and don't expect anything too fancy, this is a great place to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There is a great restaurant right in Dorado called El Capitan. Great seafood!

Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Macuchi
San juan , PR
Feb 6, 2014

Great!

I need a recovery place for surgery and I found it .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexny82
Brooklyn, NY
Feb 4, 2014

Its ok...

I mean, you get what you paid for. So the hotel its OK. Not the best one where I have been before, anyways I did not spent much time in it, but while I did, was ok. The pool is great, you can go to the beach if you want to. The bar around the pool close too early. You have place to eat and take drinks around the location very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Villas

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sad Mike
Dorado, PR
Jan 23, 2014

Not again

It wasn't a good one. First some of the pictures are not of Golden Sands Villas but of the Embassy Suites. Room was very damp. Every thing seemed wet. I complained and told them I wanted another room. They said they would call. They never did. One day they came and made the beds but did not touch the bathroom. Another day they didn't do anything. I did have clean towels to take a shower. I will not stay here again. Its a shame because everything else of the trip was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go eat next door at Embassy Suites.

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