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Historic, antique-filled hotel in Old San Juan
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Presence in the past
Formerly a convent dating from 1651, this boutique hotel is in the center of Old San Juan across from the San Juan Cathedral and two blocks from La Fortaleza, now the governor's mansion.
Fringed by bougainvillea, El Convento's rooftop sundeck offers a plunge pool, spa tub, and sweeping views of Old San Juan. A spacious interior courtyard provides respite under a 350-year-old tree.
Antique and modern
Featuring handcrafted antique-style furniture, Hotel El Convento's 58 guestrooms (all non-smoking) include complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch LCD TVs, and Bose CD-player sound systems.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
At your hotel
Hotel El Convento is in historic Old San Juan, right across the street from the Puerto Rican Children's Museum and San Juan Cathedral. Also close by are Convento de Los Dominicos and Castillo de San Cristobal.
Recreational amenities at Hotel El Convento include an outdoor swimming pool, spa tub and fitness facilities. Dining options include 2 restaurants and a bar. Patio del Nispero serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a garden courtyard. El Picoteo is an open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls. Pizza e Birra offers a taste of classic Italian and American-Italian dishes. Room service is available and a complimentary manager's reception is held each evening. Complimentary bottled water and coffee are available all day in the lounge, which also includes a self-serve honor bar.
A computer in an air-conditioned library provides complimentary Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is also available in public areas. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, tour assistance, business services, dry cleaning/laundry service and secure outdoor parking (surcharge).
This hotel offers accessibility features such as accessible parking.
- Spa tub
- Concierge services
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Meeting rooms
- Conference space
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 58
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Number of floors - 5
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Complimentary reception
- Snack bar/deli
- Beach umbrellas
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Outdoor pool
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Climate control
- Access via exterior corridors
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary bottled water
- Turndown service
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- LCD TV
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Cable TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Room service (limited hours)
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Eat and drink
Patio del Nispero - Located in garden courtyard under 350-year-old nispero tree bearing crabapple-like fruit. Potted palm trees. Umbrella-table seating. À la carte breakfast. Lunch menu featuring daily specials, burgers, and local dishes. Dinner menu offers a fusion of international cuisine with a Caribbean touch.
El Picoteo - Open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls colored orange, high wood-beam ceiling. Also, terrace seating under awnings and umbrellas. Lunch/dinner menu featuring hot and cold tapas, Spanish-style pizza, paella, sangria. Open Tuesday–Sunday.
Pizza e Birra - Offers a taste of classic Italian and American-Italian dishes, but the main attraction is definitely pizza perfection. Serves over 20 different craft beers from all over the world.
A cooked-to-order breakfast is served in the restaurant from 6:30 AM to 11 AM daily (surcharge). Room service is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. A complimentary manager's reception is held each evening.
A rooftop sundeck furnished with cushioned lounge chairs includes a 5.75-m-long (12-ft) plunge pool and three-person spa tub.
Guests are provided complimentary access to El Convento Beach Club, located a sister property, that includes access to the fitness facilities, pool, and white sand beach.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Snorkeling nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Ecotours nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
The fine print for Hotel El Convento
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Breakfast fee: USD 13.50 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 20 per day
- Late check-out fee: USD 75
We should mention
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.