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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This place is one of those places worth even just for a night. An old convent turned boutique hotel, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Everything from the court yard to the room is marvelous and all wishes are taken care of to the finest detail. The location is superb, steps from the fort and city center. If...

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Reeders, PA
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Stayed here for about a week in June. Beautiful historic hotel with inner courtyard. Our room was not large but was very comfortable and nicely appointed. Very comfortable. There was a small patio attached. I thought the hotel was great. So what caused a four rating and not a five? There was a pool but it was very small. Small...

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New York City
Reviewed 8 July 2013

El Convento is a historic hotel in the heart of historic Old San Juan,and you can really feel the history when you stay there. It is a beautiful place built around a large inner courtyard. If you expect typical luxury, you may be disappointed, as the landmark status of the building necessitates constraints to adhere to certain standards. For example,...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This is a beautiful hotel in San Juan right next to an old church. It is central to everything you want to do. They offer a guide who's name was David and for a small fee ( I can't remember it was so small) we took a family walk through the town with him as he describes Old San Juan...

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lakewood, ohio
Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed at Hotel El Convento during the last 2 days of our 10 day Puerto Rican adventure. We really enjoyed the location of the hotel, as well as the drinks and breakfasts that we had. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Our room was nice and kept clean while we were there, although upon arrival, we did find...

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Gretna, Louisiana
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed here one night and the location, in the heart of Old San Juan, could not be beat. It's very pricey, though. Everyone was friendly. We had trouble finding the valet parking area and when I called for direction they were very vague. Also, there was only one woman working the check-in area and she kept having to answer...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I spent 5 nights here on my honeymoon in late June 2013. This was truly one of the finest hotels I've ever stayed at. Rooms: We were in room 302 which was very large (we were prepared and expected a much smaller room based on reviews) and had a king sized bed. We had a walkout to the 3rd floor...

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6Thank halifaxns
Reviewed 1 July 2013

The hotel was worth the price. Chairs and tables in the logia outside your room. Very friendly and helpful staff Peaceful well appointed (not large) room Bose stereo Aveda Toiletries Robes and slippers Coqui Great location Friendly (but not overly) hotel cats Wine and Cheese every night 6-7pm Coffee, Tea, Water, Fruit available all day Turn down service everynight Didn't...

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 30 June 2013

My wife and I just returned from Puerto Rico. We were blessed to be there during a record-breaking rainy June. Very humid. We looked like q-tips the majority of the time thanks to our naturally curly hair. The great part of the trip was our stay at Hotel El Convento. And we stayed there because it's the #1 rated place...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I wasn't able to spend a night at this beautiful hotel and this is the first time I'm writing a review of any place from many I've visited, I must start by saying that I was really impressed how well maintain is the property, cleanliness and architecture. Spending some time during the night at the main courtyard down this gorgeous...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €203 - €564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel El Convento 4.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
El Convento San Juan
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in San Juan
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Juan
#1 Business Hotel in San Juan
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Juan
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