First of all this place is not cheap and can easily get to 600+ a night for a couple depending on the season and weekends days, so if price is not a problem and you want the Best location, the most charming hotel in viejo San Juan well this is the place to be.
Hotel used to be an old Convent so get that in mind when thinking about the rooms, they can be small for some people and not really modern, but the charm of this place is the architecture and history of the building, rooms and bathrooms are good size and amenities are great. There is a tapas restaurant and bar inside the hotel, really nice environment to relax, food and drinks are great.
The hotel has a beautiful terrace with nice views of the city, great place to drink your coffee or enjoy the complementary wine and cheese that they offer every afternoon. Also some lounge chairs and a small pool.
Really safe location and you can walk around the city and get immerse in the rich history and charm of old Puerto Rico and not worry about transportation.
You will see cops everywhere and as long as you are a safe traveler and don't do stupid things like thinking you are a trendy tourist that thinks is an urban explorer and likes weird places like going to the small neighborhood of La Perla located outside the wall you will be fine, (for sure you will hear about it, seems really cool from above the wall but you have no business in there unless you want to do some business in there if you know what i mean) .
The Viejo San Juan area is Full of restaurants and small stores. Not the place for you if you want the resort beach type experience, this is because is located in an area of the island that is all rocks and no sandy beaches, but all the museums, historic buildings, restaurants, coffeehouses and more are around there.
This place is awesome, Just walk the small streets 2 blocks to the old door of san juan find a bench seat looking at the ocean, listening the coquis sing, and i promise you will go back in time 500 years. Priceless.
- 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