Hotel El Convento

Top choice hotel in San Juan & Around

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9 out of 10

Historic monument, tapas restaurant, meeting place, coffee bar and evocative colonial-era 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 the 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 pool and Jacuzzi with sweeping views over the cathedral and Old San Juan. If you're aching for beach time, head to it's sister property, La Concha, just a short cab ride away. The nightly wine and food reception may preclude outside dinner plans.

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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 2 on-site restaurants. Patio del Nispero offers a gourmet menu served in an open-air setting 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.

Features of Hotel El Convento


  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Internet services
  • Library
  • Wifi
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Fitness centre
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Free WiFi available