$271 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 3, 2015 Check-out: Feb 4, 2015

Hotel El Convento

4 stars
100 Calle Cristo, Old San Juan, 00901
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
154 reviews
5 Stars

Luxuriously classy and beautiful, with an old world charm. We slept in the same room and walked on... See full review

  • Wendalinaaa
  • Jan 24, 2015
Amazing Puerto Rico

Beautiful historical/boutique hotel, rooms very small but spotlessly clean, well appointed and very... See full review

  • jd1414
  • Jan 17, 2015

With a wealth of history, rustic decor and charming details, it's easy to see why Hotel El Convento was chosen by Condo Nast Traveler as one of the 'Top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean'. Situated in Old San Juan, this boutique luxury hotel makes guests feel equally relaxed and spoiled. With the daily manager's reception offering hors d'oeuvres and cocktails for guests, the hotel also shows off three restaurants, a rooftop plunge pool and a veranda terrace.

Key facts

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Plush slippers and bathrobes
  • Flat panel 37-inch TV and Bose Radio
  • Goose-down pillows
  • In-room refrigerator containing free bottled water
  • Handicapped-accessible rooms available
  • Two-cup coffeemaker with premium Alto Grande coffee
  • Plunge pool and Jacuzzi that overlook the San Juan Bay
  • Fitness center
  • Business center with 7 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • Club that offers beach and pool privileges at two sister properties
  • Aromatherapy, massages and facials available upon request
  • Room service offered throughout the day
  • Dry cleaning service and coin-operated laundry facilities

Neighborhood

Guests are only steps away from the perpetually vibrant atmosphere in the heart of Puerto Rico, where they'll discover restaurants, bars and galleries. Make your way down to the piers from which many cruise ships depart, or take a quick drive to Condado Beach or Isla Verde Beach. Just across the way, you will find the iconic Cathedral of San Juan Bautista.

Hints and tips

If you'd like a cocktail with freshly-picked garnish, order a beverage that features an ingredient from the hotel's herb and fruit garden.

The helpful staff members are happy to fulfil any requirements you may have.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hotel El Convento Rooms

Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Deluxe Room includes: One queen bed and City view from French balcony (no step-out space). Open-air-corridor seating facing interior garden courtyard. Spanish-antique and antique-replica furniture, including desk, dining set, reading chair. Tile floor. Small marble bathroom with pedestal sink, shower/tub, bathrobes/slippers, telephone. 32-inch LCD HDTV. Bose CD player, radio. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Compact refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. Smoking not permitted in room. Rollaway bed needed for a 3rd person in room ($35 extra nightly charge).
Vista Room
Vista Room includes: One Queen bed with full view of San Juan Bay from French balcony (no step-out space). Open-air-corridor seating facing interior garden courtyard. Spanish-antique and antique-replica furniture, including desk, dining set, reading chair. Tile floor. Small marble bathroom with pedestal sink, shower/tub, bathrobes/slippers, telephone. 32-inch LCD HDTV. Bose CD player, radio. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Compact refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. Smoking not permitted in room. Rollaway bed needed for a 3rd person in room($35 extra nightly charge).
Double Deluxe Room
Double Deluxe Room includes: Two double beds with City view from French balcony (no step-out space). Open-air-corridor seating facing interior garden courtyard. Spanish-antique and antique-replica furniture, including desk, dining set, reading chair. Tile floor. Small marble bathroom with pedestal sink, shower/tub, bathrobes/slippers, telephone. 32-inch LCD HDTV. Bose CD player, radio. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Compact refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. Smoking not permitted in room. Rollaway bed not allowed in room.
Superior Room
Superior Room includes: One queen bed or two twin beds (run of house)and limited view from French balcony (no step-out space). Open-air-corridor seating facing interior garden courtyard. Spanish-antique and antique-replica furniture, including desk, dining set, reading chair. Tile floor. Small marble bathroom with pedestal sink, shower/tub, bathrobes/slippers, telephone. 32-inch LCD HDTV. Bose CD player, radio. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access. Compact refrigerator with complimentary bottled water. Smoking not permitted in room. Rollaway bed needed for a 3rd person in room ($35 extra nightly charge).

