We stayed for five days and very much enjoyed this lovely small hotel with amazing features. Of course, the staff was highly attentive and charming and the service excellent, but it is a beautiful building. The arches, the interior courtyard that the rooms overlook, the courtyard restaurant and bar, the heavy wooden staircases, the tiles on stair risers and on the floors, the marble shower and tub enclosure all made the hotel elegant. It's a place of another era, and we love the ambience. There is a manager's complimentary wine and cheese party each day from 6 to 7 on a patio overlooking the plaza across the street and the church, which allowed guests to mingle and trade suggestions regarding sights and restaurants. The guests we met were honeymooners and older travelers mostly from mainland US although some were from as far away as India. Hotel El Convento is on our list of top hotels of old world grandeur. And even though it's not near the beach the hotel provides transportation and access to a sister hotel on Condado Beach for those wanting sand and swimming. We walked everywhere to the shops and to the restaurants. The streets are too narrow for me to try to negotiate and there is a cab stand across the street.
- 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