We had a wonderful stay at Hotel El Convento in Old San Juan. The hotel is beautiful and in a wonderful location. What particularly stands out is the staff and the welcoming service they provide. From being greeted and helped by Uriel, the Bellman and by Annette at the Front Desk, to our interactions with other staff during our stay, the gracious staff made our stay incredibly special. We returned from dinner one night to find a bottle of champagne and truffles in the room (Annette had sent them up after learning that our anniversary was later in the week).
Our rooms were beautifully painted and comfortably sized, with juliet balconies overlooking a small square and the Cathedral. On Christmas Eve and Day we could hear the choir from the church. An old man sits in the square and plays beautiful guitar. The public spaces are great. There is a lovely terrace with a tiny plunge pool and a nice jacuzzi. The floor below has another terrace as well as an indoor lounge which has tea and coffee available all day and complementary wine and cheese each evening. It is very nice to have common spaces to be able to sit comfortably with family or friends.
We loved staying in Old San Juan because it is a great place to walk and explore. There are two old forts - we particularly enjoyed San Felipe del Morro which sits on the tip of Old San Juan. Wonderful vistas and fun to watch families flying kites on the green parkland in front of the fort.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- El Convento San Juan