$158 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2015 Check-out: Jul 15, 2015

Hotel El Convento

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Convento

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
184 out of 184
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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Review of Hotel El Convento

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

Review of Hotel El Convento

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

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

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

Review of Hotel El Convento

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.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Scally
Business
Atlanta, Ga.
Sep 18, 2013

BEAUTIFUL!

THIS TRIP WAS EVERYTHING WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. LOVED OLD SAN JUAN AND THE SISTER HOTEL AND BEACH WERE LOVELY, AS WELL. EL CONVENTO WAS BEAUTIFUL, IN THE BEST LOCATION, STAFF WONDERFUL AND WALKING EVERYWHERE DOWNTOWN WAS GREAT! RESTAURANTS HAVE WONDERFUL MEALS AND ENJOYABLE MUSIC AT MOST. HOPE TO REURN SOON!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

WEAR CONFORTABLE SHOES AND EXPECT TO WALK ALOT; ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE DINING, SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING ALONG THE WAY.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kippered Herring
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 15, 2013

THE place to stay in Old San Juan

We had been told by family and friends who stayed at El Convento that it was a great place, and they were right. While not the cheapest hotel (and you can easily drop $40 for breakfast for 2 in the main restaurant), the amenities are wonderful and the staff is the best. Whether it's free wine and cheese in the evenings (get there early to get a table outside) or the high ceilings on the second floor (reserve one of the queen deluxe rooms in advance) the atmosphere and location are great. There's a small plunge pool and hot tub on the 4th floor roof, and a choice of three restaurants - the ground floor main restaurant, a second-floor tapas place, and a pizza and beer joint next to the tapas place. And the staff is super nice and helpful - we set up taxis, rental cars, parking and got great recommendations on restaurants. I can't imagine staying anyplace else in the Old Town.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For a fancy dinner (we did a birthday) Marmalade is awesome if pricey. A little longer walk down by the docks is Punto del Vista, which looks like a hole in the wall but has great reasonably priced food and 2-for-1 mojitos that are awesome.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr...
Business
Puerto Rico
Sep 8, 2013

Mr...

It was good. Great room, excellent staff and good Price.

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Meng Lee 1989
Business
New York, New York
Aug 16, 2013

Great Getaway

Wonderful service and wonderful ambiance at a boutique gem. Really couldn't have experienced a more unique Old San Juan!!

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peterparker
Business
san antonio
Jul 30, 2013

family vacation

Fantastic stay at the convento. First time to puerto rico and definitely not my last. The hotel is simply gorgeous and timeless as well as old san juan. If you eat in the courtyyard area use bug spray. There are a few mosquitos. Other than that everything else was great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Must eat at the parrot club at least once. Very chic and clean. Food is awesome. About a 10 minute walk from hotel on fortaleza street.

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