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Hotel El Convento

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #2 of 47 hotels in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Carol M Ladson, South Carolina
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Ladson, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary and Christmas. This hotel was so much more than I expected. All the old convent architecture is still there, and they managed to include all the amenities that today's traveler looks for. There are 3 restaurants within, and in the afternoon they offer free wine, fruit and cheese for their guests... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Convento is in the heart of beautiful, colorful Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Not only is the location perfect for experiencing the colors, sounds (music) and cobblestones streets of the town but it was also a gorgeous hotel( that had once been a convent) complete with all the wonderful large wooden doors and religious ornamentation. Five stories enclosing... More

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Natick, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pool was like a bathtub and we were NOT close to the beach. If you're looking to lay out, enjoy nightlife,etc this hotel is not for you. The rooms were average and I expected more given the expensive rates. I did appreciate the customer service and the architecture. It was nice to be around old San Juan and histroic... More

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New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So thrilled to have stayed at El Convento this past week with my family. The rooms were reasonably priced (although a bit small) and the ambiance SUPERB. Felt like being transported back to Spanish colonial times and treated like a visiting dignitary. Staff was fabulous and incredibly accommodating and friendly. A special highlight is coming upon the lush, spacious center... More

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Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Caryn G - I am extremely glad you were abled to enjoy our services, amenities and the authenticity and charm of our property. I will for sure share your experience with our staff. We appreciate your visit and your comments and hope to have the privilege to have you back as our guest once again. Warm regards, Alfredo Arroyo... More

Bremerton, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel El Convento is a beautiful old building in Old San Juan next to great food and excellent shopping opportunities. The staff will bend over backwards to assist you in any way they can. The food at the hotel is amazing and the wait staff is first rate. One waiter in particular, a guy named "Tony", by his own... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most wonderful place we have ever stayed. It was magical and the staff were exceptional. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and ensure that all of our needs were met. The room was luxurious and so spacious. Food in the restaurants at the hotel was incredible. We can't wait to go back. Old San Juan was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is absolutely the best place I've stayed off the mainland states. The staff was top notch with everything, the place was beautiful, and convenient to Old San Juan. I will be going there again with my wife, when it is cold and snowy in Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location in Old San Juan was perfect for restaurants and sight seeing. They have a partnership with a hotel in Isla Verde so you can use that beach which is awesome (El Convento, itself, is not near any beaches). You need to provide your own transportation to get to the beach. The service is lightning quick and all the... More

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River Vale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would be foolish not to stay at the Hotel El Convento. We stayed there the first week of August. First of all, the hotel is absolutely beautiful. It's amazing the structure dates back to the 1600's. The rooms are updated but still have the old world charm. The rooms and entire hotel are very, very clean, housekeeping was extraordinary.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, this Hotel looks and feels every bit of Old San Juan. Incredibly charming and romantic. This Hotel is much more than we had expected. Entire Hotel staff were all helpful, friendly, and professional. Our Room was located on 5th Floor, and it was clean and spacious. Just because the Hotel is of another time, don't think you are... More

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Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear AVasNYC - Thank you so much for the visit and sharing with us this amazing feedback. It is extremely valuable for us to hear from you. I am sure our staff will be delighted with your comments. If in any way we can assist you with any particular needs or future plans, we will gladly do so. Best regards,... More

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Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel El Convento 4*
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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 
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