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Puerto Rico hotels, from $139

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

San Juan
Condado Plaza, from $139 per room per night

When you book the Summer Escape package at Condado Plaza, you can lounge in the three pools or in the gaming rooms. The hotel has one of San Juan's largest casinos and is located along the Condado beach strip, west of Isla Verde. Celebrate your winnings at the Strip House, a restaurant with an all-red interior that specializes in steaks. You'll get a $50 resort credit per room, good toward anything except the package rate or gambling. Rates start at $139 per night, or $278 for the required two-night stay, for a room with a private balcony and high-speed Internet access.

When: Through Sept. 1, 2008.

Details: Does not include a hotel tax of 14 percent, a government tax of 11 percent, or a $5 per person per night municipal tax. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a two-night minimum stay.

Contact: 787/721-1000, condadoplaza.com.

Hotel El Convento, from $285 per room per night
In the heart of Old San Juan, this restored 350-year-old luxury hotel has 58 rooms; you'll stay in one that overlooks San Juan Bay. Two welcome glasses of sangria, a complimentary afternoon sampling of wine and hors d'oeuvres, a 15 percent discount at Old San Juan's shopping outlets, and a 10 percent discount at Secrets of Eden Spa are included. You'll also have the option of taking a walking tour of Old San Juan that includes a stop at the Bacardi distillery. Rates start at $285 per night, or $570 for the required two-night stay.

When: Through Nov. 30, 2008.

Details: Based on double occupancy. Taxes are included. Requires a two-night minimum stay.

Contact: 787/723-9020, elconvento.com.

Porta Del Sol

Holiday Inn & Tropical Casino Mayagüez, from $167 per room per night

The port town of Mayagüez, the island's third-largest city, is in the western region of Porta del Sol. Book the Holiday Inn's family package, and you'll receive breakfast daily for two adults and two children, two welcome drinks, two admission tickets to the Mayagüez Zoo (the only zoo in Puerto Rico), two tickets to the movies, one family-size pizza, and free parking. The hotel is a short drive away from a golf course, a water park, and a beach. Rates start at $167 per night, or $334 for the required two-night stay, for a room with two beds.

When: Through Dec. 15, 2008.

Details: Does not include a hotel tax of 11 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a two-night minimum stay. Kids under 18 stay for free.

Contact: 787/833-1100, holidayinn.com/mayaguezpr.

Getting there: A recent Kayak search for round-trip flights to San Juan in mid-June yielded fares of $299 from Atlanta (Delta), $303 from New York City (JetBlue), $393 from D.C. (American), $461 from Houston (AirTran), and $693 from Seattle (American). Round-trip flights into Mayagüez were $575 from Dallas (American), $599 from New York City (Delta), $614 from Atlanta (Delta), and $755 from Chicago (American).

For tips on what to do and for more special offers at hotels throughout the island, visit gotopuertorico.com.