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Hotel El Convento

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Austin, TX
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have long wanted to visit romantic OSJ & in particular, stay at this beautifully restored & historic hotel. so for our anniversary celebration, i booked a 4-night getaway at HEC. we arrived early evening on a busy saturday. there were 5 weddings taking place that weekend as it is a truly charming venue. with well-heeled attendees & attendants happily... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to San Juan may times in the past, my wife and I walked by the Hotel El Convento enjoying he classic look of its' exterior, peeking into the massive door through the iron gate wondering what was inside this 365 year old building. For our 20th wedding anniversary, I decided to book two weeks aboard the NCL Gem... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful old building in a location steps away from all of OSJ sites. Service is best I've had on the island- particularly the room service gentleman, who is a ray of sunshine. Food is consistent and delicious, if a tad pricey. Free wine/ cheese on the upper terrace in the evening. Pool is a plunge pool (read: 12x6) so don't... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical building right in the heart of Old San Juan, upon arriving we felt as if we were stepping back in time. The rooms were very nice and the court yard restaurant was top notch. The staff were among the nicest and most helpful people that we experienced on our vacation, and the rooftop pool and complementary water and fruit,... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this place! Staff were a pleasure to work with; the room was clean, spacious, comfortable and beautiful; the complimentary wine and cheese added a touch of elegance; the rooftop pool area was lovely with the astounding views; breakfast was delicious (eggs Benedict were perfect and freshly squeezed orange juice so tasty). The location is perfect and valet... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time staying at this hotel. We arrived late - at about 8:30 p.m. - and were told that there was a problem with the air conditioning in the room that we were to stay in. They offered us a room at the Vanderbilt for the first night, paid for round trip cab fare and provided breakfast... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived and stayed on my birthday and the following day prior to taking a cruise. Having stayed here before I already knew what to expect and had several email communications with the manager and staff re where to go eat for a special dinner etc, to celebrate my birthday... The marketing manager responded well and gave me some great... More 

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Claremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: To celebrate my 70th birthday, invited my Friends Who Travel to convene at El Convento for a weekend in Puerto Rico, where I'd never been, ditto for the six others who could make the trip from LA and Anapolis MD. We all loved the breakfasts, the wine n cheese hour, the rooftop pools, the sunsets, the rooms, the location,... More 

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appleton, wi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here with a few other couples. The accommodations are very quaint and historic. The bed is SO Comfortable!! The amenities are fantastic. The restaurant is excellent. If you can, make time to stay here. It's an easy walk all around Old Town and even to the Fort and cat sanctuary.

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nuns are gone, but the feeling of peace abides. Lovely, quiet locale, but a short walk from everything. Food was great in the restaurant. Magical during the holiday season! Its a short walk to square, then catch the shuttle to the forts. Shopping is close by, and an ice cream shop. Its a short ride by taxi to either... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Caribbean, Mediterranean
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $300 - $818 (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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