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“One of the best hotel stays I've ever had”
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Hotel El Convento
Ranked #2 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
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Lincoln, Illinois
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“One of the best hotel stays I've ever had”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

This is a gorgeous open air property in the heart of Old San Juan. The staff is wonderful, and the rooms are clean, well decorated and functional. New TV's and very modern tiled bathrooms.

There is a wine and cheese reception on the balcony every night - a perfect place to watch the sun set - and this is no cursory wine and chese reception. It's a huge selection of cheese, and very nice wines, and ripe fruit. It's perfect - we changed our evening plans so we could take full advantage of this relaxing event.

There is a small roof top pool with a great view of the city and ocean.

The restaurant is fantastic - amazing breakfast (try the manchego and serano ham french toast) and outstanding Tapas. The vibe is casual and friendly - you can sit and enjoy the sun and breeze for hours without feeling pressured to leave.

You feel like a regular the minute you get here - they treat you very well from every aspect.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Beatiful historic landmark in the heart of Old San Juan. Lots of Old World charm.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Stayed on 2nd floor in queen vista. Nice room. First & second floors have 20 ft ceilings! There is a lush courtyard in middle so view seems good from all the floors. There is a rooftop plunge pool & hot tub with amazing views! Staff was friendly & accommodating. Service can be a bit slow at restaurant in morning but be prepared to relax & you won't be bothered! Everyone is so nice & helpful! Great location! & def eat at tapas restaurant across the plaza from hotel (near the huge banyan tree)! It's wonderful!

  • Stayed March 2012
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Beautiful hotel in walking distance to all the sights in Old San Juan. I'm a believer that if you want to do San Juan, you should stick to the old parts and spend your beach time in Culebra or Vieques where the beaches are much more spectacular and less crowded.

El Convento was luxurious, incredibly fun and was my favorite part of our honeymoon. After 3 days in Culebra, we headed here and enjoyed the free water, coffee, tea, wine and cheese. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly, and the one breakfast we had at the restaurant was a little pricey, but delicious. We also did a package deal that let us have a rainforest and bio bay tour (full day of activities!). We had a great time, and I would recommend Hotel El Convento to anyone!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We went to El Convento after 3 days at Hilton Caribe. While the Hilton property was beautiful, we definitely prefer the vibe, service and location of El Convento. Hotel is charming, historic with excellent service - loved the library / terrace. Charms of Old SJ right outside steps, best part of trip was walking around town and historic sites just down the street.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Property: Hotel El Convento
Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
Price range (per night): $261 - $568
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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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