About El Blok Hotel


El Blok began like all true successful business should–as a hand drawn image of a mystical looking building on the back of a bar napkin. It was at first simply an idea among friends who had no history in hotels, restaurants and bars other than their inclinations to spend quite a bit of time in them.

They trekked back and forth across the globe for business and fun and more often for a healthy dose of both. The idea was simple: A unique space, a friendly staff, and delicious food and drinks. And so it began.

In a small coastal town on a beautiful island just four hours from New York lies an urbanesque retreat that defies easy description.

With just 22 rooms, El Blok’s strikingly modern aesthetic, pared down simplicity, uncompromising comfort, and contemporary Puerto Rican atmosphere make it a very personal Caribbean find. Award winning architecture by San Juan based Fuster + Partners and a low environmental impact philosophy form a hotel that is a lesson in the duality of design. Part sculpture and part contemporary tropical oasis, upon first glance, El Blok doesn’t seem logical. But take a step inside and what you thought at first made no sense at all will make you change the way you thought about beach hotels.


Inclusively Exclusive.  Modern. Eclectic.  Funky.  Fun.  We are an urban retreat in a tropical oasis.  Buttoned up bankers and intrepid travelers sit side by side for an afternoon cocktail with nothing in common but a love for island getaways.  Sun worshipers and shade seekers unite.  El Blok is not for everyone but we are pretty sure its just right for you.
Who We Are (Actually Who We Aren't)
We want you to be clear in what El Blok is (and isn’t) so the only surprises you have upon arrival are the good kind. Our rooms are designed to be a get away for couples and singles who are open to a different approach to the traditional hotel stay. The showers havepeekaboo glass walls, there is only one sleeping space per room, and our artwork is more than just a little tongue in cheek. There are no televisions and no phones. Wifi is available property wide. Because of our location and the fact that the rooms reside between our restaurant and our rooftop social space, from time to time the sounds of music and happenings will travel in to the room corridors. It is not often and it is even less often after 1am, but coupling that with the general noise of Esperanza, El Blok is not for peace and quiet seekers, families with young (ish) children, mothers-in-law with conservative upbringings and/or couples that want to reside in the same room but not in the same bed each night.

Remember, El Blok cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18. Each guest should be prepared to show ID.

An afternoon nap as the light filters through the perforated panels on your balcony or a game of chess off the Placita in the little jungle hideaway, the mood and the energy at El Blok never fails.  The sunrises and sunsets from the roof top are as majestic as the stargazing.  The smells of bayonda wood waft up through the open air atrium from the kitchen each evening.  El Blok is a feast for the senses.