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Hotel El Convento

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The locations is PERFECT! A walk to every corner of the wonderful Old San Juan is practical from the hotel. If you just want to chill out, the hotel itself provides enough entertainment - from the diversities of restaurants, to the bar, to the Wed wine night. Will definitely be my top choice any time going back to Old San...

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Holly, Michigan
Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Place to stay in old town but it is pricey. Go ahead and splurge! The rooftop wine and cheese was wonderful as well as the service from all the staff. The rooms have character and I loved staying here. Did not eat anything but breakfast and had dessert once so many other choices.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Location of course is absolutely perfect being at the heart of the WORLD HERITAGE Old San Juan. However while the property is itself historical which is charming beyond belief, there are some tired aspects which preclude my giving it the top rating. Air conditioning, so required when the max temp daily is never less than 85f, is rather crude as...

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Winter Park, Florida
Reviewed 26 November 2013

All the wonderful comments you read about the marvelous hotel are true!!!! To write another review would only be redundant of the glowing reviews already stated! But I do have one more comment to convince you even more - when I told a friend I was going to Old San Juan, he told me that he remembered eating dinner at...

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were in Puerto Rico celebrating a firned's 40th birthday. While we did not stay at this hotel we went in the hotel to see the beautiful architecture and history. We stopped at the bar and had a drink. We were lucky enough to run into Luis the head bartender. He was awesome! The drinks were awesome! I was so...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 November 2013

El Convento is an awesome place to stay in Old San Juan. The hotel has so much character and is right in the middle of OSJ with all the major sites within walking distance. We stayed in a room with 2 double beds which was ok but a queen size bed would have been better. Apart from that our stay...

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EROSA, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Mr. prexplorer, Thank you for your positive comments regarding the hotel's location, room accommodations, staff services and hotel amenities. We work very hard in order to improve in every area and always enjoy hearing from our guests. I apologize for the irregularities experienced during your stay such as elevator noise or peeling paint. We have been working on improving the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 November 2013

My wife and I decided to extend our stay in PR with a few night in old San Juan. Of course we consulted TripAdvisor and Hotel El Convento was the number one rated hotel in the area and once again they hit the mark! What a beautiful property, in a fantastic location with just an amazing staff! From the moment...

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Chicago
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Forget chain hotels, El Convento is the place to stay in OSJ! It truly felt like a piece of history with unique artwork, rustic doors and high beamed ceilings on each floor. Great location with street musicians playing Spanish guitar outside the hotel nightly, that is the vibe of OSJ. We never felt unsafe and found so many great restaurants...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Our first trip to Puerto Rico. We booked four days three nights and decided to do Old San Juan as our first visit. We were so excited when we got to the hotel, it appeared to be everything the reviews promised and it was. I must say that the entire staff of the hotel couldn't be more hospitable and accommodating....

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Just wanted to extend our gratitude to the Convento Team (Ruben, Dovian & Glorimar). Their hard work and timely diligence ensured that our wedding at El Convento was a successful event. Location, Service and Logistics could not have been better. Kudos to them.

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: RM835 - RM1,784 (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 Business Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
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#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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“All the rooms are great”
cmsl10, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all are good, the higher the better”
trip647, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the 3, 4 and 5 floors”
perravnm, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms on 1st/Fl less private & open to main courtyard. 2/Fl and above not accessible by non-hotel guests. Plunge Pool on 4/Fl outside;”
davidhM1677VN, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the 5th floor "queen vista" style room - nice view of the harbor!”
Z7538JSbeths, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
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