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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved visiting Old San Juan and staying at El Convento. Beautifully decorated rooms and public places. Wonderful happy hour each evening with wine and snacks. Nice restaurant for breakfast. All the staff we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed our visit and would love to go back.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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Just returned from a 4 day stay in San Juan, PR with wife, daughter and son in law. Stayed first for two nights at the Caribe Hilton near Old San Juan. Don't expect beautiful beaches in PR unless you go to Vieques or Culebra islands. Beaches are filled with rocks with little sand to bask on. Better beaches in Charleston,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This very well run and appointed hotel is absolutely in the middle of Old San Juan. All of the important sites (including Ben & Jerry's - 1/2 block away) can be reached by foot. Of course, there is the trolley that shorten the duration between POIs. The hotel is located in an old convent thus the name - El Convento.... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This accommodation has it all - beautiful room, helpful staff, and great food choices. Don't miss it if you are in San Juan. We are looking forward to a return visit. Close to dining, shopping, and in the midst of the historic district.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This historic location in Old San Juan features top-quality service and delicious local dishes in its patio restaurant. The small pool and hot tub (110 deg) on the 4th floor terrace are clean and the terrace is a great nook for a cool drink. The rooms are super clean, but don't expect palatial. The only negative note about our stay... More 

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Torrington, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reviews are correct, this place is even better than it sounds. We ended our SeaDream cruise in Puerto Rico and stayed here before heading back to home and reality. Since this was quite an expensive (but worth it!) vacation, we opted for the most economical room the El Convento had, and it was still incredibly beautiful, clean and comfortable.... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location of El Convento is perfect and the service to me was the best in the whole island. The hotel pool is really small but with many places to visit near El Convento you will have no time to stay in the pool. The service in the restaurant of El Convento over passed my expectation. Highly recommended!

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Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have gone to San Juan a number of times for cruises. Have wanted to stay here but couldn't because of the two night minimum. This November was going to be in San Juan for two nights before cruise so immediately made a reservation. It is a small hotel but they provide service in a large way. The breakfasts were superb... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely loved staying at this hotel. Had the opportunity to stay here back in the 1980's so I wanted to go back and see what it was like 30+ years later. Glad I was able to revisit the hotel and all the upgrades that were made since then. It was charming, clean & the staff was extremely friendly. Loved the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend for one night. We had spent most of our time in Vieques and had one day to enjoy the many wonderful things in San Juan. I enjoy history, so it was a perfect place to explore from. The hotel itself was great. A beautiful sanctuary with its past fully available for appreciation, nice room... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Caribbean, Mediterranean
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: $220 - $605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
El Convento San Juan
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#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
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#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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“210-218 are good rooms on the 3rd floor which is where you want to be.”
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