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Hotel El Convento, San Juan

4.5-star4.5 stars
100 Cristo StSan Juan00901Puerto RicoGreat location! See map

Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near San Juan Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
Great amenities
Great location
Value for money
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Hotel El Convento, San Juan

from $350
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, View
  • Superior Room
  • Garden Terrace
  • Double Vista
  • Room

About Hotel El Convento, San Juan

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. Also close by are Convento de Los Dominicos and Castillo de San Cristobal.

Hotel Features.
Each of El Convento's unique restaurants possesses its own special charm. Patio del Nispero serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a garden courtyard. El Picoteo is an open-air tapas bar with antiqued masonry walls. 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. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, as well as a computer in the library with complimentary Internet access. 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.

Hotel El Convento offers 58 guestrooms in a 5-story building. Rooms with balconies (no step-out space) offer views of Old San Juan or the garden courtyard. Amenities include ceiling fans, air conditioning, LCD TVs with premium cable channels and pay movies, DVD players, refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, multi-line phones, desks and voice mail. Bottled water is complimentary. Bathrooms feature bathroom phones and bathrobes. Wheelchair-accessible guestrooms are available upon request.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 58 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Patio del Nispero - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

El Picoteo - This tapas bar specializes in Spanish cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Hotel El Convento, San Juan’s small print

Also known as

  • Convento
  • Convento Hotel
  • El Convento
  • El Convento Hotel
  • El Convento San Juan
  • El Hotel Convento
  • Hotel Convento
  • Hotel El Convento
  • Hotel El Convento San Juan


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Partner property beach club access
  • Business center/computer access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lending library access

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 20 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel El Convento, San Juan


  • In San Juan Antiguo
  • San Juan Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • San Juan Gate - 2 min walk
  • La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina - 3 min walk
  • Convento de Los Dominicos - 4 min walk
  • Castillo de San Cristobal - 9 min walk
  • Museo del Nino's - 1 min walk
  • Statue of Ponce de Leon - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • San Juan (SJU-Luis Munoz Marin Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Hotel El Convento, San Juan

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