$165 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 9, 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
151 out of 151
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Atlantic City, NJ
Jan 22, 2011

Great location, fantastic hotel

Wife and I have stayed at El Convento 6 times in the past 3 yrs, and have yet to discover a negative related to this beautiful hotel and its courteous and professional staff. Yes it's more expensive than most San Juan hotels, but it's worth it.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

To go sandwiches from the Cafe St. Germain. Enjoy them on the pool deck.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Isaac Falconer
Friends
Venice, ITALY + Philadelphia, USA
Jan 10, 2011

FANTASTIC peaceful retreat

The Hotel El Convento is an exquisitely renovated "period" building-once a nunnery-so if you HATE "character"-courtly Spanish architecture with balconies opening into a beautiful courtyard-WITH "all the modern amenities" [pool/hot tub/high-speed internet connection/exquisitely well-mannered and attentive hotel staff-who manage to be attentive and warm-NOT INTRUSIVE] then this is NOT for you! I was "desperate" for r&r after a grueling 2.5 years of humanitarian advocacy-I "return" well-rested and feeling exquisitely cared-for by the staff at El Convento. My visit in 2008 was equally rewarding. DR SAKU GUNASEGARAM [Wilfrid Csaplar did not travel]

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

Friends

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Oakland, CA
Oct 26, 2009

Stay at El Convento

very friendly staff; would definitely stay there again

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

Family

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Fortaleza--great bargain deals; but even better if you have time to take bus to Rio Piedras (market take bus number A9 or M1)

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
boise, idaho
May 15, 2011

Family vacation

We did a lot of walking and seeing the sights of Old San Juan. The restaurants were very good, the people were friendly and willing to give suggestions, and it was very charming.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask the locals for dining suggestions.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
business leisure lady
Family
kansas city, mo
Mar 24, 2011

Classic Puerto Rico

El Convento is the true San Juan, PR experience. It is gorgeous and the service is superior. The hotel is old, so expect a few "character" related flaws, i.e. doors that jam and such. Food is not too pricey, but very good. There are a lot of free perks-daily wine and cheese 6pm; free coffee, tea, water, fruit all day. Free internet access. Location is awesome for those interested in history/San Juan. Kids loved it. Keep in mind it is not near a beach really. Only negatives were (1) It is a busy place with lots of traffic and noise later into the night. After all streets are so narrow, you may hear your neighbor or the club across the street. This did not bother us, as we were tired. (2) Hotel has a relationship with beach front hotels that allow you to use their beach and facilities. However, you pay your own taxi fare to get there, usually $20 each way.

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

Family

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walgreens and Marshall's are close by.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Trekking Erin
Couples
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 25, 2010

Amazing

The perfect location right in the middle of Old San Juan. Everything is in walking distance. The staff was terrific and the rooms were beautiful. The pool is a small plunge pool, but on the 4th fllor with amazing views of the whole city.

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

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

The bartender/manager of the El Picoteco, the tapas bar in the hotel is terrific. Super knowledgeable about rum and drinks. He let us taste a few rums and was then able to tell us which were the best deals and where we could pick them up. Definitely worth stopping by the bar just to chat with him for a bit

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
clb331
Couples
Buffalo, NY
Oct 26, 2009

(Close) to Absolute Perfection ...

We've stayed in many locations: resorts, cities, off the beaten path .. El Convento is the top of our list! Quiet luxury, not pretentious, great service .. not an ostentatious lobby - but what a room. Not the largest, not the newest - just simply the most comfortable, elegant. Everything in order. Wine and cheese at 6 is very civilized - and very good selection. Love the honor bar. Beautiful view ( Room 408 ). WILL return again!

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go out to the beaches to the East of San Juan - stunning, and where the locals go. Hotel will arrange a car rental and pick up ( $32 a day !) WELL worht the drive - away from the crowds at Condado or Isle Verde. FOOD: St. Germain, hands down.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Soderbee
Couples
St Petersburg, FL, USA
Oct 4, 2011

Great wknd getaway!

Excellent wknd in old san juan! I loved the quiet hotel...felt like we were staying alone!

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

They charge for parking $25/ni...free trolley around old san juan.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carlitos
Couples
South Florida
Sep 7, 2011

A Real 5 Star Experience

El Convento is truly a 5 star hotel in every way. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, food service is excellent, and the hotel is absolutely beautiful with its Spanish colonial architecture and romantic inner courtyard. For those who want a romantic getaway, there is no better location than this hotel in the heart of Old san Juan.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Carly's, owned by Carly himself, a great jazz pianist who performs every night (heplayed for the Beach Boys for years). Justo is the best bartender in San juan and is renowned for his mojitos. The food is outstanding, especially the tapas.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anatole papi chulo
Friends
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:

Friends

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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