El Convento Hotel - San Juan

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

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 exquisite 4-star El Convento Hotel provides quick access to monuments, a museum and a gallery nearby. Offering accommodation in a 5-story colonial building, the hotel was remodeled in 2008.

This hotel is set in the center of San Juan, just 1.9 km from Fortaleza Street, Alcaldia (City Hall) and Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

El Convento Hotel offers a great view to its guests.

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

Rooms

This property has 58 guestrooms including one-bedroom junior suite, deluxe twin room and superior twin room appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, a sitting area, a CD player, pay television and a private safe. The rooms look on to the sea. The rooms are individual, fully equipped with hand-crafted furniture.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Italian dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Offering a variety of dishes, Pizzeria Uno and Rosa de Triana are just about 50 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

El Convento Hotel provides guesets with 24-hour reception, room service and porter service.

Relax

Guests can revive with reflex massage, facials and manicure. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center for active guests.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

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

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
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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

El Convento photos Room Vista
Double Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    El Convento photos Room Vista
    Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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      El Convento photos Room Vista Room
      One-Bedroom Junior Suite
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
      Size: 560 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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        El Convento photos Room Superior
        Superior Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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          El Convento photos Room Deluxe
          Deluxe Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 1 Single bed or Double beds
          Size: 260 sq. feet
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          • Private bathroom
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            Deluxe Queen Room
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
            Size: 260 sq. feet
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            • Private bathroom
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel El Convento Hotel - 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

              Puerto RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JuanEl Convento

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              El Convento Location

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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

              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

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

              Parks

              • Tercer Milenio Park - 3700 ft

              Marina

              Local attractions

              • Alcaldia - 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 - 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 - 500 ft
                153 Calle Cristo, San Juan
              • El Viejo 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 JuanEl Convento

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              El Convento Reviews

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

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

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