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Hotel El Convento
4 stars

Hotel El Convento

100 Cristo Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787 723 9020
From
C$ 258
Cheapest

rate per night

8.1
Great

based on 1,077 reviews

Hotel El Convento
Thu 20/6
-
Fri 21/6
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Superior Room
C$ 258
Deluxe room
C$ 301
Queen room
C$ 384

About Hotel El Convento

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Once a convent for 252 years, today Hotel El Convento is a European-style, romantic boutique hotel in the medieval, charming city of Old San Juan. It’s considered the neighborhood’s top upscale hotel filled with history presented thought Spanish antique treasures and modern amenities. This hotel is made for romance, yet business travelers and families find plenty here to love.

Old San Juan is a 500-year-old historic district within Puerto Rico’s sprawling capital. History buffs often visit just for the surrounding of history itself. Hotel El Convento is located on the picturesque Cristo Street and near the city’s second oldest park, Plaza of the Nuns, and the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, San Huan Cathedral. Guests are within walking distance to San Cristobal Fortress, Pablo Casals Museum, Galeria Nacional, and San Felipe del Morro Fortress. While located near key historical sites in Old San Juan, the hotel lacks in proximity to the beach.

El Convento's prime location is walking distance to many restaurants and bars within Old San Juan, but the boutique property offers three restaurants and bars on-site that often draw guests, locals, and tourists staying elsewhere. Two restaurants offer a very romantic setting and menu, as does the bar where large candles flicker. The third restaurant is casual and offers pizza, pasta, and craft beer. The outdoor terrace features a plunge pool and hot tub with gorgeous views, plus La Veranda Terrace includes daily wine, cheese, and crackers. For guests having to work, the lounge, library, and business center provide all necessary components. Meeting spaces, salons, a fitness center, and a beloved herb garden are also on-site.

Hotel El Convento is a destination unto itself with grand accommodations, unique historical atmosphere, and a romantic ambiance everyone falls in love with.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Hotel El Convento

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk

General

  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Landmark view
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Storage available

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Private entrance

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Pool and spa

  • Rooftop pool
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Beauty salon

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Hotel El Convento

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

8.1
Very goodBased on 1,077 verified guest reviews
8.2Friends
8.2Families
8.1Couples
8.3Solo

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10.0 Wonderful
Very nice hotel in the middle of everything. I will have to come back and stay again.
K
10.0 Wonderful
A set of stand alone cabins surrounding a beautiful main facility with outdoor bar, pool, and dining. All overlook the sea, and a rocky beach. The staff are pleasant, and engaging. Accommodations are lovely. Vieques is very rustic, and so is Blue. It assumes the simple friendly charm of the island. You will need a jeep to get around. If you are interested in a relaxed quiet experience, this is a great choice
W
2.0 Poor
I wanted to share my experience regarding supervisor Javier from the Palacio location. We were moved for the Convento site to the Palacio site due to torn sheets, unswept under beds with leftover toys from previous dwellers, malfunctioning air conditioning, and cockroaches presence in our room. Helen was kind and personally assisted us in our room transitions. We were advised to obtain breakfast vouchers and met Javier at the front desk. Javier, to say the least, is rude and unfriendly. He was rolling his eyes and just appeared unwilling to assist. He was argumentative about the fact that the food vouchers were not issued by Helen. Javier pointed at my 3 year old son and sarcastically asked if he is going to eat as well insinuating that he should not be eating. Javier should not be dealing with customers as he does not know what customer service means.
A
10.0 Wonderful
I love El Convento. Old world with modern comforts. Elegant and great staff. Beautiful location as well.
C
7.1 Good
Pros:The staff was awesome!! Very comfy beds and a very good location!
Cons:The hotel is very old which is cool, but it need some upgrade.
A
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The Hotel Staff is bilingual, loves travelers, will always say hello, will help you find your way around, will feed you until you are stuffed, will make you feel like you are in a family home. This location is across the street from one of the oldest Catholic Cathedrals in North America. Centrally located in Old San Juan for UBER rides, two ancient forts and fabulous restaurants within a block or two. Police are everywhere protecting your safety.
Cons:Main elevator kept breaking down with immediate repair by local Contracted company. Any baggage moves handled by Hotel. They helped us totally through this minor problem.
A
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful hotel, wonderful hosts, located in an old world city.
L
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Every staff interaction was terrific. Friendly, eager, helpful, welcoming. Front desk, restaurant (tapas bar, food and staff shine!) History just walks the halls with you! The rooftop pool and hot tub with harbor view at sunset was something special. Then we left a coat behind, and discovered it after our cruise ship left, they packed it up and Shipped it home.
Cons:Having to leave so soon. Should have booked a much longer stay!
J
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The attention to detail and quality was evident in the furnishings and finishes of the hotel. The staff as courteous and responsive and the daily guest wine and cheese reception was a nice touch. It's location is hard to beat and the hotel blends well into the historical city of Old San Juan.
Cons:There is a lot of traffic directly outside. Not good for early check in.
A
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:I liked everything. The staff was incredibly accommodating. The hotel itself was amazing and exactly what I wanted, which was a place with character and charm. Do yourself a favor and stay here.

Location

100 Cristo Street, San Juan 00901

What's nearby

  • Catedrál de San Juan Bautista67 m
  • San José Church154 m
  • Viejo San Juan172 m
  • San Juan National Historic Site178 m
  • Museo de Las Americas245 m
  • La Fortaleza250 m
  • Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud258 m
  • The Poet's Passage260 m
  • Paseo de la Princesa315 m
  • Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery0.4 km
  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro0.8 km
  • Castillo de San Cristobal0.8 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Hotel El Convento

Low season

July

High season

March

Average price (weeknight)

C$ 459

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 355
Cheapest month to stay with an average 28% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 32% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Hotel El Convento

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Top tips for your stay at Hotel El Convento

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Hotel El Convento, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in July and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Hotel El Convento, plan to stay on a Thursday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Hotel El Convento was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 394, while the most expensive was C$ 394.
  • How long should you stay at Hotel El Convento? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Hotel El Convento

  • Where is Hotel El Convento located?

    Hotel El Convento is located at 100 Cristo Street in San Juan Antiguo, 1.1 km from the centre of San Juan. Catedrál de San Juan Bautista is the closest landmark to Hotel El Convento.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel El Convento?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Hotel El Convento.

  • Does Hotel El Convento offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Hotel El Convento offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Hotel El Convento from the airport?

    Hotel El Convento is 2.1 km from San Juan Isla Grande. Hotel El Convento is 12.2 km from San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl.

  • Does Hotel El Convento have a pool?

    Yes, Hotel El Convento has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Hotel El Convento hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Hotel El Convento in San Juan and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Hotel El Convento and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Hotel El Convento.

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Good to know

Value for money

7.5

Distance to downtown

1.1 km

Nearest Airport

San Juan Isla Grande

Distance to airport