Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento

100 Cristo Street, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787 723 9020
C$ 242

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based on 929 reviews

Hotel El Convento
Fri 9/6
Tue 13/6

About Hotel El Convento

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • 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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Double Rooms(C$ 264 - C$ 777)
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King Rooms(C$ 818 - C$ 915)
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Amenities at Hotel El Convento

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe


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


  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Lake view
  • Landmark view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view

Services and conveniences

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


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


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Washing machine

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator


  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Library
  • CD player


  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Beauty salon

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Hotel El Convento

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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
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.
10.0 Wonderful
I love El Convento. Old world with modern comforts. Elegant and great staff. Beautiful location as well.
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.
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.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful hotel, wonderful hosts, located in an old world city.
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!
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.
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.
9.6 Wonderful
Pros:It's a historic building with an invaluable art collection.
Cons:Their claim to have a pool is ludicrous.


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



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Distance to downtown

1.1 km

Nearest Airport

San Juan Isla Grande

Distance to airport

2.4 km