$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

5
5.01.0
reviewer.g
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Dec 18, 2011

Perfection

Even with an extra hour and a half wait checking-in (our room wasn't ready and the check-in time kept being pushed back), our stay was perfection. Our room was grand with large windows looking out onto Catedral de San Juan Bautista. What a view! The staff was helpful and the complimentary drinks/bottled water a plus, but the nightly complimentary wine and cheese reception was our favorite part. It is not to be missed.

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vida
Business
Oak Park, IL, USA
Mar 27, 2012

Fantastic Family getaway

I love this hotel!!!!!!!! Amazing service and beautiful location!!!!!!!!!!!

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

5
5.01.0
AmyNY
Business
Westchester, NY
Apr 8, 2012

Beautiful, historic hotel in Old San Juan

Gorgeous building, beautiful arch-ways, with an interior courtyard...very romantic. Helpful, friendly staff. Excellent restaurants. Would definitely go back in a heartbeat! Right in the city, you can walk to everything. Take a cab to one of the hotel's sister facilities when you want a day at the beach/larger pool. The rooftop pool is small at El Convento, but great to cool off after a day of sight-seeing. Can't wait to return!!!!!! Would highly recommend!

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DiandT
Business
Cleveland, OH, USA
Apr 28, 2012

Beautiful, historic

Hotel was an historic and very friendly respite. Location was great, staff was superb. The restaurants were nice, especially the sangria!

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

Business

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2011glide
Business
Deland FL
Apr 30, 2012

Hotel El Convento Old San Juan

Positives: This was one of the best hotel stays we have ever had. The hotel is old but in excellent shape, located in the center of Old SJ and in walking distance to all parts of the old city. Staff excellent. Do not expect new hotel room size though. A/C worked great in room. Negatives: Parking at hotel $25/ day for guests. Friday night price triple any other day! Friday night noisey as they have ladies night in one of the restaurants.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Hotel food was as good as any place outside!

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NYC ChrisMO
Business
NYC
May 22, 2012

Great small "old world" hotel

After a warm and personal welcome, I enjoyed 5 nights at this magical hotel!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ben and Jerrys warm cones up the hill!

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Madame Mundo
Business
New York, NY
Jul 21, 2012

Gorgeous place with tons of character

Romantic, beautiful details, wine and cheese daily! The atmosphere is unforgettable. The service was exceptional. Will definitely come back. Take advantage of the beach passes to visit other hotels outside of Old San Juan. This is a great perk since the hotel is not by the beach. We will definitely come back.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit up the hole in the wall spots- these tend to have the best food. Ask local people, like bartenders and staff, and you will get good tips.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Madre 11215
Business
Park Slope, New York
Jun 13, 2012

Five Stars for El Convento

Perfect setting in Old San Juan--near Morro Castle, Museums. Free internet, great Wine and Cheese Hour. Great for couples, friends hanging out. Roof top poor. Vouchers for two beach hotels. Beautiful Sunday church service across from hotel. Take the free trolley for tour of the Old City. The hotel does not tell you about "free" trolley. The rum factory is a blast, take the ferry to Catano and then $3 van ride to rum factory. This hotel does not give discount vouchers nor does the visitor's center. Go on line before travelling to San Juan for those. Have a great time.

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

5
5.01.0
Cmwoobie
Business
West Point NY
Aug 14, 2012

Great Location

Hotel is in a great location in Old San Juan. It is within a few blocks of historic sites, restaurants, and shopping. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Wine and cheese reception every evening at 6pm. Plunge Pool is very small but take advantage of the beach privileges at the sister hotel. The only drawback is the $25. taxi fare each way. If you are staying in OSJ for more than 2-3 days, I recommend renting a car to get out and see the island. After you see the historical sites, plazas, and museums, there is not much left to do in the city and the taxis are a fortune to get anywhere.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car. Taxis are too expensive to get anywhere outside of Old San Juan.

Review of Hotel El Convento

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
janicebr
Business
vancouver, wa
Aug 22, 2012

Perfect way to end our trip!

Hotel El Convecto is beautiful! There are 3 resturants to choose from. It has an open air courtyard where you can sit and enjoy a cool drink. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend this hotel!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask for directions to the fort before you try to find it yourself.

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