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo del Nino: 0 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.1 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0.2 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.6 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.6 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.2 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.3 mi
  • Museo del Nino: 0 mi
  • Calle del Cristo: 0 mi
  • Bacardi Rum Factory: 0 mi
  • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan): 0.1 mi
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: 0.1 mi
  • Plaza de Armas: 0.1 mi
  • Parque de las Palomas: 0.1 mi
  • Paseo de la Princesa: 0.1 mi
  • Fortaleza Street: 0.2 mi
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro: 0.5 mi
  • Castillo de San Cristobal: 0.6 mi
  • Port of San Juan: 0.6 mi
  • Puerto Rico Convention Center: 1.8 mi
  • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan): 2.2 mi
  • Fine Arts Cinema: 2.3 mi
  • Museo de Las Americas: 2.6 mi
  • San Juan Gate: 2.9 mi
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico: 3.1 mi
  • Bellas Artes: 3.4 mi
  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico: 3.5 mi
  • Ocean Park: 4.6 mi
  • Jardin Botanico: 6.1 mi
  • Arecibo Observatory: 42.5 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel El Convento offers superb meeting and banquet facilities. With close proximity to the financial center in San Juan, and 7 multi-use meeting rooms of varying sizes, the hotel is the perfect venue for banquets, charity events, and high-level corporate affairs. The 2700 sq. ft. Salon Campeche is a spectacular ballroom and can accommodate from 250 - 300 people for classroom/banquet seating. For smaller gatherings and corporate functions, choose from Salon Oller which accommodates 75 people for a seated event; Salon Paoli, perfect for a group of 50; Salon Zafiro, for a group of 35, the Executive Boardroom which seats 12. Two additional rooms are available for up to 40 people. The hotel has every amenity the business traveler needs to assure a successful trip from audiovisual facilities, computer ports, dual-line data port phones in each guest and banquet room, Internet access, and valet parking. Restaurants are located within the hotel and we also provide expert catering services.

Dining

Pizza E Birra
Pizza e Birra offers a taste of classic Italian and American-Italian dishes, but the main attraction is definitely Pizza perfection. For the perfect combination Pizza e Birra features over 20 different craft beers from all over the world. The Pizzeria embodies all the eclectic elements that characterize the cobblestone city, with a cool modern spark
Patio del Nispero
Shaded by Hotel El Convento's famous 300-year old nispero fruit tree, Patio del Nispero is located on the ground floor of the stately open-air courtyard in the hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Patio del Nispero is a welcome culinary treat serving international gourmet fare in casual yet elegant surroundings. From the best banana nut pancakes,to creative and hearty sandwiches and salads, with even traditional Puerto Rican dishes, alfresco dining has never been more tasteful!
El Picoteo
There's something cooking in Old San Juan where the food is inventive, the service never misses a beat, and the wine list is exceptional. The atmosphere at El Picoteo is all about food and mood. Hot or cold, tapas warm you up for mas tapas de picotear. El Picoteo offers a cornucopia of choice without parallel on the island. After a sampling of delectable tapas, try the paella - voted best on the island! The gazpacho, tortillas, empanadillas, croquetas, specialty pizzas are all fantastico. The wine list fills classic bistro slots with imaginative producers and delectable desserts round out the eclectic menu. This is the place that defines the tapas and paella experience.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (154)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Convento

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
154 out of 154
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JustMi
DC
Sep 11, 2012

Couldn't have chosen any better

Loved this small boutique hotel. Very clean, great architecture, absolutely no complaints. Wine and cheese every day on the terrace. The wedding on Saturday night did not create any issues, as the rooms are perfectly insulated and isolated, even just steps away from the restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rachel P.
Business
Allenstown
Jan 26, 2015

Get Away

It was at center of Old San Juan which made it a great location. The hotel was beautiful. The room was clean and neat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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5
5.01.0
Wendalinaaa
Business
Fort Lee
Jan 24, 2015

