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Hotel El Convento

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Reviewed 20 February 2014

El Convento is a well-run, comfortable hotel in Old San Juan. Its location is its strongest feature. Service is very good, the restaurants good. But a few points should be borne in mind. First, the bathrooms are old and the caulking is failing; the bathroom doors are very old and need replacing. We've stayed at El Convento two years now...

3Thank AncientTerp
del mar, ca
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Echoing all the positive reviews below. Stayed three nights. Lucky to get a room on the fifth floor with a view over the rooftops toward the harbor. Charming hotel, perfect location in old San Juan, delightful staff. Only heads-up: rooms are comfortable but not very large (think European). Highly recommend.

2Thank sandiegoguy
Atglen PA
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We had an unfortunate stay at El Convento last week- unfortunate in that it only lasted 1 day. We had a flight change that necessitated a single night's stay and there was an opening for us! We took a cab from SJU ($23+tip) and were there in 20 minutes. While we were early for check-in they were more than happy...

1Thank Dmglen
Orleans, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We had looked forward for years for a chance to stay here, and had heard such generally fine reviews. It is not at all what we expected. Our room was cluttered and out of date and a bit shabby, frankly. Unclean rug, smelly hard pillow, messy details. The food in all of the restaurants was in some cases almost inedible,...

5Thank patricia c
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

It helped that a colleague lives in PR so when she recommended this hotel I knew I should book it! We weren't disappointed: it has a marvellous Caribbean charm, and was a great stop prior to a weeks cruise around the Caribbean. The old world charm extends beyond the hotel into the cobbled streets, this place is so worth exploring...

1Thank Gingerwizard5
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for drinks in the courtyard. It's a hidden oasis in the middle of the city. Pricey but so relaxing! Worth it if you need to get out of the sun and put your feet up. I've never seen the rooms but the entry, public restrooms and courtyard are lovely.

Thank Beth P
Jacksonville Fl
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Old world luxury and charm. Beautiful rooms, superior staff. Personal attention second to none, The property is filled with nooks and terraces where you can curl up to get away from it all. The entire experience is dreamy! This is was my second trip to the hotel. I will be returning. I absolutely adore this place!!! The staff is almost...

Thank GGPatterson
Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This was a 3 night break after a busy few month's to recharge batteries. The staff were extremely helpful. However the hotel itself is desperately in need of some TLC. We were on the 5th floor in a suite with a terrace. The terrace was lovely but unfortunately there wasn't any shade so it wasn't for me. Trash lorries woke...

2Thank Alison C
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Stayed at El Convento in Sept 2013 (see previous review) and just returned from a girls getaway. This is absolutely the place to stay to get the flavor of Old San Juan. Perfect location, lovely rooms, nice restaurant and friendly staff. You can't beat that! Well, you can ...because they have extra amenities that make you feel at home, like...

3Thank bostonqueen
East Hampton, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 February 2014

El Convento is a top notch hotel. My sister booked a three night stay for the two of us to go away to celebrate my 50th birthday. She said that we were staying at El Convento and that it looked beautiful on the website. This place is magical. We were treated so well by the staff. They are genuine and...

2Thank Scoopjackson

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • 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: ₹ 12,530 - ₹ 27,320 (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
#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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“Beautiful quiet restaurant in an enclosed outdoor courtyard, away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan.”
seasonedtraveller80, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“The higher you go, the less street noise and better view you have; however, the water pressure was a moderate issue on the top floor.”
wrex123, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Views of Old San Juan on lower floors are just of the other side of the street--but still picturesque.”
76BarbaraH, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
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“all are good, the higher the better”
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