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Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The location was great and allowed us to walk just about everywhere...we even hiked back from the beach at their sister hotel La Concha (this is more than most people will want to walk tho). From the moment we arrived the staff was fantastic and very accommodating to any of our needs. Our room was on the first floor and...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Hotel El Convento is very quaint and convenient to taking nice scenic walks or for browsing shops. The tiny little roof top pool and the nightly happy hour of complimentary wine and cheese is perfect for a way to chill out and relax on a lovely vacation.

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Playa del Rey
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We loved it...great location with large rooms. The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. Evening wine and cheese on the patio. It's close to everything in old San Juan. We walked everywhere from hotel, took the ferry to Catano island to visit the Bacardi distillery. You will not regret staying there. Close to most cruise ship piers

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New Mexico, USA
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We just returned from a lovely stay at the Hotel El Convento, and we've already started thinking about planning a return trip. Hotel El Convento is perfectly located for activities in Old San Juan - there are dozens of good restaurants, bars and sights within easy strolling distance. The two rooms we saw were large and comfortable - with lovely...

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2Thank Erich505
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I really loved this historic hotel. We visited in the spring of 2012. It is in a wonderful location in Old San Juan and there are many places of interest that you can easily walk to. It is a gorgeous building. They have a social hour each late afternoon with complementary wine and snacks. The hotel itself is not on...

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Madison, Indiana
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We just visited Hotel El Convento for the second time. This stay was for four glorious nights. The atmosphere at this hotel is like no other. It allows visitors to truly experience he flavor of old San Juan. The entire facility is well maintained. I especially like the fact that we could visit a sister property, La Concha, and have...

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1Thank 2disland
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and lived a dream! Very old historical building (was really a convent, and the place of filming of The Flying Nun) redesigned to provide all comforts and luxury of modern times but still feel you are in the mid 1700's. All the staff was courteous, friendly, helpful specially our Bellman Jaime Robles! Old San Juan...

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2Thank taino55
Huntsville, Texas
Reviewed 18 October 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. This hotel was a convent at one time in it's history and it has a quiet ambiance about it that you don't often experience at a hotel. Our room was clean, neat and well decorated. We ate breakfast in the courtyard in the center of the hotel every morning and the food was excellent....

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1Thank Ann M
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at Hotel El Convento for about 5 or 6 days for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it! It was extremely romantic, historical, clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. They provide wine and cheese every night on the terrace, with candle-lit tables, coffee and tea all day, and the room service is great if...

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1Thank Jacqueline L
Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Our room was not ready upon our arrival. The hotel does have a history but it's not worth the price. I realize that they are trying to preserve the hotel but your paying top dollar to stay in an outdated hotel. The rooms, and bathrooms are very small. The beds are old and sqweeky. The bedding is absolutely dreadful. The...

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

Dear Chad L.: Hotel El Convento is a lovingly restored and maintained 362 year old former Carmelite convent; a far cry from your typical modern resort. We are heartened by the overwhelmingly positive feedback that we have received from our valued guests over the years. Indeed, they have voted us the #1 hotel in San Juan on TripAdvisor.com for more...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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: ₹ 13,772 - ₹ 29,148 (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 Business Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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“Third floor is where they have 24hr coffee, 4th floor is pool”
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“The views from this hotel are spectacular, especially the roof top pool.”
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“Choose a room that is not right above the pool. It will be quieter.”
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