Hotel El Convento - San Juan

100 Cristo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel El Convento - San Juan

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Editorial review:

Hotel El Convento is now a gorgeous hotel with an incredible atmosphere. It's within walk distance of restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable and have high ceilings, there's champagne sangria served in the courtyard, and a Jacuzzi up on the roof with views of the city. Marriages have been performed in the on-site original chapel. The food in the restaurant has been criticized, though.

Overview

The 4-star Hotel El Convento is situated in the center of San Juan. Built in 1962 and remodeled in 2008, the grand hotel combines colonial architecture and modern facilities.

Hotel El Convento is set close to La Fortaleza, San Juan Cathedral and San Juan Bay as well as monuments, museums and galleries. The property is in a 20-minute walk to San Juan city center.

Luis Munoz Marin Intl airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Hotel El Convento.

Rooms

Hotel El Convento features 58 rooms across 5 floors. Most of the rooms offer a great view of the sea. The individual rooms come with nice hand-crafted furniture.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Italian dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Pizzeria Uno and Rosa de Triana are situated in a historic area, about 50 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can avail of a baggage storage, a beauty salon and an elevator as well as a business center, a meeting room and a copier.

Relax

The on-site reflex massage, manicure and facials will meet all guests' expectations. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Public areas with access for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

100 Cristo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

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City Center
  • San Juan
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sagrado Corazon Station
    4.4 mi
Restaurants
  • Rosa de Triana
    100 ft
  • AireNumo (cuisine: Latin)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Parque de las Palomas
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Playa Monte Santo
    3300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    58

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or Twin beds or Twin beds or Double bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Luxurious accommodations with a nice bedroom, beautiful Spanish furniture and Louver Doors that open to a veranda.

Room facilities
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    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 360 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Luxurious accommodations with a nice bedroom, high ceilings with Mahogany beams, beautiful Spanish Furniture and Louver Doors that open to a veranda partially overlooking the Historic City.

    Room facilities
      Hotel El Convento photos Room VistaHotel El Convento photos Room Vista
      Vista Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 360 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Luxurious accommodations with a nice bedroom, Mahogany Beams, spacious interiors, beautiful Spanish furniture, and Louver Doors that open to a veranda with a full view of the San Juan Bay, the San Juan Cathedral or a bustling town square.

      Room facilities
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        One Bedroom Suite
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        Luxurious accommodations with a parlor and separate bedroom, including a beautiful Spanish furniture and Louver Doors.

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        Pablo Casals Suite
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        Luxurious One Bedroom Suite with a King size bed in the master room and a full sofa bed in the parlor, Spanish louver doors that open to a veranda overlooking the Cathedral, antique marble floors, and beautiful decorations. Perfect for honeymooners!

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        Gloria Vanderbilt Suite
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        Luxurious Master Suite with King Size bed in the Bedroom, Living and Dining rooms with exquisite decoration, magnificent marble bathroom with jacuzzi, trompe l'oiel walls, and two sets of Spanish louver doors that open to a veranda overlooking the "Plaza de las Monjas" and the Historic City.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel El Convento - San Juan San Juan location
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        Hotel Address:

        100 Cristo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Juan
          4600 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Sagrado Corazon Station
          4.4 mi
        Restaurants
        • Rosa de Triana
          100 ft
        • AireNumo (cuisine: Latin)
          100 ft
        Parks
        • Parque de las Palomas
          1200 ft
        Beaches
        • Playa Monte Santo
          3300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        Places of interest

        • Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport - 1.6 mi

        Convention centers

        • Old San Juan - 700 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Old San Juan Organic Farmers Market - 700 ft
        • Museum of San Juan - 700 ft
        • Museum of the Americas - 700 ft
        • National Guard Museum - 1.1 mi

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • San Juan Bautista Cathedral - 400 ft
        • Casa Blanca - 400 ft
        • La Rogativa Statue - 400 ft
        • Ponce de Leon Statue - 400 ft
        • San José Church - 400 ft
        • San Juan National Historic Site - 2300 ft
        • Fort San Felipe del Morro - 2700 ft
        • Escambrón Beach - 3300 ft
        • San Cristobal Castle - 3300 ft
        • El Canuelo - 1.2 mi
        • Former San Juan Navy base - 1.4 mi
        • Bacardi Head Quarters - 1.5 mi

        Historical sites

        • La Fortaleza - 700 ft
        • El Morro - 3000 ft

        Museums

        • Antiguo Mercado, Viejo San Juan - 700 ft
        • Tercer Milenio Park - 3700 ft

        Marina

        Local attractions

        • Alcaldia (City Hall) - 1.2 mi
          Calle San Francisco, San Juan
        • Munoz Rivera Park - 1.8 mi
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        • Museo de Vida Silvestre - 3.0 mi
          1075 Marginal Ave. Kennedy, San Juan
        • Sixto Escobar Park - 1.4 mi
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        • Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music - 2.7 mi
          951 Ave Ponce de Leon, San Juan

        Near the hotel

        • Felisa Rincon de Gautier Museum - 200 ft
          Caleta de 51, San Juan
        • Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo) - 500 ft
          Calle del Cristo, San Juan
        • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina - 700 ft
          Calle Fortaleza, San Juan
        • Roots Fountain - 900 ft
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        • San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan) - 500 ft
          153 Calle Cristo, San Juan
        • El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan) - 1800 ft
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        • Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico - 900 ft
          155 Tetuan Street, San Juan

