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Hotel El Convento

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed here over New Year's. It's a very atmospheric building, and certainly has one of the best locations of any hotel in San Juan. It's in the middle of the historic area -- easy to walk to shops and restaurants and the old fort. The property is very interesting, but unfortunately, many of the rooms are quite dark (apparently...

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Madison
Reviewed 21 January 2014

My husband and I spent a week camping on Culebra and splurged to have our last night of vacation be at El Convento. We'd traveled to Old San Juan and wandered through the hotel years ago, but were thrilled to be a guest this time. Check-in was nice and quick. We were given a room on the 3rd floor, near...

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have not stayed at El Convento. But we would like to express our warm appreciation for the open courtyard restaurant at this famed hotel. On our two visits to San Juan, while touring Old San Juan, we happily included lunch in the beautiful courtyard on our agenda. The modestly priced salads for lunch have been uniformly excellent, the service...

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 20 January 2014

The property itself is on a very grand scale and its history is very interesting. We did not have a car or attempt to drive in the area which is very busy. If you have a car, just know it's going to be rough to get around. Yes, there are tourists from the ships around, but on our second day,...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We arrived at about 11:30 am just before Christmas and stayed for 3 days. Our rooms would not be ready until 2:30, so we stored our bags in the luggage room and asked for a referral for a good place to eat. Ended up at the Cafe Puerto Rico where we all ordered variations on a Mafungo dish. One room...

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Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Great location, great service and very relaxing environment. One of the nicest and most unique hotels we've ever stay at. Has several restaurants on site. Wine and cheese reception every evening. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Minnesota
Reviewed 18 January 2014

El Convento is a charming hotel with an old world elegance. We were very pleased with our quiet room--bed was comfortable, decor was inviting and restful, bathroom was clean. Outside of our room was a lounging area tucked away among potted plants and herbs, a nice place to read and siesta. The location of El Convento couldn't be better: we...

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Ansonia, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 January 2014

As others will read this hotel is highly rated due to its services and the people that run the hotel. There are many festivals around the El Convento and this means that the streets are blocked off and there is high presence of security. One problem my wife and I ran into was getting a taxi for an early morning...

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VA
Reviewed 17 January 2014

This is definitely the place to stay in Old San Juan. The hotel is old and charming - don't come here if you want a new resort facility. Our rooms were beautiful. We were given a free upgrade which was much appreciated. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. They learned our names at check in and...

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Hershey Pa
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Another satisfying stay at this hotel. Our visit two years ago was very enjoyable as was this one. Great staff........can't say enough good things about them. This time we ate at the hotel one night and had an excellent tapas meal. We also went to their sister hotel in Condado to use their pools and beach. Very nice. Our 4th...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $261 - $568 (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:
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“Beautiful quiet restaurant in an enclosed outdoor courtyard, away from the hustle and bustle of San Juan.”
seasonedtraveller80, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“The higher you go, the less street noise and better view you have; however, the water pressure was a moderate issue on the top floor.”
wrex123, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Views of Old San Juan on lower floors are just of the other side of the street--but still picturesque.”
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“All the rooms are great”
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