$158 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 15, 2015 Check-out: Jun 17, 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
182 out of 182
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

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
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
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
Blue
Business
Harker Heights
Feb 4, 2015

Simply Amazing!

The rich living history of this hotel along with its luxuriousnous make it the place to stay in Old San Jaun! Worth every penny. Don't forget to ask if there is a free wine and cheese reception while there!

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mike
Business
Columbus
Feb 27, 2015

good hotel

it's very clean and classic. good place to stay. and the staff is very kind. The pool is very good. all the service are making your trip wonderful

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Yuchy
Business
Brentwood
Mar 10, 2015

Wonderful family trip!

Good location, clean room, kind staff... everything was fine for us!

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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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joesy Y.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Amazing Scenic Hotel

First time in PR we decided to stay in Old San Juan. El Convento was a little more $$$ but so, so glad we chose it. specifically, that it is centered by an open courtyard so that you can prop room door open and let a consistently 75 - 80 degree island breeze fill the room - THAT alone, for a winter sufferer from Wisconsin, made the trip! staff is uber friendly and helpful watch out, though, for hard to see but ravenous MOSQUITOES! first floor restaurant in hotel is just so-so great Puerto Rican food at a place called El Jibarito - doesn't look like much, but food was delicious.

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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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
georgia b.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Wonderful!

The hotel was beautiful and the staff were friendly and helpful. Located in the center of Old San Juan which is why we chose this hotel. There is a very small bar across the side street that we enjoyed. It had a very home feel for us. The only thing that disappointed me was the complimentary wine and cheese offered in the evenings. The wines were not suited to my taste to the point I was unable to enjoy any of them. I did appreciate that they had complimentary bottled water for the guests at all times in this area.

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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Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ming G.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Amazingly beautiful stay

Could not have been happier with this hotel space- it felt cozy and relaxing in a beautiful historic setting with lots of character. The location was perfect and in the center of the old town but still felt off the beaten path, and refreshingly different from the mega resorts along the coast. Would recommend to anyone.

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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