$185 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 1, 2015 Check-out: Jun 4, 2015

Hotel El Convento

4 stars
View map of 100 Calle Cristo, Old San Juan, 00901

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Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Convento

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
181 out of 181
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael travels a lot
Business
Fort Worth, TX
Jul 23, 2014

Long weekend getaway

El Convento is great. Location is perfect in old San Juan. Not too close and not too far away from the action. The restaurants on site are great and the rooms are small, but clean. The pool is also pretty small, nothing more than a large tub. Wine and cheese at 6pm is a great way to start your evening.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim Feldman
Business
Ardmore, PA
Jul 16, 2014

Wonderful romantic hotel

This is the nicest hotel we have ever been to. The staff is wonderful. The hotel itself is beautiful and very romantic. The rooftop pool and hot-tub is lovely. We had the cheapest room -- but it was great. The rooms was not only beautiful, but it was very quiet and dark at night. The hotel's in a great location. There is no beach access but the hotel has an arrangement with the Marriott Residence Inn in Isla Verde. It's a beautiful beach and you have access to lockers, towels, beach chairs, and a changing room. The only problem with the beach is that it is near the airport, so you hear planes taking off every few minutes. It didn't bother us.

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

Marmalade is a great and very romantic (albeit pricey) restaurant about a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Also very friendly to people with diet restrictions -- such as vegans like myself -- but it is by no means a veg restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Llan
Business
Dallas tx
Jun 20, 2014

memorable girls getaway

When we pulled up to the hotel, it was just like the website. very beautiful and nothing whatsoever was misleading. The atrium and the room was beautiful. WE did have a problem with our air conditioner in the room, which made our room hot, so as soon as we notified the front desk, they quickly moved us to another room. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was superb! the location is also the best! Thank you El Convento!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

if you are a cigar smoker, go to the cigar house-great place to buy your cigar and enjoy it in their lounge.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anatole papi chulo
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Jun 12, 2014

Way better than a secluded resort

The area is so great for just walking around/ bar hopping/ eating out/ picture taking and more! The hotel doesn't feel like a cold place to be; everybody's really nice and the hotel looks very good, very historic and beautiful. Makes you want to come back to the room every time you leave. Coming back here as soon as possible!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across the street from hotel back entrance(resaurant area) is an awesome dive bar.

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
the solo travelist
Business
California
Mar 9, 2014

Small Luxury. .

5 star treatment every step of the way! Made the trip personal and even better : )

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

4
5.01.0
baldar
Business
Maryland
Mar 7, 2014

Eighteenth Century Charm

It depends on what you want. If you want a hotel, stay on the beach. If you want to experience San Juan, stay at the El Convento. In the center of Old San Juan, the place was a convent for 2 1/2 centuries, and the conversion to a hotel preserved the charm of the convent without being at all primitive. The staff is 5-star. Don't miss the wine and cheese on the patio in the evening.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joseph721
Business
Virginia
Feb 8, 2014

Perfect Old San Juan Location

If your looking for the atypical resort hotel on the beach this hotel is not for you; although you can take a short taxi ride to their sister hotel on the beach. El Convento is located near everything; shopping, restaurants, both forts and the harbor.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Verda Mesa is a dining experience! Only open 6pm - 10pm

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff M...
Business
Indianpolis
Nov 20, 2013

Great history

Nice stopover in Old San Juan before vacationing in Vieques. Great access throughout the town, history, dining...a great choice.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cjkrautk
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 4, 2013

Excellent Hotel in Old San Juan

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 oversized hot tub) and a jacuzzi. If you want a real pool experience, take advantage of the reciprocity with La Concha hotel in Condado. Common areas are great. 6pm wine and cheese reception is casual; wine choice are very good. Location is 5-10 minute walk from most everything in Old San Juan. In-house restaurants were good, not great. Breakfast was best meal; recommend elsewhere for drinks or dinner...you'll get a better deal. Parking is $20/day in 24-hour staffed lot across the street next to cathedral; taxis are always available there too. Staff Quality: Cannot say enough great things about the staff here. A stuck door to the Juliet balcony lead to a better room, no questions asked. Every person we dealt with was kind and thoughtful. When I mentioned it was a belated honeymoon, we had a bottle of cava and chocolates in our room that night. Bottom line: Fantastic for couples who want an active vacation in San Juan...walk to shops, bars, and restaurants...will get that here. Upscale, but not luxurious. Highly attentive staff. Families or those who want to be pampered (spa, beach, pool) may want to consider staying elsewhere.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
puss and boots
Business
Austin. TX
Sep 30, 2013

Island Time!!

Had a wonderful time. Everyone very nice. Soooo relaxing.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Old Harbour Brewery. What a find!! Great beer and great food.

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