Sun, sand and an onsite casino, too: what more do you need for grown-up fun in the sun? The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino on Puerto Rico's spectacular Condado Beach has it all -- plus elegantly appointed guest rooms, as well. Many of the rooms and suites in the four-star beachfront resort boast stellar views of the Atlantic Ocean. When you're not soaking up the sun (don't forget your SPF 45!) or trying your luck at the card tables, head over to the Ocean Club Pool Spa & Fitness Center for pampering.
The guest rooms put a coastal spin on traditional decor. With deep, richly stained wood furniture, crisp white bedding and fresh peachy-salmon accents, the look is welcoming and chic. Because the furniture pieces clearly come from different furniture sets, the look is refreshingly un-cookie cutter. You can snag that look for yourself by mixing and matching pieces with different styles. To avoid design discordance, coordinate them by stain instead.
You needn't look any further than Condado Beach's expanse of soft, creamy sand and the endless blue of sea and sky, to realize that this hotel's interior design capitalizes on its location and sightlines. The historic sights of old San Juan, including 15th century villas is paid homage to in the warm, burnished tones you'll find in the rooms, too.
Get the look
Here are some pieces that will help you nab the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino's traditional-meets-luxury island look.
A flat-screen TV is a sleek addition to a dresser. Who says bigger is better? This petite model is perfect in a bedroom setting. LG 20-inch LCD HDTV, $499.99, futureshop.ca.
Crisp, luxurious ultra-high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets will lend a pampering hotel feel to your bedroom. White is right for summer, but add a throw blanket in a rich, spicy tone and you're ready for the colder weather. 650 Thread Count Stripe, $99.99, Canada.lnt.com.
A fresh cream-and-red stripe curtain adds a get-happy vibe to your room. Give your window a finished built-in look with a valance painted to match. Alvine Smal Curtain, $49.99 per two-pack, ikea.com/ca.
Casual comfort meets contemporary chic in this big 'n' cozy armchair. Salmon-hued upholstery with contrast piping is unexpected - yet a warm accent in rooms either modern or traditional. Daphne Chair, la-z-boy.com for dealers and pricing.
This combination solid-wood-and-MDF headboard in Manchurian Ash finish adds a traditional element to the room. Avoid a matchy-matchy look by buying the bed only. Find nightstands and a dresser elsewhere for a more eclectic look. Oak Jasper Queen Panel Bed, $629.97, thebrick.com.