Hotel El Convento

4 star hotel


100 Cristo Street San JuanSee nearby area


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Historic monument, tapas restaurant, meeting place, coffee bar and evocative colonial building…El Convento is Puerto Rico’s most complete atmospheric and multifaceted hotel. Built in 1651 as the New World’s first Carmelite convent, the 67 rooms and five suites (2nd-floor rooms have the highest ceilings) are gorgeously decorated with Andalusian tiles, mahogany and thick rugs. Service is impeccable from reception to bar.

This sturdy baroque beacon is packed with priceless old-world relics and oozes subtle ‘Siglo de Oro’ (Golden Age) charm. Check out the Goya-esque tapestries in the hallway or the late-afternoon tranquility of the enclosed inner courtyard. Plunge into the tiny roof-top pool and Jacuzzi with sweeping views over the cathedral and Old San Juan. The nightly wine and food reception may preclude outside dinner plans.

Our independent authors have visited Hotel El Convento and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in San Juan.

Description provided by property

This hotel is located in the heart of historic Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel guests will receive beach privileges at the El Convento Beach Club on Isla Verde Beach.

Hotel El Convento is housed in a restored 350-year old building. The hotel’s pool and hot tub overlook the San Juan Bay, and a fitness center, library, and business center are offered to guests. Facials, manicures, and massages are available upon request. Every evening, the Manager’s Reception serves hors d’oeuvres and wine on La Veranda Terrace.

Rooms at the El Convento have Spanish décor and are furnished with refrigerators. The rooms include goose down pillows, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi.

The Hotel El Convento has 3 on-site restaurants. Patio del Nispero offers a gourmet menu served in an open-air setting. Pizza E Birra serves Italian and Italian American dishes, and El Picoteo offers a tapas menu and a wide variety of wine.

Hotel El Convento is located just a few minutes from many cruise ship piers. The renowned museums and historic landmarks of San Juan are within walking distance. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is 15 minutes away.

Important information

Upon check-in photo identification and credit card is required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Featuring free WiFi, a hot tub and an outdoor pool, Hotel El Convento offers accommodation in San Juan. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Private parking is available on site.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a bath and shower, with bath robes provided. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Fort San Felipe del Morro is 800 metres from Hotel El Convento, while La Rogativa Statue is 100 metres away. Luis Munoz Marin Airport is 12 km from the property.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
    • Barber/beauty shop
  • Outdoor space
    • Terrace
  • Concierge
    • Concierge service
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Guest services
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
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