Hotel El Convento

Hotel El Convento

Located in the architecturally wondrous historic center of Old San Juan, Hotel el Convento stands out as the crown architectural jewel of the area. However, the "look but don't touch" feel of its Spanish colonial design belies the fact that this a modern, sophisticated, and luxurious hotel with close to 60 supremely well-appointed rooms. Past guests have nothing but good things to say about this property, going to far as to vote it as one of the top in the region in a poll conducted by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013.

Active guests should find exactly what they're looking for at El Convento, which provides convenient access to a wide array of outdoor options. Once you've tired yourself out during your time in the island sun, take a load off at their on-location spa.

Located near the center of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento happily welcomes customers who are thinking about staying in this neighborhood.


From the flat-panel LCD satellite televisions, a Bose radio, and high-speed wireless Internet to luxurious beds with goose-down pillows, guest might forget they're staying in a historic building if it weren't for the elegant colonial period decor and design of its public spaces: museum-quality handcrafted furniture, Analusian tile floors, beautiful mahogany beams, and an Old World style courtyard.

El Convento is a relatively large property with 105 units. A good selection of amenities and the opportunity to join social events make this generously sized hotel a hit with those who want access to endless entertainment.

Taking into account overall style, amenities, and ambience, Caribya! has awarded this hotel a rating of 4 stars. Learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, which are more conservative than ratings from Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

Look below for a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Private Bath
  • Temperature Control
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access Port
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone

If you want a room with a certain amenity, you can contact the hotel by phone to verify it's available in the room you are reserving.

Activities and Amenities

In addition to their room amenities, this hotel also has several other amenities.

  • Exercise Equipment
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Valet Parking

If you're looking forward to something in particular, it's always best to call with questions since these details tend to change. Visit this page to navigate to a comprehensive discussion about the specific recreation and activities that Hotel El Convento offers.


Guests at the Hotel el Convento are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding what and where to eat. Each of the hotel's four restaurants offers a different type of cuisine and dining environment. Located in an open-air courtyard, El Picoteo has a choice-filled tapas menu, excellent service, and an extensive selection of wines that attracts a highly diverse clientele. The trendy menu, lively atmosphere, and fashionable decor of Cana appeal to upscale, sophisticated diners. The Patio del Nispero offers al fresco dining for breakfast and lunch in an outdoor setting. And across the street from the hotel, guests can indulge in delectable Italian cuisine at Il Perugino, and even charge the bill to their room.

In addition to the dining options on-location, travelers looking to find further culinary diversity might also be interested in some of the region's other local mealtime selections. Hungry guests will discover a few solid places to eat nearby. It's helpful to get familiar with the nearby options, even though El Convento offers dining of its own, including Cafe Bohemio. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

Hotel El Convento offers guest services, including the ones listed below, which means you can let go of those few details and enjoy your stress free stay in Puerto Rico.

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • News Stand
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry
  • Valet Parking

Also provided are an ample number of business amenities, making El Convento an excellent choice for vacationers who plan to bring some of their work along.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


You'll encounter many interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of El Convento. Some of the closest attractions include Plaza Darsenas & La Casita and Plaza Arturo Somohano. If you and your family are like most travelers who come to enjoy Puerto Rico's coast, your itinerary would be incomplete without plenty of basking at the beach. Fortunately, Escambrion Beach is located two miles from the hotel.

One of the closest areas of interest to the hotel is Old San Juan. To experience as much of this region as possible, take a side trip to a nearby town to gain some perspective on the country.

For additional information about what's in the area of the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 100 Cristo Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

Phone: (800) 468-2779

Secondary Phone: (787) 723-9020



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