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Hotel El Convento

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 16 November 2013

This small, multi-centurian hotel (a former convent) in the center of Old San Juan is your first choice unless you care nothing about the history of this part of the world. In spite of the age of the bones of the building, the rooms, bathrooms, public spaces and amenities are up to date and comfortable, and the staff – without...

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

My wife and I celebrated an occasion for a few days. We were treated like very special guests and had a fine time. Our room was comfortable, well decorated, and quiet, with a window overlooking a silent pedestrian street, viewing a slice of ocean over the roofs. The third floor coffee/water bar turns into a wine and cheese happening each...

1Thank thrilldog99
Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Hotel El Convento is right in the middle of Old San Juan, which is exactly what we wanted. We were able to easily walk to all of the main points of interest with no problems. Hotel El Convento was very charming and we enjoyed lounging in its patios overlooking the city. The coffee is delicious and the wine and cheese...

2Thank acnwtb
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stopped in for a cold drink and had a great time. Luis, our bartender, spent quality time with us telling us what to see and even drawing directions on our map. He also gave us pointers on nightlife, other eating establishments, and where to find live music. Our youngest daughter is engaged so when we mentioned this to Luis...

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Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 7 November 2013

El Convento helped us coordinate and put together our dream wedding! We cannot put in words how grateful we are to have Ruben Alvarez and his staff help plan the wedding. Many guests thought the food was the best they've ever had at wedding. In addition to the wedding itself, our guests and ourselves really enjoyed our stay at the...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Words can't express how thankful we are to the team at El Convento for making our wedding day a night to remember. The historic, and charming hotel is truly a spectacular site and was the perfect venue for our magical and truly memorable wedding. The architecture, and setting wowed our guests and was the perfect backdrop for an amazing wedding...

2Thank Melissa M
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife and I planned a brief vacation in Puerto Rico. We wanted to be in Old San Juan to explore the local restaurants, shops, and forts. After reading the reviews of various hotels in the area, we determined that Hotel el Convento would be the ideal spot for a romantic, luxurious getaway. To make it a special occasion, we...

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EROSA, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Ivan313, Thank you for your review. We work very hard to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay. I regret that you did not share a similar experience. I will share your comments with our staff and improve in those areas that need improvements. Please feel free to let me know when your travel plans bring you back...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Hotel Quality: As my wife put it, it's more upscale B&B than luxury hotel. Rooms are small but spacious. Housekeeping 2x a day. Most views are of the city or the channel where the ships doc, so don't think you'll be seeing vistas.The hotel is old stone and stucco with a large courtyard. Pool area: very small pool (like an...

1Thank cjkrautk
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We arrived at the height of El Festival de San Sebastian, so it was a little difficult to get here. Once we arrived it was like a little slice of heaven surrounded by the chaos of a street party. All the rooms are different and we loved our that was right off the pool/wine hour area. The pool is little...

Thank lukejames52
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Was here for a very quick trip to San Juan (literally on the ground for 12 hours). As a Tablet hotel charging about $400 a night for a deluxe room, I expected a more polished experience. The hotel was certainly charming, and in a perfect location. But the room was perhaps a bit disappointing. The room wasn't particularly clean or...

2Thank phillan

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the rich character of this former 16th century convent. This landmark treasure, a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has earned four diamonds from AAA each year since its opening. This is the exclusive hotel experience to indulge the most discriminating of travelers, and is a hotel like no other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $269 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
El Convento San Juan
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#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#1 Family Hotel in San Juan
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#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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“all are good, the higher the better”
trip647, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the 3, 4 and 5 floors”
perravnm, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms on 1st/Fl less private & open to main courtyard. 2/Fl and above not accessible by non-hotel guests. Plunge Pool on 4/Fl outside;”
davidhM1677VN, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the 5th floor "queen vista" style room - nice view of the harbor!”
Z7538JSbeths, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an outside looking room.”
charlesbm2016, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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