We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel El Convento

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel El Convento
Hotel El Convento
Panoramas (11)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,611 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,456: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel El Convento
 Click to rate
Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You are in the heart of downtown old San Juan. Walking distance to pretty much everything: shopping, restaurants, historical monuments. The natives are helpful and very friendly. The hotel has restaurants breakfast, lunch and dinner and a great bar in the evening for drinks and appetizers. The staff very friendly.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bahama50
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Delightful accommodations with a Queen bed, beautiful Spanish furniture and Louver Doors that… " BUT when we got there last week, we were told that the information hotel received was saying we wanted two Twin size beds. I went there with my boyfriend for our vacation, but that night we paid almost $300 to sleep in the beds even smaller...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Daihan D
Alfredo A, General Manager at Hotel El Convento, responded to this review

Dear Daihan D - Thanks for the visit and the feedback. I am sorry that Getaroom.com was not able to properly handle your request. We are committed to always honor room reservations, however it is extremely difficult when booked elsewhere. I would love to make up for their mistake, so please feel free to contact me for your next visit...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

El Convento was just what I was looking for while staying in Old San Juan. Perfection. Loved, loved the rustic and historical feeling that is so well kept! The patio/courtyard is so beautiful and it's just perfection to enjoy breakfast there. Loved also the rooftop terrace. Plus for the complimentary wine & cheese service - which you can enjoy while...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mikko_29
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome hotel with excellent service. Location is ideal for local sightseeing as well as just walking around old town. Rooms were very nice with good beds and air conditioning. Hotel property has a wonderful resort kind of feel to it and one can spend the whole day in it if need be. The only downside I can think of is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Just B
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at Hotel El Convento and even though our last stay was 14 years ago, we found the same calm peaceful and relaxing spirit in this hotel. We love historical hotels and this property doesn't disappoint. Our queen room was tastefully and thoughtfully furnished--lamps in all the appropriate places, a chair for reading, a small table...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the most beautiful hotels, a restored Spanish Convent with wonderful authentic upscale atmosphere and courteous service. Higher end, but well worth it, and their restaurant and bar are also excellent.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Coqui J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is full of Historical charm. Bearing in mind this used to be an actual convent, do not expect it to have the feel of anything other than just that. The bedrooms are small but you can definitely sense the history. With beautiful original windows. The bathrooms are classic and functional. The bedroom was clean and the dining area...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Amaya B
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my children to San Juan for a few days on spring break and couldn't decide between a resort style of hotel vs El Convento. Finally decided to split the stay and stayed 2 out of 4 days at El Convento. I wanted to experience staying in old San Juan and being able to walk everywhere without needing a...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Magda S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

You might have found your home away from your actual home here. The hotel is a boutique experience. From check-in, to drinks, dinner, cocktail hour, a deep sleep and then bfast the next AM, you are in a fabulous hotel. The location is A ++++, in old town San Juan, you can't get better, this premier spot is SPOT ON!...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jeff L
Western New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel so beautiful and the staff was outstanding very helpful and gave great advice on local spots that they have had , food , drinks etc. It is located in the perfect spot , access to everything I would recommend to anyone coming to old San Juan , the rooms are clean and the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jsbby

2,133 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1722)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (80)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (581)
Viewed
Room/Suite (293)
Viewed
View from Room (81)
Viewed
Bathroom (42)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (8)
Viewed
Dining (81)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (555)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (359)
Viewed
Amenities (68)
Viewed
Double Vista Room (46)
Viewed
Junior Suite (57)
Viewed
Outdoor Pool (17)
Viewed
Queen Vista Room (46)
Viewed
Dining (60)
Viewed
The Hotel (65)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (52)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Juan
4.5 km away
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
3.4 km away
Caribe Hilton San Juan
Caribe Hilton San Juan
#19 of 46 in San Juan
6,653 reviews
19.4 km away
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
32.0 km away
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
11.3 km away
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan
#6 of 13 in Isla Verde
3,077 reviews
5.8 km away
Doubletree by Hilton San Juan
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
El Picoteo de Tapas y Paellas
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Hotel El Convento

Address: 100 Cristo St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Price Range: €185 - €390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TravelClick, Hotels.com, Agoda, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your Hotel El Convento reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Convento San Juan
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#1 Family Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel El Convento staff and other travellers.
49 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (49)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel El Convento staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“DONOT use getaroom then it will be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles qianqingt, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with the view of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles 614justb, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the higher up the better. Has great inner courtyard view”
 of 5 bubbles coquij, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floorer, better view.”
 of 5 bubbles jeffl980, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher the floor the better. If you like more space, I would recommend upgrading.”
 of 5 bubbles CMS1219, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5