$117 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Sep 2, 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
149 out of 149
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
Jdistrict
Business
Washington d.c.
Jul 22, 2012

El Convento

Overall a great experience. Renting a car may be the way to go. Cabfare is expensive.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pacman75050
Business
Dallas
Jul 26, 2012

Awesome place to Honeymoon

Really a special place to stay in Old San Juan. Doesn't get much better. So much to see and do in this area and you are away from a lot of the resort non sense. Free wine and cheese every night. Free coffee and water on 4th floor. Staff is very friendly and food is excellent. My only gripe is no shuttle to sister properties with private beach access, but taxi ride is $15 or cheaper if you car pool like we did with other hotel guests.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Got to go to La Tortuga- short walk up the hill, hang a right...best breakfast and very reasonable

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maxwell Smart Traveller
Business
Adelaide, South Australia
Sep 29, 2012

Spur of the moment decision...no hurricanes predicted

All the reviews made this Hotel a must. It was like being at a Caribbean Raffles. Wide terraces on every floor, overlooking the central restaurant and courtyard. Potted plants in abundance. The well-appointed rooms left nothing to be desired.. Private courtyards a bonus, as was the roof-top Jacuzzi and plunge pool. All this right in the heart of the delightful Old Town.

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
no frills traveler 33
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 23, 2012

Wonderful Experience, Perfect Location

I really felt lucky to be staying at Hotel El Convento. It is gorgeous, located in the heart of Old San Juan. The staff is top-notch. They speak both English and, of course, Spanish, fluently. They care very much about your experience as a guest. I was there just before Christmas time, and there were some parties happening in the center open area of the hotel. It was fun. There was some noise trying to go to sleep, but it didn't bother me. The rooms are relatively small, very clean, and lovely. (I stayed in a single, and am sure that the rooms are larger if you are staying with more people. Obviously.) I really liked it and would absolutely recommend it.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are willing to splurge on a meal (and it is a splurge), I HIGHLY recommend eating at Marmalade. Everybody I spoke to said it was the best restaurant in Old San Juan and, from my limited experience, I would certainly agree. Every bite of food, every sip of drink was a delicious experience.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
radmatt
Business
Charlotte NC
Feb 7, 2013

Old San Juan at its finest

very well located, charming, unique hotel. Very comfortable, friendly staff. A very nice touch is the daily wine and cheese offered at 6 pm.

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
buckcg
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 26, 2013

Nice bit of history

Very nice location and staff. Rooms are quite small. Beds are firm. Restaurants in the hotel are nice, but pricey.

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ajaxx
Business
Florida
Apr 15, 2013

Beautiful hotel

Beautiful hotel. Nice restaurants. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucy LuLu
Business
Austin, TX
May 14, 2013

Wish I had stayed longer

This is a beautiful and historic hotel with lovely sitting areas in the courtyards to sip coffee and relax. The hotel staff was beyond wonderful: courteous and helpful. The always have complimentary water, coffee, and fruit. Every evening at 6 PM, there is complimentary wine and cheese on the 3rd floor terrace. Great place for a romantic getaway.

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

If you want to eat delicious authentic Puerto Rican food, visit El Fondo del Jibaritto. For amazing creole food, check out Raices. The "Tornado" dish is amazing!!!

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LiftOff
Business
Chicago
Jul 24, 2013

Wonderful place

What a great way to spend a honeymoon. Thanks for the great service!

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