My wife and I stayed here for 2 of our 4 days anniversary trip to Puerto Rico. We truly enjoyed our stay. We appear to have received a good deal on our rate during the poor economy. If you want new and ultra-luxurious, I would not recommend staying here. However, if you enjoy character and personality, do stay here. The room was large and had the two door for sound. The bed was very comfortable. It was pouring when we arrived and we still needed to eat lunch. We received recommendations from the front desk and the bellman provided us with a large hotel umbrella for our walk. The cocktail hour was fantastic. On top of being free, the servers took time to explain the various cheeses and recommend pairings. In addition, the cocktail hour provided a perfect forum to met and chat with other visitors. We didn't use the pool at all. Instead, one afternoon we went to La Concha (i think is the sister hotel name) where I gambled and my wife sat by the pool. The lack of pool and beach was no big deal to us, because we had just come from staying outside of San Juan on the beach, but that is something to keep in mind if you are only staying at El Convento. It is certainly a swank trendy hotel if that is what you are about. Keep in mind that walking in Old San Juan is no small chore.
All small concerns aside, it was exactly what my wife and I were looking.
the character and beauty
general personality (both hotel and guests)
had to pay for cab to use the sister resort pool and beach. they should provide a free shuttle.
- 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