Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento was created from a Carmelite convent built 360 years ago. Today, it enjoys an acclaimed reputation as San Juan's grande dame hotel, offering every conceivable amenity to lucky guests. The cruise ship piers of Old San Juan are just steps away, as are the district's museums, landmarks, nightlife and restaurants. Nature lovers, note: It's just 25 miles to El Yunque Rain Forest. Inside, the handcrafted furniture, mahogany beams and Andalusian-tile floors in the 58 guestrooms showcase the hotel's Spanish colonial architecture. Activities abound, from the plunge pool and Jacuzzi to the private beach club.

Hotel Tip

Set aside time to visit Patio del Nispero Restaurant & Alegría Patio Bar located in the interior courtyard. Enjoy great tapas and the best mojitos in town.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Jul 2005

Virtuoso Amenities   

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Welcome cheese platter
  • Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Great place in old San Juan

By: DLinBham

Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2014

Great place to get the flavor of old San Juan. Beautiful, charming surroundings, service was excellent, restaurants were very good. Love staying in a place with this much personality and history.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Kiel

Great Location

By: 0526grammy

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2015

The dining area gets besieged with bats in the evening and there is a lot of bat guano on the walls...this was very grotesque so we dined elsewhere in the city. The room was elegant and clean. Staff was very courteous and helpful. The accounting department was in error with our bill upon check out. Hopefully our credit will appear on our statement next month.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

El Convento. San Juan

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017

Excellent. A beautiful hotel, if a bit expensive. Great location, and excellent service
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Warwick

Hotel El Convento, San Juan Puerto

By: Jim

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

This is an exceptional hotel located in the heart of Old San Juan. In the 1960's, while in the US Army, I lived just a few blocks from this building while it was being renovated. Our travel agent recommended the hotel, and my wife and I were not disappointed. The employees were accommodating and helpful. From the hotel, you can walk to all the historic venues in Old San Juan, and in the evening you can walk to several restaurants just a few blocks away. The hotel does offer breakfast but not dinner. Each afternoon we were there, the hotel offered a wine and cheese hour. The hotel has a unique history and is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and the building was a convent in the Spanish era of Puerto Rico. The rooms are comfortable, albeit slightly small, and the furniture is mostly antique. You can get rooms that have a view of San Juan Bay and are located around a courtyard. We will stay there again.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward

Great Hotel

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 04 May 2018

Lovely place to visit, very charming. Wish we had more time at this hotel. We will be going back to explore the area and will stay again at El Convento.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Prosser

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