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.

Guests looking to stay active will have a blast at El Convento, which offers quick access to a multitude of outdoor activities. Once you've exhausted yourself during your time in the island sun, pamper yourself at the on-location spa they offer.

Located near the center of Old San Juan, Hotel El Convento happily welcomes visitors who are interested in basing their vacation 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.

Since the property has a total of 105 rooms, El Convento is a relatively big place to stay. Abundant features and an exciting social scene make this large hotel a hit with guests who want to get the most out of their trip to Puerto Rico. This hotel has been given a 4 star rating, for a number of reasons, including amenities, quality, and service.

A check list of the in-room conveniences that you'll find at Hotel El Convento include:

  • 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 have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

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

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

If you have your heart set on a particular activity, it's always best to call with questions just in case some of the amenities vary. To read our complete discussion about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities that Hotel El Convento has to offer, click here.


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 dining options on-site, travelers looking to find more culinary diversity can also consider some of the region's other nearby restaurant choices. Guests here will encounter a few solid places to eat beyond the property. It can be helpful to learn about the nearby restaurants, though El Convento does have on-site dining, including Cafe Bohemio. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.

Guest Services

Also included with these accommodations are guest services -- including the ones listed below -- are ready to help you make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

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

This lodging option also has a handy set of business amenities, great for those visitors who are traveling to this area for business reasons.

  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business Center


There are lots of interesting sites and attractions near El Convento. Some of the closest attractions are Plaza Darsenas & La Casita, Plaza Arturo Somohano, and Plaza Salvador Brau. If you plan to work on your tan, like many of the travelers who come to enjoy Puerto Rico's coast, your vacation just wouldn't be the same without plenty of time at the beach. Fortunately, Escambrion Beach is just a short hike away from the hotel.

One of the closest areas to the hotel is Old San Juan. To get even more out of your stay, take a day trip to a couple nearby towns to gain some perspective on the country.

If you're still curious about what's near Hotel El Convento, 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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