5 Stars

Luxuriously classy and beautiful, with an old world charm. We slept in the same room and walked on the same tiles as the blessed Carmelite nuns that were housed centuries ago!! Staff was so very warm and helpful. The rooms were charming, spotless, beds (room w. 2 Queen sized beds) & pillows were super comfy - extra pillows and blankets were provided. All Aveda toiletries. Lovely turn down service w. chocolates. We were on first floor and had one and a half bathrooms!! What a perk for a family of four! Wine & Cheese hour where you can mingle w. other guests. Location! Location! Location! This hotel is near all the action! Near El Morro, luxury shops, gift shops, CVS, best restaurants, pigeon park, museums and the weekend festivals. It's right in the center of the heart of old San Juan very convenient location! Cons: Their restaurant is over priced. Did not eat here once. But why eat there, when dinner at El Hibarito is delicious and is a short walk!!! A must visit for authentic PR cuisine!! Pool is tiny however, you are in PR - get to the beach! Breakdown: If you want a "party" type hotel, stay at La Concha which sits right on the beach, has girls walking in their thongs and plays dance music on their loudspeakers. ( El Convento extends passes to their guests to visit La Concha's resort premises and beach {10 min cab ride you pay for $15}). This was just fine for a beach day. After swimming all day we tried the hotel's restaurant near the pool and the food was superb. If you want quaint, classy & quiet - in the heart of the action.. El Convento is the hotel for you!!! Would definitely recommend and go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have lunch or dinner at el Hibarito - delicious authentic Puerto Rican food.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jd1414
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Amazing Puerto Rico

Beautiful historical/boutique hotel, rooms very small but spotlessly clean, well appointed and very quiet. Location was great. Front desk staff acting as the concierge really doesn't work well, not enough staff to take the time with the number of guests coming and going to be very informative of the area or tours, not to mention the very small front desk area becomes crowded with just 4 or 5 people. Friendliness of front desk (and housekeeping staff) was great (just one somewhat "curt" front desk person - we learned not to ask questions when she was on). Restaurants are beautiful although service (attentiveness & speed) for this class of hotel was definitely lacking (a simple breakfast for 2 took us over an hour with only 3 other tables in the dining room). Drinks were very weak compared to almost every other bar we visited with the same pricing. Food was anywhere from good to very good and well presented. Would we book here again? Yes, depending on room pricing, and would seek out other venues for meals & drinks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

No need to worry about your suitcase being overweight, if you want to bring back liquor or simple gifts for friends (or yourself) wait until you are at the airport. The duty free shop has amazing prices on liquor, wine and various other Puerto Rican produced "gift" items (coffee, candies, etc). They will pack them as carry-ons for you.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ruben C.
Business
Revere
Jan 15, 2015

Great trip

My stay in sju was excellent.The hotel staff was super friendly and very accommodating with all my needs. They went out of their way to make sure that my stay was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yuchy
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Wonderful family trip

Nice location to walk around, very kind staff, and a clean room!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Erico M.
Business
Milford
Jan 9, 2015

Stay in Museum!!

Great hotel with great restaurants staff great .our standard room a little small but was more than adequate. Close to everything you would want to see in old San Juan .will defitnly be going back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Italian restaraunt on calle San Francisco 5 minutes walk from hotel il ivo best Italian I've had in along time get the gnocchi ...

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pipe Estrada
Business
Kenner
Jan 5, 2015

Great time

We stayed at Hotel El Convento and All I can say is that we had an incredible time. The hotel staff is very helpful and the service was excellent. This is 5 star boutique Hotel in the center of Old San Juan. The location is great if this is your first time going to San Juan because you have everything around the hotel. We loved it and we will stay at El Convento on our next trip to San Juan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JTQ23
Business
Leonardtown
Dec 19, 2014

Even better than we could have imagined

This hotel was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The location was perfect right in the middle of Old Town San Juan, within walking distance of everything you could ask for. The room (we even got upgraded) was beautiful with a nice view of the park in front of the hotel and a partial water view. The staff was so friendly, the hotel had so much charm and we discovered something new every day. The manager's reception with wine, cheese, grapes and crackers was great and well attended and so was the rooftop pool. We would come back here in a heartbeat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve & Sue C.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

One of our favorite vacations and hotel!

Hotel El Convento was outstanding! This historic luxury building offered a wonderful experience. We just loved everything about it! The friendly staff made our stay something special...from the moment we walked through the front entrance we were treated as though we were the only guests in the hotel. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel special. Our room was a great size and beautifully appointed, with period furniture and, oh yes, a private terrace! We couldn't ask for more. We can't wait to go back to Puerto Rico...and Guess Where We're Staying?? Hotel El Convento ! Steve and Sue

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sir Lumpsalot
Business
Boulder City, NV
Nov 19, 2014

Nice Getaway

This is our 3rd time staying at this location. It has never fell short from my expectations. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and great with my kids.it's location has numerous places to shop, dine, and sight see. Also, it's close enough to more modern areas. Definitely a beautiful hotel that won't disappoint.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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