        Restaurants nearby

        • Rosa de Triana - 100 ft

          Address: #72 Caleta de San Juan
          Phone: 787.722.1144

          86% likes this, based on 187 reviews
          Price Range: USD 6 - USD 9

        • Rosa de Triana - 100 ft

          Address: Calle Caleta de San Juan 11

          65% likes this, based on 17 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish

        • Bistro Latino - 200 ft

          Address: #154 Cristo Street

          64% likes this, based on 40 reviews
          Cuisine: Latin

        • AireNumo - 100 ft

          Address: Calle Luna-Tanca 102

          80% likes this, based on 92 reviews
          Cuisine: Latin

        • Ostra Cosa - 200 ft

          Address: 154 Calle Cristo
          Phone: 787.722.2672

          74% likes this, based on 59 reviews
          Cuisine: Puerto Rican

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

        Puerto RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JuanHotel El Convento

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in Puerto Rico

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        Hotel El Convento Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel El Convento

        Average guest rating

        8.0out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 48 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        9.0
        Value
        8.0
        Rooms
        8.0

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          This hotel was central in the Old Town and it was easy to walk to anything.

          It was a wee expensive when you added on the taxes. Taxes are crazy. On a 200 room the taxes were practically one third of that.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Our objective was to explore as much of Old San Juan as we could over a 24 hour period. El Convento was perfectly located right in the middle of everything, which kept all of the sights, restaurants, etc. that we wanted to visit within walking distance.

        • Couple
          8.8

          - The Hotel is so unique and dramatic looking - The rooms offer an outstanding climate control system that seals out humidity. Wonderful!!

          We stayed during the courtyard renovation and it was disruptive, but we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Old San Juan.

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          This hotel is a fantastic experience. The location is Old San Juan is unbeatable. The staff is always ready to help - with arrangements, any special needs, whatever. The rooms are comfortable and immaculate with chocolates on the pillow at turn-down time and classical music on the Bose radio. Great Puerto Rican coffee freshly brewed 24 hours a day for enjoyment on the veranda; complimentary wine and cheese every evening. Good restaurants - a great plus if you're tired after a day of historical sightseeing and shopping. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Location in San Juan and charm of 360 year old convent converted to a hotel. Also front desk service and porters were excellent. We stayed two nights: on the 12th and also on the 18th of September on route to Dominica.

          The food was really poorly prepared and served - not nearly up to the standard of the rest of the hotel.

        • Single
          9.0

          The waitress in the cafe where we ate lunch. The wine hour

          The front desk recommendation as to place for dinner. Also, being elderly and using a cane I would have appreciated bellhop service. None was provided either arriving or leaving.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          The reception and accomodations both for the room and helpfullness of the staff

          Our room was too dark. (room # 103. I suggest covering the clear glass window panes with stick on frosting or spray frosting so that the louvered doors can remain open. If a view is desired simply open the outer doors.

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          The Hotel El Convento is a mystical, magical facility transporting you back to a different era. There is no where else quite like it.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          El Convento is Puerto Rico.....full of charm, history and made for romance!

          The food is not so good at the hotel....I Ordered a vegetable plate and it was mostly garlic...? But Old San Juan has fabulous restaurants.....so you won't be hungry.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          It is a lovely hotel with a great location for visiting the many interesting attractions in Old San Juan and accessing many good restaurants on foot. The manager's nightly wine and cheese hour was a delight! It is an attractive hotel with a helpful and friendly staff. TOur room was comfortable and clean.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          I thought this was an elegant hotel in a terrific location. The evening wine and cheese reception was super. The room couldn't have been better appointed and was extremely comfortable. I would go back, indeed, I hope to go back. Caribbean Eggs Benedict (breakfast menu) is the best ever!

          A little pricey!

        • Couple
          8.8

          Our room was beautiful. There were many conveniences -- it was truly a luxury experience. We loved the 24 hour pool and outdoor jacuzzi access, and the wine hour in the evening was a nice touch.

          My husband woke up with some bites that look like bedbug bites (three right in a line, and two in a line in another spot) which left us concerned.

        • Single
          9.6

          The history, the comfort, the service, the charm

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Beautiful hotel in a great location in Old San Juan. Quiet. Nice wine and cheese hour. Only had one night but it was wonderful

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          Historic design, beautiful bed linens and towels, location on a quiet park.

          Check in people were charming, attractive, and helpful and also acted as concierges...but not quite as knowledgable as they could have been ... and sent me out to dinner to a restaurant that was closed, and recommended guides who were b level. Since there is quite a hefty "hotel tariff" added to the room bill each day, one expects top flight service of them, - though the hotel is excellent in every other way.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel El Convento - San Juan San Juan location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        100 Cristo Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Juan
          4600 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Sagrado Corazon Station
          4.4 mi
        Restaurants
        • Rosa de Triana
          100 ft
        • AireNumo (cuisine: Latin)
          100 ft
        Parks
        • Parque de las Palomas
          1200 ft
        Beaches
        • Playa Monte Santo
          3300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2008
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

        Puerto RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JuanHotel El Convento

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in Puerto Rico

        Use Badge