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Hotel El Convento

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed 2 nights before our cruise. The hotel itself is beautiful and full of history and the room we stayed in was very comfortable. We chose to stay in Old San Juan based on the recommendation from our travel agent. However, we were a little disappointed with the area as it lacks the night life we were seeking. Don't...

2Thank dapperboi
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Had lunch here with our two 20 something kids. Great stop in Old San Juan. Gazpacho was excellent as were the club sandwich, chicken wrap and salad. Beautiful place! It was also so beautifully decorated for Christmas. They were open till 3 for lunch. So, perfect stop when the rain came!

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Tustin, California, United States
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Hotel El Convento is right in the center of Old San Juan. My husband and I only spent one night there but adored the hotel and the location. We walked to all sorts of shops and to the fort. It felt so safe everywhere we went, day and night. We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel, dinner in the...

1Thank Jaclyn M
Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We stayed at the Hotel El Convento for 3 nights in December 2013 and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in Room 302. As other reviews have stated, it is a larger room with a King size bed and Spanish doors that lead out to the terrace where the evening reception is held and overlooks the Cathedral. While others may...

3Thank CruisingGoddess
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Hotel El Convento is in the perfect location. The staff are so hospitable and nice. The courtyard is charming and the small pool on the roof is quaint and just big enough. I don't know if a giant chain owns Convento, but I perceived anyway that I was in an idependant boutique- and I liked that.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

This boutique hotel has it all! Ambiance, cuisine, location, friendly staff, architecture! From the cafe' in the morning to the tapas restaurant at night, this is a must stay! Highly recommend this hotel for families and "just adult" alike!

Thank tbird2830
Osvaldo S, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear tbird2830, Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. I am glad to know that you had a great time during your recent stay. As you mention in your review the hotel offers activities for families and couples alike. We offer beach club access to all of our guests which gives you access to our beach...

Reviewed 9 December 2013

The El Convento; what can said that has not already been said? My take is that is unique in it's historic preservation. You will truly love the courtyard and feel of the place. Try to get a room that is not on the north as it faces a street with no view. The pool and afternoon wine and cheese on...

Thank wrmomxg
EROSA, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear wrmomxg, Thank you for your positive review of Hotel El Convento. I am glad that you mentioned our main courtyard. It was designed and built 362 years ago as a Carmelite Convent. I remember when I first walked into the hotel courtyard and the feeling one gets when seeing it for the first time. Thank you as well for...

Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Hotel El Convento is situated right in the heart of Old San Juan in an old convent (hence the name). It is typical of a real boutique hotel in that it has the amenities and service of a top notch hotel chain but with tons more character and charm. What really strikes you about this hotel, on entering, is the...

2Thank PaulS269
Rio Vista, California
Reviewed 7 December 2013

The Hotel El Convento is by far the best hotel I've ever stayed in. It has everything: old-world charm, excellent food, amazing room service, accommodating staff, pristine clean rooms and located in the center of the historic section of San Juan. Don't bother to stay at one of those modern chain hotels. Give yourself a real treat. It's well worth...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

For my husband 40th birthday I planned a trip to lovely PR. It is both our first time here and I was nervous about where to stay. I read really good reviews about Hotel El Convento on this site, Book it, and Expedia so I decided this is where we will stay. Well the reviews were absolutely correct. We are...

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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento has set new standards of luxury, comfort and service while preserving the rich character of this former 16th century convent. This landmark treasure, a member of Historic Hotels of America and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has earned four diamonds from AAA each year since its opening. This is the exclusive hotel experience to indulge the most discriminating of travelers, and is a hotel like no other. ... more   less 

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Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $260 - $555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
El Convento San Juan
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#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#1 Family Hotel in San Juan
#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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