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Hotel El Convento

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is full of Historical charm. Bearing in mind this used to be an actual convent, do not expect it to have the feel of anything other than just that. The bedrooms are small but you can definitely sense the history. With beautiful original windows. The bathrooms are classic and functional. The bedroom was clean and the dining area...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my children to San Juan for a few days on spring break and couldn't decide between a resort style of hotel vs El Convento. Finally decided to split the stay and stayed 2 out of 4 days at El Convento. I wanted to experience staying in old San Juan and being able to walk everywhere without needing a...

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1Thank Magda S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might have found your home away from your actual home here. The hotel is a boutique experience. From check-in, to drinks, dinner, cocktail hour, a deep sleep and then bfast the next AM, you are in a fabulous hotel. The location is A ++++, in old town San Juan, you can't get better, this premier spot is SPOT ON!...

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1Thank Jeff L
Western New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel so beautiful and the staff was outstanding very helpful and gave great advice on local spots that they have had , food , drinks etc. It is located in the perfect spot , access to everything I would recommend to anyone coming to old San Juan , the rooms are clean and the...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our first 2 nights in Fajardo then ended out vacation in Old San Juan at the El Convento. We initially were going to stay at a large "chain" hotel in the city, but then found this! I had ever stayed at a boutique hotel before and now, I can't imagine not staying at one! The personalized attention was...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel in a wonderful location and great staff.... Just had some very noisy plumbing issues with the resultant on the 2nd floor around 9:30 pm. Sounded like the pipes we to burst out of the wall! I am sure that we're influenced as we had traveled from Dallas that day 3am and needed some sleep. I hope to stay...

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1Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the first six days on our second trip to Puerto Rico at an Isla Verde hotel and we could not wait to return to the elegance, quiet and outstanding service at the Hotel El Convento. The staff were wonderful, the room was very comfortable and the terraces, balconies and other places to sit and relax were charming.

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Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Hola John P; It was an absolute pleasure to have you with us. We appreciate the visit and the feedback and hope to have you back very soon. Warm Regards. Alfredo Arroyo aarroyo@elconvento.com Lowest rates guaranteed at elconvento.com or call us at 787-723-9020

Blandon, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight at the conclusion of our cruise and to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. We arrived at 9:00 a.m. We were able to secure our luggage until our rooms were ready. We were escorted to the third floor where free coffee, tea and fresh fruit was available. There were tables and chairs along an inside balcony with a beautiful...

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Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Hola travelingtourist2017 - Happy 40th Anniversary and thank you for choosing the hotel El Convento to celebrate this special occasion! Warm regards. Alfredo Arroyo aarroyo@elconvento.com Lowest rates guaranteed at elconvento.com or call us at 787-723-9020

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy here. The room was quiet, the bed comfy and it was nice to sit at the Juliet balcony and watch the square. The staff were very friendly and efficient, and we enjoyed the restaurant. The wine and cheese at six at night was an excellent idea and very much appreciated. We had a lovely visit to...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 4 nights in the Vista Queen room. Not inexpensive, but location is excellent for touring Old San Juan. Service is wonderful - concierge, waiters, housekeeping - everyone was helpful and friendly. Lovely breakfasts in the courtyard dining area. Although bathrooms are small, rooms are comfortable and charming. Hotel is full of history. Lovely. Would happily return here for another...

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Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Hi Risa K - I am glad that your 4 nights stay was everything you expected. Thank you for noticing the commitment and graciousness of our staff. We are certainly very proud of them. See you next time! Alfredo Arroyo aarroyo@elconvento.com Lowest rates guaranteed at elconvento.com or call us at 787-723-9020

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $264 - $569 (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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