Hotel overview

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the second Reserve in an exclusive portfolio worldwide, joining Phulay Bay in Thailand. Situated on three miles of Caribbean coastline with 1,400 acres of natural beauty, privacy and luxury on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve includes guestrooms and suites, all directly on the beach, plus Su Casa, the 1920s plantation hacienda renovated back to its original style to serve as a four-bedroom beachfront villa. Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve also features a five-acre botanical spa; a restaurant by chef José Andrés; and Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve features 100 spacious and luxurious guestrooms plus 14 one-bedroom suites, opening directly onto the beach and most with plunge pools.

Property information

Year Built: 2012
Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 2
Nonsmoking rooms: 115
Suites: 15
Total rooms: 100
Total rooms and suites: 115

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee - A hotel-imposed resort fee is included in the hotel rate. Below are the resort fee inclusions:

Resort Fee Inclusions (valid for travel through 12/31/2019):
• In room coffee and tea presentation
• Beach and Pool services including beach umbrellas and daily fruits offering
• Golf course driving range
• Use of the golf course chipping and putting green
• Discounted Golf Rates
• Morning coffee and tea at Livingston Library
• Valet Parking
• Use of Business Center computers
• Children five (5) years of age and under eat free
• Use of Dorado Beach Reserve Fitness Center & fitness classes including Yoga, Zumba, & Pilates
• Use of water sport's snorkeling gear
• Watermill access - Two 30-foot water slides (Available Saturday & Sunday only)
• Rockefeller Trail - Whether walking, jogging, biking or riding a golf cart, there's no better way to immerse in the diversity of Dorado Beach
• Bicycles at your disposal for adults and children
• Toll free and local phone calls
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

Resort Fee Inclusions (valid for travel as of 1/1/2020 and forward):
• Wine & Rum Tasting (twice per week)
• Art Classes (three times per week) by local artist
• Pool & Beach surprise and delight amenities throughout the day
• Morning Coffee and Tea at Livingston Library (Daily 7am –9am)
• Beverage and Snack at Livingston Library (Throughout the day)
• Valet Parking
• Use of Golf course driving range
• Use of the golf course chipping and putting green
• Discounted Golf Rates
• Use of Dorado Beach Reserve Fitness Center & fitness classes including Yoga, Zumba, & Pilates
• Use of non-motorized water sports
• Watermill Access – Two 30-foot water slides (Available Saturday & Sunday only)
• Bicycles at your disposal for adults and children
• Evening Reception @ Livingston Library (hors d'oeuvres & wine)
• Flip Flops/Beach Bag/Sandals
• Services & Gifts - Surprise & Delight
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0Maximum child age: 13

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 1046 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Such a Disappointment

    Because of the various Corona issues, my family and i traveled to the Dorado for a five day vacation. The day we arrived, the PR government effectively shut down all resort activities (restaurants, pool, beach, tc.), so we had to leave. I had prepaid our stay ($4k), and the manager guaranteed me i would be reimbursed. Sure enough, i just reviewed my cc bill and no reimbursement. I was not expecting much, but i did expect fairness and honesty. I would like to hear back from the hotel as to what they are going to do to address this. Tough time i know, but this is not the service level i expected.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Despite Government Shutdown Kudos to Staff and Elemento Photography

    Let's just get this out of the way - the government shutdown of all public spaces was, in my opinion, over the top. It made for a very different vacation than we planned, but in hindsight, one of the most restful and relaxing. So, how did the resort handle things? The best they could. Staff were very pleasant and worked hard to ensure our comfort. They were very grateful we stayed, and said so at every opportunity, and we were grateful we stayed as well. We used Elemento for family pictures and they were professional and cheerful and helped us to take away great memories of our gathering. The resulting photos were great! I would use them again and again. Thank you Dorado Beach Resort for your hospitality. We hope to return to take full advantage of the beautiful property.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awful experience

    We were scheduled to visit the ritz Carlton and the state declared a state of emergency. We arrived and we're told that there were no service available. No pool. No golf. No gym. Even the beautiful beach would not have chairs just sit on sand! No restaurant. Wow what a disappointment. The hotel we had come from in San Juan had bent over backwards to accommodate its guests. Keeping its gym open but limited to 5 at a time. Kept a restaurant open. Pool open. Oh well I guess we'll leave but wait they still wanted to charge us?!? Close everything but the room but still charging us? The final straw was they wanted to charge a resort fee if nearly $200 for what?? AWFUL!

    Mar 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing family vaction

    OK, let's just get this out of the way; the resort is very expensive. If you don't go into your trip acknowledging that, you will likely be frustrated. That said, you get what you pay for, and this place is unbelievable. We took our three kids and stayed in an oceanfront two bedroom suite on the east beach. If I had to do it again, I would stay on the west beach, as you can walk right out to the calm, sandy beach protected by the break wall. On the east side, there is no swimming but the scenery and the sound of the waves is worth the price of admission--you are really right on top of the water. The suite itself was one of the best we have ever experienced. The finishes throughout gave a sense of place and were very tastefully done. The outdoor showers were certainly a hit, and the plunge pool was always a nice break from the main pool when we wanted something more low key. Between the restaurants and room service, we did not experience a bad meal. The food was absolutely outstanding across the board. We took advantage of the babysitting service one night (the kids had room service and loved the babysitter) and enjoyed the semi-private sushi dinner. Best sushi dinner of our life and the experience itself was something that we will not forget. As for the experiences, we didn't really leave the property. We spent most of our time at the main pool and the beach (was too windy/choppy to snorkel but swimming and jumping waves was good enough) which provided plenty of family fun. We also went to the water park, and the kids took surf classes--both of which were well worth it. Overall, it was just an incredible experience. If I ask the kids where their favorite place to visit is, there is no hesitation - "Puerto Rico!" A big thank you to the staff for making our stay so unforgettable.

    Mar 08, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Been here three times and just love it more and more each time. We had a suite, a rental property and a standard room all were perfect for our needs. The staff is so welcoming and accommodate every need. The property is gorgeous and immaculately maintained. They are quick to cart you to your destination and make sure the service is personalized. The outdoor showers are my fav! The spa is magnificent. The food is always delish at each restaurant on site. Can't say enough good things. Love this place as our go-to getaway

    Feb 17, 2020