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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 46 Hotels in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at this hotel was one of the best experience I've ever had, the room, service, food and environment are amazing! The service made me feel like royalty but the interaction with staff felt genuine and as if they were all my great friends.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved this hotel. Beautiful historic building with great views of the sea. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. My husband and I felt this was the best located hotel in old San Juan and were so happy we stayed here. The hotel also had some great surprises too, like free wine, cheese & fruit in the late afternoon... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time here. GREAT hotel, GREAT staff, GREAT service. We arrived late that evening, around 11pm.The minute we walked through the doors, we were greeted by the very welcoming front lobby staff. We got to our room. It was amazing! Lots of history and beautifully furnished. We just sat there for a few moments and took it all in.We were... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here years ago, had lunch here a few years ago and overnighted at the end of our cruise this year. I have to say, it is just as impressive today as it was 35 years ago. Quite a few people from our cruise ship stayed here also. Perfcect Old San Juan location - you can walk to everything.... More

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

Dear RetiredCTC - I am thankful for your visit and the delightful comments about Hotel El Convento. Certainly we hope to have you back very soon. Please contact me directly and I will gladly assist you with your next visit. Warm regards, Alfredo Arroyo aarroyo@elconvento.com More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here with 4 girls for a bachelorette weekend. In order to enter our ground-floor rooms, we needed the key to open a separate "front door"---a great little security measure! The room is so pretty and clean with bedside chocolates; although we could have used more outlets for our phones, beauty tools, etc. Best part about this hotel is its... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With an extremely long overnight lay-over from our vacation in Dominica, my boyfriend and I decided to stay here. It did not disappoint in the least! This used to be a an old nunnery, and well worth reading up on, if you're interested in it's history. Upon entering, you feel that you go back in time when buildings had a... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I stayed here for 4 nights while we explored Old San Juan. Hotel El Convento is nestled in what I could consider the best part of Old San Juan. It's surrounded with blue cobblestone streets that lead you to some of the best restaurants, shops, and historical sites on the island. The charm & history of the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service staff are very friendly accommodating. The hotel is beautiful with old world feel. The location is perfect for getting around in old San Jaun. The restaurant is amazing for breakfast. Tony works in the restaurant and you must ask for him, his service is impeccable. The coffee is some of the best coffee ever. This is a special... More

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Harbert, Michigan
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want old world charm, attentive service, good food, and well thought-out extras, this is the place for you. . . . Big pluses include: location in Old San Juan -- among best walks and views the city has to offer; 24-hour (small) pool and hot tub; 6 pm wine happy hour on fabulous verandas -- a chance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful hotel provided the perfect home base for the first half of our honeymoon. The staff is incredible; friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming. It goes without saying that the location was perfect, and the rooms themselves were old world yet very comfortable. Our first night we arrived late and it was raining so we went downstairs to el Picoteo... More

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  • Great location(15)
  • Complimentary wine(14)
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Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

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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